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Early Office 2011 for Mac images emerge

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Mon March 29, 2010

Outlook shows streamlined interface

Some early screenshots of Microsoft's Office 2011 for Mac have been leaked, a report claims. Not the least because the updated software is only due late this year, the shots are said to represent early code, still in transition to a final Cocoa-based form. Of special note may be Outlook, which is replacing Entourage and employs a streamlined design paired with the ribbon interface first introduced for Office on Windows. Several of the screenshots can be seen below.











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  1. mytdave

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Go MBU

    See, it is possible to make the Ribbon UI suck less. Keep up the good work MBU!

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

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    If you need that much tool bar space... your app just isn't worth using.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Ah, but can they make it slower?

    That seems to be the target of all Microsoft products for Mac.
    :P

  1. facebook_Ben

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    Joined: Mar 2010

    -9

    Toolbars galore

    Ok, in at least one pic I see a Mac style toolbar, a ribbon, and a palette. Isn't that just overkill? I think just the ribbon should suffice-- make it look just like the Windows version.

  1. abusamer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Just make it work

    (not necessarily LOOK) exactly like Outlook for Windows. Full calendaring support the whole enchilada.

  1. Stuke

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    As with Windows Office 2007...

    there goes your screen real estate! The ribbon is the fattest toolbar in existence. Couple that with Apples GUI tools bar area and you talking about a solid 1" - 2" loss of vertical space when using an Office 2011 application.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Oh well...

    Here's to hoping you can turn some of that c*** off.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Ribbon

    Well, I prefer the ribbon to Apple's incomprehensible "Inspector" pallette they use to throw 841 different settings into one small window.

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