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Microsoft picks new Workplace default font – Aptos replaces Calibri after 15 years

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Microsoft 365 (née Workplace) customers will quickly be seeing a brand new default font for the primary time in 15 years, with the corporate saying the model new Aptos font will change Calibri.

Over the subsequent few months, these opening Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook will see a brand new default possibility, though Calibri will stay outstanding within the drop down menu, alongside earlier default choices Occasions New Roman and Arial.

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In a weblog put up at present, the corporate stated it has chosen a winner from the 5 new fonts it commissioned to search out the right new typeface for larger decision screens.

From Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite, Microsoft’s military of testers determined they favored Bierstadt most of all. That font has been renamed Aptos, and will probably be rolling out because the default possibility for all Microsoft 365 customers throughout the subsequent few months.

“Aptos, made from various geometric shapes, is daring, well-defined, directive, and constrained. It articulates many alternative languages and tones,” Microsoft stated within the weblog put up saying the change at present. “Stem ends are clear minimize. Refined round squares throughout the letters’ contours permit larger legibility, particularly at small sizes.”

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“There are completely different font weights to assist set modes and direct the reader’s consideration. The brand new default typeface is skilled, and but relatable. Aptos embodies professionalism, adaptability, delicate thrives of expression, and extra readability.

Microsoft can also be fairly happy the dots for decrease case i’s and j’s at the moment are truly round! Beforehand, they had been “grotesque squares”. In the meantime you’ll be capable of inform the distinction between the lowercase l and the capital I because of a newly distinctive tail.

Do you want the brand new default Microsoft 365? Or will you be sticking with Calibri? Tell us @trustedreviews on Twitter.

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