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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Why Micro$oft sucks...

Well, there are many reasons, too numerous to list here.

So I will simply present Reason N+1. I had to upgrade from Office 2003 to Office 2007 for work. I've had it on my machine for maybe 20 minutes, and already I hate it.


How do I make that stupid bulky menu go away?

Note the menu area. Note the huge clunky menu boxes.

I can't find a way to make them go away, other than an add-on I could get from Microsoft to revert to "Classic" toolbars. For $16.

So basically, huge bulky toolbox area with no way to revert to a more streamlined classic feel without paying more $$.

Microsoft FTL.

Edit, 9/18: Just found out I can make the bulky menu (aka "menu ribbon") go away - right-click on one of the ribbon tabs and select "Minimize This Ribbon". Much better! Thank you to those who pointed this out to me.

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