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Microsoft Office 2008 sneak peak no. 2

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Tue October 2, 2007

Office '08 sneak peak

Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (Mac BU) today unveiled its second sneak peek of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, which showcases the revamped Toolbox with true one-stop destination for some of the most useful tools in Office for Mac. The new feature combines the original Office for Mac Toolbox and Formatting Palettes into a single user interface, providing Mac users with an Object Palette as well as Animation Settings, Citations, and a Formula Builder. The sneak peak includes plenty of screenshots covering the Toolbox, Elements Gallery, Document Elements, Publishing Layout View, OfficeArt, SmartArt Graphics, Building Charts, and "My Day." Details on the Toolbox are highlighted with tips on finding what you need and customization options. [updated]

Notice: image distortion is due to capturing animated flash movies.





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  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    YAWN!!!

    Five me a sneak peak at Entourage...

  1. sputschic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Who cares?

    Really. If you're forced to use Office because all your friends and associates use Windows or whatever, please consider that perhaps you're the sort of person who doesn't belong on the Mac. Remember, PC thinkers tend to flock together.

  1. Robb

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: who cares?

    So are you advocating that the Mac doesn't belong in the corporate or education markets because of the need to collaborate with Windows users?

  1. sputschic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Source Manager

    Look at the screenshot above of the "Source Manager." Proof positive that Microsoft STILL doesn't get it, as if all the Ballmerian enthusiasm for business bullsh*t from Roz Ho and Craig Eisler weren't enough to demonstrate.

    What's the over/under on the number of "wizards" Microsoft stuffs into Office 2008?

  1. sputschic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Who cares?

    @robb: What sort of business needs to collaborate with Windows users? The sort of business stuffed full of PC thinkers. People who have no business on the Mac, in other words. They harm the Mac community and they harm themselves.

    Self-segregation is not always such a bad thing.

  1. sputschic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Oh, also:

    Here's a telling inside account of the unimaginative, uninspired, and unfeeling proto-Ballmerian approach to Mac development that resulted in the travesty known as Word 6.0: http://blogs.msdn.com/rick_schaut/archive/2004/02/26/80193.aspx

    Seems like not much has changed since then. Why are Microsoft engineers so consistently so brickheadedly literal-minded, so linear-thinking, so content to perpetuate the status quo? F*ck them. Even Word 5.1 betrayed symptoms of PC-thinking design, symptoms which have mutated over the successive versions into expression as full-blown diseases in themselves.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    MS must Die

    Bloatware is not part of my future. No one needs MS or Office. The current alternatives cover 99% of the world population at the REASONABLE price of $79!

  1. brainiac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    UI looks annoying but...

    So, sputschic, being a Mac user requires blatant negativity? Being pro or con Windows is irrelevant, a good UI is a good UI and a bad UI is a bad UI regardless of platform. If you can only divide the world into mac and pc "thinkers" then you live a very sheltered life.

  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Exchange

    So is Entourage still going to be so lame with integration with Exchange servers? I still haven't heard about that.

  1. natural1

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: who cares?

    @ sputschic: Many successful, creative organizations use Windows and Office. I work for one. We're working on a cure for cancer...and we would never hire anyone as small minded and bigoted as you. Computers are tools to get a job done - not an end to themselves. Get out much?

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