Advanced Font Ligatures in Office 2010

rayzb92's picture

I always disliked the Georgia font because of its old-style numerals. Not any more. I just discovered the advanced font ligatures in Office. Office 2010 and 2013 now includes advanced typographical features. The OpenType features gives you the option to change number spacing to 'tabular' and the number forms to 'lining'. See this link for instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13484/use-advanced-font-ligatures-in-offi...

Now I can use Georgia without being annoyed with the old-style numerals (see attachment). Thank you Microsoft!

Who else likes these new Microsoft Office OpenType features?

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hrant's picture

Actually Georgian originally had hybrid numerals, which are better than either one of those.

hhp

rayzb92's picture

I agree. Georgia is a very good looking font, which also works in print. The old-style numerals are the only think I dislike about it. Glad to have discovered this new option in Word. Same for Constantia...

J Weltin's picture

Anyone knowing such instructions in German? Would be helpful for some clients.

rayzb92's picture

Anyone knowing such instructions in German? Would be helpful for some clients.

Here it is: http://office.microsoft.com/de-de/word-help/opentype-optionen-im-dialogf...

No screenshots though. I think the screenshots from the 'How To Geek' instruction is quite easy to understand for German clients.

J Weltin's picture

Thank you!

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