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    Sneak preview (2006?)

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2005/sep05/09-13OfficeUI.mspx">Q&A: Microsoft Showcases New User Interface for Office

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    Re: Sneak preview (2006?)

    It reminds me a bit of Windows Media Player, where the "menus" are collapsed under one button and the other controls are split into task-oriented work spaces. I'm not sure this is more efficient, although for people new to Office, it might be easier to get started.

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    Re: Sneak preview (2006?)

    After Office 2003 being seen by many as a minor upgrade from Office XP, it appears Microsoft are making big changes for Office 12.

    Another welcome addition is Native PDF support in Office 12

    When it comes to Excel, John Walkenbach the Excel guru & MVP described the changes made to Excel 2003 in his Excel 2003 Review as "This latest release of Excel can be summed up in one word: DISAPPOINTING."
    For Excel 12 in the J-Walk Blog after seeing a beta version at the recent MVP summit John described Excel 12 as "I can say that Excel 12 is awesome."

    It looks like the next release will be worth getting.

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    Re: Sneak preview (2006?)

    Jensen Harris has a very good blog with lots of information about the new Office 12 UI.

    The only big changes in Word2003 were better XML support (which I would have loved, but can't use because it's a bit impractical for the books I produce), and improved protection mechanisms (which I haven't found many uses for).
    Also, both features aren't usable with older versions of Word, or even with all versions of Word2003.

    The changes in the next version look like they can make the life for all users, especially beginners, much easier.

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