I am using LibreOffice on an HP laptop computer running Widows 7. It is a 64-bit computer and operating system. When I did a recent version update of LibreOffice a few months ago, I found the sidebar, top, and dropdown menu rendering problem of the menu words only showing as lines but with the icons still showing.
This behavior seems to have started when I decided to have a go at the 64-bit version of LibreOffice under 64-bit Windows 7 on this 64-bit computer that may be at least 7 years old. I have tried uninstalling the 64-bit LibreOffice and reinstalling the 32-bit version but I have the same rendering problems that I didn’t see prior to the 64-bit install.
I am guessing the uninstalling process doesn’t remove all the associated files LibreOffice refers to. This is because my list of previous LibreOffice documents still show on the main screen after opening the reinstalled program.
I am wondering if LibreOffice uses some sort of supplementary software such as Java, Adobe Flash, or who knows whatever that needs to be updated. I had both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Java installed but I can’t see the menus in LibreOffice enough to tell it to use only the 32-bit Java. I tried removing 64-bit Java with no improvement evident. Same with removing and reinstalling 32-bit Java with no improvement. I even used CCleaner to clear up registries but I still have the problem menus not rendering properly.