"Great doorstop!"1.0 starson by tizeye_99
Pros: Probably does what it is supposed to do, but after 3 months using it...
Cons: Microsoft destroyed the program. Confusing interface.
Summary: After several months of trying to like this, finally uninstalled it and groveling before the Microsoft gods to re-install my old copy on XP on my new laptop (exceeded licensing issue.)
While trying to use it, this thing actually gave me a headache. The common commands I wanted to use - were not there. Still have not how to move a column over in excel, as you begin dragging the selected column to where you want it, and it begins selecting the adjacent columns rather than moving. Cannot find the 'move' handle. Likewise, edit/undo - I don't think so. There is not "Edit" as on the classic menu, and the functions are speadout and placed in various other menu groupings that Microsoft decided we needed. On Word 2007, I have no idea why on the default Home menu, "Styles" (never/rarely used) takes up half the banner while "clipboard, Font, Paragraph, Editing" have the other half. On editing, it only has find, replace, and select; whaile cut copy and paste were moved over to clipboard, and I have no idea where 'delete' is other than the delete key. Worse, when you first load it, basic commands such as "open" "new" "print" are totally missing. They came up with icon commands in an area they have never had commands before - but you have to add them as the only ones the initially install are these curved arrows that are labeled when you pass the cursor over them to figure out what they are. Actually, that is whe undo command they removed from the old edit menu and placed there. Now to add icon commands to that bar, what would be simple enough, Microsoft vision of the 25 most common commands is not the same as mine. You have to go to the base of the most common commands and choose "all commands" to find the icon for "Save as" or "print" that allows choosing # of copies vs the common command on of auto printing 1 copy.
Can you see how this is massively inefficient, slowing you down and distracting you as you search/add a command and all the searching gives you a headache.
1) Don't upgrade if you don't have to.
2) If new - consider Open Office as alternative. I've never used it, but it is positively reviewed, free and compatable.
3) If alternatives are not feasable and forced to purchase this, bend over, squeel, and write a review about your experience.