Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows  

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows

    How to Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    07 May 2017
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    How to Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows

    information   Information
    You can change the look and feel of all your Office programs by changing the Office Background. In Office 2016 you can choose from no background and Calligraphy, Circles and Shapes, Circuit, Clouds, Doodle Circles, Doodle Diamonds, Geometry, Lunchbox, School Supplies, Spring, Stars, Straws, Tree Rings, or a Underwater background.

    The Office background will be applied to Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Publisher 2016, Visio Professional 2016, Visio Standard 2016, Office 2016 if installed on your PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the background in Office 2016 for your account on Windows PC(s).

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in to Office 2016 to be able to change your Office background.

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-sign-in_office_2016.jpg

    CONTENTS:


    EXAMPLE: Office Backgrounds (click on image for full size)
    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_backgrounds.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Change Office Background on All PCs


    Note   Note
    If you have Office programs on other computers connected to this account, they'll also use the background you select using this option.


    1. In an Office 2016 program (ex: Outlook 2016), click/tap on File. (see screenshot below)

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background-1.png

    2. Click/tap on Account or Office Account. (see screenshots below)

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background_all-2a.png
    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background_all-2b.png

    3. Click/tap on the drop down menu under Office Background, and select the background you want to use. (see screenshot below)

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background_all-3.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Office Background on Just This PC


    Note   Note
    This option is for when you want to only change the background of the Office programs on this computer.


    1. In an Office 2016 program (ex: Outlook 2016), click/tap on File. (see screenshot below)

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background-1.png

    2. Click/tap on Options. (see screenshot below)

    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background-2.png

    3. In the General tab under Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office, click/tap on the drop down menu next to Office Background, select the background you want to use, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    You may also wish to check or uncheck Always use these values regardless of sign in to office for what you want.

    This is unchecked by default. When unchecked, the Office programs on your PC gets your user name, initials, Office Background, and Office Theme from the Microsoft Account you use to sign into Office. If you want to associate a different user name and initials with the files you create, enter those values in the User name and Initials fields and check this box.


    Change Background of Office 2016 for Windows-office_2016_change_background-3.png



    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 1,944
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    I dont have this option in my Office 2016, only themes no background-choise !

    Only have this otion when I "sign in " , otherwise no background-chose !
    Is there a way of chancing this , so keeping the backrounds without signing in...........??
    Last edited by pietcorus2; 07 May 2017 at 09:48.
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  2. Posts : 64,544
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello pietcorus2,

    I'm sorry, but you must be signed in to Office 2016 to be able to change your Office background.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 1,944
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #3

    Ok, thanks man......
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 64,544
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome.
      My Computers


 

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