How can I change the font color in Office 2007 in a high contrast theme?

I have a vision impaired user that has a custom high contrast theme set up for them.  The theme has a white background and all fonts show up as they normally would.  When I try and change the font color in Excel and Outlook 2007 it does not seem to change.  It shows up as changed when the email is sent or in a print preview, but not when you are looking at the document.  I have gotten this to work in the past, but I cannot remember what I did.  The computer is using Windows 7 Pro.  Any suggestions?

Thanks guys!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Office 2007 is very old. I cannot say for certain that updating to Office 2013 will fix this. It might, but I cannot be certain.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Outlook uses Word as editor and is integrated so I think you need to use Windows itself.

Right Click on the Windows 7 desktop, choose Personalization, and then see the selection of High Contrast Themes. I see 4 in total. Pick the one that suites you best.
SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

The same problem happens when I change to a generic Windows 7 high contrast theme.  It is my understanding that sometimes  viewing font colors in Office in high contrast themes can be problematic , but like I mentioned I have been able to view the color change in the past.  This is a very unique situation.  Would upgrading the version of Office potentially fix this?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@SupermanTB  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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