I'm using PowerPoint to make some figures for latex. The font in the figures is not compatible with the one in latex though. How can I have the same font as latex (either in texts or formula) in PowerPoint?

Thanks in advance!

  • Please tell us more about your computing setup: Which OS (Windows, MacOS, something else?) do you employ? Is a TeX distribution installed on your system? If so, which one, and when was it last updated?
    – Mico
    Jan 16, 2021 at 16:26
  • Hey @Del. Mir, one possible source is LaTeX Font Catalogue, if you know the name of the font. Computer Modern (standard font) is here. This is for Windows...
    – TVL
    Jan 16, 2021 at 17:26
  • @Mico Hi, my OS is Windows 10 and I use TeXstudio.
    – Irane.Mir
    Jan 19, 2021 at 9:34
  • TeXstudio is a front end, not a TeX distribution. Do you use MikTeX or TeXlive? When did you last update your TeX distribution?
    – Mico
    Jan 19, 2021 at 9:36
  • @Mico I use MikTex, but the problem is the fonts in equations when I use powerpoint.
    – Irane.Mir
    Jan 19, 2021 at 9:46

3 Answers 3


The default font of LaTeX is Computer Modern which is only available as bitmap fonts. However, there are a few clones which resemble it very closely in OpenType format:

  1. Latin Modern


  2. Computer Modern Unicode

    Despite the name this does not provide the exact same shapes as the original Computer Modern.


In both cases, go to the download page and select the OTF files. Then follow Microsoft's instructions to add the fonts to your system: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-a-font-b7c5f17c-4426-4b53-967f-455339c564c1

To change the math font, take a look at this post over at superuser.com: https://superuser.com/questions/1114697/select-a-different-math-font-in-microsoft-word

  • Also, New Computer Modern.
    – Davislor
    Jan 16, 2021 at 22:08

If you load \usepackage{fontspec} and compile in LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX, you can use any font in your LaTeX documents that you could use in Office, with \setmainfont, \setmonofont, etc.

If you load unicode-math, you can also use the same OpenType math fonts as in a MathML document or the Office equation editor, with \setmathfont.

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    I think you misunderstood the question. The question was how to use LaTeX fonts in MS Office, but you are explaining how to use MS Office fonts in LaTeX. Jan 17, 2021 at 12:46
  • @HenriMenke The question was how to use the same fonts in both. That could mean, use Computer Modern in PowerPoint. But it could also mean, set the font in LaTeX to match the one in PowerPoint.
    – Davislor
    Jan 17, 2021 at 19:29
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    @HenriMenke If you disagree, and believe the question unambiguously is asking for an OpenType version of Computer Modern, consider this answer to be pointing out a potential XY-problem.
    – Davislor
    Jan 17, 2021 at 19:34
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    On further reflection you're right. The phrasing in the question is a bit ambiguous, but in most cases when users talk about the “LaTeX font” they want Computer Modern. Jan 17, 2021 at 19:47
  • @Davislor As I said, I want to have the same math font as latex when I write equations in powerpoint.
    – Irane.Mir
    Jan 19, 2021 at 9:53

I found "IguanaTex" very helpful. It is a free PowerPoint add-in that allows you to insert equations with LaTeX format into your PowerPoint presentation. http://www.jonathanleroux.org/software/iguanatex/download.html

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