Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2012 22:24 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft has released a consumer preview for Office 2013. Highlighting the age-old internal tug-of-war between the Office and Windows divisions within Microsoft, it's just a desktop application, no Metro, and the only nod to that whole touch/tablet-thing is a special mode that does very little. So, Windows 8 is just around the corner, and still not a single serious Metro application. Not even Microsoft's own flagship suite - heck, not even a single application within that suite - could be adapted to Metro in time. Serious vote of confidence from the Office division there.
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RE: Eck...
by WorknMan on Tue 17th Jul 2012 00:15 UTC in reply to "Eck..."
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

I'm generally the last person to care about what something looks like, but you're right.... all that white looks like it will be a headache-inducer.

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RE[2]: All white
by jessesmith on Tue 17th Jul 2012 02:22 in reply to "RE: Eck..."
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2010-03-11

At first I thought the images hadn't finished loading, then I realized they had, they were just all the same white colour all through. This version of Office looks terrible. Ribbon + no contrast is a bad combination.

I know businesses will probably upgrade eventually, but I've been finding almost everyone I know running a suite at home has moved away from MS-Office in favour of OpenOffice or LibreOffice. People I've asked have mostly cited the changing interface as their reason for switching. OOo and LO feel more familiar to them.

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