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Office Fun Like '97 - Icons by ssx Office Fun Like '97 - Icons by ssx
I was messing with Office '97 a bit for my Office Binder 2003 and Office Binder 2007 projects and I realized just how cool the icons in Office '97 are. When it seems like every new program suite is simplifying their icons, often to the point of becoming ugly (Adobe CS3 anyone?) it was refreshing to see a nice icon that had alot going on for it, but at the same time wasn't too busy. Now don't get me wrong, Office 2003 and Office 2007 have fine looking icons, but something about these old '97 icons is just extra cool. So, I thought I'd take the style of the old icons and modernize them with larger sizes, anti-aliasing, more color, and the main part of the icon updated to the new colors of the Office suite. Since Publisher wasn't part of Office '97 I scouring the internet for a nice example of the Publisher '98 icon to include as well.

Windows Icons in this series
Set 1 (Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, Word)
Set 2 (Binder, One Note, Schedule+, Visio)
Set 3 (Adobe CS2)
Set 4 (WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations, Graphics)
Set 5 (OpenOffice)

Dock Icons in this series
Set 1 (Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, Word)
Set 2 (Binder, Schedule+)
Set 3 (One Note, Visio)
Set 4 - Style 1 (Adobe CS2)
Set 4 - Style 2 (Adobe CS2)
Set 4 - Style 3 (Adobe CS2)
Set 5 (WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations, Graphics)
Set 6 (OpenOffice)
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JollyGreenJustin Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I still use Office 97 with Vista. Well, it works just as well.

I did make some icons myself but these are better. Cheers.
Cool. I'm glad you like them. Behind Office 2003, Office 97 is the best version. :)
Sweet, I won't use em now but I doubt I won't use them in the future :D
cool work man
Like it
Thank you.
Ben-Anderson Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New icons for appliations look a bit too flash more my taste too. These are just too look at. Very clean and to the point. I'll be using them for open office :)
Glad you like them. I've been meaning to test OpenOffice. I have an old PIII system that could use an office suite, and I don't think I want to install Office '97 on it and I don't have any extra licenses for Office 2003 or Office 2007 so they are out.
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