September 21, 2023

Microsoft is getting ready to roll out a brand new default theme throughout its Workplace apps in September. The brand new theme will introduce a modified coloration palette, up to date default line weights, in addition to Aptos, the brand new default font Microsoft unveiled final month.

This new Workplace theme is presently obtainable for Workplace Insiders within the Beta channel on Home windows, macOS, and Android. Testers can see it throughout Phrase, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, with iOS assist coming later.

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Microsoft detailed what to anticipate on its Microsoft 365 Insider weblog final month, and the Microsoft 365 roadmap entry (through The Verge) now signifies that the general public rollout will begin in September 2023. You may see the modifications within the default colours and description weights beneath.

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Microsoft’s new Workplace theme (picture credit score: Microsoft)

The Workplace crew emphasised that the brand new default types in Phrase will make textual content simpler to learn and that emails in Outlook must also profit from this. Aptos, the brand new default font that’s changing Calibri, is definitely Bierstadt, which was the most well-liked alternative from Workplace customers amongst 5 alternative candidates.

“Because the theme rolls out, all new paperwork, shows, worksheets, and emails you create in Phrase, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook will use the brand new theme,” the Workplace crew defined. Nonetheless, present Workplace paperwork received’t be altered as soon as the brand new theme begins rolling out subsequent month. The present Workplace theme will stay obtainable below the “Workplace Theme 2013-2022” title.