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Bruce Hohl wrote
"...  current user interface look like old office 2003.I need to change
look like office 2007 or higher."

Firstly, quite a few people do *not* prefer the 'Ribbon' menu system
introduced with MSO 2007.  Google Docs features tool bars of icons but I
doubt anyone thinks it seems "old" and certainly Google knows a thing or
two about designing a clean and useable user interface.

In fact, I find LO's interface a great strength.  It provides many more
options for accessing features than MSO or Google docs including:

   1. The traditional and very browse-able Text Menu:  File, Edit, View,
   2. Tool bars of icons (which can be customized)
   3. A Sidebar (View > Sidebar) which is suspiciously similar to the MSO
   Ribbon :)
   4. Windowed Pallets (Format > Cells, Format > Character, Etc.)
   5. An extensive and easy to use customization feature under Tools >
   Customize which allows keyboard shortcuts, custom menus, etc.

Thus, each user can easily adjust the interface to their preference.  For
example, I hide all tool bars for maximum screen space and minimum
clutter.  I then use Tools > Customize to assign frequently used features
to key combinations (some are assigned by default).  More specifically, I
use F11 to insert spreadsheet rows, F12 to delete spreadsheet rows, F8 to
open the Sidebar, Ctrl+1 to open Format > Character, Ctrl+2 to open Format
Paragraph, Ctrl+3 to open Numbers and Bullets, Etc.  These settings can
even be saved to a file.  I would say that LO offers the most flexible and
easy to customize user interface of the three.

Yes, and we continue to push out new GUI elements to improve the User

The default layouts of menus and toolbars have been extensively restructured
in a more logical fashion. The Sidebar Content Panels and organization of
the Deck is continuing to evolve--it is a long way from where Symphony left

Individual modules are now stateful--where you left things is how they'll
reopen (a few glitches in linkage to the StartCenter).  Template management
and Style based authoring are getting reworked as well.

Also, the project is implementing a top edge "Notebook bar" as an
alternative GUI to the Sidebar or  legacy Toolbar GUIs. The "Notebook bar"
can be tested on current 5.3 master dev builds. 

So, rather a lot has happened to move LibreOffice beyond the StarOffice and
OpenOffice legacy that mimicked Office 97.   LibreOffice as a cross platform
Office Suite is not Microsoft Office nor do we try to be.

Lots more and keep tuned as more good things evolve.


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