Calling all Insiders using Word for Mac!
You asked for it, and we're pleased to announce the return of focus mode for Word for Mac, released to the Insider Fast audience on 8/25 with update 15.26 (160824). Similar to focus view in earlier versions of Word for Mac, focus mode removes distractions and lets you concentrate on your work.
Focus mode is available for users with Office 365 subscriptions.
We'd love your feedback
You can turn on focus mode via the "Focus" button from the View tab in the ribbon, the View menu, or the Status bar.
The hidden chrome and black background help you easily focus on your content - for reading, writing, or presenting.
When in focus mode, you can mouse to the top to temporarily pull in the ribbon, giving access to any commands you might need.
Give it a try and let us know how it works for you, especially in situations when you need a distraction-free view. If you have any feedback, we would love to hear it! Thank you in advance for your interest :).
Feel free to respond to this post with your comments or questions - We'll be paying attention and will respond as soon as we're able.
Word for Mac team