View Full Version : Design layout - Vista and Office 2007

03-07-2008, 09:49 PM
Hi, I had a look at a friend's laptop which she has Vista loaded and Office 2007.

First up, its my first time with Vista. Its a bit like XP I think from 2000 its all goofed up. What I found was with the start button you cannot change it to a traditional start button. I did however changed the the start button expanded column more traditional.

To the bigger question. I fired up Outlook 2007 and it has the traditional menu's like File, Edit, View, Help etc... but when I fired up Word and Excel they are all redone. Is it possible to redo them?


03-07-2008, 09:51 PM
1. Yes - change the theme to Windows Classic and the word 'Start' is there. You can't have the nice Vista theme and the word Start though AFAIK.
2. No you can't - Office 2007's new 'ribbon' bar replaces the menus as seen in Outlook.

03-07-2008, 09:59 PM
Thanks :thumbs: I'll report back.

03-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Hi Nomad. You can retrofit Word 2003 drop down menus to Word 2007's ribbons....... look here:
http://www.soft32.com/Download/free-trial/MS_Word_2007_Ribbon_to_Old_Classic_Menu_Toolbar_In terface_Software/4-217199-3.html