make office 2007 look like office 2003 Interface

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2008-04-22
I just installed office 2007 for a friend. He is older and not great with the software learning curve. He wants office 2007 to look similar to his old version of office. As you can imagine he is very confused now that microsoft has mixed up the UI. Is there a way to make it look like the older versions, with drop down menues and the classic toolbars?
Question by:traptus
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    Accepted Solution

    You can make your own ribbon tabs and controls, just create them with the old look/feel (yes, easier said than done):

    Here's an add-on software (not free) that will add the classic menus and toolbars:

    As a partial fix there is the shortcut which displays all the accelerator keys.
    Press the ALT key and the "accelerator" shortcut keys are displayed for each menu item - and for sub-items after you've pressed the first accelerator key.
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    strange that ms didn't leave a custimize method for this... I Just can't stand the new menues without a possibility to use the old menu...

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