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Old 10-10-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Microsoft is trying to make its core MS Office applications easier to work with.

They have posted an overview for our consideration.

What do you think?

   
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Microsoft is trying to make its core MS Office applications easier to work with.
Could have fooled me!

Even more junk on the screen...

   
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:34 AM   #3
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Even more junk on the screen...
Yep.

Do you think there are users who appreciate it?

   
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But Office "12" will be able to save files in pdf format! Now how many years has it taken to manage to include that "basic" necessity.

   
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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Microsoft is trying to make its core MS Office applications easier to work with.

They have posted an overview for our consideration.

What do you think?
Euuuuwwww! So how do we get rid of the toolbars and all that awful blue? It's so blue I'm going to be depressed--well, I would be if I upgraded, which I won't<G>

   
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:36 AM   #6
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But Office "12" will be able to save files in pdf format! Now how many years has it taken to manage to include that "basic" necessity.
Guess we need to see how good a job they do. I always dread receiving a PDF made from Word as it is.

   
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I think it looks fairly sensible. Whether it is actually usable in practice remains to be seen ...

   
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OpenOffice has been able to save PDFs for a couple of years now.

   
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I always dread receiving a PDF made from Word as it is

How do you know the program that's produced the content of a PDF file?

   
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Cristen:

So how do we get rid of the toolbars and all that awful blue?

Informed opinion of the Office 12 beta is that it doesn't include facilities for personalizing the toolbars etc., but that doesn't mean they won't be in the final programs.

The colour probably can't be changed in Windows, but doubtless there'll be concessions for the more sophisticated tastes of Mac users—but they don't know yet what colour will be fashionable then; at the moment it's yellow, brown, or black, apparently.

   
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