The redesigned Office apps for Windows 11 look and feel great

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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It’s a well-known fact that design powerfully impacts our attention. Elements such as color, hue, size, or shape, draw our eyes toward or away from something, depending on how well done they are.

Microsoft has really taken design to a new level with Windows 11 and this cleaner look helps you quickly jump into creating.

After some of the more basic applications, such as Paint, or the Calendar, for example, the tech giant felt the need to implement the new Windows 11 design language into the fabric of some of the more serious suite of apps.

That said, Office is all about personal choice, so you can easily customize the default experience, now that it’s on the same foot as some of its software brothers.

The Office suite of apps received Windows 11’s Fluent design

One of Fluent’s signature design elements is the softening of hard edges that we’ve grown accustomed to throughout the years while using previous versions of Windows.

From the scroll bar to the controls, you’ll notice rounded corners throughout the new UI, changes that users have requested for more and more applications that didn’t have them yet.

The Office suite of apps now looks and feels better than ever, after Redmond developers updated it and upgraded it to the latest standards.

Changes to these apps also follow the new Fluent design’s 80/20 rule, meaning 80 percent of an experience should consist of native patterns and 20percent should be uniquely Fluent.

Office now has Mica, which is a new design material, which is an opaque, dynamic material that incorporates theme and desktop wallpaper to paint the background of long-lived windows such as apps and settings.

Many were waiting for this change and, from the first look of it, we feel like everyone is going to be happy with how everything looks and feels.

All that’s left is for you to download the suite of Office apps, if you don’t already have it, and enjoy writing, designing spreadsheets, or anything else you want, while also taking in the new design choices.

Have you already tried out the new Office for Windows 11? If so, share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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