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Originally Posted by technologist View Post
If you're looking for a Windows interface, you bought the wrong type of computer.
I don't think it would be fair to demand the Windows Office UI on the Mac, because as you said, a Mac is different and the Application should integrate with the OS to deliver a superior experience.

But I'm not asking for the UI, I think it would just be great if there were some level of coherence between Windows and Mac versions. The ribbon is a good innovation (and I'm all for UI innovation when it adds value), and all ribbon items are still accessible (and searchable) through the Menubar. But instead of copying the structure, they came up with a completely new structure, which has nothing to do with the Mac, but with rather bewildering assumptions on Microsoft's part that people using a Mac work differently.

There are details that are just unfathomable: Why is the Filter view on a Mac a "Black Glass" modal view and a regular dropdown on Windows? It goes on and on...

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