New and old Haiku Deck users rejoice! We’ve added an much-requested new feature that lets Haiku Deck Pro subscribers download editable .pptx files! This means you can create your Haiku Deck, download it, open it in Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, or Google Slides and edit the words on the slide. If you like to add slides in one of these other apps, this is a huge new convenience that is sure to help users who go back and forth between our app and others. To access this feature, click the export icon in the app (highlighted in pink below).
Why might you want to export to PowerPoint? Lets say you have some slides that you want to incorporate into your existing presentation and you want to add beautiful visual slides to go with them. Now when you export Haiku Deck slides to merge with your other presentation, you can easily make changes without having to return to Haiku Deck.
What if you love our Haiku Deck presentation, but you want to swap out one of the Haiku Deck fonts with your own custom font? Editable export enables this too.
To make this work, we’re using open-source fonts that may require installation on your machine. When you download, you’ll notice the instructions and links to install the fonts relevant to your deck. If you want to get a jump on this, here they are all in one place:
Please follow the instructions below to ensure the best results:
- Download the font zip file by clicking this link
Double-click on the zip file to unzip
- Find the uncompressed zip file in your download folder and double-click each of the 27 fonts. Follow the prompts to install each font.
- If you have PowerPoint open already, completely quit out of PowerPoint by choosing File/Quit
- Reopen PowerPoint to revel in the beauty of your downloaded Haiku Deck
An additional word about fonts…In order for the deck to look right when you open it, the fonts need to be installed on the local machine where the deck is opened. If the fonts aren’t installed on the local machine where the deck is opened, then PowerPoint or Keynote will guess which fonts to use instead of the intended fonts.
Once these fonts are installed, you don’t have to do it again for that machine. If you share the deck with a colleague or friend using a different machine, they *will* have to install the fonts on their machine. One alternative is to share a .pdf which will not be editable, but *will* maintain the look and feel of the deck without additional font installing.