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Is there a way to configure Office 2007 to use other color schemes?

Is there a way to configure Office 2007 to use other color schemes?

The 3 color schemes (blue, silver, black) available in Office 2007 provide poor differentiation for active windows. It is really hard to locate the currently active editor (Word) window at a quick glance. Cursor hover response is also poor.

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Guest [Entry]

"I think I eventually found the ""final answer"" to ""how to differentiate active/inactive windows in Office?"" long aged question! :-)

Select an ""high contrast"" theme from standard Windows themes
edit it slightly
save it to ""mytheme""
find your custom themes folder (%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes)
open mytheme.theme into a text editor
replace last section ""Control Panel\Colors"" contents by these:

[Control Panel\Colors]
Scrollbar=250 250 250
Background=150 150 150
ActiveTitle=0 0 185
InactiveTitle=192 192 192
Menu=192 192 192
Window=255 255 255
WindowFrame=5 5 5
MenuText=0 0 0
WindowText=0 0 0
TitleText=255 255 255
ActiveBorder=0 0 0
InactiveBorder=252 252 252
AppWorkspace=55 255 255
Hilight=100 100 255
HilightText=255 255 255
ButtonFace=192 192 192
ButtonShadow=127 127 127
GrayText=192 192 192
ButtonText=0 0 0
InactiveTitleText=0 0 0
ButtonHilight=224 224 224
ButtonDkShadow=0 0 0
ButtonLight=192 192 192
InfoText=0 0 0
InfoWindow=255 255 55
ButtonAlternateFace=192 192 192
HotTrackingColor=100 100 255
GradientActiveTitle=0 0 128
GradientInactiveTitle=128 128 128
MenuHilight=160 160 160
MenuBar=255 255 255

The most important values are:

ActiveTitle=0 0 185

InactiveTitle=192 192 192

Save the text file
Refresh the themes list by closing/opening theme selector
Double click ""mytheme""

Enjoy! :-)"
Guest [Entry]

"no there is no other way to customize this color scheme but you can make it look like office 2003 and your main concern is visibility so I think this'll be appropriate ... check this article over here

http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtweaks/archives/005682.html"