I have Windows XP on my laptop, with Office 2003. I recently had problems with my hard drive, and had to have it replaced. AfterI got my laptop back Office 2003, which used to run Word, Excel etc. with a bright blue background, now runs with a washed-out grey background - and I don't like it. Small thing I know but annoying.
I have checked that Windows XP has its settings correct - so the appearance under Display is Windows XP style with default blue as the colour, and the task bar on the desktop is blue, as it should be. It's just Word and the other programmes which run with a washed out grey background. Does anyone know how I change it?
When I install Office XP on any other computer, the programmes run with the usual blue background. It's just on my laptop where this isn't happening any more.
My response to you somehow went before yours... just in case you didn't see, thanx for replying, I'm not quite sure what 'mode' means. I thought you meant the settings in Display in Control Panel? Sorry, I'm a bit new to all this.
Thanks for your suggestions wee eddie and lotvic, but no go - it was already set to Start Menu rather than Classic; and I also read the previous thread lotvic and it's not quite the same problem: my windows xp is blue, the task bar etc. is blue, as it should be. It's just Word and Excel and the other Office apps which are old-school grey. I need a way to change the background colour of the whole of Office 2003 even though Windows XP is fine.
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