Serial Classic Menu For Office 2007
ubitmenu works very well and again to the same standard as the others. it adds the classic menu tab to the ribbon and lets you drag and drop the functions and applications you want to the classic menu. you can also use the context menu to add functions to the classic menu. ive used it a few times to add my favorite function to the classic menu and i can see why some people will find it useful. the only thing about ubitmenu is that it is just a bit too much for my tastes. theres a lot of stuff going on in the background and you do need to be running a service, even if its a trial version. i like keeping things clean and simple and it doesnt seem to me that ubitmenu is doing that. theres also no price comparison tool on the website, but i guess thats not a big issue if you are just looking at trial versions.
i havent had any major issues with ubitmenu and it seems to be working fine. ive only had one issue with the installer and i think that was because i was running it on a virtual machine, which may have been part of the problem. like most office add-ins, ubitmenu will help you save money during the rollout of a new office version with the ribbon interface. the risks of productivity losses are minimized. users can adapt to the new interface at their own pace. costs for training and support can be reduced dramatically. considering thefair price we charge you will have instantroi and more money to spend on real investments.
for office 2003 users theres the classic menu for office 2003 that was released two years ago. like the other office 2003 style programs listed above, the only way to add office 2003 functions to the newer versions of office is to use the add-in system. ubitmenu works very well and again to the same standard as the others. it adds the classic menu tab to the ribbon and lets you drag and drop the functions and applications you want to the classic menu. you can also use the context menu to add functions to the classic menu. ive used it a few times to add my favorite function to the classic menu and i can see why some people will find it useful.
The ribbon had three tabs: Home, Quick Access, and Active. The Home tab contained ActionMenus for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. There were no tabs for Outlook and Access. The Quick Access tab had groups for the available macros and ActiveX controls for Excel. For Office 2007 there were three tabs: Start, Home, and Quick Access. In addition to ActionMenus, these were for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The Start tab contained Office 2007-specific UI elements that were hidden by default. Access users would see a new section below the main UI elements that was visible only if they selected a range of cells for filtering.
In the ribbon, the overall structure and number of UI elements depended on the app being used. For example, Excel had one ActionMenu, whereas Word had three. This meant that the user had to be conscious of which application they were using, and which ribbon they were currently using, to determine which tab or tab group to hide. Using your add-in in a way that preserves the user’s context helps you be more explicit and avoid a situation that can easily be confusing.
The Office Ribbon provides a hierarchical tree structure that groups items together. The UI elements found in the ribbon’s Home tab for Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook are all located in the Word tab. It is important that the menu’s menu items reflect this hierarchy, and that users understand which tab to go to next. In this manner, Office Add-ins can provide familiar context for the user.
The ribbon’s order is fixed: the tab selected by default is the Home tab, and for each app using the ribbon you can use the ActiveX or Menu controls to put the active tab in a specific position. Users can view and select the active tab from the toolbars or the context menu in each app. This lets Office users navigate through the ribbon with these controls, and also lets you easily control the ribbon’s position using commands in the Ribbon Designer.