I am absolutely convinced these are not the only options Microsoft would build into the program (I mean who would intentionally do that?).
You can't change the color scheme. You can't buy or add-in any additional themes. You also can't program any themes yourself. Microsoft is not planning on releasing any more themes at this time either. Microsoft really did intentionally limit the color choice
to gray. Microsoft can't seem to explain to anyone in any coherent manner why this was a good idea. There are no case studies we can see that would explain this. There have been zero (and I mean ZERO) attempts to explain to us why this was a good thing. It
was a completely boneheaded decision apparently made by a few "managers" at Microsoft that have some serious eye-related problems they wish to foister upon the rest of the world.
I've seen suggestions to simply add a simple theme color picker wheel to the Office theme choices (or just adhere to the user designated OS choice) - which would solve the problem for everyone . You know, something that would take any other programmer only
a few hours to code and implement and is documented 10000 times. Something they teach in beginning programming classes to 3rd graders. Unfortunately this feature appears to be completely baffling to the Office coders and they can't implement any color anymore.
They've gone completely color stupid apparently. The next version of Office, I hear, is going to be black text on a black background with black highlights, so thank your lucky stars we at least have gray and white in this version.
I digress. In any case, to answer your question, Microsoft would intentionally do that. Yes, they would. They have gone completely bat crazy as of late.
Saturday, February 02, 2013 5:11 PM