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New Windows 11-based Office interface begins to reach users today, also on Windows 10

Announced at the beginning of the year, the new interface based on Windows 11 is finally starting to reach all Office users.

Microsoft Office change appearance equalize with the aesthetic novelties of Windows 11. It’s just that, an aesthetic change that does not add new features, but some changes in use.

It is a tradition at Microsoft: when it changes operating system, it adapts its software to the new design, to standardize the aesthetics of its entire catalog.

The new Office interface based on Windows 11 It was announced at the start of the year, and although some users may have tried it in the summer, it is today that started to reach all users of different versions of Office 365 and the decried Office 2021.

This aesthetic change can be activated in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote et Outlook, but it is not yet available in Access, Project, Publisher, or Visio.

It’s important to note that while the update includes cosmetic changes released in Windows 11, also reaches Office users using Windows 10.

The changes are plentiful, but most of them are subtle.

Now windows have rounded edges, they lose the blue band in favor of the default theme in Windows or Office, change the aesthetics of some icons, and something else.

This Microsoft laptop is available in different configurations, with an 11th generation Core i5 or i7 processor, also Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7, as well as variable storage, always SSD type.

One of the most obvious changes is that the colors automatically adapt to the Windows theme, including dark mode, as can be seen in the previous screenshot.

Another novelty that you should know is that The Quick Access Toolbar is no longer active by defaultit is hidden in the menu ribbon. If you want to use it, you have to activate it manually.

At least for now users can choose whether or not they want to use it. With today’s update, the speaker icon provides the option to turn the new interface on or off.

These changes are cosmetic only, and will not be the last, nor the most important. Microsoft is working on a radical restructuring of the Office interfacebut it will take another year or two to arrive.

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