How to Switch Skins in Kingsoft Office 2013

As you might already know, Kingsoft Office 2013 offers three skin / interface styles: 2013 Elegant Black, 2013 Water blue, and Classic Style. Both Office Free 2013 and Office Professional 2013 support switching skins among the three styles. Follow these two methods to choose your favorite interface.

Choose skin for Office 2013 during installation

During the installation process of Office 2013, you can choose a skin from the left list, and press Next in the following steps to finish installation. In this way, the three components of Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation will apply the same interface you've chosen here. See following:

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Figure 1 Choose Interface Style for Office 2013

Switch skin in Office 2013 programs after installation

If you already installed Office 2013, but want to apply another interface, you can easily switch to another within the Office programs. Take Writer 2013 for example - you can follow these steps to switch skins.

Step 1 In Writer 2013, click the Switch UI button on the top right.

Step 2 Select a different skin from the current one, and press OK. You will need to restart the program to see the changes.

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Figure 2 Switch Skin Style in Office 2013 - 2013 Skin

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Figure 3 Switch Skin Style in Office 2013 - Classic Skin


Under 2013 style interface, you can press the shortcut of Alt key to bring up the Classic menu, which is shown under the main toolbar. Press Alt again to hide it. This menu style is also available by clicking the arrow beside the program icon. See below:

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Figure 4 Show classic menu in 2013 style interface