1.    05 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 16
    windows 10

    WORD - changing background color


    Is it possible to change the background color in Word? Not the color of the document itself but the color of the screen that surrounds it. I seem to recall this was possible in Word 2010, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this -- if at all -- in Word 2016.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    05 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    I don't know what you mean by screen, but there is an icon of a bucket pouring paint that will color the background of the area you highlight only, whether the line or the paragraph etc. It's next to the line & paragraph spacing on the Home tab.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    05 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Quote Originally Posted by zalman View Post
    Is it possible to change the background color in Word? Not the color of the document itself but the color of the screen that surrounds it. I seem to recall this was possible in Word 2010, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this -- if at all -- in Word 2016.
    Are you talking about the "theme" for Word (and other Office 2016 applications)?

    If so, yes, they have simplified and reduced options, compared to older versions of Office, just like they also got rid of Aero in Win10.
    It takes some getting used to.

    If so, perhaps this article will help:

    Change the look and feel of Office 2016 for Windows with Office themes


    HTH,

    MM
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    05 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 16
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Kendra but the bucket setting only applies to the document. Turns out that what I was looking for was in "Office Themes" but MS only has limited options so I guess I'll stick with what Windows 10 gave me.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    05 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 16
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    [QUOTE=MoxieMomma;884019]Are you talking about the "theme" for Word (and other Office 2016 applications)?

    If so, yes, they have simplified and reduced options, compared to older versions of Office, just like they also got rid of Aero in Win10.
    It takes some getting used to.

    If so, perhaps this article will help:

    Change the look and feel of Office 2016 for Windows with Office themes


    Thanks for the link. It was what I was looking for but MS only provides limited options, so I'm going to stick with what the program offers. I may, however, look into Office 365 as the link suggests.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    05 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Sorry I could not help.
    Yep, every time I switch to my other computer with Win7 and Office 2010, I am reminded about the parts of Office 2016 that I do not like. (I have always used the dark gray theme for MS Office. Easy on the eyes...)

    Office 2016 takes getting used to, for sure.
    (And there are some bits that are "better". So it's a trade-off.)

    Cheers,
    MM
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Accent color keeps changing by itself
I am experiencing a very strange issue with my color, ever since the November update it keeps changing on its own. It happens after every reboot, and after about 24 hours of being on, the color changes to this ugly pumpkin orange. At first I thought...
Customization
Changing color of fonts and background on the screen
There is a blue tinge to the icons, background, and text typed. How resort to white background and black letters in all programs? Thank you.
Customization
Solved Changing Default Background Color for File Explorer and Applicaions
Good Afternoon, I have moved from FreeBSD to Win 10. The glaring white of the aforementioned objects is really painful to my old eyes. I cannot find references on Google about how to change this. I found one post that alleges this obnoxious color...
Customization
Solved Changing background color of taskbar
New windows 10 installation; background color of taskbar is ugly black, and can't figure out how to change it. Any suggestions?
Customization
Solved Background Color in 10122
As far as I can remember, I have been able to set the desktop background color a dark value of most colors. I usually use a dark navy blue or green. 10122 allows me to only choose much lighter pastel colors which are much bright for these tired...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:53.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums