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.