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01-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Is anybody upgrading to Office 2007? Does anyone know what is different/improved from 2003? Is it worth it?
02-01-2007, 12:55 PM
There was an article about it on Slate yesterday. The biggest differences (as I understand it) are the visual appearance and organization - they're using something called the "ribbon" now instead of the standard drop-down text menus. So they'll have a wider taskbar across the top with most-used commands on display at all times, with icons. It's supposed to be much more pictorial than textual. One of the complaints is that they rearranged *where* some of the commands are, so people who are extremely familiar with things as they were will spend some time searching around for the same commands.
But in general, I think it looks great; there will be a little bit of a learning curve but in the end it will become the new standard just like old versions did, and as usual you have to specifically save documents in old-version-formats to make it usable between versions (one of the most obnoxious things EVER about MS programs.) So eventually we'll all upgrade again, if for no other reason than to avoid hassle and keep everything compatible.
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