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Re: [News] Office 2007 Baffles Users

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 31 May 2006 07:45 \__

> On 2006-05-31, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> __/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Wednesday 31 May 2006 07:15 \__
>>> On 2006-05-31, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
>>> something concerning:
>>>> Title: Office 2007 beta logs 500,000 downloads in two days
>>>> (note: Testing, *not* purchasing. Trying to see if OpenOffice will be
>>>> the better choice...)
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| "I'm not so sure that I'm thrilled with the new 'ribbon' interface.
>>>>| It's all bubbly and shiny, but it eats up a lot of my screen space,"
>>>>| designer Kevin Airgid wrote on his blog.
>>>>| Airgid asked Microsoft to devise a way to revert the user interface to
>>>>| its old, more familiar form, but the software giant has indicated that
>>>>| it will not supply such an option.
>>>>| Blogger Ollie Bradley, a 16-year-old student, also had some trouble
>>>>| adjusting to the new user interface.
>>>> `----
>>> I guess this means it's better because it's intuitive?
>>> Right? Hello? Does anybody have an answer? Erik? Intuitive? Yes?
>>> I guess it *could* be intuitive. But it might be hard to tell if nobody
>>> wants to look at it.
>>> More:
>>>    Bradley was impressed with the new blogging feature in Microsoft
>>>    Word which allows authors to post their entries directly to their
>>>    blogs with a single click.
>>> Great. First Front Page, allowing people who know nothing to advertise
>>> it to the world through crappy websites. Now this.
>> Crappy is one thing. Adverse to standards is another. Where is Larry
>> Qualig? He was part of the team that was responsible for this.
>> The one-click blogging is not truly a feature. It is so simple to do
>> thorough XML-RPC interfaces. You can use your cellphone to blog using
>> WordPress (FOSS), for example.
>>> Wonder what else it does/will do with a single click.
>> No clicks needed. Word 2002 and 2003 are vulnerable with(out) minimal user
>> intervention. I think that the opening of E-mail is not a necessity
>> either. Speaking of which, a proof-of-concept virus exploiting StarOffice
>> macros was unveiled yesterday. That's just not how one builds a bridge.
> StarOffice? On Winders alone. or do others get to join in the fun for a
> change?

Sadly, no.


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| Stardust.A's image loading functionality should work on any
| platform--Windows, Mac or Linux--on which OpenOffice and StarOffice run.

I tracked this down after reading:


This could also affect OpenOffice.

Best wishes,


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