What's new in Office 2007?

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 30 2007 @ 08:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In the second part of his review of Office 2007, Paul Thurrott takes a closer look at some of the major changes in Microsoft's Office 2007. Here's a snip:
Some of the most popular Office 2007 applications--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and, to a lesser degree, Outlook--have been updated with the new Ribbon user interface (in Outlook, only sub-windows like Mail Message have been updated). These applications have a pleasant graphical sheen of newness about them, but the improvements are not just skin deep. Unfortunately, these new Ribbon-based applications also make the non-updated applications--and, actually, Outlook--look sad by comparison. Once you've used the Ribbon, going back to a menus and toolbars-based UI is actually pretty painful. Hopefully, the rest of the Office suite will be updated to the new UI in a future update.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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