These patterns provide brand visibility and context to your add-in users.
|Use familiar UI components with applied branding accents like typography and color.||Don't invent new UI components that contradict established Office UI.|
|Place your add-in branding in a brand bar footer at the bottom of your UI.||Don't repeat your task pane name in an immediately adjacent brand bar at the top of your UI.|
|Use brand elements sparingly. Fit your solution into Office such that is complementary.||Don't insert excessively branded elements into Office UI that distract and confuse customers.|
|Make your solution recognizable and connect your screens together with consistent visual elements.||Don't hide your solution with unrecognizable and inconsistently applied visual elements.|
|Build connection with a parent service or business to ensure that customers know and trust your solution.||Don't make customers learn a new brand concept if there is a useful and understandable relationship that can be leveraged to build trust and value.|
Apply the following patterns and components as applicable to allow users to embrace the full utility of your add-in.
The brand bar is a space in the footer to include your brand name and logo. It also serves as a link to your brand's website and an optional access location.
Use this screen to display your branding while the add-in is loading or transitioning between UI states.
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