RE: Office 2007 Beta 2

Subject: RE: Office 2007 Beta 2
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:08:01 +0100

> I have been testing Office 2007 Beta 2. It is quite
> interesting as it appears to put your toolbars in to drop
> down lists. The setup has the new "Vista" look and feel.
> Has anyone played with it and figured out how to make it look
> and feel like office 2003?

Basically, you're not supposed to. Microsoft's new watchword is
"discoverability" and the new Ribbon is intended to make all commands
visible whenever they are in context.

(It is strange that Microsoft thinks "discoverability" rather than
"usability" should be the key, but that's an issue for another day...)

Anyway, if you want to have the old style menus available, Word MVP Cindy
Meister has devised the following method.

"In Word 2003 (or earlier) create a new template (which
you're going to name Tools/Customize and
create a new toolbar, saving it in this template. Hold CTRL
and drag each Word menu (File, Edit, Insert, etc) into the
toolbar. Save. Close and name it Copy it to
your Word 2007 machine and replace the existing

Start Word 2007 and look in the Add-ins tab :-) All your
Word menus, just as you know them now. Of course, no
guarantees that ALL of them will work. But most of them
appear to..."

Jonathan West


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