Excel 2013 Ribbon Challenged

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Excel 2013 Ribbon Challenged

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I'm having a challenge with the ribbon where the tab selections are colored black and don't know how to change the color scheme. I applied a different theme on the desktop but that did not help.
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Does it help if you select a different Office theme in File > Account or in File > Options?
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Hans,

I had tried that and it made no difference. White to Light Gray and etc..
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Does the problem also occur in the other Office 2013 applications, such as Word and PowerPoint? Or just in Excel?
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Hans,

The other office applications are behaving in the same manner. I decided to do a repair of Office and will let you know how that goes.
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Hans,

Repairing Office had no effect.
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Are you sure that you haven't applied a high-contrast theme in Windows?
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You could check if there is an updated driver for your video card...
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It reminds me of a similar issue some months back when Outlooks calendar control title bar displayed black.
If I can remember correctly, it was either resolved by updating the PC's video/graphics driver or by toggling the Hardware Graphics Acceleration checkbox in the Options > Advanced tab of an Office application.
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Since John mentions that it occurs in the other Office apps to, (and my reference is to Outlook), I've moved this thread to the Office General board
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Rudi,

It was the Hardware Graphics Acceleration option that was causing the display to black out sections.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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