What do you think of Microsoft Office 2010 beta so far?

  PC Advisor 17:57 08 Dec 2009
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Have you downloaded the public beta of Microsoft Office 2010?
We've been trying out the download of Microsoft Office 2010 beta, but we're keen to hear what you think of it.

  Forum Editor 22:51 08 Dec 2009

I've been using the software for a while, and I'm getting used to it, but to be really honest I don't think Office has been the same since it lost that familiar menu bar.

The 'ribbon' look just isn't as intuitive in my opinion, and it smacks of change for change's sake. In the never-ending quest for a way to maintain the revenue stream Microsoft has to produce these new Office versions every two or three years, but for the average user there's nothing compelling about Office 10.

You know, I never thought I would hear myself saying that. Perhaps there'll be some dramatic changes before the software goes to shrink-wrap.

  Strawballs 01:03 09 Dec 2009

Think I'll stick with 2003 It does everything thing I need and to be honest I think I just scratch the surface of what it is capable of so why spend out for something I'm haveing trouble getting used to?

  wee eddie 02:16 09 Dec 2009

on a 15" Screen.

Luckily I was trying out a 'loaned' Copy. I'm sticking with XP 2002 for now.

  jtt 13:09 09 Dec 2009

Change for changes sake, must admit that that's what I though of Vista.

  wiz-king 15:02 09 Dec 2009

I have just gone back to 2003, I tried 2007 for almost a year and still didn't like it, so I wont bother with 2010.
Ribbons should be in ladies hair not on computers!

  bremner 15:03 09 Dec 2009

I was dragged kicking and screaming to 2007 in my work, a change I had to make.

Having tried 2010 for a few weeks I have yet to see anything to recommend it.

At home I am more than happy with 2003 and will not be upgrading any time soon. I use OpenOffice 3.1 to view docx files when required.

As with others I really wish there was an option in 2007/2010 to have the "clssic view" and hide the ribbon.

  mimosa418 16:01 09 Dec 2009

I must agree with the other comments. There is little to compel a change from 2003 or 2007, though I like the ability to preview editing changes in Word.
Also the ability to add visual effects to text can be handy.
Apart from Word, I only use Outlook and Excel and there is nothing there to justify changing from older versions.

  sunnystaines 16:19 09 Dec 2009

used all the office programs since office95, I think office peaked at office xp since then its just been minor changes

  Proclaimer 18:24 09 Dec 2009

I will uninstall it. It is on my second PC just for convenience sake and I have not found any real reason to buy it and install it over Office 2007.

In fact I still think the 2007 version feels 'new' so I can't see me taking 2010 unless MS give me that for free like they did with 2007.

If I only had 2003 then I think I would update to 2010 as the extra Conditional Formatting offered by 2007 & 2010 are much better than the 2003 version, otherwise, too little too soon.

  Input Overload 20:04 09 Dec 2009

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