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Da Rossa
It's serious. I got a new monitor, Samsung T220, which isbigger and brighter than the previous. But the white backgrounds make me sick.
Though the appearance settings @ XP, I can set some things to become black-backgrounded, but how do I do it in MS Word? I'd like to see it black with characters in white. But where do I change it?

Changing the monitor settings manually is not an option since I'd have to continously be stretching my arm to reset it.

Thanks!
ThePolemistis
Da Rossa wrote:
It's serious. I got a new monitor, Samsung T220, which isbigger and brighter than the previous. But the white backgrounds make me sick.
Though the appearance settings @ XP, I can set some things to become black-backgrounded, but how do I do it in MS Word? I'd like to see it black with characters in white. But where do I change it?

Changing the monitor settings manually is not an option since I'd have to continously be stretching my arm to reset it.

Thanks!


u can make MS Word to have white text on blue background page... Its in the options somewhere Smile
Da Rossa
Quote:
Its in the options somewhere
Yeah, that's what I'm looking for! Very Happy
deanhills
I agree. The new MS-Word 2007, that is not that new any longer irritates me too. They took something that worked really well, and re-invented the wheel obviously for very good reason. Gates has to get richer than he already is.

This is how you change the page colour from white to something more interesting:

Click on the Page Layout Tab, then go to Page Colour (in the middle of the ribbon). Click on it and then hover your mouse over the different colours, and then choose the one you like the most.

There is a link here for a handy MS-Word 2007 Geek:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/add-background-color-to-word-2007-documents/
Da Rossa
Thanks man! Now I'm relieved! And yes, may uncle Bill get even richer! Very Happy
keane
I agree with you guys. MS Word 2007 and the other MS Office Applications makes me feel ignorant when I first used it... LOL. The new interface is an eye candy, though it's really different from the previous versions and I was overwhelmed.
AftershockVibe
While this problem looks like it's sorted... there's not really any good reason why a large monitor should give you a headache like that.

The brightness on a lot of monitors is a lot higher than you need it if you're sat less than a metre away. This is the case between my laptop (lower power consumption means the screen isn't as bright) and my desktop PC. It's only really noticeable if you go straight from looking at one to the other. I'd never have noticed otherwise.

Anyway, my point is perhaps you should consider lowering the brightness (gamma) of your monitor (all the time, not just for Word). 5 minutes and you won't even notice.

People on IT forums say that having screens backlit helps eye strain as well (which they say culminates in headaches). This is as easy as having a desklamp nearby.

Probably more info than you need but thought it might help...
Cool
hofodomo01
Yeah, I know Microsoft tried to make their new Office 07 apps look cool and all, but it really goes against their own user interface/design principles. You'd want to make a new version of an application similar in interface with the old one, so users will know how to use the new app. The Office 07 interface is basically completely different...it basically feels like almost using a Mac.

Yeah, I understand what you mean. I tried using Openoffice for a bit too, but once I got used to Office 07 I kinda liked it.
David_Pardy
If you change the brightness settings on your monitor it will keep them. As Aftershock said, after 5 minutes you won't even notice the difference. If it's too bright while you're working in Word, then it's too bright.
Marte
¿Only MS Word has white backgrounds? I don't think so. AutoCAD, Adobe stuff, Google apps and other windoze software uses the white backgrounds of your Windows Theme.

It's pretty easy to fix your problem, if you wish, and only takes about a minute to do it. Go to screen properties in the Configuration Panel of Windows, change the background color for any other less brighter, maybe a light gray, or light brown, apply and accept the changes and voilá, you'll have a less painful background in your MS Word and other stuff you use in Windows.

The other thing is to have a real good monitor, with professional control brightness, so you can change to Normal (for text/speadsheet), highbrite (3x graphics/game), and ultrabrite (4x-video/movie/dvd), so you can change with the touch of a button the brightness of your screen.
slashnburn99
Eachday Microsoft Excel laughs at Word

Word really sucks, i rather use notepad
Da Rossa
I'm sticking with the technique to change the background colour of each document to black. I wish I could apply this as defaut Sad
foreverdestiny
slashnburn99 wrote:
Eachday Microsoft Excel laughs at Word

Word really sucks, i rather use notepad


lol? was that a joke.
slashnburn99
i agree its shocking

Excel awesome, powerpoint and access

Word should be the easiest to program? have 2007 office that is better, but then excel gets overcomplicated
guggs
I think you need to be a little more specific. What exactly is "shocking" about Word ? OK, 90% of its users will probably only use 10% of its features, but that doesn't make it a bad app.

And, yes, there is a learning curve for all the components when you migrate up to Office 2007, but my young son who had never seen Word 2003 has no trouble at all using Word 2007 so it seems to be the difference that is stumping people not the app itself.

Remember, if you don't like MS Office you can go try OpenOffice instead - see how long it takes you to get used to that heap of excrement.
Arty
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