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Windows 7: "Office 15" Begins Technical Preview

06 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 32-bit

Sounds really good. I use Office for everything. Just waiting for the download ....

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10 Feb 2012   #12


Agreed with TVeblen; I don't hate the Ribbon, but the legacy text menus were IMHO much faster to navigate.

Especially when you're trying to guide someone else via text communications like email. Sure, the Ribbon makes for eye-catching screenshots, but honestly it's simpler and faster to just type out "hit Edit -> Paste Special -> Insert from file", then include a screenshot of the file select popup dialog or whatever; the recipient of my email will know exactly what menu options I'm talking about right from the text.

With the Ribbon UI I almost always need to include a screenshot for what exactly on the Ribbon they're supposed to click, with additional arrows drawn in Paint or whatever.

I use Classic Shell for my Win7 Start Menu; similarly I kinda wish there was a Classic Shell for MS Office Heck, TVeblen's suggestion for something like a "Legacy skin" would be great.
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12 Feb 2012   #13
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The recent screenshots from Microsoft's Building 8 video shows the technical preview of Office 15. It's frickin' slick! It seems to, by default, minimize the Ribbon to focus on putting content first and minimizing the UI. But the UI of it is nice, it's playing off the different colors of Office programs, blue being Word, green being Excel.

I like! I just wish it would come out before May so I can play with PowerPoint, I want to use metro animations....
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19 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate

I really loved the Office 2007/2010 Ribbon. I found it so useful to access the tools that I require using the simplicity of the Ribbon. Everything I needed was just there and I didn't need to fumble through the disastrous menus of the Office 2003 System. Hey everyone likes different things. :)

Looking forward to the New Office and see what kind of stuff will be included.
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