Microsoft Office gets a visual update,
Microsoft has announced that the next version of Office is built specifically for the recently announced Windows 11 platform and has confirmed that it will have native support for 64-bit ARM. The new version of Office is now in beta and can be tested through Office Insider. The new Office has a visual update that provides a fluid new design for all applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Project, Publisher, and Visio. The new Office will also support the Windows 11 theme, providing a seamless user experience.
The new Office with 64-bit add-on and visual upgrade support is available for beta channel users running version 2107 Build 14228.2000 or later on Windows 11 or Windows 10 with animations and an error where the document title is incorrectly displayed in the bar of title. Integration of Microsoft Teams with Outlook is not yet complete and some search functions still do not work correctly in Outlook, OneNote, and Visio.
To install the 64-bit version of Office, users must use a Windows device running on an ARM processor, the laptop must be running a version of Windows 11 Insider Preview, and uninstall all 32-bit versions of Office before installing Office with a newer copy of the Office.com installer. In addition to running 64-bit plug-ins, the new Office also allows users to perform workbook calculations, present multimedia presentations, and co-author large documents. As mentioned, the new Office will also adapt to the Windows light/dark theme. Visual updates on Windows 10 or 11 with Microsoft Office beta can be turned off using the Presto feature in the upper right corner of the menu. Users can switch between the new and current interface in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Soon it will not be available in Access, Outlook, Project, Publisher, or Visio. If you enable Visual Update in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote, it will also be available in other Office applications.