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Windows 7: Office 2013 - Impossible to use out of doors in the sun

29 Jul 2012   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Office 2013 - Impossible to use out of doors in the sun

Hi there
I'm afraid I have to give Office 2013 a total NO NO for use on a laptop out of doors.

Menu's all WHITE - can't customize and incredibily difficult to use outside. I'd make the guy who designed that colour scheme sit outside for 6 hours everyday and be forced to use Office 2013 ON A TABLET too !!! and see how he / she gets on with it.

I can't see the menu's very clearly - Outlook for instance is all white and very hard to read if sitting with your laptop say on a terrace at your favourite bar or café.

There's no way to alter the settings for example on Office 2010 you can do a little customisation so menus are very easy to read even outside

For example Outlook and excel snapshots (2010). Easily visible even outdoors.


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29 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Customization is one of the last functions to be added to pre-release issues of office, well it was with both 2007 & 2010 anyway.
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