In 2007, Microsoft Office introduced a change to its default settings. According to Joe Friend, a senior Project Manager at Microsoft, the change was necessitated due to two factors –
1) Growth of digital consumption. Since more and more documents wouldn’t be printed and would solely be consumed on digital devices, screen readability would become more important.
2) Office was looking to modernize the look and feel of documents created by Office applications since they hadn’t changed substantially since the early 90s. What was the change that was brought about?