Office 2013 has finally reached the release to manufacturing stage, meaning it is complete and ready for distribution. For those wondering and complaining about the very bright interface, the Office team has included a darker theme that can help your eyes.
General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26.