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Office 2003 Toolbar And Menu Icons ?!?!


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#1 smirko

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:14 AM

For no apparent reason, the icons in all of my Office 2003 applications have changed to the icons that were used in the old versions ( office XP ) !!!!???
I have no idea why this happened, and worse, I have no idea how to fix it ... it's driving me absolutely nuts to be honest ...


Can somebody PLEASE help me???


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Posted 06 October 2006 - 06:04 PM

Hi Smirko,

Just a quick thought, have you tried the Detect and Repair option?



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Posted 07 October 2006 - 04:22 AM

Hi Jrenter2,

yes I tried that. I even tried to remove and reinstall complete office 2003
but problem was still there.

I even tried to install new office 2007
and menu and toolbar icons was still old fashion and it looked very ugly
so I removed it.

I asked this same question on Yahoo, Google groups and havent got any answers.


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Posted 07 October 2006 - 09:40 AM

Did you change "Themes" in display properties?

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:55 AM

I have not changed "Themes" in display properties.

Anyway Thanks for idea Enthusiast.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 02:50 PM

Could you post a screen shot? It's hard to visualize what you have described.

What toobars do you have listed under View, Toolbars...?
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:45 PM

I dont know how to post image here so
here is a link to post where one guy had same problem as me.

http://www.theofficeexperts.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5799

He also didnt get any answers to that problem !

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:47 PM

1. Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Settings tab.

What is your Color quality set at?
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:00 AM

Color quality is Highest(32 bit)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:42 PM

Switch the Color quality back to lowest(16 bit).
Open one of your Office Apps to see if that made a difference.
You can change the setting back if it doesn't work.

Let us know.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:42 AM

it didnt make any difference JC.
Thanks for idea anyway.

But now I dont think that problem is in display settings.

Maybe file that contain those icons data got corrupted, but I dont know where to find that file ?!?!?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:19 AM

Lots of different tweaks and registry changes, but most of them are to fix the icons on your desktop, or the icon cache. If you get a fix for the problem that works for you, please let us know. I am positive it will help others with the same problem.

Try this once more...My next suggestion is to try to do a complete uninstall of Office 2003. Reboot and install it again to see if that helps. Whenever you are trying different fixes like this on your computer, make sure that you have a up-to-date backup of your data.

Let us know. :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:18 AM

Hi JC,
it seems that changing color settings helped.

Icons are back in normal !!! I am not quite sure what happened,
yesterday when I tried it didnt work, but as I can recall I have not reboot my PC.

I wanated to show some pics on TV and resolution was very bad and with low color.
I have extended desktop with my TV and that 2nd display had color set to lowest (4bit)
I changed it to (32bit) and pics was good now on TV.

After a while I opened office document Icons were as they should be in high color.

Thanks for help to everyone and especially to You JC.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:29 PM

I am glad I was able to help. :thumbsup:

Take care.
JC




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