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Mark_Wallace24-Oct-16 0:45
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GeneralRe: Office Ribbon is an good evolution Pin
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GeneralRe: Office Ribbon is an good evolution Pin
Mark_Wallace24-Oct-16 8:05
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In office, I used to have three toolbars: the basic toolbar, and two custom ones. Between them, they took up less than half the space of the ribbon -- and they always fit properly within the window.

With only three toolbars, almost every tool I ever used was opened/activated with only one click -- and I use a lot of tools, a number of which aren't even on the ribbon.

With the ribbon, I am continually changing tab (usually having to move the caret from one end of the screen to the other to open the tab, then back to the other end to click the tool), then changing back, then changing again, because I was so foolish as to put my cursor somewhere that ms has decided means that I have to use a different tab.

I only ever used the menu for "occasional" tools -- and it was easy to find them (even though they kept moving menu items with each new version).

I won't even bother going into how bloody insanely impossible it is to find all the dialogs and sub-windows that are absolutely essential, when setting up a project/template/whatever (if I didn't remember a lot of the keyboard shortcuts, it would drive me batty).

Or that the Most Used Visio tools -- the various alignment ones -- are no longer available as single buttons; you have to use a drop-down to get to them (but you're never on the tab where the drop-down is, obviously).

Just p1ssing about with the ribbon costs me a fortune in time when I should be being productive.

And that's not to mention that it breaks my train of thought, every time I have to hunt a function down, which costs a lot more than just a few clicks' worth of time.

Professional-level use of word-processors, spreadsheets, slideshow apps, and diagramming tools is every bit as complicated, if not more so, than professional use of an IDE.

I vote the ribbon be implemented for VS -- it's only used to edit a bunch of plain-text files, after all.

Then we'll see how many developers approve of it.
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