I was pissed about the change to office at first as well... I have used MS office since the Mid 80's, and it took a long time searching to find things I used to know by heart.
However, take it from me (a CIS Instructor)... the interface is more logical, more user friendly, more intuitive than ever before. New users pick up on it must faster than the hidden drop downs of previous versions. Its us older more experienced users that it gave fits to.
Resistance is futile, and once I got over that hump... I loved the new interface!
Good points, and I have to agree. I hated it until I started using it for a while.
Resistance is futile.
I liked the Office 2007 ribbon (to an extent), but I find the Office 2010 ribbon to be rather a step back, shoving it even more "in the user's face".
I like the Windows 7 explorer, and their comparison of "ooh look, we can actually fit more files on with the ribbon" is only because in the W7 one, the info bar at the bottom has been made huge. I probably use around 5 things mostly in explorer, and I use the shortcut keys for them.
This is a step back if you ask me...
I honestly feel they did it for all of us old office users, that was always the first question when introducing office 2007 to a group that had experience with a previous version of office!
Hope it's fully customizable.
That would please greeks and trojansI'll be satisfied if, along with the up-arrow to hide the Ribbon, there's also a QuickAccess Toolbar, like the one in the Office apps.