There should have been the option to make Vista feel like XP, Office 2007
look and behave like 2003, and Project 2007 to export data to Excel. MS
lately has churned out a bunch of stupid useless functionality impaired
Rumors are Office 14, the entire modules will get the ribbon based UI. Also,
its rumored that the Office Team is working on the UI for the next release
of Windows. This is a rumor by the way, so take it with a grain of salt.
No, not 2003. That version made me decide not to use office anymore (at
least current versions). To act like Word 1 (but with toolbars) would be
To the ultimate poster in this branch.
Until a brief flirt with html circa 1996/9, Office has led the way with GUI
design in Windows. Office implements it and Windows follows (except when
they went web mad for a couple of years with IE4 when the internet team led
and others followed).
Right click menus were introduced in Word 6 (so in Win 3.1). They were hard
to get used to. Toolbars with Word 2. 3d with Word 2 and flat from from IE4
for Office 97.
So as to the particulars (office coding windows - I doubt it), as to what
office has done it's almost certain, if it works, that Windows will follow.
That is the MS way.
And Vista doesn't have the equiv of the ribbon in Photo Gallery and Folder
windows. It may not be as ugly and confusing. But it's fairly useless. I
choose nothing of it except Organise - Layout (cos there is no way to get to
Offices keystrokes have superseded Windows original SAA CUA keystrokes (it's
an IBM standard - that's why - but later Dos used them, OS/2 used them, Win
3.1 used them, even early offices used them).