Quote: Originally Posted by Darician
It looks like you're using a custom theme, which may be causing this. What happens when you try one of the included Windows 7 themes?
Office 2007 works normally
Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl
Good catch, Darician, regarding the custom theme. Definitely, the start icon has been modded which would lead one to wonder what else has been modded resulting in the issue the OP has experienced.
Thanks you two just saved me several frustrating reinstalls.
My Office 2007 looked exactly the same as OP snip,however I have no modified themes or system files as system freshly re-imaged.
First I tried changing office color under options (Blue,Silver,Black) no results then a repair install, again no results.
Darcian's solution to switch back to the default Windows 7 Aero theme (the one with the crappy blue background) worked. However I am still stumped as to the cause of the office appearance being messed up as the theme that was causing it was created with the default Windows 7 Aero with a slideshow added (now deleted).
Even stranger is I have just recreated the exact same slideshow described above and Office 2007 now functions normally.