How to Enable or Disable Dark Mode in Microsoft Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint?

Recent years have seen an increase in Dark Modes, particularly among the young generation. Nowadays, techies want everything dark, from their phone display to their computer screen. Popular apps like Whatsapp and Instagram provide users with a choice of light or dark themes according to their preferences. Microsoft introduced something similar a long time ago, too. There are dark and light themes that you can select from and apply to various applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, there are several options to customize your computer.

With Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other Microsoft Office applications, you can enable dark mode or dark theme in Microsoft Office 2016 or MS Office 365.

In this risewindows article, we provide instructions on how to turn on dark mode on these applications. Follow through for detailed steps.

Dark mode in MS Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint: how do you turn it on or off?

Use the following steps to turn dark mode on in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint:-

Step 1: First, go to any one of the MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications on your computer.

Note: For this article, we are providing instructions on how to do it on MS Word. However, you can use the one you like and follow the same steps. Also, after you have activated the dark mode on one app, it will be applied to all of them at once.

Step 2: Next, go to the File menu.

Step 3: Click on Options. It will open the MS Word options dialog.

Step 4: Go to the ‘Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office section on the left pane. Once you do that, click on the ‘Office Theme’ drop-down menu and select Dark Gray.

After the above steps have been completed, the Dark Gray theme will also apply to MS Word and other applications. If you wish to set some different color, repeat the steps above, and select the color you want in place of Dark Grey in step 4.

That is it.

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