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>I am finding them very different, and next to impossible to find
the things I need/want to find on them.
Simon, may I suggest you try using the Tell Me box to locate
commands that you're trying to perform. Press alt+Q while in an
Office application and this will bring up a search box which works
similarly to the search box that you encounter when you first open
the start menu. Type in a command, such as "center" without the
quotes and then press down arrow for a list of suggestions. When you
find the suggestion that you want press the enter key and the
command is then executed.
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 11/19/2020 1:52 PM, goshawk on
up until now, using win7, I haven't had any issues with them
coming up, it is only now that one can't get win7 anymore, that
it is starting to be a real headache.
I am finding them very different, and next to impossible to
find the things I need/want to find on them. give me the
standard easy to use menus any day.
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On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10:45 AM, goshawk on horseback wrote:
I am not happy with the way it is going with all
these ribbon menus
This will likely start a war, but, "it is going"? Where have
The ribbons interface started all the way back when Office 2007
was introduced and has been a part of Windows since Windows 7.
Microsoft is not "going" but went a very, very long time ago.
And whether you like the ribbon interface or not, Gene's
assertion, " in essence, ribbons are like menus but
differently organized," is spot on, and the
organization is not all that different. For those using
keyboard shortcuts, the ones you've been using "since dirt" have
remained unchanged. Learning how to navigate the ribbon is just
not difficult. I see a lot more active resistance to learning
how to do so that's a far greater impediment than the ribbons
themselves ever have been.
If you're going to stay in the Windows ecosystem the choice is
learning how to use the ribbon interface or flounder. It's that
simple. And no one need flounder unless by choice.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
If your joy is
derived from what society thinks of you, you're always
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