Microsoft Office Apps Now Support Dark Mode on macOS Mojave

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    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.

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    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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  2. TracesOfArsenic macrumors member

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    Whoa, Microsoft's dark UI looks better than Apple's. What a...dark time for Apple.
     
  3. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Hell yeah! Now update the MS RDP app and I’m set.
     
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    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.
     
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    Keep it coming! Biggest feature I'd like to see is "Slide Zoom" on PowerPoint. This would allow my organization to cut the cord from Prezi
     
  7. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. jdoyle macrumors member

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    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....
     
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    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...
     
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  11. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

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    I am still on macOS Sierra. But I have the latest Office, I wonder if I have this.
     
  12. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Microsoft can do this with a large Office suite faster than Google cam with a browser. Think about that.
     
  13. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    Reminds me of Photoshop Elements. The UI was always in a dark mode.
     
  14. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    the future is now! but seriously, why can't apple enable dark mode on sunset? thankfully f.lux does it for me
     
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    Outlook still shows a white background for the message pane. Kinda defeats the whole purpose.
     
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    Because ms needs to sell that software. Google's is free. Priorities.
     
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    Skype Business has been left out of the Dark Mode fun.
     
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    Nice to see all this support for Dark Mode - Firefox?
     
  20. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    If you don’t think Google makes money from Chrome, I have a bridge to sell you.
     
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    Thumbs up. I was wondering whether this was going to be a subscriber-only feature.
     
  22. Pakaku macrumors 68010

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    Firefox has had theme support for a very long time, and one of the default ones they've been including lately is a dark version. It's under the Themes tab if you open the addons page (shift-cmd-A)
     
  23. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    I never implied they don't. Different business model, different priorities.
     
  24. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    Wasn't expecting this on the standalone purchase, so I'm happy to see it. Lack of OneNote support is weak, but I will never open that app so I don't really care.

    F a subscription fee for Microsoft Office.
     
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    Yeah, Microsoft has a priority to make a good product and Google doesn’t care. I guess you have a point there. Not having to compete does skew your priorities.
     

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