How do you change the picture of an icon?

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    How do you change the picture of an icon?

    I want to make a short cut on my dock for my Word and Excel in Vista running under Fusion. But the icon that was used in Vista upon using on a Mac is horrible. I want to change it to a nicer icon, how should I do it?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Issue I think (not 100% on Vista though) with my XP / Parallels is windows related. With my XP - the fonts look all grainy - because OSX supports much larger font resolution (128 x 128 or something) while windows is either 16 x 16, or 32 x 32 - honestly can't remember exactly - but it is something to that effect.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    512 x 512 in Leopard.

    Windows icons don't scale well in OS X. There are a few Windows applications that do have updated larger icons though.
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Yeowza - I knew it was a lot higher resolution, but didn't know it was 512.

    Well yeah, that's why my Windows icons look like crap in my OSX dock when the VM.
     
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  7. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot. I some my folder icon changed.

    By the way, where to find large icons for Windows Microsoft Word?
     
  8. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    I'd like to know this also. Large icons for MS Word 2004 (on Mac) for me, though :D
     
  9. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want to confuse myself with Mac Office 2004 and Windows Office 2007.
     

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