I am inspired to write this little post and ask for opinions based on a vociferous debate going on at work.
You see, I insist on writing in Times New Roman size 12 in Word, and Arial size 10 in Excel. Before you deride my choices as default settings, our default setting for Excel is Calibri size 11, and I’ve carefully considered other choices, dallied with other fonts for weeks at a time, and I keep coming back to the comforting plainness of TNR and Arial.
My colleague claims that Arial looks alright in Word (where I find it too condensed) but that in Excel it makes him physically ill – an as yet unsubstantiated claim. He claims that Calibri is the way forward. And he’s not alone! There’s a breakaway Calibri conclave here at work, and the war between them and the Arial gang is intense.
My questions to you are:
(a) do you care about what fonts you use at all or do you think we exemplify the accountant nerd with our font debate?
(b) if you care, what fonts do you use, and why?