Monday, December 19, 2016

LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

As long as I can turn it off. I never really liked the ribbon bar much on Office. I like the logical non changing manner of the standard menu layout (probably same reason so many people liked the "Start" menu on Windows XP).

At this point, LibreOffice’s new Ribbon-inspired UI is still in the works, but it’s already available in experimental version 5.3 and anyone can see how it looks using the steps below.

The Microsoft Office ribbon was officially introduced in Office 2007 as a way to make working with the productivity suite easier. Microsoft called the new interface “Fluent UI,” grouping all toolbars into a single one with multiple tabs providing quick access to the essential features.

At this point, LibreOffice is undoubtedly the top freeware productivity suite on the market and the best alternative to Microsoft Office, as it’s being adopted not only by consumers but also by companies and organizations across the world that are seeking reduced costs without losing features.

See how to enable the ribbon bar on LibreOffice 5.3 at

http://news.softpedia.com/news/libreoffice-5-3-to-launch-with-a-microsoft-office-like-ribbon-ui-511061.shtml

(note you may also need the links in the article to obtain version 5.3 beta.)



LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI


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