Reduce Font Duplication
I have just found that Microsoft in its wisdom has decided not to use the standard fonts localities for Mac OS but has decided to store the fonts for Office elsewhere, but even better, has decided to duplicate the fonts for each Office application.
Each 2016 Office for Mac application stores its fonts in the application package, i.e. Microsoft Excel.app sores its fonts in Contents > Resources > Fonts, as do all of the Office applications with each application having its own copy of the fonts it needs. Therefore, Word has 485.7 MB, Excel 483.7 MB, OneNote 289.1 MB, OutLook 256.8 MB and PowerPoint 483.7 MB - Totalling a huge 1,999 MB of disk space. If Office shared the fonts between the Office applications this would be reduced to ~25% of the size (basically Word has a copy of all of the fonts used by all other Office applications). On my system, the HD > Library > Fonts also contains some duplication of the fonts in Word. If the fonts for Office were stored in the standard Font location for MAC OS the total font size, outside of the system fonts, would be further reduced in duplicated font space.
Why does Microsoft do this? Even if there is some copyright or proprietary ownership issue with the fonts, at least share the fonts for the whole Office suite instead of this inefficient duplication and waste of disk space.
This is poor programming and software design. Or am I missing something?
Yes, disk space has become cheeper and cheeper and disk sizes have become huge, but we appear to need them when MS Office 2016 for MAC appears to waste at least 1.5 GB of it in duplicated fonts.
A disgruntled user.