Black background, white text for WRITING in Word
Please bring back the old dark background, white text writing mode. Not just for reading, but for writing.
I have used Word for over 20 years. I have written books with it. Word used to have a writing mode where the background was blue and the text was white. This was for the serious Word users who looked at the Word screen for the whole day. For some reason, this feature has been dropped.
Sure, there are the high contrast view options for Windows 10 for visually impaired. But bring back this Word option for us, with normal vision, but looking at the Word screen for most of our days. We want to use our computers normally otherwise, but when using Word, for our work, for the main part of the day, we want to spare our eyes.
This should be very easy to do, since you already have the reading view done in this way. But we are WRITING hours and hours, not reading, so give this option for us as well. And you used to have this option, why did you take it away?
And please, when you do this, make the background black, not blue like it used to be. Just imagine how people will cheer for this stylish option when you can provide the writers, the academics, etc. with this option to have a simple full screen, black background, white text. Such a clean, beautiful, functional design.
Have a good day, and please fix this simple issue,
Even if it only allowed this in 'draft' mode it would be good (to leave the 'page' mode in WYSIWYG). Sepia/blue/grey ANYTHING but a white background! I even tried using Win 10 high contrast mode, but it breaks so many other things (and highlighting words in Word still keeps the white background with blue text..). Also tried Win 10 night mode, but orange with black text isn't very nice either.
Cesare Vesdani commented
Please bring back the blue background, white text feature in Microsoft Word.
Cesare Vesdani commented
A blue background and white text is better than a black background because having blue documents looks like blueprints and or blue screen of death (BSOD) - error 404 in Windows.
I am not visually impaired but my eyes gets really tired and starts aching when staring at this horrible white background. I also get headaches from staring at white pages.
Brian Hauer commented
Rather than arguing black or blue background, just allow the user to select a custom background and foreground color.
DM L commented
Yes. I actually liked the blue - it was more soothing and not too stark a contrast! It used to be my "little secret" but now it emails all documents with a blue background!!!
Default to dark document background with option for gray text on display, but default print is black text on white paper.