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Turn Microsoft Word 2007 into a Minimalist and Distraction Free Text Editor

If you do a lot of writing, you already know the advantages of a distraction-free, minimalistic writing environment. It’ll help you concentrate on your writing and also reduce your eye strain. The article here shows you how to turn your Microsoft Office 2007 into a minimalistic, distraction free text editor.


Open your word document and choose Page Layout on the Ribbon, then select page color to select the background color you want.

According to the background color, choose font color from Home on the Ribbon, and then select font color.


Now choose View on the Ribbon, and then select Full Screen Reading.


Click View Options and activate Allow Typing. You can also increase or decrease text size from here. That’s it.

If you want a real distraction free text editor, the word add-on Writespace (it’s free) lets you turn your word 2007 into a full-screen distraction free writing environment.


Download and install the Writespace add-on from here. When you need distraction free editor, choose View option from the Ribbon and select Writespace.

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