Charles Goodwin commented
The ability to customise the colours in Word. There used to be a white-on-blue setting, which was easier on the eyes than black on white, but it appears to have disappeared. Generally being able to change how documents appear to me, without affecting how they look to other people I share them with, would be very useful.
Patrice Thivierge F. commented
@wordproduct theme: why don't you simply make it customizable? Visual Studio has many themes available, that could be a start to look at. Edit mode and print mode would need to be different if you introduce dark themes to write text, that would be very cool though.
BLACK theme for Office 2016 users!!!
V Thrutchley commented
I Prefer the ability to match the desktop settings found in WIN 7 "Window Color and Appearance" - "Window" as the "Item" selection. In this manner, I can select a pale green background (really almost any color other than white) visible in most of my Office Suite applications that helps prevent getting migraine headaches.
>Word Product Team [MSFT]
See Ian's post above. For myself, I'd like a dark grey or black background to reduce all of the white on the screen, it's very hard on many people's eyes even if they don't have any type of condition. At least depending on how much they need to use it. An option for a dark background with light text instead of would probably be pretty easy to implement.
Ian Oliver commented
I have a diagnosed form of Dyslexia, of which there are over 260 different types. And I am 'the' person who needs the pale pink background on my working documents - word. word pad, email etc. Because of the bright white background in word documents I suffer from word blindness (a bit like blurred vision or being drunk) migraines, sore eyes and dizziness. I am not unique in this or with these problems, as it will also affect many who have ADHD and epilepsy. RonMVP and others are right - we need the option to change the application background colour.
I am already disadvantaged with other things such as white paper in books, white screens on tablets, notebooks and mobile phones. Surely Microsoft can come up with a solution!
Many people have been asking for different "themes" the ribbon was released!
I for one would like to see a 2010 theme. I preferred the more detailed, "friendly" look.
In the last month several people on the Word Answers.com forum have asked for a way to change the application background color. It used to be possible thorough Windows, but Win10 has dumbed it down and out. And "you guys" removed the WP blue background option. For example, one person with a specific form of dyslexia needs a pink background. But many other people simply want a way of reducing the contrast between the background and the text.
Thanks for your feedback. Can you provide more description of the type of themes you would like to see? Are these in relation to the options you have to quickly format your documents (we call these Styles) or about the general esthetics of the Word Online website?
this website has an ugly theme.