Microsoft Office 2007 Review
Dale Franks has a detailed, graphically detailed, review of Microsoft Office 2007. He hates it.
I’ve only been using it about a week and haven’t played around with it as much as Dale. Still, there’s no doubt that it truly and completely sucks. I implore you, DO NOT BUY THIS CRAPPY SOFTWARE OR INSTALL IT ON YOUR MACHINE.
If you thought Microsoft’s products, whether Word or FrontPage, did a lousy job of HTML coding before, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. In the past, they merely inserted so much proprietary code that only Internet Explorer could read into documents, making it a royal pain to edit. Now, they’ve fixed it so that you can’t read it in IE, either.
Further, while Office always had so many doo-dads that it would never occur to me to use built in, making it hard to find stuff I used every day, it was at least reasonably intuitive once you’d used it for a while. No longer. That idiotic “ribbon” that has replaced the old style menus makes it a chore to produce even the most basic documents, requiring constant view changes.
I say again: DO NOT BUY THIS CRAPPY SOFTWARE OR INSTALL IT ON YOUR MACHINE.
UPDATE: Dave Schuler hates it, too. Great minds and all that.