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Old 04-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Office 2010 release is soon

Office 2010 will be released for retail sale in late June. The release for manufacture has taken place.

   
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:50 AM   #2
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Great. I still haven't figured out Office 2007 yet.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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You'll probably have an easier time with 2010. The stupid "Office Pizza" has become a "File" tab, something like the File menu we're all used to. And you (UserYou, not ProgrammerYou) can now customize the ribbon, something you (UserYou) are not able to do in 2007. I suspect MS got its corporate knuckles painfully rapped over that one.

Ribbon customization can be frustratingly buggy. But it can be done.

   
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:33 AM   #4
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Don't forget, there's always OpenOffice instead.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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Not when you work in a corporate environment that is strictly MS.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:27 AM   #6
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Great. I still haven't figured out Office 2007 yet.
You probably are fazed mostly by the 'ribbon', which takes a lot of getting used to; but the old commands are still there, and it's a help if you use mainly keyboard shortcuts, which still work. The improved typgraphical features in Word 2010 (and Publisher, if you should use it) are a splendid feature of Word 2010, though you still cannot produce genuine small capitals and real subscripts and superscripts.

If you really find the ribbon baffling, you should use the program from AddinTools or that Swiss program; either add Menu to the ribbon, and there you get the toolbar that you know (and love?).

   
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
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Not when you work in a corporate environment that is strictly MS.
Unlucky.
I've worked in loads of companies where people constantly complain that Word docs display differently (text reflow, page breaks in wrong places, etc, etc) across different versions of MS Word.
Open it in OpenOffice, and everything is where it should be!

To say nothing of the archival benefits of OO.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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And you (UserYou, not ProgrammerYou) can now customize the ribbon, something you (UserYou) are not able to do in 2007. I suspect MS got its corporate knuckles painfully rapped over that one.
Actually you can customize the ribbon in 2007, although you have to dig to find the commands you want.

   
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #9
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I've worked in loads of companies where people constantly complain that Word docs display differently (text reflow, page breaks in wrong places, etc, etc) across different versions of MS Word.
Open it in OpenOffice, and everything is where it should be!
And where should it be? There are so many optional settings in Word (or any decent WP or DTP program) that affect where text ends up that any two users are unlikely to match everything, no matter which version they're using. The only solution in a company using the same version of Word is to enforce the same setting for all documents.

   
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #10
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Oh, I know the commands are all there, but they aren't where I expect to find them. It ticks me off to no end that Word has the gall to assume that it's way is better than the way I am used to, and insists that I use my time to learn its way.

I also am annoyed when I try to select half a word with the cursor, and then half the next word, and it insists that I really must want the two full words, and automatically selects them. If I wanted the full words, I would have selected them, dammit.

I think I should go take a nap and relax for a bit now.

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