Microsoft 365 users are starting to notice big changes in the way they view their files after the default fonts in their office software finally started changing.
Aptos, formerly known as Bierstadt, replaces Calibri, a long-standing font that became the default in Microsoft 365 in 2007.
Microsoft describes Aptos as a “precise, modern sans-serif typeface inspired by mid-20th century Swiss typography.”
Microsoft has changed the default font
According to the new font's designer, Steve Matteson, Aptos belongs to the “grotesque sans-serif” genre, with its calligraphic ornamentation and plain typeface without contrast between thick and thin strokes, making it one of the best in the genre. One of the famous fonts is Helvetica. An example was created by Haas Type Foundry in Switzerland in 1957.
Redmond first shared that it began its search for a new default font in 2021, and will bring Aptos to “hundreds of millions” of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook users within months by July 2023. Confirmed that it will be expanded. Following the announcement.
Si Daniels, principal program manager for fonts and typography at Microsoft Office Design, said new fonts should embody “professionalism, adaptability, richness of nuance, and greater clarity.” Ta.
Considering that very few users choose a font other than the default, this font clearly has many benefits. Documents written in Aptos are now in circulation in all fields and in a variety of capacities, emphasizing the need for versatility above all else.
In addition to regular, Aptos comes in light, semi-bold, bold, extra bold, and heavier black.
Additionally, Microsoft 365 users will continue to see design tweaks and improvements that go beyond font changes. The company also revealed new themes, including new color palettes, text styles, and more.