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Office Suite 2007 Frustrated beyone endurance!!

After spending 15 minutes clicking around cyber-ville to find this forum,
I've cooled off enough to write a post that needs to be read by SOMEONE at
Microsoft.

I run Windows XP-Pro on both my laptop and PC and have upgraded Office suite
AND Outlook to the '07 version. That's big bucks for 2 machines plus
Outlook. To do anything beyone send a basic email or create a basic document
takes several minutes to several hours! I consider myself VERY proficient to
expert in Word, Excel, PP and Outlook as I am a veteren user. My list of
complaints are as follows (and I find it hard to believe that I'm the only
one).

1. Word - Logic? Try finding templates or anything else easily! You would
think templates would be located somewhere in the page layout tab - NOT. As
cute as all the new graphics are... nothing seems to be in a logical place.
Replace the stupid "themes" with templates.

2. Outlook is now wizz-bang - and locks up frequently. Forget running it
smoothly on my laptop -- not happening! I've tweaked, downloaded every
update, name it AND even on my memory fat/super fast processing PC it takes
too much time to load!

When I clicked on "help" to find this forum the page wouldn't load! Oddly
enough every time there is a problem with Outlook the "send report" routine
works just fine! Where time is concerned, I would be better served to go
back to Word Perfect in DOS!!

Comments from other frustrated users??
Oct 11 '08 #1
1 1113
Odd you should post to this particular forum.....

I've been using Office 2007 for about a year now and as with any new
application there is a learning curve. Office 2007 is a departure from
previous versions and I went into the upgrade with that knowledge. I have to
admit the difference is radical; however I would not go back as there are
features I would not do without.

It's going to take you a bit of time to get use to the new interface and
everything has moved, but remember how long it took you to master the prior
versions of Office?

Outlook 2007 is one of the applications that had the least UI changes from
what I remember (altho I believe Visio is the actual winner). I've been
using Outlook for more than 10 years and this version is the best of all.
The question is what mode are you using it? It's a super Exchange client and
a good Internet client but the configuration is a bit different and more
complex in Internet mode.

I would go through Outlook and (carefully) review your setup options. It
sounds like something is interfering with the loading (possibly huge PST
files?). If so, one of the things you can do is convert them to 2007 format.

Also if you're using cache mode I found it helpful to clear all the caches
and compress the files. This significantly speeded Outlook when I first did
it and I see performance improvements every other time.
"Crememagnolia" <Cr***********@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:EF**********************************@microsof t.com...
After spending 15 minutes clicking around cyber-ville to find this forum,
I've cooled off enough to write a post that needs to be read by SOMEONE at
Microsoft.

I run Windows XP-Pro on both my laptop and PC and have upgraded Office
suite
AND Outlook to the '07 version. That's big bucks for 2 machines plus
Outlook. To do anything beyone send a basic email or create a basic
document
takes several minutes to several hours! I consider myself VERY proficient
to
expert in Word, Excel, PP and Outlook as I am a veteren user. My list of
complaints are as follows (and I find it hard to believe that I'm the only
one).

1. Word - Logic? Try finding templates or anything else easily! You
would
think templates would be located somewhere in the page layout tab - NOT.
As
cute as all the new graphics are... nothing seems to be in a logical
place.
Replace the stupid "themes" with templates.

2. Outlook is now wizz-bang - and locks up frequently. Forget running it
smoothly on my laptop -- not happening! I've tweaked, downloaded every
update, name it AND even on my memory fat/super fast processing PC it
takes
too much time to load!

When I clicked on "help" to find this forum the page wouldn't load! Oddly
enough every time there is a problem with Outlook the "send report"
routine
works just fine! Where time is concerned, I would be better served to go
back to Word Perfect in DOS!!

Comments from other frustrated users??
Oct 11 '08 #2

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