I have just installed MS Office 2003. It's a clean install, not an upgrade, right after fresh install of Windows XP Pro with SP1 and all security patches after SP1.
The problem is that all icons in the whole MS Office suite look just awful: fuzzy and blurred, as if they were just enlarged 16x16 icons. This is most evident when I switch to large icons, but even the small ones are terrible.
I have uploaded the screenshots to ilustrate my problem. The screen shots are from Outlook, but as I mentioned, the problem is the same in all MS Office apps. You can have a look at the images here: http://yellowshark.republika.pl/
I have searched the Internet for some screenshots of MS Office 2003 and I see, that the icons look nice on others' people machines :)
I have read somewhere, that MS Office 2003 uses windows' Themes to display its toolbars. So I have enabled the Themes service (which I usually switch off). I have also switched to 16bit color mode and back to 32bit to make sure icons in cache would be replaced with the right ones (I found that suggestion somewhere). As you can guess, all that didn't help. My icons still look BAD.
If that's of any importance I have Radeon 9600XT graphics card, and Catalyst 4.4 drivers.