Getting Started with Office 2013

Setting your Preferences

As a new user to Microsoft Office 2013, you may find yourself wanting to change some of the default settings. For example, if you don’t want to see the Start screen for each app or you want to change the color scheme. 

Each time you open an application, you see the Start screen (as referenced below):

To Remove the Start Screen (and go right into application):

1. Click on File tab (in any Office 2013 application).

2. Select Options.

3. Choose the General category.

4. Turn off the “Show the Start screen when the application starts” checkbox.

5. Click OK.

To Set Your Office Theme:

1. Click on File tab (can be done in any Office 2013 application, but this feature really stands out in Outlook).

2. Select Options.

3. Choose the General category.

4. Click on the dropdown arrow for the “White” Office Theme and select “Dark Gray” instead.

5. Click OK.

6. Now when you click on File, Open, you will see a change in the color of the panes. This really stands out when you are in Outlook as the ribbon, navigation pane and message area are more definitive.

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