Steve Jones - SSC Editor (3/29/2013)
You can dislike it, but that doesn't mean you're right or wrong. That was my point. There are hundreds of millions of office users. Lots of them like the changes, especially non-technical ones. The ribbon makes lots of work easier. It's annoying for some of us in technology, but it's not the end of the world.
Not sure what you mean about deleting an icon. I can remove things from the start menu and put them back. I can do the same with the desktop. If there's a specific bug, and there may be, I'd be interested in knowing what it is.
You're right. I don't have to like it. I can try to get some other software.
More times than I can count I have been handed heaps of data with messy delimiters, extraneous lines and have to put it in to some format that can be used in a database. In Word using search and replace and a modified Tables menu bar I can do it in minutes. There is no easy way to do the same thing with ribbon.
Thank you for clarifying this for me. I guess when the prior versions no longer work, it's time to dump Office.
-- Not sure what you mean about deleting an icon.
I had a coworker who has played with Win8 a little. He was saying that without the Start Bar add-on app, there was no way to add an app icon back to the desktop. I don't have the details, but he is at the sys admin level to my DBA level.
A little bit of this and a little byte of that can cause bloatware.