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Author Topic: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.  (Read 6359 times)

scancode

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Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« on: June 08, 2008, 04:10:34 PM »
TucknDar said Softmaker's Office icons were ugly. I had to do something about it! Here they are, M$ Office 2003 themed.
Softmaker Office Snapshot.jpg SoftMaker Documents Snapshot.jpg  Dibujo.JPG

« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 09:59:23 PM by scancode »

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008, 04:13:27 PM »
These are awesome!

Like I said on IRC, SoftMaker should give you a free license for their office to use these icons!

Thanks for making them  :up:

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008, 04:14:16 PM »
Thanks scancode, a vast improvement over the originals  :Thmbsup:

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Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more. [4 new icons!]
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008, 09:20:23 PM »
I added the 'document' version of each icon... Can't believe they were SO ugly.

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 09:27:47 PM »
i can't imagine how unsightly they were since i don't use Softmaker. ;D how about a screenshot of the old icons?

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Ugly Softmaker Office icons.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2008, 09:47:51 PM »
Your wish is my command. 2006 version icons attached for comparison.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 09:55:48 PM by scancode »

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 07:20:21 AM »
Erm, wow, maybe someone should hire a decent icon designer ;)

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 08:41:19 AM »
Nice one(s) scancode :up:

the Ashampoo version has it's own icons which I much preferred to the originals but I lost them when applying a softmaker update...
is there an easy way to replace them [- I mean with your ones of course :) ] ?
Tom
« Last Edit: June 09, 2008, 08:43:36 AM by tomos »

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 03:29:21 PM »
Nice one(s) scancode :up:

the Ashampoo version has it's own icons which I much preferred to the originals but I lost them when applying a softmaker update...
is there an easy way to replace them [- I mean with your ones of course :) ] ?

Try this app: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 04:12:26 PM »
I wouldn't want to hack the .exe files themselves. Isn't there a way to override the icons for specific files using desktop.ini or somesuch?

Anyway, you also want to change the icon for files of the corresponding types. Here's one tool to do it:
   IconPhile http://www.freeware-...eware/IconPhile.html

and a discussion of other tools to do the same:
   http://www.virtualpl...orum=2&thread=95

I wish these icons had a different letter for PlanMaker and PresentationMaker. Maybe a different letter could be used, or a two-letter combination?

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008, 04:18:00 PM »
I wish these icons had a different letter for PlanMaker and PresentationMaker. Maybe a different letter could be used, or a two-letter combination?

Is Pl/Pr fine?

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 05:47:36 PM »
Is Pl/Pr fine?
Works for me. Beggars can't be choosers, but in any case, I can't come up with anything better.

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 05:50:47 PM »
I wouldn't want to hack the .exe files themselves. Isn't there a way to override the icons for specific files using desktop.ini or somesuch?

You can do this in Explorer's "Tools/Folder Options.../File Types/Advanced" dialog.  If you have just a few file types to do this for this might be simpler than getting application.

And, of course, for any program shortcuts you can change the icon using the Properties page for the shortcut.

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 05:27:48 AM »
scancode: Would you mind posting about this in the Softmaker forums? Or to spare you the trouble, would you mind if I posted about your icons, and linked to this thread?

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Re: Ugly Softmaker Office icons? No more.
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2008, 06:15:51 PM »
Of course, feel free to spread them around. Public domain'd.