Did you notice the Interface changes coming in the Office 2007 suite? The following are some of the features and screenshots of this. I am sure you will defenitely love this new, attractive interface and graphics. 🙂
Most of them will be the new trends of Interface design. For example the concept of “Contextual Tabs”. This is called as the heart of the new user interface….
- The Ribbon
The traditional menus and toolbars have been replaced by the Ribbon — a new device that presents commands organized into a set of tabs.The tabs on the Ribbon display the commands that are most relevant for each of the task areas in the applications.
- The Microsoft Office button
a single central location where a user can see all of these capabilities like share, protect, print, publish, and send in one place. File-level features were mixed in with authoring features.
New MSOffice button (Central Point)
- Contextual Tabs
The Contextual Tabs contain all the features you need for working with the selected object.The way it works is this: The default tabs for the application contain only the commands that are not object-specific. It turns out that this drastically simplifies the functionality you have to look through because so much of Word, for example, only works when you have a Table or a Chart or a Picture or a Header or a Drawing or a Text Box selected.
Galleries are the other huge attraction of the redesigned applications. Galleries provide users with a set of clear results to choose from when working on their document, spreadsheet, presentation, or Access database.