Microsoft Office 12 UI Unveiled

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Closeup of Microsoft Word 12 UI

Microsoft just unveiled the new UI to Office 12, and I’ve got to say: it is a huge departure from previous interfaces.

The new UI – the most dramatic change to the way Office applications work since introduction of the toolbar in 1997 – will help users become more proficient with Office and produce better-looking documents faster.

I like the smooth look of the interface. Things are organized a lot better, though the area devoted to toolbars seems pretty tall… not really an issue with most people’s screens having higher resolutions these days. I love the shading and shadows… Nice work Microsoft… can’t wait to see more.

Read more about the new Office UI…

Office 12 Word Screenshot
Office 12 PowerPoint Screenshot
Office 12 PowerPoint Screenshot
Office 12 Access Screenshot