Office Help For all the people out there with a love-hate relationship of the new Office ribbon, here's something to grab your attention. Despite, the fact that the "experts" spent 10 years studying people's interaction with Office applications in order to come up with the magic ribbon, more than a few people are extremely frustrated on first contact with it! So, we now have help videos, a sort of multi-media, social office assistant.

The Office team have come up with Microsoft Office Labs in an effort to ease the learning curve of their Office "power users"... I'm keeping a straight face, honest :-| In short, the Office Labs umbrella site has two new projects which Microsoft has just gone live with: Community Clips and Search Commands.

Given the pace with which Microsoft have been releasing new products lately, this is a welcome source of information. I may be a developer, but I put mastering Office tools right up there with programming the VCR... one day I'll master it...

Comments (2) -

ajay India
5/2/2008 4:31:29 AM #

i  like new ms office interface.

Quikboy United States
5/2/2008 6:16:10 AM #

There are just people that aren't quick enough to identify components of a new UI, no matter how easy it is.

I found it pretty easy, from hearing what people said and stuff. It looked pretty straightforward to me. There's tabs, and you select the one that you want and use those functions. Not hard.

I like the new Office Labs site.