Hi allFor those interested, here are a couple of different programs that restore the classic menu in 2007 and according to the reference it's expected to do the same in office 1010 when it comes out later this spring. The first one is the one I have and it does the trick. The ribbon is still there, but the first menu option is to use the classic menu. It's $14.95. It restores it for Word, Excell and Power Point.
Denise At 11:30 AM 1/25/2010, you wrote:
John, I'm glad you are able to handle the ribbon well. I tried a 60-day demo of Office 2007 last year with JAWS 10. I found that it took me more keystrokes to do things, and I didn't like their change from categories to flags in Outlook. A purple flag means nothing to me compared to a category for phone calls. Importing categories from 2003 did work, but adding them to new items is cumbersome. I had to use work-arounds to get what I wanted, and that made me slower and less effective at work. So I'm holding out for Office 2010 where the ribbon is optional. I figure that if I buy 2007, I'm telling Microsoft that I like and support their system, and I make it harder on myself. I don't think I should have to change how I work and lose efficiency because a designer somewhere thought that a ribbon would be way cool. I just want to stay competitive and work and get things done quickly. Monica Willyard Check out my books and accessible book lists on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/profile/plumlipstick To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.