Windows 7: Office 2003 color fix

When running Office 2003 in Windows 7, Office tries to follow the Windows color scheme and fails miserably (IMHO). Most of the windows colors are silver but Office defaults to the ugly blue found in Luna.

You can easily fix these problems by doing the following:

  1. In the Start Menu or Superbar, right-click on the Word 2003/Excel 2003/etc icon and select Properties
  2. On the Compatibility tab, check the Disable visual themes option.

This forces Office to default to the classic look, which fits much better with Windows 7 Aero.

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