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Microsoft Office Gets A New Default Font, Aptos

by Low Boon ShenJuly 17, 2023
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Microsoft Office Gets A New Default Font, Aptos

Microsoft Office Gets A New Default Font, Aptos

Calibri, the venerable font that is the default font for all Microsoft Office products since 2007, is finally getting a successor. It’s called Aptos – a new sans serif typeface designed for modern high-resolution displays. The new change meant it will be the default font when you create a new file, which Microsoft says is currently rolling out to all users.

The font is originally called ‘Bierstadt’, and it was finally selected after a multi-year selection and feedback process that sees the font stand out among other 4 competitors. It’s designed by Steve Matteson – who also designed Segoe, which is the default system font across Windows UI since Windows Vista, and still remained in use today in Windows 11.

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For those who want to stick with Calibri, the font won’t be going away – it’ll still be available, pinned on the font menu alongside Office’s previous default fonts, such as Arial and Times New Roman. As for the other 4 fonts that didn’t make it to the selection (Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite), the company says it’ll also be available in Office.

Source: The Verge

Pokdepinion: I like the new font’s look – perhaps office documents would look quite a bit different from now on. 

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