Finally, A Simple But Effective Tool Overcomes Office 2007 Complexity

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q: I’m at my wits’ end. I haven’t got the time or patience to figure out how to use—and let alone find—all the wonderful tools I’m told are in Office 2007. Isn’t there something to get me up to speed so I can concentrate on my work—at least until Microsoft introduces a replacement for this application?

 

A: I’ve got just what you’ve been craving. A Swiss company, UBit Schweiz, is offering at no cost a tiny program that adds a portion of the classic Office 2003 toolbar menu for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It fits directly under the Office 2007 Ribbon. It’s free, loads in less than a minute, and doesn’t slow down the Office applications.

 

UBit adds a Menu tab to the Ribbon (see screenshot below). When you click on Menu, the conventional File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Data and Window menus appear plus any custom tools you may have added.

 

 

To download the program, go to www.ubit.ch/software/ubitmenu-languages/.

 

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