Support Dark Mode in Reading Pane
Please make the preview pane appear dark in dark mode. The current implementation hurts the eyes and is woefully inconsistent with the rest of the application appearance.
Thanks for the feedback! We are working on this.
Current Dark Mode support: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/release-notes-office-for-mac
Dark Mode support is available to macOS Mojave users. Need support for Reading Pane.
I just installed the update to office for Mac specifically to get dark mode in the office suite only to have this glaring page of white and no way to turn it off without turning off dark mode on my Mac. How awful! I had gone for dark mode on office as I was trying to move to outlook and lack or dark mode support was the feature that just kept me back from taking the plunge - but this was implemented like the team did not understand the point of Dark Mode. That bright glaring message area is worse than old outlook and since I can't revert to old outlook to avoid the poor implantation of dark mode I will have to kick outlook off my Mac. sigh...
Makes no sense to have it like this!! terrible - everything is dark except for the reading pane.
Justin Adkins commented
It's hard to believe that you'd get this right in Outlook.com/O365 Outlook and not the desktop version. Is it against an Exchange rule for your team to ship feature parity across platforms?
Would've been better not to bother... current implementation is pretty bad.
this makes outlook almost unusable. Either make the reading pan work in dark mode like the rest of the UI or let me shut off dark mode in Outlook. I should not have to turn of dark mode in OSX because one MS application isn't fully implemented.
[Deleted User] commented
I couldn't believe it when I saw this! Why bothering with a dark theme in the first place when a big portion of the screen stays disturbingly bright?? Apple (of course) and ***** manage to get this done, why not Microsoft?