Change Office's appearance

Microsoft Office 2003 has a new look when you use Microsoft Windows XP and the Windows XP style. The color and look of the Office toolbars, buttons, menus, and dialog boxes follows the color theme or scheme you have set in Microsoft Windows.

To change your Office color scheme, do one of the following:

ShowWindows XP

  1. In Windows Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Change the computer's theme.
  2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Appearance tab.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To use the new look in your Office programs, use the Windows XP style. In the Windows and Buttons list, click Windows XP style. To change the colors, click the item you want in the Color scheme list, such as Silver.
    • To have your Office 2003 programs look similar to Office XP, use the Windows Classic style. In the Windows and Buttons list, click Windows Classic style. To change the colors, click the item you want in the Color scheme list, such as Windows Standard.

 

ShowWindows 2000

  1. In Windows Control Panel, double-click the Display Display icon icon.
  2. Click the Appearance tab.
  3. In the Scheme list, click the scheme you want, such as Windows Standard.
 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003