Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

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Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

The latest Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook iterations, issued as version 16.20.0, enable support for tentpole macOS Mojave functionality, according to release notes provided alongside today's update.

All four Office apps now benefit from compatibility with system-wide Dark Mode user interface aesthetic. Introduced with Mojave, Dark Mode toggles UI elements like window borders and icons from standard, brightly lit color to a darker scheme designed for use in low-light environments.

In addition to Dark Mode, PowerPoint integrates Apple's Continuity Camera, which allows users to insert photos taken from an iPhone into an open document. As implemented in PowerPoint, users open a presentation, select a target slide and perform a control-click operation to bring up an edit menu dialogue. Selecting a paired iPhone triggers the Camera app on that device, which can be used to take a photo for insertion.

Beyond Mojave-specific capabilities, the latest Office version includes embedded fonts for Word and new features in Outlook including calendar sharing, meeting forwarding prevention and support for Teams.

The update is available to Microsoft Office 365 subscribers, who will see the update download automatically, as well as licensed owners of Office 2019 for Mac.