Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Leaked: newer Office 2010 Technical Preview build

09 Aug 2009   #51
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

In addition to the above post by Jimbo one of the major changes to the ribbon in 2010 is that it is fully customizable


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Aug 2009   #52
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

That's reason enough for me to upgrade when I can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #53
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello Gary,

It's been said that "80% of word users only use 20% of the features" but as the actual 20% varies with each user all the functions are required.

I found the ribbon a little strange at first and it's the fact that the functions available are fixed that has I think stopped a lot of business people making the switch (it's not always about cost ), and i was amazes that Microsoft made the ribbon fixed in the first place
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Aug 2009   #54
rush2112

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hello Gary,

It's been said that "80% of word users only use 20% of the features" but as the actual 20% varies with each user all the functions are required.

I found the ribbon a little strange at first and it's the fact that the functions available are fixed that has I think stopped a lot of business people making the switch (it's not always about cost ), and i was amazes that Microsoft made the ribbon fixed in the first place
My place of employment switched to 2007 a few weeks ago and there was a LOT of complaining about it due to the ribbon. I've grown used to it an really like the new interface. Especially in 2010.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #55
z3r010

 

When 2007 first came out I trialed it on a small group of users, the support requests from this group massively increased, so being the lazy admin that I am, I rolled them back to 2003 and scrapped all further rollout plans.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #56
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi Guys,

I still am having a hard time finding stuff on the ribbons. Office 2000 was the last one I used and I had all the things I used most right in front of me all the time. I can see why they have all the stuff in there for people to use, but I want to organize it my way. 2007 has a bar for that, but it is small and limited. I've stopped using Word for letters and am now using Corel Draw (Wordperfect is embedded) for letters. I'll switch back if I can arrange things as I want.

Gary
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #57
john3347

Windows 7 RC 7260
 
 
@#$%^* Ribbon

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
HI all

Why this ribbon causes so much problems I can't understand.

A little bit of "RTFM" and you'll see on Office 2007 (and 2010) pressing CTRL+F1 gets rid of it on all the office apps.

To re-instate it just press CTRL+F1 again.

Seems a silly thing to go back a few releases just because of a feature that you can quite easily turn on and off.

Cheers
jimbo


Good Day Jimbo.

I did mention in my post that I had "read the FM" and had, in addition, taken a couple of online classes to learn how the @#$%^&* ribbon works. I also spent quite a numbers of hours over a 6 month period of time becoming familiar with it. I am familiar with the little up arrow at the far right of the menu bar which hides the @#$%^&* ribbon. And as I stated, I do (did) keep it hid until needed. (I tend to use mouse rather than keyboard shortcuts.) The fact remains that the @#$%^&* ribbon is anything in the world but intuitive. One must rely strictly on memory to perform whatever action they wish to perform, as no step leads logically to another. As evidenced by the 2003 to 2007 guide published by Microsoft (I'm too lazy to look up the website at the moment. I'm sure you are familiar with it anyway) it requires 3 to 5 motions (mouse clicks) in 2007 to perform the same operation that was/is possible to perform in 1 to 2 motions in 2003. If it were possible to actually turn off the ribbon and use a normal drop down menu with sub menus that are logically arranged and automatically open when one hovers over them, I would do so and not have problem with the @#$%^&* ribbon. Until then, to me and my arthritic fingers and feeble mind, the ribbon is inefficient, un-intuitive, and undesireable. That's "why this ribbon causes so much problem".

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #58
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi All,

Goodies time

I assume that the MS conversion mentioned was ....

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...744321033.aspx

and for those who are looking to get the Word 2003 menu in Word 2007 have a look here ...

UBit Schweiz: UBitMenu (languages)

warning   Warning
I have yet to fully test this free add-on so I would advise anyone trying it to take all the normal precautions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2009   #59
john3347

Windows 7 RC 7260
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I'm sure "In due course" it should appear on Technet for more testers to get it 100% legally.

Can anybody tell me if it's been improved from the "leaked" version from around April / May.

I found the (at that time) white bland background horrible - not possible to customise it further - and didn't see any particular reason to upgrade from Office 2007. The only advantage at that time was the fact that a 64 bit version would eventually be available but for these types of applications it doesn't really matter if it's 32 / 64 bit since even a large spreadsheet is unlikely to test the resources of even a quite modest modern laptop.

However this was a very early probable even pre-alpha version so I hope its a lot better now.

Any testers out there -- significant differences from 2007 -- from the point of a Workstation user --not really interested in the "Windows Live" or "Corporate collaboration" pieces.

Cheers
jimbo


Jimbo, there is a quite enhanced photo management capability in Word 2010 beta that did not exist in 2007. There are a few other added features that I have not had (or have not taken) the opportunity to explore. Even though I despise the ribbon, the beta version that I downloaded from TechNet about one week ago does "seem" to offer several new features.

I guess it is not actually beta. It is a "Technical Preview".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2009   #60
john3347

Windows 7 RC 7260
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi All,

Goodies time

I assume that the MS conversion mentioned was ....

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...744321033.aspx


There is also a printable version of this same information (PDF if memory serves me correct). I am not at home where I have the printed copy and I cannot find it online at the moment. When I return home next week, I will post the URL for the printable copy for anyone interested.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Leaked: newer Office 2010 Technical Preview build




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview
Anyone has an idea of the expire time of the technical preview? And is there a difference with the beta version?
Microsoft Office
Office 2010 RTM Escrow Build 14.0.4734.1000 Leaked
Earlier this week, the first details of Office 2010 RTM Escrow made their way out of Redmond and into the wild. At that time, the information available was limited to a Build number and a few pieces of information related to the testers that had actually gotten the bits. A couple of days later,...
News
MS Office 2010 Technical Preview program closing
Read the rest here.
News
Office 2010 Web Apps Technical Preview Access Expanded
Source To sign-up for a Technical Preview account click here (if you are already a part of the technical preview, this link will generate an error!)
News
VMWARE WRKS V7 0 169612 TECHNICAL PREVIEW leaked!
VMWARE.WORKSTATION.V7.0.BUILD.169612.TECHNICAL.PREVIEW-DRACULA FILE: VMware-workstation-e.x.p-169612.exe SIZE: 387,906,872 byte SHA1: C8D36619A3B1A8978CCEE959C6380FEE060F70A4 MD5: 598442B70CCED1A145BFFD60DF535E93 New Features: - Windows 7 support (as a Host and Guest OS) - New WDDM...
Virtualization
office 2010 technical preview
i installed it on win 7 and it works rather nice. i just wonder, what stage of development is a technical preview? and if i installed it how can i tell what is the expiration time?:shock:
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App