Windows 10: Office 2016 - Latest update - Black Theme now Gone

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  1.    09 Aug 2017 #41

    This requires a bit of know-how, and is only available for the 64-bit edition, but you CAN enable the Black Theme.


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       09 Aug 2017 #42

    flybynite said: View Post
    This requires a bit of know-how, and is only available for the 64-bit edition, but you CAN enable the Black Theme.


    Aha! Now I see! I have been installing Office 365 2016 64 bit from the get-go because I have a 64 bit Windows 10 computer. I had never even thought that there would be a real difference between 32 bit and 64 bit.
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  3.    09 Aug 2017 #43

    Basically I only use two files for each Office Program I want black. Note: This does NOT work for Access, so don't even try. I change the target in each office program shortcut (Word, Excel, etc.) to point to a .vbs file. I use this for aesthetic reasons because I do NOT like the flash of a command window every time I open an office program, and the .vbs file makes the command window transparent. Please remember if you use these, and you need two for each program, that you must adjust the paths for your PC.

    First the cmd file
    Code:
    regedit.exe /S C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\blacktheme.reg
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\WINWORD.EXE"
    regedit.exe /S C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\blacktheme.reg
    and now the .vbs file
    Code:
    Dim WinScriptHost
    Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WinScriptHost.Run Chr(34) & "C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\word.cmd" & Chr(34), 0
    Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
    Oh, I forgot the registry file
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common]
    "UI Theme"=dword:00000004
    "PendingUITheme"=-
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  4. Posts : 10,218
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       11 Aug 2017 #44

    This will only work when opening the program first. I always open the files I have saved(One Drive) so Im still looking for a way to do this.
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  5.    18 Aug 2017 #45

    dacrone said: View Post
    I gave in... For all others that want this issue resolved immediately...

    Close all office programs
    Open an Elevated Command Prompt at:*
    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun"

    Run command:
    OfficeC2RClient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.4201.1006

    Then once it is done, disable updates in File > Account. Once I downgraded build versions I had the Black option. I set that then updated to newest version again and it disappeared again... I don't know why it does that. So, I downgraded again and it was back. Just sticking with this version unless security becomes a major issue (only home use anyway).

    *Also, I have seen a lot of posts regarding Word's document background being too bright of a white. This can be changed easily in Design > Page Color. Change that on your template and save it and you're golden.
    This worked for me! Dark theme still remain after the application starts
    flybynite said: View Post
    Basically I only use two files for each Office Program I want black. Note: This does NOT work for Access, so don't even try. I change the target in each office program shortcut (Word, Excel, etc.) to point to a .vbs file. I use this for aesthetic reasons because I do NOT like the flash of a command window every time I open an office program, and the .vbs file makes the command window transparent. Please remember if you use these, and you need two for each program, that you must adjust the paths for your PC.

    First the cmd file
    Code:
    regedit.exe /S C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\blacktheme.reg
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\WINWORD.EXE"
    regedit.exe /S C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\blacktheme.reg
    and now the .vbs file
    Code:
    Dim WinScriptHost
    Set WinScriptHost = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WinScriptHost.Run Chr(34) & "C:\Customizations\OfficeBlackTheme\word.cmd" & Chr(34), 0
    Set WinScriptHost = Nothing
    Oh, I forgot the registry file
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common]
    "UI Theme"=dword:00000004
    "PendingUITheme"=-
    Where do I have to put these file?
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  6.    18 Aug 2017 #46

    England said: View Post
    Where do I have to put these file?
    On your hard drive.
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  7.    18 Aug 2017 #47

    flybynite said: View Post
    On your hard drive.
    Yes, I got it but which folder and which target of the shortcuts I need to modify?
    Thank you in advance
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  8.    4 Weeks Ago #48

    flybynite said: View Post
    On your hard drive.
    Could you let me know the location and the configurations to do it?

    Thank you very much!
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