When you’ve updated on Windows 11 and want Microsoft Office To customize the look of the company’s latest operating system, you’re in luck as Microsoft’s visual update for its Office software is now available.
At its core, Microsoft’s new visual update for Office offers a simpler and more coherent experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. It’s worth noting that the update isn’t available for some of the company’s other software, including Access, Project, Publisher, and Visio.
Once activated in one of the compatible Office apps like Word, the visual update will also be applied to the others, giving Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook a new look too.
Enable visual update for Office
To get started, just click the megaphone icon to open the Coming Soon section, navigate down and use the toggle to toggle between the new and current user interface and set it to any compatible Office -Use Microsoft apps.
The biggest change in this visual update is the fact that Office now matches yours Windows design By default. This means you can experience it in any Windows theme, including black with Word dark mode activated, white, colored or dark gray.
Another change is that the Quick Access Toolbar is now hidden by default to simplify the Office interface. To show it again, just right-click the ribbon or click the ribbon display options icon and then click Show quick access toolbar.
Microsoft’s visual update is now available for users running Windows 11 and for users running Windows 10 Version 2110 and Build 14527.20226 or higher. However, if you don’t see the update, restarting Office should bring it up.