Windows 11: Microsoft Office gets a little facelift

With the release of Windows 11, a relatively discreet but welcome update, Microsoft took the opportunity to update its graphical interface called “Sun Valley”. Intended to be simple and elegant, this interface is also intended to be more practical for users of touch screens.

After giving Paint a facelift, it’s the turn of the Redmond firm’s office suite to undergo a visual update. Note that it concerns both Microsoft 365 (by subscription) and Office 2021 (perpetual license) available since October 5 of this year.

Harmonize the design

While a massive overhaul is planned in the next year or two, Microsoft has contented itself with minor changes in order to offer a more “natural and coherent” interface for all of its applications.

The ribbon is a bit more rounded, the buttons in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook have been tweaked, and the Quick Access toolbar is hidden by default. The biggest novelty is that Office automatically adapts to the light or dark theme of Windows.

The update should already be available on Windows 11. The new design should activate automatically on half of the equipped machines. For others, you can click the megaphone icon in the upper right corner to turn it on (or off).

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Source: theverge

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