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Windows 7: Office 2007 Looks Weird

03 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Office 2007 Looks Weird

I opened up Word 2007 to find the appearance looking like '98 or something (see screenshot). It does it for Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote as well. I inserted the CD and tried to do a repair to no avail.

Why is this doing this and what can I do to correct it?


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03 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Sure looks like my Office Word 2007.
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03 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

It seams this problem can be fixed fairly easily.

Have a look at and follow what it says about half the way down the page.

I think it's just a colour scheme thing.

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03 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your color scheme is set to black in Word Options > Popular. Maybe silver or blue (which are the other 2 options) would look more familiar.
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04 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

None of the above answers worked. I decided to do the ultimate and do a system restore. After much hassle with security preventing a restore, I got one to work and everything looks fine now... just need to update my system again...

Thanks anyway. Much appreciated.
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