Microsoft Word in Dark Mode

Microsoft Office Update Brings MacOS Mojave Dark Mode Support

Microsoft Office has been updated today, bringing support for MacOS Mojave’s Dark Mode with it.  The update is available now and if you are an Office 365 or an Office 2019 customer, you likely already have the update available or installed.  If you are Mojave user, you will need to have Dark Mode enabled in order to see the Microsoft Office apps in the same mode.  If you are using Light Mode, you won’t see it.

That is because Microsoft made this update be native to whatever your system level setting is for the mode.  They aren’t the first ones of course.  Evernote recently updated their MacOS app and it behaves in the same way.  

Microsoft Word in Dark Mode
Microsoft Word in Dark Mode

The update itself does bring some other nice features for Mac users aside from the Dark Mode update. Continuity Camera comes to Office, allowing you to insert a photo from your iPhone directly into a PowerPoint presentation.  Unfortunately it only works with PowerPoint right now.  You will have to have your iPhone paired with your Mac via Bluetooth and you can get details on how the feature works in this Microsoft Support article.

Over the course of 2018, Microsoft has made significant improvements to the Office suite to better support MacOS users.  This has been both a combination of UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) updates that make the apps feel more natural on Macs.  Other updates have been under-the-hood updates that have improved the functionality of the apps, particularly Microsoft Outlook.

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