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post #41 of 69
I don't see what people have against the ribbon in office...
I get that at first people will be slower at using it, but it's like touch typing.

Most people will have learned to type not using their whole complement of digits, and are used to that. In learning to touch type, they will be slower and more inefficient for a while, but quicker and better in the long run.

The ribbon in Office is the same. 85% of operations I perform in Excel/Word/Powerpoint take only 1 or 2 clicks, when before they took 3/4/5 or more. Took me a while to adjust, but it is vastly superior once you get used to it!
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post #42 of 69
As long as they keep keyboard shortcuts the same, I'll be happy.
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I just hope they add tabs to explorer
    
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Nooooo, the ribbon takes up too much screen space...
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post #45 of 69
Well, I kinda like the Ribbon style for its speed and intuitiveness...in something like Office.

But 1) Holy crap it takes up so much space!

And 2) Holy crap that orange color scheme is appalling!

REALLY needs to be overhauled for Windows GUI use.
post #46 of 69
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Originally Posted by Untame Zerg View Post
I for one couldn't stand the ribbon when it was introduced. I opted to use older versions of Office purely to avoid it. Integration with every Explorer window would be a major strike against a new OS for me.
try using it for a while.

so much better than the old way.
    
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The problem with ribbons in office is that there is no customization. I constantly find my self switching back and forth between tabs for one option. Before I could just put what ever I wanted where ever, I had the stuff that I used and it was one click. Office 2007+ maybe easier to learn and easier to do basic stuff but if you know what you are doing it just wastes time. This is coming from some one who has used office 2007 for nearly 3 years now...

As for the new explorer ribbon... not really a fan.
What about the quickbar? (If that's what it's called.) My One-Note installation has my custom buttons going all the way across the screen...
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post #48 of 69
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The problem with ribbons in office is that there is no customization. I constantly find my self switching back and forth between tabs for one option. Before I could just put what ever I wanted where ever, I had the stuff that I used and it was one click. Office 2007+ maybe easier to learn and easier to do basic stuff but if you know what you are doing it just wastes time. This is coming from some one who has used office 2007 for nearly 3 years now...

As for the new explorer ribbon... not really a fan.
You can customize the ribbon.
    
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What about the quickbar? (If that's what it's called.) My One-Note installation has my custom buttons going all the way across the screen...
I should add more things to quickbar to make things more efficient, but I still find it much less useful.

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You can customize the ribbon.
Compared to how you could have as many tool bars as you wanted, and have them on all sides of the screen the customization offered is limited in comparison.
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post #50 of 69
In the form shown in the picture, I really don't like it. But I am open to new features

One thing I think M$ should really do is have tabbed explorer windows, so instead of having to look through 5 windows to find the right one when copying something you can just click on the tab and there it is Of course that should be optional though.

Actually, come to think of it, the ribbon should be optional IMO. Give the fuddy duddies that don't want it the old dropdown menus as an option, and make the ribbon default for everyone else.
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