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- A question about ribbons
Re: A question about ribbons
Ribbons were introduced
because Microsoft could think of no
more enhancements to sell new versions of Word so changed the
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On 12/31/2015 11:29 PM, Maria Campbell
retired, thus have lots of time to meander about on my laptop.
Actually, I do use some shortcuts, and my menus are not all gone,
as I said, using the programs that don't have ribbons.
I have nothing important to format, either; or to say, come to
But I do love my PC and get done what I need to do.
On 12/31/2015 10:20 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I've never understood the appeal of the
ribbon system and it's a mystery
to me why it was ever introduced. When Office 2007 came out it
much a tectonic shift for me as when Windows 8 came out and
everything familiar about Windows disappeared with it.
I find you comment interesting in that most of my blind clients
keyboard shortcuts, at least to bring up a menu (or enter a
actually try to teach the keyboard shortcut "chains", e.g.,
followed by S for save or Alt+F followed by A for save as (and
chains can get much longer), since for most "point and click"
usage of a
menu is a non-starter. I teach these as well in reference to
ribbons, e.g., Alt+H followed by 1, to toggle bold formatting,
things that a client uses really frequently and that they need
able to activate/deactivate with maximum speed. I'm trying to
how you go about, or went about (since full menus are long
accessing the menu system where keyboard shortcuts would not be
one" at least.
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