With Visio 2010, Visio has now joined the other core Office apps and now supports the ribbon. With the old menus, I ended up turning almost all of them on and wasting screen real estate. So in a way, I like the new ribbon. Of course, the first question asked always starts with, “where is the button for…”. There is a download from Microsoft that will help you navigate, but the Visio team was prepared for questions about the location of commands. If you click on the File Ribbon and choose Options and then Customize ribbon, you are presented with … Continue reading Where is Waldo?
With Office 2007, the main apps introduced the ribbon and with Office 2010, Office introduced the ability to customize the ribbon. Since the ribbon was a major shift in the UI experience, it made sense that only the key apps should “test the waters” and the other apps should wait till the next release. It was basically a “too many cooks spoil the broth” scenerio. With Visio 2010, Visio acquired the Ribbon AND ribbon customization. One problem with menus in Visio 2007 was their placement was not optomized and it was possible to leave gaps. So the introduction of the ribbon … Continue reading Visio 2010 – Developer Mode