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The basic question is where LO goes. Microsoft has done a step
forward with Ribbon controls 

MS has always been at the antipode of ergonomics. And they keep moving
in the *wrong* direction. "Ribbons" as well as the totally ridiculous
Windows 8 GUI - try to accomplish *any* work with it, you'll rather end
up tossing the screen through the closed window of your office - are
just the latest cerebral flatulances emanating from their "product
managers' "brains".

(that is the opposite to your idea) and
maybe we find the other way with simplification at Google's tools.

Google's just equally ridiculous and dysfunctional crap.

*Never* take products made by managed corporations as examples to

I guess LO is used for its conventional user experience. That means
all functions reside in the main menu and some have fast access at the
toolbar. Those items need to be grouped (small separator lines


It has been proven over and over again that "separator" lines do
*NOT* "separate". They effectively do the *opposite*, besides adding
elements that are just confusing for the eyes.

*Never* use them.

Use *exclusively* whitespace to group objects.



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