Excel background is dark grey and I cannot change it

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I managed to change the settings of my excel to a dark grey instead of the green bar at the top and light grey.

Can someone kindly help me to get it to the default settings? It is very depressing




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Select File > Options.

Under 'Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office', select Colorful from the 'Office theme' drop down.

Click OK.




best response confirmed by lolam1010 (New Contributor)

@Hans Vogelaar  Thank you. It works.

You have lightened my day.