Thursday, January 24, 2008

Office 2008 Review

Robert Mohns (at MacInTouch):

Although they look like normal preference windows, the Preferences windows have no close box; instead you still must click “OK” or “Cancel.”

Another oddity is that document-specific settings – such as per-document security, view, and spelling/grammar—are still mixed in with application preferences. We would have expected this terrible practice to be excised by now, but no such luck.

There’s lots more interesting commentary about changes to Office’s user interface and elsewhere. This line is off, though:

And while Save As uses a standard Mac OS X sheet, the Open dialog is a modal window.

The dialog for opening documents should not be a sheet because it’s an application-level action.

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