Thanks. I researched that and found a few threads at the Microsoft support site in which people who had tried that found that Word crashed on startup; the only solution was a complete re-install. As I get older, I become more pain-intolerant, so I'm not going to take the chance :-)I believe you can go into the bundles and manually delete the fonts, but I'm not sure if this has any impact on the running of the applications or the ability to update them (which is important due to inherent security risks of using Microsoft Office applications).
I get that the fonts were embedded so that Microsoft could sell Office at the App Store -- but why not just use Apple's fonts and standard way of calling them? Sure, Windows is different, but one would think that just a touch extra amount of work would lead to a better Mac experience.
Or, we need a third-party solution, but alas, I bet there's no market for that.