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Windows 7: MS Office 2013 File Menu fonts not white - very hard to see

16 Aug 2014   #1

W7 64
MS Office 2013 File Menu fonts not white - very hard to see

I posted in an Office forum and was encouraged to post here.

The subject line says it all...almost.

I can see online that the file menus have white fonts. I've played with various graphic settings and nothing helps. This is the ONLY application I am having trouble with. All my other color schemes and applications look correct.

Oddity: About a month ago an Office 2010 update came through (I don't literally have v.2010 but the naming convention for Office eludes me anyway). After that the fonts went white. No kidding. For a couple of days...then it was back to black. There were a lot of the usual Windows updates at around the same time so I can't be absolutely certain what happened...all I know is that it happened and didn't last.

TIA for any help.

Best regards,

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16 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Welcome to Windows Seven Forum.

I have Office Pro 2013 & the File menu is black background with a white font colour. What colour is your File menu & what colour are your fonts. I don't know of any way to change the File menu colour. See attached screen shot.

Office names run in year of introduction order, so there is Office, 2003, 2007, 2010 & currently 2013. There were earlier versions as well, but these are the later ones.
They can also be identified by numbers so Office 2013 is version 15, 2010 is version 14 etc..

MS Office 2013 File Menu fonts not white - very hard to see-excel_file_menu_colour..png

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16 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

My Word 2013 File menu on Win8.1 is blue with white lettering.

A note: the versions of Office for Mac OS X are 2008 and 2011, comparable with Office 2007 and 2010 respectively [don't know about earlier earlier versions]. Files created are compatible.
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17 Aug 2014   #4

W7 64

The menu colors are standard Office apps - Word = Blue, Excel = Green, etc. I've attached what I see when I pull the Word menu down.

I've adjusted brightness so that I can see the black font on the blue background.

Thanks for your attention!


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MS Office 2013 File Menu fonts not white - very hard to see-capture.jpg 
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17 Aug 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

In my Office all the File main colours are Black background with White text. Where your screen shot shows a Dark Blue background & Black text, with a Light Blue bar on an item, my item one shows different colours for each Office application.
See my screen in Post #2 when the item is Green, which is my Excel File.

The only thing I can suggest is to experiment with the main Windows colour schemes. I use Windows Aero for Windows 7. To change your main Windows colour schemes open Control Panel & select Personalisation.
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 MS Office 2013 File Menu fonts not white - very hard to see

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