Microsoft Excel doesn’t have a built-in dark mode like some other applications or platforms. However, you can enable Dark Mode on Excel by using the system-wide dark mode settings on your operating system. Here’s how you can do it for some common operating systems:

Windows 10:

  1. Activate Dark Mode:
    • Go to “Settings” by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
    • Choose “Personalization” and then “Colors.”
    • Under “Choose your color,” select “Dark.”
  2. Restart Excel:
    • Close and reopen Microsoft Excel.


  1. Enable Dark Mode:
    • Go to the Apple menu and select “System Preferences.”
    • Click on “General.”
    • Choose “Dark” under the “Appearance” section.
  2. Restart Excel:
    • Close and reopen Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft 365 Subscription Users:

If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription and are using the latest version of Excel, Microsoft has been working on introducing dark mode features. To enable it:

  1. Update Office:
    • Ensure that your Microsoft 365 subscription is up to date, and you have the latest version of Excel.
  2. Check for Dark Mode:
    • Open Excel and go to the “File” tab.
    • Click on “Account” and check for an option related to Office Theme or Dark Mode.

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