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2013-01-30 02:29:37 PM
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2013-01-31 01:34:27 AM
2 votes:
MS will not be satisfied until they randomize the UI every time the program is opened.
2013-01-30 07:07:48 PM
2 votes:
I find that Open Office is great when you want to predicate every document you send to someone with "Ok, so, I did this in Open Office so it may open funny on your system."
2013-01-31 01:37:10 AM
1 votes:

Charles_Nelson_Reilly: MS will not be satisfied until they randomize the UI every time the program is opened.


The solitaire UI? Open the program and the icons are dealt out.
2013-01-30 03:40:38 PM
1 votes:
The .docx .xlsx etc formats in 2007 and newer are much smaller in size than office 2003 and before.
2013-01-30 03:35:31 PM
1 votes:
MONEY.
2013-01-30 02:37:54 PM
1 votes:
you mean the version that now wants you to pay for, literally, a glorified Notepad? (Even has the "N" icon so it matches the other applications!)
2013-01-30 02:31:04 PM
1 votes:
Ribbon menus and Windows 8. Can't wait to get started.
2013-01-30 01:06:08 PM
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: and yet when OS X gets a new revision that's nothing more then a glorified patch the apple users are tripping over themselves to hand out the credit card.


So by all means, be like the Apple users then.

I think the MS apologists are more obnoxious than the Cult of Jobs has ever been, and that's saying something. You get all of their irritating qualities and get to add "lacks aesthetic taste" and "apparently jealous poser" to the list to boot.

/I bet Ballmer wears Jobs' exhumed underwear
2013-01-30 12:22:03 PM
1 votes:
The washed out look is really killing me. Looking at Outlook or Work is straining my eyes all to hell. Hopefully there'll be more themes, because the ones it came with are crap.
2013-01-30 12:02:30 PM
1 votes:
Ribbon Bugaloo?
2013-01-30 11:57:14 AM
1 votes:
and yet when OS X gets a new revision that's nothing more then a glorified patch the apple users are tripping over themselves to hand out the credit card.
2013-01-30 11:49:56 AM
1 votes:

ThatGuyGreg: Office 2013 > Office 2010 in a good number of ways. If you can get by with the free stuff, great, but I can't.

Then again, I seem to be one of the very few I work with that actually tries to make their docs & presentations not look like regurgitated dog shiat.


So you can't be bothered to tell us what is in 2013 that makes it better?
2013-01-30 11:28:20 AM
1 votes:
An excuse to get you to buy your office suite all over again?

/DNRTFA
2013-01-30 11:01:32 AM
1 votes:
Office 2013 > Office 2010 in a good number of ways. If you can get by with the free stuff, great, but I can't.

Then again, I seem to be one of the very few I work with that actually tries to make their docs & presentations not look like regurgitated dog shiat.
2013-01-30 10:54:45 AM
1 votes:
I get office for $10 for at home use because of my companies enterprise license. If you want office for the cheap then see if your company has that type of license. A lot of them are moving in that direction since so many people work from home or are trending in that direction.

With that said I rarely use anything in office. I don't give powerpoint presentations anymore because I hated that as a customer and it's a boring way to deliver information. Instead I use a whiteboard and talk about the customer and their environment. As Steve Jobs once said, "People who know what they're talking about don't need PowerPoint."

mr_a: As near as I can tell, the main goal of Microsoft seems to be to make these things harder and more obscure.


Also this. Took me forever to figure out how to sort in excel again and for the life of me and I can no longer find the farking outline toolbar.
2013-01-30 10:01:54 AM
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OK, I read all that, and I am very happy for Microsoft and its strategic goals to do whatever it is that it is doing.

But, like 99.9999999% of Office users, I type memos, write letters, and maybe gin up the occasional form. I worry about creating bullets, indenting paragraphs, and formatting a title page. If I am having a really techy day, I might create a mail list or use the document markup to review a spec.

As near as I can tell, the main goal of Microsoft seems to be to make these things harder and more obscure.
 
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