Office 2013 Background Colors

I'm replacing a set of Win7 Pc's running Office 2007 with Win 7 and Office 2013. The main complaint I've heard from all users is the screen is too white in all Office 2013 apps (Word, Outlook, Excel).  I switched to different themes but all that does is add a design to the top of the window. I was to change the default color for all emails, spreadsheets and word docs so they are not stark white but show a bit of texture or color so they are easy on the eyes.

Has anyone actually done this and is using it in this manner?
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Tony GiangrecoAsked:
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
There are Backgrounds and then Themes. Sounds like you changed Background if all it changed was the top menu bar. I have Office 2013 and set the Office Theme to Light Gray and it's much easier on the eyes. Make sure you've got the latest updates installed, too.

This is a screenshot from Word 2013 - Word 2013 Office Theme

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Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
I checked those options and they still don't make much of a change when working on a document.  Are there any other options available?
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
From what I could find, no. I read somewhere that Microsoft deliberately limited the customization options so that things would look the same across systems. I much prefer the look of the older versions, too.
Tony GiangrecoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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