This is a pointless thread, as far as getting results from MS, but after downloading Office 2013 I'm really ticked about where this company is going with its products. I like Office 2013 - seriously - and hate Metro. Some people are the opposite, some like both, some hate both. I'm not typing this to rag on any particular category of people, not doing this to change minds. Everyone here pretty much knows who likes what. What I'm emphasizing is that a great deal of frustration comes from not being able to figure stuff out initially. Don't want to get into the weeds of that with Metro. Again, I'm only mentioning this because, despite the many counter-arguments to the Not Intuitive charge, it doesn't change the fact that 8 is simply not intuitive. If it were, that video with the guy's dad wouldn't have spread like wildfire, you wouldn't be reading complaint after complaint after complaint about it and, most obviously, the counter-arguments wouldn't exist because there would be no need for them. Does a company really want millions of people sitting in front of a screen with its brand new flagship software installed and have them say - what the hell am I supposed to do with this? I don't care if you think those people are idiots. They're doing this, so what's the best way to prevent it?
Latest example: trying to install SkyDrive for Office 2013 is a royal pain. It should be a piece of cake. It's not. And I can't even believe I'm saying this because I've had a SkyDrive account for a while. Haven't used it much, never used it with Office 2010 because I hadn't felt a need to use it.
When I set up Office 2013, I didn't do the SkyDrive account initally. Little box said something like - that's ok, you can do it later. Later eventually arrived and I went to the revamped File screen, clicked "Share" (to me, this is a dumb way to say what you're doing here. Off the top of my head I don't know what could replace it but "Share" is too coy for the job, like it's saying - SkyDrive might be in here, tee-hee-hee! You share with others, not yourself) and got this, of course:
So how do you save your work to SkyDrive via this screen? Click "Add a place"? Nope. Says I'm already connected because I had signed into SkyDrive. Can't remember what I clicked to do that, maybe it was that button, I don't know, which is ridiculous on my end. Nonetheless, what do I do after that? Click that Browse folder? Nope. That's not a browsing folder, it's a moving folder. But you don't know that until you click around and find a file that, presumably, might save to SkyDrive some day but who the hell knows, it's not clear what you're doing. Ultimately, when you select a file - in a window titled "Move Notebook" although you can't even select a full notebook, you have to select a file - it says you already have that file, would you like to replace? I'm sorry, WTF are you talking about? What am I moving and why? What about clicking the Documents purple bar under "Recent Folders"? Hahaha! Are you nuts? Same result as the attempt before it.
Hey morons: how do I save my work to SkyDrive? <------------- That's all I want to do here.
I go to my SkyDrive account online. OneNote says I'm already connected to SkyDrive but I have to type in the login information again and then I find that SkyDrive has nothing in my folders. I kinda got the impression my OneNote folders were connected because it said I was connected? Ah, no. You're thinking too normally here. You need to get in a more convoluted idiot frame of mind and try the official MS Office 2013 site. I could find the Higgs boson by myself, no particle accelerator and with four of my five senses crippled faster than I could find anything about anything on any MS site.
I check around the web - nothing. Finally I find something that said you need to install the SkyDrive app on your computer. Der duh. Having hardly used it this never crossed my mind. So I load it on my PC and SIGN INTO SKYDRIVE A THIRD TIME EVEN THOUGH I NEVER LOGGED OUT THE OTHER TWO TIMES and after that, problem solved.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is @#$%! stupid. What I'm typing now took longer than what I went through, but it was a total waste of my time and frustrating. For people who aren't really into computers, I can't imagine what it will be like for them when they start using all this new software for the first time.
Who is in charge of this company? My guess is everyone. That's best way to kill simplicity. I get the impression that all these MS people make their stuff a certain way because they think - let's do this because people will like it. And everyone else nods their heads and some guy claps softly. Then someone else says something and the process repeats until everyone has said something and then they shove all those somethings into 100 million lines of code in the shape of a 325 pound defensive tackle who wants you nowhere near the goal line.