Re: Outlook Training Error
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Brian, you're absolutely right! It's one of the trickiest things about Office. If you're using Office 2003, or 2007, or 2010, I can tell you the keystroke for a particular function (well, maybe not off the top of my head, but they don't change). Office 2016? There were several updates which changed things around. And Office 365 is constantly changing.
So I've looked a bit more at this ribbon change, called the "Simplified" ribbon. Microsoft apparently introduced it early this year, although seemingly to the online office first, then Outlook, and I haven't seen it anywhere else yet, but I expect it will find its way across the suite. Here's their page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-the-simplified-ribbon-44bef9c3-295d-4092-b7f0-f471fa629a98
It indicates it applies to Office 365 and Outlook 2016.
It's basically a nightmare, designed entirely for touch users, and I would strongly encourage everyone to switch to the classic ribbon, for several reasons:
- The classic ribbon is consistent. The keystrokes often don't make sense, but at least they don't change. In the simplified ribbon, items can move in or out of the "overflow" area depending on how often you use them (or you can manually pin or unpin things). That wouldn't be so bad for keyboard users, if the keystroke wasn't completely different depending on whether an item is in the ribbon or the overflow area.
- Using the classic ribbon, you can tab through every option. Using the simplified ribbon, you can tab through the visible options, but you will need to enter one, and sometimes more than one, overflow ribbon, in order to explore features.
You can revert to the classic ribbon by pressing alt to move to the menu, then applications key to open the context menu, and choose "Use classic ribbon".
On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 1:01 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote: