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If you happen to own a Windows computer or if you use some Windows programs, then you likely open Word and Excel on almost a daily basis.

You likely don’t give much thought to the way that those programs look, but there is a change on the horizon.

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Ever since 2007, the font being used by those Windows programs is Calibri. Prior to that time, it used Times New Roman, and they are about to make another switch. Five independent designers have been tasked to create custom fonts, and in 2022, one of those will be replacing Calibri.

This isn’t something that is happening entirely behind the scenes. You actually have a say on the subject, and you can have that say on Twitter. Go over to their Twitter account and give them a shout-out to let them know which new font is your favorite.

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If you are somebody who is resistant to change, don’t be too worried. Calibri is still going to be your default font until the change is made, and if you don’t like it, you can always switch back. At this time, some of the most popular fonts for the new default include Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview.

There was a lot of thought that went into the creation of these new fonts, including looking at all of the modern devices that we use on an ongoing basis. Perhaps you can keep these things in mind when you give Microsoft your feedback.

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Each font has its own unique style, and they may look similar to each other, but there are definite differences. Make sure that you look at each one, considering the consequences of choosing a font that you may not appreciate having using every time you use a Microsoft product. You should also be ready to click the button and choose your new default, just in case you’re unhappy at that time.