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This review is from: Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (3 User Licence) (PC) (Software)
The ribbon "feature" is what had me request to go back to 2003 at work.
I don't need 5 gazillion styles in my menu, I never use them. Nor does anyone else I know. It's especially bad in Word.
If this "Ribbon" were customizable, great. But it isn't. You're stuck with what Microsoft deems essential -- not you.
MS, believe me, Styles are not what I deem essential to have up at all times in rather wide buttons for each one. They are better served in a dropdown list as they used to be.
This isn't so much a case of not wanting to learn a new menu, it's a case of being unable to customize a large amount (LARGE amount!) of screen space. That doesn't exactly enhance productivity.
Frankly, the only thing worth having seems to be OneNote, but if that's truly the only thing you consider it for... [...] has an alternative.
There is a reason so many people move from Word / Excel to Open Office, and 2007 is one of them.
Powerusers will most likely not enjoy the new version.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2008 22:36:57 GMT
Yellow Dog Mum says:
For all the people moaning about the amount of screen space taken up by Office 2007's ribbon, you can double-click on the ribbon to collapse it to resemble the menu bar in previous versions of Office, if that's such a big issue.
Posted on 23 Feb 2010 23:44:53 GMT
I tried Open Office and it is bad. Well , it is value for money, as it is free, but it has no features, and the most annoying it crashes at every copy/paste I do. Office 2007 is amazing, I bought it immediately after Microsoft released it. It has great features to help with data analysis in Excel for example. I am now looking forward to see what 2010 brings.
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