The latest iteration of Microsoft Office is touchscreen ready and cloud friendly. Microsoft has redesigned the user interface, and the new fast and fluid design gives you faster access to the tools and works great with touchscreen, styles, mouse, or keyboard. Microsoft Office 2013 offers limited options to customize the default look. One can only customize the Quick Access Toolbar and the ribbon. Microsoft has removed the option to change the default color scheme from this version of the Office. Because of this, users need to live with the default white color scheme only. Users who have been using Office 2013 preview must have noticed the background pattern that appears in the upper right of the window. Users who don’t like the default background pattern can change the same under options. The Office 2013 preview version ships with six patterns: calligraphy, circle and strips, circuit, clouds, straws, and tree rights. An option is available to disable or turn off this feature. Change Office 2013 background pattern Step 1: Launch Office Word, Excel, or any other Office 2013 program. Step 2: When you see the Start screen, click or tap a template to proceed to the productivity area. Step 3: Click or tap File, click or tap Options to see Options dialog. Step 4: Here, click or tap General on the left pane to see all general options on the right-hand side. Expand Office Background drop down list and a choose a background. To turn off this feature, select None from the drop down list. Step 5: Click OK button to apply the new pattern. Don’t forget to check out how to install Office 2013 on a different drive, how to activate Office 2013, and how to uninstall Office 2013 customer preview.