How to Change the Office 2013 Background Vector Theme

With Windows Vista it was the Aero and now with Windows 8 it’s all about the Metro. Microsoft has given some nice touch to the Metro Start Screen background with cool vector designs. Now with Office 2013 vector background strip on the top right corner, it seems to be trying to bring things together.


Metro Start Screen comes with some backgrounds you can try, but if you are looking forward to change Office 2013 background art to go with the Start Screen, here’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Open any of the Office products and click on the File button to open the Office options.

File Menu Office

Step 2: Click on the Account option on the ribbon on the left-hand side to open the User Information page.

Microsoft Office Account

Step 3: On the User Information Page you will find a drop-down menu to select the Office Backgrounds. There are four backgrounds you can select and the changes will be applied as soon as you make the selection. If you want to keep it neat and clean, just select None in the list.

User Information

Currently, in the preview stage there are only four themes you can choose from, but I am looking forward to the feature of personalization with custom arts and images here.  Don’t forget to have a look at our screenshot tour of Microsoft Office 2013 Preview if you have not downloaded Office 2013 yet.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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