5 Best Fonts for Microsoft Excel

Last Updated: August 10, 2023

- Written by Puneet

In Excel, when you are working with data, it’s important to use a font to present that data in an understandable to the user. The default font in Excel is Calibri with a font size of 11, but you can use any of the fonts you want.

In this tutorial, I’ll share five different fonts that I have found to be good replacements for the default font.

1. Segoe UI

I have found Segoe UI to be a perfect replacement for Calibri. This font is already installed in Windows. You can just need to change it from the Home Tab ⇢ Font.


2. Fira Code

Fira Code is a google font that you can download and install on your system. I have found this good to use when I need to present numbers. It’s a little sleek and makes it easy to read it.


3. Verdana

Verdana is a pre-installed font in Windows and one of the most used fonts in the world. I use this font when I am working on large data sets. As it has been used worldwide, its readability is amazing, and you can use it in reports also.


4. Helvetica

Helvetica is also a pre-installed font in Windows, and you can use it in Excel too. This font works perfectly with large data sets and especially with column headings.


5. Source Code Pro

Source Code Pro is also a google font that you need to download and install in the system. It’s a sleek font that can be used in dashboards and reports, especially when you need to use a large font size.


In this list, I have only recommended sans-serif fonts. Excel is a spreadsheet application and when you are working with data, a font style needs to be easily understandable for the user.