I prefer the old menu system over the current mangled and confusing ribbon in todays Office. I am glad we are still using Office 2003 at work and will resist any change if possible. Sorry but MS screwed up big when they introduced the ribbon.
After so many years with the old menus I like so many others who have commented here knew my way around blindfolded. Someone could call me up and ask how to do this or that and I could not even be at the computer and tell them right where to find what they were looking for. As far as the ribbon making more sense than the old menu system, nothing else has changed in all the rest of the software that people use so now they need to learn the ribbon when working in Office and also remember how to do it in the old style menus. So you're now asking those less nerdy than us to know TWO systems of navigating through menus. It's a looser admit it. There are third party work around but they are not as good as the original drop-down menu system was in Office 2003 and its predecessors.
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