There are so many bells and whistles with MS Word that it’s easy to get caught up in the font and appearance rabbit hole, eating up hours of otherwise productive writing time. There are several apps or downloads that can provide you a clean interface for writing and a simple Google search or a visit to Lifehacker.com will show you these.
However…since most of us write on Word they have addressed this issue. You’re most likely already aware of “read-mode” under the view tab which gets you an almost distraction free writing surface. You can take it a step further by clicking the down arrow in the quick access toolbar on the top left and do the following:
More commands/choose commands from/commands not in ribbon/toggle full screen view/add.
This will add a new icon to the top left which can give you the cleanest writing surface, push esc key to return.
Now…you’ll need to find something else to distract you from writing-stack the deck in your favor. Happy writing.