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Microsoft Office Apps Now Support Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

Microsoft today updated its suite of Office for Mac apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave and several other new features. The updates are available to both Office 365 subscribers and to users who purchased Office 2019 for Mac as a one-time purchase.

The update also makes it easier to insert a photo from an iPhone or iPad into a PowerPoint slide using Apple's new Continuity Camera feature. This allows users to control-click in a PowerPoint window where you want the photo to appear, quickly take a photo on a nearby iPhone or iPad, and import it into a slide.

Office for Mac apps can be updated via the Microsoft AutoUpdate mechanism by navigating to Help > Check for Updates in each app. For a full list of new features, read the Office for Mac version 16.20 release notes.

(Thanks, Daniel!)

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10 months ago
Whoa, Microsoft's dark UI looks better than Apple's. What a...dark time for Apple.
Rating: 18 Votes
10 months ago
I must say, not bad. Not bad at all. Kudos MS.
Rating: 13 Votes
10 months ago
Outlook still shows a white background for the message pane. Kinda defeats the whole purpose.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 months ago

Because ms needs to sell that software. Google's is free. Priorities.

If you don’t think Google makes money from Chrome, I have a bridge to sell you.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago
Dark Mode in Mojave is the biggest UI improvement ever in iOS. My eye strain has dropped dramatically since I enabled it. Could never go back. This is great. Now if MS could just make Office run a bit better and not take forever to start up....
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Still waiting for the updated design for outlook for iOS that was supposedly released last week but hasn’t yet come to the App Store...
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago
Am I the only one that simply don't see what is all the hype with dark mode?

no love for Office 2016 :(

stuck with 2011 here...:(
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
Just upgraded my Office 2019 apps. The major 3 - Word, Excel and Powerpoint - have dark mode. Secondary apps like OneNote seem to not support dark mode.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago

Dark Mode in Mojave is the biggest UI improvement ever in iOS.

But it isn't in iOS, it's in MacOS.

And I'm one of the people who think it's absolutely terrible. I kept at it for three days, tried a few different background colours, eventually gave up because of various things. One of the major ones was the inability to tell unread mail from read mail because a bold light font on a dark background is far less visible than a bold dark font on a light background and the new mail blue circle doesn't stick out as much. There were so many other visual cues that just disappeared into 50 shades of grey I had to turn it off so I could use the machine again.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 months ago
I was wondering if they’d add continuity and they did.

Not that it’s super useful as a feature but interesting to see they spent dev time to implement that.
Rating: 4 Votes

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