I have a self-imposed no ranting rule on my blog, but I have a frustration that I want to shout to the world (okay, the handful of people that stop by my blog) so I’m calling this an opinion 🙂 Hint: if you’d rather skip my opinon, scroll down to the end of this post for the Query Hope Chart.)
Here is my frustration/opinion: I dislike Office 2010. Not just a little bit; a whole lot. For five months, I’ve attempted to get used to how they messed up all of the menus in Word and Excel. They’ve basically broken down the menus so that you have ‘File’, ‘Home’, ‘Insert’, etc. But when you click these menus, instead of getting the drop-down list of available options, you get a whole new picture toolbar…and they aren’t even grouped the same as previous versions of Word.
There is no “Tools” menu and I can’t figure out how to see the Drawing Toolbar (so I can draw lines and shapes.) Grrrr. I am completely literate and I had no problem reading the options under each menu choice. Apparently, they did this starting with the 2007 Office Suite, but I never had the pleasure of working with that version.
Perhaps what makes my transition more difficult is that I use Office 2003 at work. Maybe when they rip that carpet out from under me, I will have a better opinion of Office 2010, but for now, Microsoft will not be getting a warm and fuzzy holiday card from me. And I know they are deeply concerned about that.
P.S. If I have offended any 2010 Office lovers out there, I’m sorry. If you are a fan of Office 2010, please share what you like about it. I want to love this version. I really do…because we’re going to spend a lot of time together.
Okay, the “opinion” part of this post is over. I had waaaay too much time on my hands, so I made up a line chart depicting the hope (or loss of hope) experienced during the query process. It’s just in fun, so don’t worry about me. Except I am eating lots of chocolate…but I would do that even without the query process 🙂