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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.

[via Boy Genius Report]

by MacNN Staff





  1. mytdave

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Go MBU

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

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

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

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ah, but can they make it slower?

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

  1. facebook_Ben

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    Joined: Mar 2010


    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


    Just make it work

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

  1. Stuke

    Joined: Dec 1969


    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


    Oh well...

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

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    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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