I purchased a copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus for $9.95 through their home use program. The price was sooo good, I couldn’t pass it up. While I like the improved features of office 2013, this is the first version of office that has left me wondering if I made a mistake upgrading.
Visually, the color scheme of the user interface is awful. Your choices are light gray, medium gray, or dark gray. Dark gray, is the best of the worst. Light gray, as others have observed, is like staring into the sun. Not a useful activity.
This is also the first time that I’ve downloaded an office update that crashed my computer- requiring me to use a restore point. Sure am glad that works. If you’re using office 2010, don’t qualify for the home use program, and don’t have a compelling reason to upgrade to 2013, I would wait in till the first service pack is issued. This feels more like beta software to me.