The 10 Best Free Google Fonts for Professional Presentations

MakeUseOf | 3/26/2019 | Khamosh Pathak
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Typography can make or break a presentation. You can work for hours on templates and colors but if you choose illegible or funky fonts, it can hurt your presentation.

In a professional setting, it’s important to choose fonts that convey a sense of seriousness while still being playful. This balance is tough to achieve. However, the following free Google Fonts are perfect for professional presentations.

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Fonts (or typefaces) are mainly divided into two categories: serifs and sans-serifs. Serif means tail in Latin. A serif font is one which has strokes at the ends of the letters. Times New Roman is the best example of a popular serif font.

Sans stands for without. So, sans-serif font is a font without strokes at the ends of the letter (think Helvetica or Arial).

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For a professional office presentation, it’s best to go with a sans-serif font. But some new-age serif fonts can also work quite well for title slides. They perfectly complement modern sans-serifs. If you’re curious, read our guide to typography terms to understand them better.

The 5 Most Important Typography Terms, Explained

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We've compiled a list of the most important typography terms that will help you successfully navigate the world of typography.

Playfair Display is a serif font with a bit of flair. It can be traced back to the Age of Enlightenment in Europe during the late 18th century when broad nibs were replaced by sharp steel pens. This gives Playfair a graceful, feminine twist. A stark contrast from boring serif fonts like Times New Roman.

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Playfair Display makes for an elegant header text for presentation; especially when paired with pastel color backgrounds.

Arvo is a slab-serif font designed for perfection. It’s a geometric typeface that’s a mix between classic and modern. Arvo Regular is a thin, modern version of the slab serif, While Arvo Bold has a...
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