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2007 Ribbon interface is less useful than 2003 toolbars

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Bod, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Bod

    Bod Flightless Bird

    The new ribbon interface:
    I can't see what font size, style, etc are applied to the current selection
    without navigating to the home ribbon.
    I can't drag the palette off to hover over the screen. (also see suggestion
    Subject: Theme Colors are horrible! By: paul89 In:
    microsoft.public.excel.misc)
    The buttons are massive - if I was my granny or used a touch screen I might
    be grateful.
    Keyboard users rather than people who do everything with a mouse are worse
    off.
    It keeps moving so I have to look to see what ribbon I'm on before I can use
    a command.
    The ribbon that allows me to align to grid (Excel) is only available once
    I've selected a drawing object - don't tease.

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  2. macropod

    macropod Flightless Bird

    Hi Bod,

    Simply right-clicking on the selection will pop up a display of the attributes - the same display that fades into view immediately
    after you've made the selection (provided you don't immediately move the mouse away).

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    Cheers
    macropod
    [Microsoft MVP - Word]


    "Bod" <Bod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3A072BF8-B978-4E44-83D8-D245563A449B@microsoft.com...
    > The new ribbon interface:
    > I can't see what font size, style, etc are applied to the current selection
    > without navigating to the home ribbon.
    > I can't drag the palette off to hover over the screen. (also see suggestion
    > Subject: Theme Colors are horrible! By: paul89 In:
    > microsoft.public.excel.misc)
    > The buttons are massive - if I was my granny or used a touch screen I might
    > be grateful.
    > Keyboard users rather than people who do everything with a mouse are worse
    > off.
    > It keeps moving so I have to look to see what ribbon I'm on before I can use
    > a command.
    > The ribbon that allows me to align to grid (Excel) is only available once
    > I've selected a drawing object - don't tease.
    >
    > ----------------------------------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...0-0ddd0a411441&dg=microsoft.public.excel.misc
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...-d245563a449b&dg=microsoft.public.office.misc
     

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