I love the ability generate gorgeous graphics using Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007. But otherwise I’m unimpressed by the software update, and have no plans to upgrade our company to Office 2007 any time soon.
One particular issue I have is the new user interface, which replaces the familiar File-Edit menu system (which was Common User Access compliant) with a new “ribbon” that combines the menu bar with the toolbar — and which moves things around dynamically, depending on how often they’re used.
The last thing PC users need is a new GUI paradigm that attempts to gloss over the software’s incredible complexity, vs. addressing the underlying causes of that complexity. See my comments in this week’s Zeichick’s Take.