The Inquirer has written an interesting article discussing the pros and cons of Microsoft Word 2007. It highlights some fascinating usability problems that experienced ‘Word’ enthusiast are having with the new user interface, the shortcut keys and the automation process.
There is an awful lot focussing on the cons uncovered in the new Word 2007 but luckily it’s not all bad news, as a quote from the article states:
“Generally it seems Microsoft has got the trade-off right, functionality that you're looking for never seems too far away and is always quickly found, if not immediately available.
Overall we're fairly happy with these ribbon-centric interface changes and hope to get used to the various alterations to the whitespace and font handling.”