Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:41 UTC
Features, Office "On Monday in San Francisco we took the wraps off of the new Office's touch experience designed for Windows 8. We showed the new touch-optimized Windows 8-style app for OneNote, and we showed how we've touch-enabled Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other apps on the desktop. The new Office is designed for a great experience whether you're sitting on a couch with a tablet, or at a desk with a mouse and keyboard. It makes common tasks fast, fluid, and intuitive, while still enabling the rich capabilities required to create high-quality documents. In this post I'll walk you through the thinking, engineering process and design framework we used to reimagine these experiences for touch."
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Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Thu 19th Jul 2012 10:37 UTC
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Is it just me?

I can just about get my head round a pad with a touch screen, but I don't want one, I don't want to watch a film or even do my email through a weeks worth of fingermarks.

But, a proper PC or laptop with touch screen, doing real work, working on spreadsheets, databases or even Word processing looking through smeary fingerprints, have you seen most peoples keyboards? - damn no! touch the screen I break your fingers.

It's not even going to be comfortable constantly reaching over the keyboard to touch the screen.

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by XenonXZ on Thu 19th Jul 2012 11:48 in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by zima on Thu 19th Jul 2012 15:59 in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
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Hm, thank you for sharing with us that your immediate surrounding aren't cleaned for weeks on end...

(and hey, screens are much easier to clean than keyboards; but seriously, who knows how long the keyboards might remain so universal - a move "back" to the model of drafting tables could be interesting)

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Seriously do you think a touch screen, used everyday in an office or a heavily used laptop is going to be a pleasure to use. I've seen the touch screens in the computer retailers and I fear to touch them.

Touch screen might be good for a phone or one of those iToys but for work - no! just a link to remind you what computers can be like (not mine I might add).

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