Office 2007 - Ribbon bar

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    I tried to use it for the first time properly and failed.
    I simply found the ribbon frustrating and unproductive.

    Can it be turned off ?
    Can it be make smaller (I only have 1024 by 768 screen) ?
    Can it be customised (get rid of the junk I never need like I do with toolbars in office 2003) ?

    I am used to having minimal toolbar of common tasks and using menu for less used tasks, this does not seem to add any usability benefits over traditional menu/toolbar - the groupings of the tabs is not ribbon specific and seems to mirror how a traditional menu would be laid out.
     
  2. rolarocka

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    If you doubleclick on the menu names it will be minimized. You can also customize whats in the upper left corner for fast access.
     
  3. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Thanks.

    Will it need to be double clicked every time I use it to re-minimise ?
     
  4. rolarocka

    rolarocka Guest

    It stays minimized as long as u double click again. If you hold the mouse over it it will show full. Just try it :)
     
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    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    It I could get the ribbon to behave more like a folding out menu, I think I could get used to it.
     
  7. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    The ribbon bar is a love/hate thing. I'm in the hate side.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Or you could switch to the dark side - latex, lyx, all the goodies.
    Mrk
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    I'll stick to OpenOffice and a VM with Office 2003 for MS-locked documents. LaTeX, Scribus, etc are overkill for me
     
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