Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Feb 2010 22:06 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft on Thursday detailed some of the new features in its forthcoming Office for Mac 2011 suite, including co-authoring tools, Web apps, and a redesigned ribbon interface more consistent with its Windows counterpart. Microsoft is a part of Macworld 2010 expo in San Francisco this week, and has used the event to divulge details on its forthcoming update to Office for Mac, expected to arrive later this year."
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Ribbon is crap
by bsdfreak on Fri 12th Feb 2010 09:05 UTC
bsdfreak
Member since:
2009-10-22

I know many people who have office 2007 and all those people cannot get any grip on that stupid ribbon thing.
I worked with it a few times but the old interface was way more intuitive.

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RE: Ribbon is crap
by talaf on Fri 12th Feb 2010 10:01 in reply to "Ribbon is crap"
talaf Member since:
2008-11-19

Most cases are "I knew where it was before and I'm trying to map my existing knowledge onto the new way things are organized and it usually fails" though, at least for me and the people I know.

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RE: Ribbon is crap
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 10:36 in reply to "Ribbon is crap"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'd rather eat broken glass covered in smallpox than use a menu-driven interface in a Word processor. Ugh.

Ribbon ftw.

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RE[2]: Ribbon is crap
by malxau on Fri 12th Feb 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE: Ribbon is crap"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

I'd rather eat broken glass covered in smallpox than use a menu-driven interface in a Word processor. Ugh. Ribbon ftw.


It doesn't bother you that when you're in a word processor you're probably typing on the keyboard and want to be able to access functions via the keyboard rather than the mouse?

If I get one more of those "keep typing your key sequence, but I won't give you a visual cue" messages in Word 2007 I'll go eat that smallpox covered glass.

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RE: Ribbon is crap
by gadget00 on Sat 13th Feb 2010 16:46 in reply to "Ribbon is crap"
gadget00 Member since:
2007-02-16

The ribbon is an awesome thing. With a single click you can format the whole document, images, add charts, etc. Me, as a regular Office 2k3 user totally greet MSFT for doing this groundbreaking achievement.

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