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Which Microsoft Office UI do you prefer?

#1KamenRiderBladePosted 12/31/2013 5:10:19 PM
Since everybody has pretty much used both the old "Drop Down" menu / new "Ribbon" UI, which do you prefer - Results (105 votes)
Drop Down menu, I like the old school way of doing things
44.76% (47 votes)
47
Ribbon UI, I like pretty icons
36.19% (38 votes)
38
Either one, I'm flexible
18.1% (19 votes)
19
Other, please explain what type of other UI you are talking about
0.95% (1 votes)
1
This poll is now closed.
Since everybody has used Microsoft Office by this point at some time in their life, which UI design do you folks prefer?

The old school Drop Down menu system with toolbar icons?

The new school Ribbon UI?

Everybody has their own opinion on this subject matter, care to share your own feelings about it?

Personally I can use both, it took me about 2 minutes to transition into the new UI, so I'm relatively flexible.
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#2FL81Posted 12/31/2013 9:11:40 PM
Drop Down > Ribbon, for pretty much everything ever
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#3someguyshandPosted 12/31/2013 9:43:03 PM
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/759/both.png
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#4KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2013 10:47:36 PM
someguyshand posted...
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/759/both.png


Because some PM at MS thought that Ribbon was so good via feedback through a carefully selected focus group and limited user reviews, and that it made office so much more accessible that it was good enough to replace drop down menus instead of offering it as a alternative UI.

I kid you not about that, I used to work at MS on a project related to MS office, and that was their answer when I asked higher ups about Ribbon when it first came out.
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#5AlleRacingPosted 12/31/2013 11:01:38 PM
I can use either just fine, but I prefer the ribbon UI.
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#6mikewu1Posted 12/31/2013 11:06:46 PM
Ribbon
#7SnipeStarPosted 12/31/2013 11:45:44 PM
the one with clippit
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#8megaman4everEXEPosted 1/1/2014 12:13:56 AM
I like the ribbon UI. I hated the old drop down interface. The teaches never knew how to use it, and I was never able to figure out where to find all the commands. By the time I was in college, they released office 2007. It was a lot easier for me to use because it's organized in categories and sub-categories. It made bibliographies a lot easier, and I used a lot of features that I never knew about. I guess it's easier for me because no one ever taught me to use the old interface.
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#9KillerTrufflePosted 1/1/2014 12:24:20 AM
It makes the most sense to have both. Ribbon - once you learn it - is actually pretty good, but it takes a good bit of re-learning to get used to it and be able to use it efficiently.
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#10DragnfyrPosted 1/1/2014 1:40:21 AM
Ribbon is much better. Nested drop down menus are annoying and slow down the work flow.
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