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Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Microsoft, a widely used software in the market, even allows you to enable dark mode on its Office Suite product.

Dark mode in Microsoft Office was first released in 2016. The dark mode theme transforms the look and feel of Microsoft Excel. The dark mode is advisable to use by people who spend much time on the system as it is easy on the eyes, especially when working in a dark room or at night in low light conditions. The dark mode is even energy-efficient as the monitor's pixels consume less energy to project a darker color. Many people prefer dark modes in different applications as it is easy on the eyes and looks elegant.

We must note that in Microsoft Office came before Office 365, the dark mode does not change the background. It just darkens the interface. A proper dark mode theme is limited to Office 365 subscribers only. You can activate dark mode using any of the Microsoft Office applications.

Learn how to activate Dark mode in Microsoft Excel in 5 steps.

Here are the five steps to enable dark mode in Microsoft Excel:

  • Step 1: Open the Microsoft Excel application in your system if the file is not open.

  • Step 2: If you created a new file, click Account on the left side of the menu panel. If the file was already open, click on the File option available on the top left side of your screen.

  • Step 3: Now, you can see a new page where you must select the Account option in the left panel menu.

  • Step 4: Now, you can see multiple options under the Account section on the right side of the Menu Bar. Click on the arrow available in the dropdown menu shown under Office theme and select Black theme from there.

  • Step 5: Now click on Save Changes and relaunched this application.

Once relaunched, you can see your Microsoft Excel in dark mode. If you want to go back to the normal mode, you must follow the same steps, and instead of selecting dark or Gray mode, select Colour view and again restart the application.

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