10 Awesome New Additions In Office 2013
Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:34 AM
A note about #6 that I have experienced first hand in my trials -- the PDF file has to text in order for it to be editable in Microsoft Word; if the PDF file was created using a scanner/copier, it is basically a picture formatted as a PDF
Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:02 PM
We will NOT be going 2013 Office but staying with 2007/10.
And we now find company users are using Google Doc more and more, so to us it would seem MS is making its self non essential to our business.
The cost savings on the business accounts make for great reading, there is no longer that big red hole called MS Products.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:35 PM
I'm with you TJK4MS. I am in love with Office 2010. It's the best.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:18 PM
You're right about that. My boss hates it because they completely changed all the keyboard shortcuts (umm. why??) and the ribbon crams too much on screen. Anyone else who had to start using it at work also had to go through quite the adjustment. Fortunately for me, I started with it as soon as it came out (i.e. the 2007 version) so I got used to the new look over time. I also welcomed certain functions being in plain site rather than buried in menus and dialogs such as superscript/subscript text.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:55 PM
It's quite the opposite now. If you were to start using Office 2010 for any length of time you'd be lost using 2003 again. That coupled with the fact that there are no more secuity patches for 2003 (and XP soon) you could be opening your business to malware.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:21 PM
I've tried the preview of Office 2013 and it seems to beat previous versions in every way, even on the Windows 7 interface. All you're doing is hoping Microsoft will fail. Stop it.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:22 PM
Good for you! You keep your head in the sand while the tech world passes you by. How's your 3 channel black and white tv working for you? I heard that you're taking the plunge and getting a betamax video recorder.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:25 PM
Too bad for you... I personally always upgrade. I finally got my company to upgarde from 2003 and my employees LOVE IT. Productivity killer?! More like productivity increase.
We launched the upgrade and had mini, quick training sessions for group leaders... Group leaders are not managers, more like individuals who are more tech savy in their departments. We then let them loose.
People need to stop fighting... You will only be left in the dark. Just take some time to learn it and you will see the benifits. THough we just finished getting windows 7 out the door, we are going to intruduce windows 8 soon to key individuals. The tablets are actually going out on the warehouse floor.
Just stop bashing and be the hero. Sooner or later, you company is going to look at you like "the past" becauase you are not leading them to the future. Happy, well trained, properly equiped employees are the most productive.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:25 PM
You don't need a touch screen for Office 2013. How the hell did you come up with that? You are so full of it.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:29 PM
It's funny, but that's exactly the case for me. I always found the ribbon made more sense. That said, I think the UI is a bit too bright in 2013, and there's no way to change that. I guess I'll be sticking with 2010 then.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:37 PM
I have Office 2010 installed on Win7, but in my view the simple intuitiveness of XP SP3 and Office 2003 are so strong, that I often use that combination today. When I do use Access 2010, I use third party add-ons that mimic the old 2003 menu bar and table list view. Yes, there are some benefits of office 2010, but Outlook isn't one of them. I use Thunderbird instead as I do Firefox over IE, since I have complete control on the formatting, use of custom fields and targeted e-mail campaigns. I discovered that Outlook was reformatting my e-mails and making them nearly unreadable on Macs and iPhones, and you have to write a script to e-mail more than a few emails with Outlook.
The ribbon looks was Microsoft's attempt to dumb-down Office to the lowest common denominator, with no regard to power-users. It looks like it was designed by a gum-chewing intern. Power-users comprise 5-10% of Office users but perform 80% of the work in most companies. For us, we had to use the clown-like ribbon. I've finally adapted to Win7 and Office 2010, but it has been a pain. There should be a class action case against Microsoft by business owners. Microsoft has cost of billions in lost time due to lost productivity with their mindless 'upgrades'.
It would have been great if Office had kept the user interface, but simply added the best new features such as expanded number of columns and rows (records) for Excel - that would have been a welcome move. Now it looks like Microsoft is forcing us into the Cloud with subscription based applications and with Win8 and Office 2013. This gives Microsoft greater ownership of our confidential data and supposed loyalty. They couldn't even get the name Metro protected properly and had to give it up mid-stream, and we should trust them with our corporate data?
I know the Win7 and XP well enough to tweak all my settings and system registry, kill processes if necessary and determine which things launch at start-up. I like being able to run commands via command prompt. I like organizing my applications in categories, I don’t want big dumb graphics, I need hundreds of tiny icons organized in a tree structure that I determine. So while Microsoft is making it much more difficult to optimize how you use Office or Windows or even to accomplish the simplest of tasks, we can turn to Google, Linux, OpenOffice and MySQL as our way of showing our appreciation to Steve Ballmer. It will be poetic justice if the folks at Microsoft are forced to use Win8 and Office 2013 instead of Win7 and Office 2010.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:20 AM
"The faster one runs from the past, the sooner one revisits it."
- The Cynics Book of Wisdom
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:15 AM
needed to be pulled instead of using the natural way of leading the pac!
Nahh, more like the dog that keeps pulling away from the trail to smell something or chase a squirrel, as the human tries to pull him back.
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