Hello, Dark mode!

After many, and I do mean many, requests for features like Dark mode in Word, we can say now that it is finally here!

How it works

1. To turn on Dark mode in the Word canvas, select File > Account > Office Theme > Black.

2. Once the black theme is set, you can toggle between the black and white page background colors by selecting View > Switch Modes from the ribbon.

With Dark mode, you’ll notice that the previously white page color is now a dark grey/black. Colors within your document will also be shifted to accommodate the new color contrast. Indeed, reds, blues, yellows, and other colors will be shifted slightly to mute the overall effect of the color palette and look more visually pleasing with the new dark background.

Want to keep the canvas white?

The dark canvas does not convey how your document will print, or the default view your collaborators will see when they open it. To confirm the default view (white canvas), use the Switch Modes button to flip the page color to white. Never want to see a dark canvas? Go to File > Options > General > Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office and select the Disable dark checkbox to always keep the page color white in Office Black Theme.