Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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RE: Office 2007
by ebasconp on Mon 13th Oct 2008 16:34 UTC in reply to "Office 2007"
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The ribbon UI looks great but after the good look, I do not find it quite usable for several reasons:

1. The people used to know the old menu and the functionality it provided. When Office 2007 was released, everybody had to learn where everything was relocated.

2. The excuse: "everything is contextual and organizated by functionality" is due to the bad organization in the pre-2007 Office menu... the menus should contain everything organizated by functionality too!

3. All applications have File | Edit | View options and everybody knows where their things are and what's their functionality. I do not see why removing such very standard menus to other places.

4. They also replace the hot keys to new ones! That's unforgiven!! ;)

Edited 2008-10-13 16:36 UTC

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