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Windows 7: How would you make Microsoft Office better?

10 Aug 2009   #1

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How would you make Microsoft Office better?

Two Microsoft employees have launched a new website, MakeOfficeBetter.com, that asks users to make suggestions on how to improve Microsoft Office.

Full Story: How would you make Microsoft Office better? - Ars Technica


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11 Aug 2009   #2

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

so did the problem in last technical preview of office 2010 sorted out

few said it cant be uninstalled!!!
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11 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
so did the problem in last technical preview of office 2010 sorted out

few said it cant be uninstalled!!!
That was the Mondo build that WZOR leaked...yeah, it couldn't be uninstalled. I had to reformat.

I'm running the Tech Preview from Connect, and the only annoyance I have with it is, for some reason, it will work fine for a while, but then I will open up one of the programs, and the installer will launch. I tell it to cancel, it tells me to run the installer and repair it. Really, really annoying.

Other than that, not sure I would change much. The programs open up almost instantly, the UI is really nice and we finally got a 64-bit version.

They should ask again a couple of months after RTM/GA though, as I'm sure a lot of people will have better ideas afterwards.
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11 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

anyone who is running the 64bit office, does onenote finally get a 64bit virtual printer?
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11 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

PLEASE improve excel.
The company I work for deals with a LOT of excel reports. When creating SIMPLE graphs and pie charts Excel is terrible. Absolutely terrible. Not only does it take a lot of fumbling around to get it to look right, the labels do not arrange themselves properly. They decide to stack themselves on top of each other so none of them can be read, rather than space themselves out. ESPECIALLY when given lots of room.

This is dealing with Office 2007, by the way. I have spent hours on putting together working graphs in Excel. There are lots of strange issues i've encountered when dealing with them. It has a mind of its own.

Everything "automatic" in Office annoys me as well. Word and Outlook's automatic bullets and indentations are a pain in my ass. They don't work when I want them to, and they continue to work when I'm trying to get them to go away.

I just spend so much time FIGHTING with Office's automatic features.
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17 Oct 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit
 
 

MS, YES get rid of the "RIBBON" Interface or at least let us users that want the"CLASSIC" inferace the option to use it, BOTH Offiee and Windows 7.
And MS wonder why people still prefer to use Office 2003, and as they have "MS") NOW stated Office 2007 has NOT had the uptake they would have expected. WIN 7 will sufer the same FATE (NO "Classic") interface.
Sorry to tell you I use VISTA Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO and Office 2003, and am happy, have tried Windows 7 for 3 weeks SORRY RIBBISH (Librarys UI, START,) and NO OPTION to use the "CLASSIC" as in VISTA.
I and 115 users will be skipping Windows 7.
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17 Oct 2009   #7

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
so did the problem in last technical preview of office 2010 sorted out

few said it cant be uninstalled!!!
I'm running the Tech Preview from Connect, and the only annoyance I have with it is, for some reason, it will work fine for a while, but then I will open up one of the programs, and the installer will launch. I tell it to cancel, it tells me to run the installer and repair it. Really, really annoying.
Same issues here, running the on from Connect and that installer is very annoying plus, Ive notice after 30 days it asked me to activate (which when installed I entered a valid key obtain at connect) but when tried to do it, it does but nothing. I do can use it with no restrictions
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17 Oct 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
MS, YES get rid of the "RIBBON" Interface or at least let us users that want the"CLASSIC" inferace the option to use it, BOTH Offiee and Windows 7.
And MS wonder why people still prefer to use Office 2003, and as they have "MS") NOW stated Office 2007 has NOT had the uptake they would have expected. WIN 7 will sufer the same FATE (NO "Classic") interface.
Sorry to tell you I use VISTA Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO and Office 2003, and am happy, have tried Windows 7 for 3 weeks SORRY RIBBISH (Librarys UI, START,) and NO OPTION to use the "CLASSIC" as in VISTA.
I and 115 users will be skipping Windows 7.
You have been skipping 7 for some time now.
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18 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
MS, YES get rid of the "RIBBON" Interface or at least let us users that want the"CLASSIC" inferace the option to use it, BOTH Offiee and Windows 7.
And MS wonder why people still prefer to use Office 2003, and as they have "MS") NOW stated Office 2007 has NOT had the uptake they would have expected. WIN 7 will sufer the same FATE (NO "Classic") interface.
Sorry to tell you I use VISTA Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO and Office 2003, and am happy, have tried Windows 7 for 3 weeks SORRY RIBBISH (Librarys UI, START,) and NO OPTION to use the "CLASSIC" as in VISTA.
I and 115 users will be skipping Windows 7.
Office 2007 sold very well.
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18 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
MS, YES get rid of the "RIBBON" Interface or at least let us users that want the"CLASSIC" inferace the option to use it, BOTH Offiee and Windows 7.
And MS wonder why people still prefer to use Office 2003, and as they have "MS") NOW stated Office 2007 has NOT had the uptake they would have expected. WIN 7 will sufer the same FATE (NO "Classic") interface.
Sorry to tell you I use VISTA Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit PRO and Office 2003, and am happy, have tried Windows 7 for 3 weeks SORRY RIBBISH (Librarys UI, START,) and NO OPTION to use the "CLASSIC" as in VISTA.
I and 115 users will be skipping Windows 7.
Thats a very interesting opinion. I personally love the ribbon. Why can people just not learn to adapt? We are humans. That is something we should be able to do.

I understand having your opinion, preferences, etc. but obviously MS does not intend to bring back the classic way, eventually newer versions of Office will stop supporting things from the older versions that had the classic look, right? Then what will you do?
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