"Its just confusing"3.0 starson by Iwantone
Pros: Does everything
Cons: Hard to DO everything though- very disjointed interface
Summary: I am not an Anti MS zealot- I think they are a great American company that needs the government to HELP them stop pirating rather than SUE them for (foolish) "monopolistic practices". That said - this new MS word is just confusing. I like the new tabbed interface CONCEPT but the buttons all being different sizes is kind of weird at best- but WHY O WHY are the MAIN buttons (Save, Print and Save as)are NOT part of the LARGE buttons in the HOME tab?
And why cant I POPULATE a TAB WITH THE ICONS I WANT TO USE?!? After all this time and money in development that is just crazy that I cant use the app the way I WANT to use the app.
And why use all the style icons in the HOME tab- MOST users don't ever mess with those- why not PRINT, SAVE and SAVE AS there???
Also i don't know if any of you are having this problem, but importing graphics and moving them around in a document is slow and lags- and I have a new Lenovo T60 widescreen with Core 2 duo (yes I know this app isn't multi-threaded to take advantage of the two procs)and 2 gig of Ram. Word 2003 handled graphics VERY nicely. I hope this changes with a service pack because I use a lot of graphics and this simply has be smoother.
Also someone mentioned Lotus Word Pro- A GREAT APP and creating a header and footer in WordPro was MUCH easier than the cryptic way to do it in MS Word.
I do like the right clicking that gives an icon pallet to manipulate text- that was a good UI upgrade. My recommendation- use Word 2003 this really is not simpler, is not faster and has no added features that are must haves.