Re: Open office

  • From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 01:49:45 -0800



Looks like I'll be coughing up a little for the classic menues add-on, then. Like many, I've been using menues comfortably for --what, maybe fifteen years?-- and I don't see any reason to learn the new format. I'm 43 now and set in my ways. I'm hardly a Luddite, but I'm halfway through the writing of a novel on Word, and the idea of breaking stride in order to acommodate Microsoft's birdbrained notions of progressmakes me want to eat nails. When you work with a given tool for enough time, it becomes an intrinsic part of your art / craft / work, and you get passionate about it when someone starts fiddling with your tools.

Am I totally alone in this conviction?


--Bill



--Bill



----- Original Message ----- From: "Soronel Haetir" <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


Expect to see more ribbons, the MS development tools are starting to
provide support for applications with that style and many developers
feel pressure to conform to MS look and feel.

I too went looking through the options hoping that ribbons were just
the default with menus available.

At least when they make changes to the start menu they give you the
option of the old look.

On 1/3/10, William L. Houts <cadexi@xxxxx> wrote:



Well, I had heard that MS was going to use both in future versions, but
according to Mr. Halsworth I'm mistaken.  Until something is actually
released, I don't know what to believe.


--Bill


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel McGee" <mc-g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


Hi Bill, and others! That sounds great does anyone know how you would
change it back the normal way instead of using the damn ribbons? Another
thing I might add is that I went blind when I was 16 and now I am 20 so
before office 2007 came out I had a visural idea of whow the normal way of

office looked like and when I lost my sight and was tought to learn with

Jaws. Now I just get compuse. Just out of cureiousoty if someone on this
list had sight could they explain visualy what the ribbons look like? It
might help me.
Many Thanks
P..s I had an idea maybe if fs could do a kind of webpage in the help
topics of Jaws with microsoft office apps kind of like what's changed and
what verious things are in catorgies For example if I remember right
before 2007 to change the file size you would go to the format option go
down arrow once find font hit enter on that tab twice and then you find
the file size then change it to whatever you want and then hit enter. Oh
not forgetting you have to highlight what you want 1st. And another
example is thing wear you find out how many pages you are on your document

how many words etc it wa some wear in tools I think again in 2003. But in
office 2007 I haven't got a clue!
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From: "Chris Smart" <chris_s@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 4:28 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Open office

Hi Bill.

So, are the ribbons still in Office 2010 Beta?
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