Change These 7 Defaults to make Microsoft Office 2016 Work your Way

The new addition to the Microsoft Office family, MS Office 2016 is another solution that is meeting and exceeding the expectations of the user.

This suit is around for a while now and most of the businesses around the globe are reaping the benefits.

Of course, it takes time to get the grasp on any new upgrade, but once you are in the flow, it becomes a great experience.

If you are a Microsoft Office 2016 user, change these 7 defaults to make Microsoft Office 2016 work your way.

Defaults you can Change in Microsoft Office 2016

Once you configure the solution to work your way, it is surely going to be a great experience.

Check out these default changes.


Customize Ribbon and Keyboard Shortcuts

Customize Ribbon and Keyboard Shortcuts
Customize Ribbon and Keyboard Shortcuts

Customizing the ribbon interface is easy and effective as with QAT.

All you need is to right-click anywhere on the ribbon and a sub-menu will appear. From here, select “Customize Ribbon”.

What you can do here is to group the commands the way you want it to work, or simply remove it.

If you have commands that you use more frequently, you have the freedom to create a new tab or add a group for macros.


Microsoft Office File Formats

Microsoft Office File Formats
Microsoft Office File Formats

Does your MS Office ignore to recognize the file format?

It shouldn’t be a case, but it happens.

Though fixing this issue is easy.

  • In Cortana, go and select Control Panel from the list.
  • Select Program Link and then Program and Features.
  • Choose Microsoft Office 2016/Microsoft Office 365.
  • In the title bar, click on Change, enter the admin password and hit Yes.
  • A dialogue box will appear from where you can choose Quick repair, it must get the job done.


Change Default Color Scheme

Change Default Color Scheme
Change Default Color Scheme

Changing the colour scheme is not a necessity, though it can be important from the user’s point of view.

In case you don’t like the default colour scheme, you can make changes by following these steps.

  • Click on Files and then on Options.
  • Click on General.
  • Choose your setting from colour scheme drop-down and click OK.


Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Customize Quick Access Toolbar
Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Quick Access Toolbar is mostly used to save a document, exit the application, create a new document and other common purposes.

By default, you will find it on the top left corner of your screen. But, how about a new location?

From the drop-down of QAT, choose Show Below the Ribbon.

It is a small change, but just if you want to change the location.

In the form of macros, you can add in the form of macros. Form QAT drop-down, choose More Commands after writing a macro (sub procedure).

From the drop-down list, choose Command.

Choose the macro in the list and click on add to move it to the QAT and it’s done.


Customize Start Screen

Customize Start Screen
Customize Start Screen

A list of recent files and few templates appears when you launch an Office app, that’s your start screen.

Usually, users want to start with a blank document.

  • Choose Options from File tab.
  • Choose General.
  • Uncheck the option- Show the Start Screen When This Application Starts.


OneDrive in Windows 10 OS

OneDrive in Windows 10 OS
OneDrive in Windows 10 OS

Windows 10 users can see and find OneDrive very annoying.

OneDrive app synchronizes with your files and is available even when you are offline.

You can disable it if you are not using it.

  • In the notification window, right click on OneDrive in the task-bar.
  • Choose Settings and then Auto Save tab.
  • Go to Desktop>Documents and Pictures where you can change This PC Only.
  • Now click Ok and it’s done.


Change the Comment Font Size

If you are looking forward to changing the comment font size, here are the steps:

  • Go to control panel and click on Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Find the link that says- Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller in Display.
  • Click on ToolTips and then on Font Size in Change Only the Text Size. You can bold it too.
  • Click on Apply and it’s done.


Final Words

These are some of the fines customization options that can make the real difference in the way you make use of MS Office 2016.

Implement these changes and make the most out of your Office.


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