Can I use these new brand fonts in programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint?

Yes! One big benefit of transitioning to Red Hat Display and Red Hat Text is that they’re free, open-source fonts, which means anyone can easily download them, use them in programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and share the files with colleagues without losing the fonts in translation (as long as they have also downloaded the fonts). No more defaulting to Arial!

In the past, we couldn’t offer PowerPoint templates with featured brand fonts because not everyone on campus could access the paid Verlag and Vitesse licenses. But now we can. The UW’s PowerPoint templates have been updated with the new brand fonts.

Visit our Typography overview page for how to download and install the new brand fonts on your computer.