- Microsoft Office 2007
Just been upgraded (sic.) to Office 07. First impressions are that it is computer crashing application slowing hidden menu over complicated rubbish.
Does it get better with time or am I going to be swearing at this nonsense until Office 11 turns up to make my life even more miserable?
Posted 9 years agoretro83Member
I think its a great new UI, but they should not have completely changed how windows works on a stable platform. Same with IE7 moving the menubar beneath the toolbar. Fine for vista, but really awkward feeling on XP.
After you get used to it, it is actually very efficient to use. Found it a joy to use for putting references and bibliography together for my dissertation last year.Posted 9 years agopantsonfireMember
We needed new computers at work and a salesman came round to demonstrate the shiny new system. I told get rid of that junk meaning office 07 he spent half an hour trying to persuade me to accept it. I eventually told him its 03 or no sale. He gave in and admitted that virtually everyone insists on office 03.Posted 9 years ago
It might be a better system in the long run but I want the simplest and the most reliable.
I really like it.Posted 9 years ago
Did read the reason they changed it – a stunningly small percentage of people ever used the tool bar and a miniscule percentage actually customised it for their needs. They decided to simplify it so that the respective tool ‘hovers’ over what you’re doing to make it simpler.
Saying that, we’ve now got it on our machines at home and i really do like it.
Have regressed from Vista Pro/Office 2007 laptop back to my XP Pro/Office 2003 setup as I prefer to be able to work allday without rebooting my machine 5 or 6 times. Now i’d normally say its user error etc but i have a team of chaps that just do this stuff and even they whinge about it a lot. I eventually sold my new laptop on TradeMe and have put another gb ram into my 5yr old one with a 60gb drive and it works 10 times better. I’m all for progress but not when its disguised as going backwards !Posted 9 years agopennineMember
Mainly use Excel & Access. The toolbar irritated the hell out of me to start with, but once customised I started to like it. The split form function in Access is great. The increase in rows in Excel has been a godsend (spreadsheet linked into a sqlserver view had just reached its limit).Posted 9 years ago
[q] scaredypants – Member
aphex – my employers seem to think I’m not the sole source of feedback they need before making changes [/q]
I can’t remember the last time Office crashed on me. Or Vista for that matter. Nothing wrong with it for 95% of people.
What crashes are you having?Posted 9 years ago
LOL… It’s not THAT bad. Is there really so much you can’t find or do? The help system is pretty useful. If that doesn’t work then Google will throw up most answers.
You did say your first impressions were that it was “computer crashing application slowing hidden menu over complicated rubbish”. I probs took that a tad too literally.
You’ll get to like it. Just as I’m sure you did with 03 ;o)Posted 9 years ago
You did say your first impressions were that it was “computer crashing application slowing hidden menu over complicated rubbish”. I probs took that a tad too literally
that was harry, not me
help system is useful but I didn’t need it with the previous ones (I’d “learnt” to use office over about 15yrs light use – during which each iteration worked in pretty much the same way)Posted 9 years agocpSubscriber
I like it a lot. It makes a nice change to see a Microsoft product with a nicer UI. It took a bit of getting used to (a few hours), but once you change the mindset from ‘file, edit, view’ etc… then it all makes sense.
and it works fine on my installation of Vista Business 🙂Posted 9 years agosimon_gSubscriber
Everyone said the same about 2003, and 2000, and 97… and in fact every new iteration of Windows. Suddenly the version before the latest one becomes the most stable and fantastic thing ever, until another new version comes along and the one currently pervieved as slow, crashy and rubbish becomes wonderful.Posted 9 years ago
Well, my computer ( bought september, Vista + Office 07)is fine but I do have a couple of issues. It doesn’t crash whilst using any ogf the Office things but
1. Sometimes it hangs on startup, often with the ‘login to users’ desktop ( where you select your account and click in ) sometimes after the latest MS updates. They seem undigestible at first!
2. Or just after loading the account
3. Often Internet Explorere hangs.
I’m up to date with MS updates, regularly scan with AV and spyware.Posted 9 years ago
it’s a shame cos once up and running I love it.
As I type, it ‘s crossed my mind – my wife’s slightly older lap top similarly specc’d seems never to skip a beat….
any thoughts? anyone else getting similar experiences?
aphex: We both use Symantec, as I get it free.Posted 9 years ago
I have noticed recently that as everything loads it does tell me ” Virus turned off” with a red cross in the shield, then it goes as everything loads up.
How do I check the system monitor?…. is that via ctrl-alt-del and look at Performance?
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