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Windows 7: Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Released


19 Jul 2012   #31

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
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Won't install on W8 preview??
Which Preview? Developer, Consumer, or Release Preview? The 64 bit version installed OK on my windows 8 64 bit Release Preview.
Running W8 Consumer Preview 64bit, running in a VM if that makes any difference?

I have installed it on my Windows 7 PC and I must say I like the new basic style ribbon - I just need functionality, does't need to be pretty.

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19 Jul 2012   #32

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't like how the icons for Office 2013 are Metroified. They look really odd on my taskbar with Aero-inspired icons. Plus, i can't stand the look of Office 2013. I'm going to wait for Office 2013 to come out then I'm probably going to buy Office 2010 for a reduced price.
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19 Jul 2012   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Gack. Microsoft lies through their teeth. While downloading the customer preview, I have been presented with a window that says they are doing some finishing touches. This implies a short process. In fact, they are downloading the bulk of the preview software. THAT is no way near "finishing touches". It is the whole ball of wax. It has been running the better part of an hour on an upgraded DSL connection.

I am waiting with baited breath to discover this is the apex of my experience with Office 2013. I expect that it will be down hill from here. Rapidly down hill.

Actually, I was quite happy with Office 2003 but was forced to move to Office 2007 because of their damn docx format. The ribbon is an invention from hell. It is the worst imaginable user interface subordinate to only a command line. You have to search to find anything. What you need is almost always in another ribbon. Where, you guess is as good as mine. Yet, Microsoft is pushing the ribbon interface onto a world where the displays are wide and short and, in which documents are ALL tall and narrow. The result is you get to see a slit of your document and a glut of their demented ribbon user interface.

Unfortunately, they are the 1600 lb gorilla in the forest and they get to set where ever they want. Apple is a 400 lb chimpanzee, a bit faster and a little smarter, but still sits pretty much where ever it wants to sit. The customer? He gets to eat the stuff falling down from the trees populated by the gorillas and chimpanzees.

Open source? You have to be kidding. It's free and worth every penny you spend to buy it.

I suspect that I will stay with Office 2007 and Windows 7 as long as I possibly can.
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19 Jul 2012   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Finally, Office 2013 loaded.

Upon inspection of Word, it appears to be functionally identical to Word 2007 except is is totally flat. The bound of the various features are all but indistinguishable. Perhaps there are new features but they are not evident.

I am aware that I could use it to access the Microsoft cloud and share documents. Not at all interested. I create technical documents that need to be secure. There is no way I will share them with Microsoft let alone the world. I have my own chunk of the cloud and my own security practice use to share documents with exactly those whom I wish to share.

Initial assessment: there is no reason to switch if even for free. At a cost of hundreds of dollars? You and Microsoft must be smoking some really good stuff to believe that.

The preview is not even interesting enough to give it another chance. I am going to delete it ASAP!
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19 Jul 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Office 2013 uninstalled but not without an error. The uninstall process terminated with an error. After trying several things, I simply rebooted the system. After which, Office 2013 was gone - bliss!
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19 Jul 2012   #36
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
Won't install on W8 preview??
Which Preview? Developer, Consumer, or Release Preview? The 64 bit version installed OK on my windows 8 64 bit Release Preview.
Running W8 Consumer Preview 64bit, running in a VM if that makes any difference?

I have installed it on my Windows 7 PC and I must say I like the new basic style ribbon - I just need functionality, does't need to be pretty.
It might be by design that it will only install on the latest release of Windows 8. What error did you get?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #37

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well, I've been using Office 2003 for a couple years now. Now, Microsoft is trying to mesmerize my eye coordination with their"cloudy" features.
Overall, the graphical user interface is plain white just like on paper however the layout has been modified through it's predecessor's.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lkgriffith View Post
Unfortunately, they are the 1600 lb gorilla in the forest and they get to set where ever they want. Apple is a 400 lb chimpanzee, a bit faster and a little smarter, but still sits pretty much where ever it wants to sit. The customer? He gets to eat the stuff falling down from the trees populated by the gorillas and chimpanzees.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lkgriffith View Post
Initial assessment: there is no reason to switch if even for free. At a cost of hundreds of dollars? You and Microsoft must be smoking some really good stuff to believe that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #38

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

Which Preview? Developer, Consumer, or Release Preview? The 64 bit version installed OK on my windows 8 64 bit Release Preview.
Running W8 Consumer Preview 64bit, running in a VM if that makes any difference?

I have installed it on my Windows 7 PC and I must say I like the new basic style ribbon - I just need functionality, does't need to be pretty.
It might be by design that it will only install on the latest release of Windows 8. What error did you get?
It just stoped after unpacking the files from the .exe and the message was "Office 2013 can't install on Windows 8" - Not an issue just thought I would run the office preview where it belonged, in Windows 8.
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19 Jul 2012   #39
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post

Running W8 Consumer Preview 64bit, running in a VM if that makes any difference?

I have installed it on my Windows 7 PC and I must say I like the new basic style ribbon - I just need functionality, does't need to be pretty.
It might be by design that it will only install on the latest release of Windows 8. What error did you get?
It just stoped after unpacking the files from the .exe and the message was "Office 2013 can't install on Windows 8" - Not an issue just thought I would run the office preview where it belonged, in Windows 8.
System requirements for Office 2013 Preview
It says Windows 8 is supported, and I didn't see any mention of a specific version? I just skimmed though it though.
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20 Jul 2012   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for link! Downloading now!
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