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08 Aug 2013   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's similar to looking at a piece of white paper in direct sun light/ Blinding
Luckily office 2007 is not bad.


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09 Aug 2013   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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I cannot understand why you do not like the white color, I have it on 3 machines and it does not bother my eyes nor my husbands but we are over 50 yrs of age. Maybe at that age your eyes change so one does see differently. It is interesting cause my son is 40 and he agrees with you guys
You are among the fortunate ones. I don't know if there is a correlation with age, but if you google the issue you will see that a great many people are having a problem with the brightness and low contrast of the 2013 UI.
Hi there
whether one LIKES it or not IMO is a bit irrelevant. What I think the OP wants to know is why have some of the background UI customisations that were available in previous versions been removed in Office 2013 so there is no choice (the difference between the standard white and grey is almost zero).

I think you'll also see that with the introduction of Office 2013 this has been a CONTANT GRUMBLE and providing the user with a choice of background can't be that difficult.

Also not everybody's eyes work the same -- and as for using Office 2013 OUTDOOR or in bright light -- just forget it.

I get the impression that those guys who designed the UI for office 2013 must have been designing this at the bottom of a deep coalmine with only Miner's lamps for illumination.

Incidentally what are the customisation options for Office 365 like -- any better or worse than Office 2013 or just the same.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Aug 2013   #13
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
I cannot understand why you do not like the white color, I have it on 3 machines and it does not bother my eyes nor my husbands but we are over 50 yrs of age. Maybe at that age your eyes change so one does see differently. It is interesting cause my son is 40 and he agrees with you guys
You are among the fortunate ones. I don't know if there is a correlation with age, but if you google the issue you will see that a great many people are having a problem with the brightness and low contrast of the 2013 UI.
Hi there
whether one LIKES it or not IMO is a bit irrelevant. What I think the OP wants to know is why have some of the background UI customisations that were available in previous versions been removed in Office 2013 so there is no choice (the difference between the standard white and grey is almost zero).

I think you'll also see that with the introduction of Office 2013 this has been a CONTANT GRUMBLE and providing the user with a choice of background can't be that difficult.

Also not everybody's eyes work the same -- and as for using Office 2013 OUTDOOR or in bright light -- just forget it.

I get the impression that those guys who designed the UI for office 2013 must have been designing this at the bottom of a deep coalmine with only Miner's lamps for illumination.

Incidentally what are the customisation options for Office 365 like -- any better or worse than Office 2013 or just the same.

Cheers
jimbo
Office 365 is the same as office 2013, the difference are you get more options outside of the office software program, once you pay for office 365 depending on which plan you take ( and understand office 365 is geared toward the business world only) you get the opportunity to download office 2013 and any upgrades from it when you renew each year
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09 Aug 2013   #14
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I have office 365 but the watered down version where I pay a monthly fee to Microsoft of $6 to put my website and domain on their servers and the usage of their servers for my website email address, amount a few more features, I already have office 2013 so it was not worth it for me to go with the higher plans but I am a reseller for Microsoft to sell office 365 so I am trained in all their plans
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09 Aug 2013   #15
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I hate to tell you this, but at the same time Windows XP goes off support, it will be the same way with Office 2003
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09 Aug 2013   #16
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
I hate to tell you this, but at the same time Windows XP goes off support, it will be the same way with Office 2003
I hat e to tell you but you are absolutely correct, but we were talking about 2013 not 2003
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10 Aug 2013   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Anybody using Office 365 -- the thing I wanted to know was "Is the Interface the same horrible one that Office 2013 has" -- not the relative merits or prices of Office 365 vs the rest.

There is a possibility I might have to start using Office 365 at work so I need to "prepare for the worst" !! although Office 2010 is staying on MY machine for as long as possible.

(Supplementary question -- Does Office 365 have all the language packs that Office 2010 for example has).

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Aug 2013   #18
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
I hate to tell you this, but at the same time Windows XP goes off support, it will be the same way with Office 2003
Why do you think that's important?
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10 Aug 2013   #19
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Anybody using Office 365 -- the thing I wanted to know was "Is the Interface the same horrible one that Office 2013 has" -- not the relative merits or prices of Office 365 vs the rest.

There is a possibility I might have to start using Office 365 at work so I need to "prepare for the worst" !! although Office 2010 is staying on MY machine for as long as possible.

(Supplementary question -- Does Office 365 have all the language packs that Office 2010 for example has).

Cheers
jimbo
I'm an Office 365 University subscriber. Office 365 and Office 2013 are the same software. The difference is in licensing. Office 365 is subscription based aimed at consumers and small businesses while Office 2013 is volume licensed for large corporations and universities. I think universities can also get the "Office 365 Education" subscription instead of the volume license. The good thing about 365 is the integration with other MS acquired products like Skydrive and free 60 minutes of Skype calls per month. In addition, once Office 2016 arrives, people who are subscribed can get the latest Office as long as their subscription hasn't expired yet. "Office 365 doesn't come with language packs like you install with Office 2013" (not 100% sure about the quoted text) since when I want to change the language, I have to go to my Office.com account and download another office setup with a different language, but I have to change my default language on my account to the language I want.

In sum, Office 365 gets the complete "horrible" white blinding UI that Office 2013 has. I'm fine with the light gray theme though.
Regards
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10 Aug 2013   #20
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
If I can't install the language packs then office 365 is a big NO NO.

Office 2010 AND 2013 allow installation of the language packs - and in the OPTIONS you can change the display language (note I'm talking here about OFFICE not Windows itself which is another issue).

Change the options in Language when you open any Office component - e.g EXCEL. - A change in any one component changes them in ALL components.

Cheers
jimbo


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