Some Thoughts on Microsoft Office 2007
As a software trainer it it is important for me to keep up with new software that my clients will be using. Though, I am not recommending updating to Microsoft Office 2007 yet, for most people, some of my clients have so I have as well. Actually, I have Office 2003 and 2007 on my laptop and they don't get along that well. All that aside here are some of my good and bad feelings about Office 2007. 1. The new tab and ribbon interface will take everyone a while to get to know it well but I like it. As I am finding my features again I think that is a cleaner interface and it lets you multi task within a document better. 2. Smart Art, the interface that replaces the chart creating feature in previous version of Office is amazing. I have used it several times since I upgraded and it is significantly simpler to use than charts plus it gives you more versatility with your data. 3. I like what has been done with mail merge but they did not finish it. The new mail merge interface is great and makes more advanced tools far more accessible but there are some very basic things that Microsoft neglected to included the easy ability to format conditional text. 4. Outloook, is an application that I think many people have a love hate relationship. It is still big and bulky but it has many new features which are nice. For some reason they took away some of the contact actions that I used to use, which is not very nice as well as the ability to link contacts to other contacts, as best as I can find. At this point I should probably stop writing before I go on too long. Email me and I will share more.