Scott Hanselman

Who moved my Office Cheese - Mapping Office 2003 commands to Office 2007

October 28, '06 Comments [0] Posted in Reviews
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I'm loving Office 2007 more and more. It really does grow on you. For those of you who are having trouble finding stuff in the new Interface (and haven't discovered the automatic hotkey mapping - that's hot), there's a sexy little Flash Application that lets you select an existing menu item or toolbar item from a Word 2003 interface, then it'll show you the new Word 2007 interface and walk you through where that feature is located.

The same interactive command location finder exists for other apps within the Office 2007 Suite, it's just buried in the help. I say, set it free!

It's very well done and I suspect your Mom/Cousin/Spouse will appreciate it when they start using the new 2007 stuff.

Frankly, the whole Office Online Beta is pretty fantastic. Do check it out if you're trying to get up to speed. I can only hope they will maintain (i.e. 301 redirect) the beta permalinks once Office goes live. It's a shame that these interactive Flash Demos, that I think are very effective, are effectively hidden

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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