Re: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Subject: Re: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Lisa G Wright <writingweb -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 12:35:52 -0700

I currently have one XP32 system, two XP64 systems, one Win7-32 system and
another running the Win8-64 developer beta. Office 2000, 2003, 2007 and
2010 are installed. I jump back and forth between all, and don't find the
switch terribly confusing, but I'm not doing any actual document production
in 2010 that requires advanced features. On 2007 and 2010, you have a
choice of which UI you want to use, and the "best" one is the one you
prefer.

It strikes me as just plain goofy to be arguing over UIs in the versions of
Word that actually give you the option of using your choice of UIs.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Lisa G Wright <writingweb -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Ben, I agree with you. I'm surprised by the resistance to new software in
> this thread. I resisted switching to Office 2007 (for no other reason that
> stubbornness) until I was in a lab one day and it was my only option. The
> ribbon was instantly usable and easy to understand. Yes, I had to figure
> out where a few things were. Big deal--I mostly don't use them every day
> anyway. I learned them and moved on. One of the things I like best about
> the ribbon is that Microsoft made a significant investment in user research
> and made a big change based on that research. We hear an awful lot of
> complaints on this list about companies not being willing to do that. Did
> they account for every niche? No, apparently not. But I think that's OK.
> It's just different. There's nothing I can't do that I did before.

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References:
Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: William Sherman
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Paul Hanson
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Ben Davies
Re: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Lisa G Wright

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