Not getting the new visual refresh in office 2021

karthik paladi 6 Reputation points
2022-01-28T06:46:08.027+00:00

I AM USING A NON - LTSC OFFICE 2021 AND I AM NOT GETTING THE LATEST VISUAL REFRESH AND I TRIED SEARCHING IN THE SEARCH IN OFFICE (I SEARCHED FOR ' Upcoming features ' . I AM NOT GETTING IT . PLEASE HELP . I HAVE SPENT FOR THE UI AND THE NEW CHANGES

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,551 Reputation points
    2022-01-31T06:45:35.493+00:00

    Hi @karthik paladi

    Welcome to Q&A forum ~

    > I AM USING A NON - LTSC OFFICE 2021

    Could you please which version of Office do you have, I suggest you go to one Office app, click File > Account > Product Information, check the Version Name and Version Number.
    Besides, which Windows system does this user using? Such as Windows 10, Windows 11?

    Please note, currently this visual update is available for Microsoft 365 subscribers running Current Channel builds, and users have following: Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021, Microsoft Office Professional 2021, and Microsoft Office Personal 2021.
    For more, please refer to "Visual update in Office for Windows now available".

    If you are indeed using one of the above versions, but updating Office to the latest has no effect, I recommend trying to use the registry to modify the interface.
    For example, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote as the image below.
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    • First, close all Office apps, then go to File explorer > View tab > Show/hide group > check the box of "File Name Extensions".
    • Create one blank text file, copy the content below on this file. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\excel] "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\onenote] "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\outlook] "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\powerpoint] "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\word] "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true" "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true"
    • After save this file, please change the extension to ”.reg“.
    • Go to Registry Editor, locate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides, export this registry as a backup.
      (Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, please remember to back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.)
    • Double click to run the .reg file, then open Office apps to have a check.
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  2. John Korchok 5,116 Reputation points
    2022-01-29T17:15:24.163+00:00

    Have you chosen File>Info>Update Options>Update Now?

    1 person found this answer helpful.

  3. Icow 6 Reputation points
    2022-11-03T20:04:22.773+00:00

    Registry method works perfectly for microsoft office professional plus 2021
    if you want access and publishers also have a "visual refresh" add more

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\access]

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true"

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true"

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\ExperimentConfigs\ExternalFeatureOverrides\publisher]

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRefresh"="true"

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.RibbonTouchOptimization"="true"256981-2022-11-04-024948.png

    "Microsoft.Office.UXPlatform.FluentSVRibbonOptionsMenu"="true"

    1 person found this answer helpful.