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    ISSUE 20.36 • 2023-09-04


    Peter Deegan

    By Peter Deegan

    Whenever you start a new document by clicking “Blank” (or “New”) in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook, you’re almost certainly using Microsoft’s default templates and fonts.

    Microsoft has started pushing changes to those starting “blanks” for Microsoft 365 in a very special way that adds little compatibility traps for Office 2021/2019 as well as earlier versions.

    You’ve probably heard about the change in default templates and the arrival of the new Aptos font family. What I’ll explain here is the true scope of those changes and how they are quite different from past Office template and font changes.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.36.0, 2023-09-04).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.