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Item4160: Update the MS Office filetype icons

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Can we update the MS Office filetype icons with the attached ones? I've made an attempt to make them look like the rest of the icons shipped with TWiki4.

In the words of one of our users, "the new MS Office icons aren’t even recognizable, and all the images are faded out. I liked the older ones better." This sentiment has been echoed a few times. Comparison of new (attached) and default (bundled with TWiki4) icons (the Visio one is not shipped, but something I made for our group):

What was the reason for changing look of these icons? Is there a legal issue involved?

-- TWiki:Main/PankajPant - 29 May 2007

I did not want to make the MS icons stand out from other filetypes. The icon images come from the MS suite for Mac OS X.

Personally I don't find the proposed icons more clear, but that may be a cultural difference.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 29 May 2007

I guess it's just a question of familiarity. The ppt and xls icons are quite different from what most Windows users are used to. We're replacing them in our installation. If there isn't much interest, then feel free to close the bug.

By the way, Arthur, I've also added the Visio icon to TWiki:TWiki.TWikiDocGraphics for you to consider adding to the default icon set.

-- TWiki:Main.PankajPant - 29 May 2007

I trust Arthur on this one, and I'm afraid it doesn't look like it is attracting much interest. Thanks for reporting though smile


-- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen - 22 Dec 2007

Summary Update the MS Office filetype icons
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PankajPant
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 18 May 2007, build 13796
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Component Attachments / Icons
Priority Low
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
GIFgif doc.gif r1 manage 0.6 K 2007-05-29 - 18:52 UnknownUser Word icon
PNGpng icons.png r1 manage 2.9 K 2007-05-29 - 18:53 UnknownUser Icon comparison
GIFgif pdf.gif r1 manage 0.6 K 2007-05-29 - 18:51 UnknownUser PDF icon
GIFgif ppt.gif r1 manage 0.6 K 2007-05-29 - 18:52 UnknownUser PowerPoint Icon
GIFgif vsd.gif r1 manage 0.6 K 2007-05-29 - 18:52 UnknownUser Visio icon
GIFgif xls.gif r1 manage 0.6 K 2007-05-29 - 18:53 UnknownUser Excel icon
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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-12-22 - SteffenPoulsen
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