Adjusting page brightness in Microsoft Word

  firegamp 18:24 31 Jul 2009
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I must be getting old! The brightness of the "paper" on which I "type" in Word 2002 is starting to strain my eyes much more than it used to. Can someone please tell me how to adjust page brightness, contrast, colour etc, so that I can work for longer without my sight getting stressed? My system is XP Pro with SP3. firegamp

  peter99co 19:33 31 Jul 2009

On the open word document I clicked format and chose background (light blue) in the dropdown. I think I would want to return to white though if I went for a print

  hastelloy 20:49 31 Jul 2009

Start, Control Panel, Display, Appearance,Advanced. Under Item select Window, then select your colour from the drop-down. This will be retained as your setting each time you boot up but will not print.

  golfpro 07:41 01 Aug 2009

I have heard people say that white print on a black background works quite well. I haven't tried it maybe I will.

  BT 08:26 01 Aug 2009

White on Black has always been considered the most 'user friendly' combination for projected images and I suppose it still applies in the computer age. The old word processors mostly used white on blue as a default, but despite it still being a predominant preference in lots of web pages etc. it has been proven that a predominance of blue is not actually good for your eyes.

I too find the brightness of white pages is a bit excessive at times. It would be nice to be able to change overall default white in Outlook Express to a less bright option.

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