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post #21 of 69
If W8 will have the ribbon, which I curse at 24/7 because I can never find anything in Office 2010, I will jump ship smile.gif. Mac OS, here I come smile.gif
 
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post #22 of 69
The ribbon makes those nested options easier to get to in less clicks. They still got to work on the screen real estate of the ribbon. Got to rework it a little more.
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker;12982243 
If W8 will have the ribbon, which I curse at 24/7 because I can never find anything in Office 2010, I will jump ship smile.gif. Mac OS, here I come smile.gif
Hate the MacOSX. Every single thing is on that stupid menu bar. Then when you switch apps, that menu bar changes. Then that Dock as a task switcher. Rage.
post #23 of 69
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Originally Posted by DjiXas;12980813 
win8_m23_ribbons3.jpg

Read.

Doesn't look too good (still alpha) but when you think about it, makes a lot of sense.

I want to tag-along on this statement. I teach the MS Office suite as part of my job to students. I have taught it in the old Office suite, in the Mac, and the Windows version with ribbon. If you have old muscle memory the old one was great - but the new one is easier to learn, ,more accessible without needing to know about obscure properties and abilities- and gives even a novice and a pro the opportunity to see what they need right there and then.*edit* and if have problems finding things on the ribbon you have never been taught the 2 simple sign-posts that the ribbon provides - Tabs and groups.*edit*

Looking at it now from my Firefox 4 browser - it looks exactly the same as my browser with tabs on top except the toolbar portion is slightly wider. Mind you just like my Firefox browser you can hide the ribbon portion in MS Office, and I am sure you could do the same in IE...

End of rant? Basically as much as I use to think the ribbon was stupid - having to teach it and introduce students to it. It is consistently easier for them to navigate, use, and learn. This means it isn't as awful as everyone claims. tongue.gif
    
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post #24 of 69
I guess for the people that don't like it or running on a low screen rez they can just turn it off tongue.gif
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I can't find a damn thing I need in the Ribbon.... Now they want to make a new one? GAH!
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I've used the Office ribbon since the 2007 beta and I have to say that yes it was a bit wonky in the beginning, but now I look at things without ribbons as completely foreign, drop-down menus seem like a big step back in terms of UI.

Also, I figure in Win8 EVERYTHING made by Microsoft will have a ribbon, Explorer was one of the last big hold outs in Win7.
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post #27 of 69
I like the ribbon in office products but don't know about a browser. It shouldn't take up too much space.
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Originally Posted by KingGreasy;12983262 
I like the ribbon in office products but don't know about a browser. It shouldn't take up too much space.

Just remember it will probably be easily minimizable like in Office so it will get out of your way.
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Please be optional. That would fix everything.
    
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Although I still feel more efficient with the old Office 2003, I understand why something like ribbon could be useful with all the features Office has. Just about everything that you need to do in a normal use of Explorer can be done with a right-click though. Seems like a waste to me.
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