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Does Microsoft really want annoy their customers ?

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    Does Microsoft really want annoy their customers ?


    Today I uninstall my Office 2013 Preview, to install the Retail Office 2013 ,,,,,,, MS now remove us the possibility to simply pin the apps like Word to the task bar, YES from the preview to the retail some very bright guy at MS thing peoples will not need to pin it to the taskbar...... What an epic fail.....ok I have to go now find a way to create a shortcut browsing the office folders

    so COKE don't expect MS to listen an improve things on the service pack, they really want make their customer feel the pain.


    but they change the icon , they return to non square monolith icon

    new Office 2013 icon




    office 2013 preview icons


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    Not sure what's up with that, but you should be able to easily pin their .exe files to the taskbar.
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    Why not do what I did and download one of the desktop start menus for Win 8? Then you can run things from the desktop without having to go to the Win 8 start screen to change programs. I've stopped using the start screen completely. My computer looks just like Windows 7.
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    Because I refuse to use a third apps to do what Microsoft would have design first. I like to run my PCs clean of third apps and cheap free apps we found on the web.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not sure what's up with that, but you should be able to easily pin their .exe files to the taskbar.


    I use the Office 2013 pro plus from Technet , but i guess any version will behave the same. The review from technet give the option to pins the apps to the task bar when you click on the tile in the start page, why they remove it from the retail version is out of what I can understand , I make a huge effort to enjoy Windows 8 , but MS don't help at all
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    I haven't tested this yet, but did you uninstall the preview before installing the retail in case there may have been some issue with over installing?

    Downloading now and will be installing soon.
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    Yes I uninstall the preview before and reboot, I even make an Install on my 8 pro in VM, and no preview was install before. Someone at MS really dislike the desktop.

    One think I dislike from Office 2013, is that you have to open a document, can be a blank new one, to have access to the files menu, their probably an option to go directly to a new blank documents right away, I have not check it yet. I have enough to do with learning server 2012 essential as for now, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Yes I uninstall the preview before and reboot, I even make an Install on my 8 pro in VM, and no preview was install before. Someone at MS really dislike the desktop.

    One think I dislike from Office 2013, is that you have to open a document, can be a blank new one, to have access to the files menu, their probably an option to go directly to a new blank documents right away, I have not check it yet. I have enough to do with learning server 2012 essential as for now, lol
    I uninstalled the Preview and installed the RTM this morning, and everything seems normal to me. I am able to pin the applications to the taskbar and browse for files without opening a document first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post

    I uninstalled the Preview and installed the RTM this morning, and everything seems normal to me. I am able to pin the applications to the taskbar and browse for files without opening a document first.

    as I said I make 2 installs and they are no way to pins the application from the Metro Start Page .... I never mention I was not able to pin it, I mention you can't pin it from the Start Page , this is a huge difference

    this pic was taken on my PC , so I was able to pin it ,but only after browse to the .exe in the office15 folder

    this is the proof it's not there , look publisher is check mark





    and this the proof I own a full retail version, you have my first name, and the ROG logo at the side,




    and when I said I can't access the file menu it's this one, not a files in folder, with Office 2010 you can access the files menu right aways as it open a blank document, this is something I will work on when I have time

    don't try to make me look like a foul this time I have fact to support it





    anyway Brink will come back with his own, non Bias conclusions, I'm sure of it
    Last edited by area 66; 09 Nov 2012 at 18:48.
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    If it's not available from the Start Screen then why not pin it to the task bar FROM the task bar after you launch it:

    Click image for larger version

    As for the file menu you said " that you have to open a document, can be a blank new one, to have access to the files menu" which is not true...you can access the file menu easily without opening any document, click "Open Other Documents" and you get the File Menu.

    Click image for larger version

    It seems you're working so hard to find anything against Microsoft to jab at that you're missing the obvious.
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    R0Br what is your problem ? is your English worst than mine ? I start a nice tread an until you come here everything was running well, your last post as nothing to do with my post. nothing as nothing, you are just trolling the tread.

    You are craping a nice tread with stuff not related to it.

    First let me clear, this is my first post

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Today I uninstall my Office 2013 Preview, to install the Retail Office 2013 ,,,,,,, MS now remove us the possibility to simply pin the apps like Word to the task bar,
    this is what the tread is all about, . MS remove the posibillty to pin Office Apps from the Start Page. I don't want a trick to turn around ; I just mention the fact that MS remove some option present in the Preview


    Ans what is that opening of files.....for the third time, I doN,t have problem to open a doccuments, it's the FILE menu on Word that you don't have acces until you open a documents, not the Files Explorer, do you read my post, I even make a screens with a red circle

    Funny Brinks understand it right away , and I'm gone ask him to stop to crap my tread with non relevant crap.



    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    It seems you're working so hard to find anything against Microsoft to jab at that you're missing the obvious.
    Epic fail, I made a nice tread today about the ISO mounting , where I say thanks to Microsoft
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