Thursday, January 03, 2008

Office 2008 for Macintosh review

I've mentioned before that the "ribbon" feature of Office 2007 for Windows is a complete visual abomination. Walt Mossberg has just reviewed the new version of Office for the Mac and to my surprise and pleasure, that version does NOT include the ribbon. Maybe Steve wouldn't allow it to exist on the Mac.
"Office 2008 for the Mac has some new features, but it isn’t nearly as radical an overhaul as the latest Windows version was. While the latter junked all the menus and traditional toolbars in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the new Mac version retains the familiar menus and toolbars. It doesn’t use the so-called Ribbon, a band of icons that is the signature feature of Windows Office 2007." -- Walt Mossberg LINK
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