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    Office v Windows Settings (2007)

    How can you make Office 2007 applications comply with, or observe, Microsoft specified Windows colour (color) scheme or appearance settings and user interface behaviour guidelines for Windows applications?

    I'm OK with learning the ribbon, and other new features within the applications. However, changes to the components that all Windows applications should have in common are a problem.

    The title bars ignore the way my system is configured to ensure that the active title bar stands out and that the inactive ones are "muted" into the background. With multiple windows open on a large screen, it can now be difficult to pick the active one.

    The title bars centre (center) the title, rather than left justify it, and would thus make title bar gradients less effective (if the gradients were observed).

    The scroll bars ignore my settings.

    The drop down menus ignore the way I have set up highlighting for selected items. Probably since the menu bars (the ribbon?) also ignore the settings.

    If wouldn't be so bad if these "enhancements" were optional, but there seems to be no way to avoid them.

    Does anyone else feel like they're losing control?
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    Re: Office v Windows Settings (2007)

    As far as I know, the answer is "You can't". <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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