The icons of Microsoft Office They received their latest phases in 2013. Now, after the arrival of Windows 10 and its new design language, known as the Fluent Plan, the company has decided to change the icon pack of the famous applications that make up the office suite.
With this change, and according to Microsoft itself, it is said that Office reflects its new collective and multiplatform character, with which it is designed to create Identity stamp outside Windows And that is recognized in both Mac, iOS and Android.
Office is no longer just Windows
Adopting the modern "flat design", the Microsoft design team made Each icon will be highlighted in two layers: One for the letter, which is the identity of the application next to its color; And a second for the fund, which emphasizes in a simple way that the work of this application consists of. The only layout is the case of OneDrive, which maintains the shape of a cloud, and Skype, where its famous S & # 39; Captures all the attention.
Jon Friedman, director of design in Microsoft, explained that this allows "to maintain family history and at the same time postpone simplicity when we are within the application." The interesting thing is that despite the change, which is a breath of fresh air, The icons are known and are easy to recognize.
As a curiosity, 'jaws & # 39; Novet highlights The fact that Microsoft killed the letter 'L & # 39; In the previous 2013 changes for the Excel icon, which served as a complement to the X & And helped with the pronunciation (in English) & # 39; XL & # 39; = Excel. For the new changes it seems that the L & # 39; Will never return.
For many years, the Microsoft Excel icon used the letter X with a list of hidden in the background (XL sounds like Excel, .xls format). The 2013 icon did away with the L's new Excel icon does not restore the l I guess L is never coming back https://t.co/2ExqbYPKVe pic.twitter.com/aLqSPVBHbK
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It should be noted that This redesign only contemplates the icons of the suite and not its interface, At least for the moment, so Office 2019 will not change changes beyond the icons, which change will begin to see in the coming days on all platforms where office is available.
A change that, according to Microsoft, "seeks human designs that emphasize the context and reflect the speed of modern life."