I dont know if this is just me. But I ran into something yesterday that got me thinkinig. Now the new Windows Vista and Office systems have changed massively since their previous versions and part of that change is for the purpose of improving usability.
Now raises a few questions. I am sure that all of you will agree that the changes in the new versions are significant (I’m only talking about UIstuff here) such as the introduction of the Office Ribbon and the getting rid of the menus thing.
I think this pauses a major problem for the average user of both systems (Resistance to change). Put it this way, after using the office system for instance for about 10 years or so. Would you be prepared to start to ‘learn’ a new environment (which will make your life easier – provided you do the effort) I think giving the new system to an office secretary for say will cause some frustration for a while before the person can get around to finding their way. Coz not only did the layout change but some functionality changed place too!
In Office 2003 to enter a header/footer for a document, you go to View-Header and Footer. I went into 2007 beta 2 to try and do this and hmm… couldnt find it, so had tolook around and then found thatit now residersunder the ‘Insert’ tab. Thiscomes interesting especially when you want to edit the header! You go to the insert tab again to select header and footer and then edit…