How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office 365, 2019, & 2016

    Want to Enable Dark mode in Microsoft Office? Fortunately, it is possible and in this blog post, you will learn how to do it.

    How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office 365, 2019, & 2016

    Windows 10 has an inbuilt dark mode which when enabled automatically turn all Microsoft apps into black which includes App Store, File Explorer, Groove Music, Movies & TV apps and Mail.

    Learn – How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10

    Unfortunately, there’s no effect of the system-wide dark mode on Edge browser and Office apps, and you have to enable it separately.

    LearnHow to Enable Dark Mode in Edge Browser

    How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office

    Starting from Microsoft Office 2016, the company introduced a Dark theme for all the Office apps which includes Words, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook.

    This means users can enjoy dark theme in Office if they’re using Microsoft office 2016, 2019, and Office 365 on their computer.

    Here’s how to change dark theme in Office:

    1. Open up any Microsoft office app. It could be Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

    2. After that, click on the File option which is available on the upper right corner.


    3. Next, from the File menu select Account. On the right side, using the Office Theme drop-down select Black.

    microsoft office account settings

    This will instantly enable dark mode, and its effect will be on all the Office apps.

    select black theme microsoft offive

    Apart from the Black theme, you can also select White and Dark Gary theme from the drop-down.

    This is how Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint looks like once you enable the dark mode:

    microsoft word dark mode
    Microsoft word dark mode
    Microsoft Powerpoint dark mode
    Microsoft Powerpoint dark mode
    Microsoft Office Excel Dark mode
    Microsoft Excel Dark mode

    That’s all about this blog post. Find this blog post on how to enable dark mode in Microsoft Office handy? Do let us know in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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