I feel a migraine coming on

The first thing you notice about Office 2013/365 is that it is very, very white. Migraine-inducing white in our family.

I can see that on a smaller screen like an iPad the white would be good. Not too much clutter.

I, however, have two 24″ screens and that makes for a lot of white space. The washed-out scheme led to eye-strain and headaches.

The first thing I did was add as much colour as I could by giving the screen as much contrast as I could. There isn’t much to choose from. White (default), light grey and dark grey.

Here’s how to change it.

  • Click on the File menu
  • Choose Options
  • Choose General options
  • Change your scheme to Dark Grey

Believe me, dark grey is much better than white.


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