How to Set Office 2007 Color Scheme with a Quick Registry Hack


Using the GUI (as written in a previous article) for changing the Office 2007 color scheme is quite easy, but in this article, we will show you how to do it using the Windows Registry.

Using the Manual Registry

1.      Go to Start > Run and type regedit.exe on the Run box.

Figure 1: Open Registry Editor in the Run box.

2.      Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common

Figure 2: The Common Key of Microsoft Office.

3.      Right-click on Theme and select Modify. Then enter one of the following numbers: 1 (Blue), 2 (Silver) and 3 (Black).

Figure 3: We can change the DWORD Value of Theme.

Group Policy Template

Also, here is a group policy template for IT workers to implement on various PCs.

CLASS USER
CATEGORY “Custom Office 2007 Config”
POLICY “Color Scheme”
KEYNAME “Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common”
EXPLAIN “Allows you to control the Office 2007 Color Scheme.”
PART “Pick the color from the list” TEXT
END PART
PART “Color” DROPDOWNLIST
REQUIRED
VALUENAME “Theme”
ITEMLIST
NAME “Blue” VALUE NUMERIC 1
NAME “Silver” VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME “Black” VALUE NUMERIC 3
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY


 

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