Change the Background and Color Schemes of the Office 2019 Applications

By Peter Weverka

Part of Office 2019 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Want to play interior decorator with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher? Follow these steps to change the look of the Office 2019 application screens:

  1. In any Office application, go to the File tab and choose Account.
    The Account window opens.
  2. Choose an Office Background option.
    These options — Clouds, Spring, Underwater, and others — place a faint design motif in the upper-right corner of screens.
  3. Choose an Office Theme option.
    These options — Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, and White — change the overall color of Office screens. If you choose the Colorful option, each Office application appears in a different color. For example, the Word screen is blue; the PowerPoint screen is red.