Avoid Eye Strain


How can I minimize eye strain from using my computer?


This question was answered on November 24, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you use Microsoft Word often, you know how straining it can be on your eyes The blinding white background and small black text requires a tremendous amount of effort for our eyes In fact, the strain can cause headaches and temporary blurred vision Luckily there is a way to minimize strain within MS Word.

1.) Open a Word Document by going to Start, All Programs, Microsoft Word.

2.) From the menu bar, click Tools.

3.) Select Options from the drop down menu.

4.) The Options dialogue box will open Select the General tab.

5.) Now you will find a check box that says "Blue background, white text." Click to select it so that you have a tick mark on the box.

6.) Click OK to save the changes and to close the options dialogue box.

Now, go back to your Word document See the difference? Yes, now it has a blue background and when you type, the text will be all white Try this for a few days and you should see a drastic change on the eye strain you've been experiencing Oh, and don't worry, your documents won't print with the same blue background Cheers!

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on November 24, 2006