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How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office

Dark mode is a display setting for user interfaces, such as a smartphone or laptop. It means that, instead of the default dark text showing up against a light screen (known as ‘light mode’), a light color text (white or gray) is presented against a dark or black screen. Nowadays, every application gets dark mode feature updates. This article is about how to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office.

Microsoft introduced a new theme for Office that is easy on your eyes and also makes buttons and other menu items stand out on the ribbon. If you thought the Dark Gray theme wasn’t dark enough, the Black theme is now available for Office 2016 and Office 365 users. The other Office themes – Colorful, Dark Gray and Classic White – are still there. Below we have mention the steps to use Dark Mode in Microsoft Office.

How to Enable Dark Mode in MS Office

Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office Apps for Windows

  • Press “Win + I” keys to open Windows Settings app.
  • Navigate to “Personalization” tab and select “Colors” option.
  • Select “Custom” for “Choose your mode” setting.
  • This will open additional options for Windows and apps. Now, select dark mode for apps and select light or dark mode for Windows.

Though this will work, it will also force all other apps like Edge to use dark mode in your computer. If you do not want this, then the correct and best solution is to change the theme from Office backend settings as follows:

  • pen any Office app and navigate to “File > Options” menu.
  • Go to “General” tab and check under “Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office” section.
  • Click on the dropdown against “Office Theme” and select “Black” option.
  • If you do not want to change the page color, then check “Never change the document page color” option.

Final Words

We hope you like our article on how to enable dark mode on MS Office. Microsoft Office includes black and dark gray themes. The system-wide dark mode on Windows 10, Windows 11, and Mac now affects Office apps, but you can also separately choose a dark theme for Office apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint on Windows. If you want to know how to use dark mode in MS Office then follow the steps mentioned above.

I hope you understand this article, How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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