RE: A doozy even for Word (Joe Armstrong)

Subject: RE: A doozy even for Word (Joe Armstrong)
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:07:54 -0400

Since it's Friday, what's the new thing they did? There's that big round
button in the top left that has no text. This nameless menu is certainly
an interesting approach to GUI design, as even the image within it does
not provide clues that it is selectable nor about what it contains. But,
yes, it is different. So, those familiar with the interface will
struggle and those new to the product will seemingly have no advantage
over being new to one of the older versions. While, numbering continues
to be troublesome and arranging more than two graphics on a page
continues to be a pain also .... Thank God for multiple undo! This is
one program that needs it.

That being said, yes, I've done long documents in Word. It's just more
difficult than it should be, automations (again, image placement) work
against you, ctrl+z becomes your friend to undo what Word did, and
editing the document later is also labor intensive.



Sean Brierley
Technical Writer

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Behalf Of Joe Armstrong

Additionally, I am getting tired of people complaining about the Office
2007 menus. For one, Microsoft did something it rarely does, actually
came up with something new. Secondly, it's a real step towards improved
UI and I find it very easy to use. Moreover, you need to get used to
this as it has been reported that several key Windows 7 apps will follow
suit. For those who just can't stand it, use one of the third party menu
options or interactive command guides mentioned here in other posts.

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