Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Sep 2005 16:10 UTC
Features, Office Screenshots of Office 12 have been published. You'll be amazed (for better or worse, your call). "As you can see, Microsoft is trying to do away with the 'legacy' menu bar. In newer Vista builds the menu bar is turned off by default (although it can be reactivated temporarily by pressing alt). In Office 12, the menus have been replaced with tab-like buttons. The only 'legacy' menu item that remains is the file menu, but it has completely been redesigned. The file menu now looks like the Windows XP start menu and can be customized as well." You can find more information and shots on Microsoft's website.
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Time will show...
by vasko_dinkov on Wed 14th Sep 2005 11:16 UTC
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2005-09-13

One thing is for sure- the new interface is completely different from anything we've seen. The most interesting question is how usable it will be.

And this time everyone should agree that MS is trying to innovate. ;)

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RE: Time will show...
by on Wed 14th Sep 2005 22:46 in reply to "Time will show..."
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QUOTE: "The new interface is completely different from anything we've seen..."

No, actually it is rather like Lotus WordPro. It too had a series of tabs, grouping like funciton together. The only difference was that it supplied them in a floating palette, not at the top of the screen. MS is not innovating; this interface has been available since the mid-to-late 1990s.

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