Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 01:39 UTC
Features, Office So, Office 2013 is a desktop application with a new look (which I personally happen to like, ridiculous 'streaming' installation notwithstanding). Then there's OneNote MX - the first Metro Office application. It uses a rather interesting contextual radial menu to get things done - quite fascinating. It's in the Windows Store starting now. I've been playing with it for a bit, and I must say, there's a huge chance I'll be writing my OSNews articles in OneNote MX from now on; the ability to have multiple different text areas and pictures like in a real-world note/clipbook is very, very useful. Nice that it syncs across devices, too. Be sure to take a look - this is an indication of a possible future Metro Office.
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RE: Have to admit
by l3v1 on Wed 18th Jul 2012 09:00 UTC in reply to "Have to admit"
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Haha "Metropolis" +1 ;)

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RE[2]: Have to admit
by arpan on Wed 18th Jul 2012 13:34 in reply to "RE: Have to admit"
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I've seen similar dial selectors a few times for use with tablets. I think Autodesk Sketchbook Pro: ( ) was the first time I came across it several years ago. There are probably earlier examples as well.

There are two or three different radial selectors in that app. See the bottom left of this screen:

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RE[3]: Have to admit
by MollyC on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Have to admit"
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Yeah, other apps have had radial menus.

In Microsoft's Office Next blog today they post a link to a wikipedia article that lists some previous radial menu apps.

Office Next: Using the new Office with touch

The "Radial Menus" section of that article has a link to:
which lists "Notable implementations" - apps that have implemented radial (or "pie") menus.

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