Post tagged: Windows

Extracting images from MSWord

A simple problem, solved in a simple way.

The problem

Sometimes, you need to extract and save an image that is part of a Microsoft Word document, that you can't get any other way. For example, you might need a copy of an institutional logo that is only present as …

Weird-looking Office bug

In which a strange retro look overtakes MSWord.

The symptoms

All the Microsoft Office programs - Word, Outlook, Excel etc - lose their soothing, sleek modern look for a weird, lo-fi, monochrome appearance, as if the graphics have been reduced to 16bit or reverted to Word 97. Most noticeable is the way that the window buttons (shrink / maximize / close) revert …