By default, Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., use a basic theme. However, one can change the Office theme according to their need. You can set a Colorful, Dark Gray, Black, White, etc., theme. But, what if you want to set a theme for all users? Using Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor, you can restrict theme change in the MS Office.
If you are an administrator and want to stop users from changing the default Microsoft Office theme in your organization, this gearupwindows article will guide you. We will show the steps to block changing themes in MS Office using Local Group Policy Editor and Registry Editor.
How to Prevent Users from Changing Default Office Theme using Local Group Policy Editor?
To prevent or stop users from changing the default organization Office theme using Group Policy, do the following:-
Step 1. First, install the Office’s Group Policy template on your computer.
Step 2. Then, launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 3. When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, browse to the following path on the left side:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine) > Global Options > Customize
Step 4. Then, on the right-side of Customize folder, double-click on the
Step 5. Select the
Step 6. Select a theme from the “Theme” drop-down menu that you want to set for all users.
Step 7. Then, click the
Step 8. Finally, hit the
To allow the theme changes in MS Office again, repeat the above steps and choose the
How to Stop Users from Changing Default Office Theme through Registry Editor?
To stop or prevent users from changing the default Office theme using Windows Registry, use the following steps:-
Step 1. At first, open the Registry Editor.
Step 2. When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-
Step 3. Then, right-click on the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Now, right-click on the
Step 7. Name it as
Step 8. After that, right-click on
Step 9. Name it as
Step 10. Now, on the right-side pane of
Step 11. Name it as
Step 12. Double-click on
- 0 – Colorful theme.
- 3 – Dark Gray theme.
- 4 – Black theme.
- 5 – White theme.
Step 13. Click the
Step 14. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.
To revert the changes to default, navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor:-
On the right side of