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22 December 2009 @ 10:45 am
Don't want.  
Work "upgraded" me to Office 2007.

I won't say I hate it. But I do hate that after 15 years of using MS Word as my word processor of choice, I now have to relearn where the heck everything is. Ugh. It's really disruptive to me that if I want to format this paragraph, look up this word, spellcheck that one, or do pretty much anything else, I have to actually stop and think about it. Talk about disrupting the flow when I'm writing.

*is grumpy*
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on December 22nd, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
It's a HUGE change from one to the other, though I've started discovering neat things I like about the new version. I might be won over ultimately.
Perri: csi nicky grinneonhummingbird on December 22nd, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
I suggest making use of the Quick Access toolbar, the one toolbar you can customize, to access any commands you use a lot that are hidden deep down in ribbon menus. You can access it under Word Options (? or something to that effect; I don't have it on this computer) in the menu under the big orange Office button. It can be a huge timesaver and help a lot with frustration levels until you figure out where tools are hidden now. :P

I kind of like Office 2007 now that I've been working in it a while, so give it a chance. :)
Patron Saint of Pessimismwoodrunner on December 22nd, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)

It drives me batty. Not just Word 2007, but Excel 2007, which I have to use on the non-networked computers at work. I rock Excel 97, but I'm a goddamn Neanderthal in 2007. It SUCKS.

I've been afraid to do too much in Word 2007 as a result.

Wolfgang Baurthe_monkey_king on December 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'm on the Office 2010 beta, and everything I love about Office 2007 is still there, and still wonderful.

Yes, there's a learning curve, but SO WORTH IT.
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 22nd, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
To be fair, it certainly looks pretty, and several people have told me it's worth it after you get used to it. But the learning curve is aggravating! :)

On a related note: do you happen to know, working where you do, WHY they decided to change the file extension to .docx, so people who don't have a newer version of Word can't read the new documents? I know you can save it as an older version, but I've had problems a couple of times where people have e-mailed me attachments that are .docx, and I couldn't read them (until now.)
Anya: Quote - Computer {not user friendly}madame_parker on December 23rd, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Oh man the learning curve for Word 2007 is just painful. I had to reload my computer OS a week ago and I made the choice to use Open Office instead, thank god, now I can get work done and not go insane.
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
From Paula:
Be careful, you are starting to sound like an old lady! I can't believe you even indicated how long you had been doing something in years, not months, years. OMG it was double digit years!