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GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberChrisElston12-Nov-12 4:18 
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GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberBergholt Stuttley Johnson12-Nov-12 5:49 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberChrisElston12-Nov-12 5:53 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberBergholt Stuttley Johnson12-Nov-12 6:01 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberChris Quinn12-Nov-12 6:07 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberBergholt Stuttley Johnson12-Nov-12 6:12 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberChrisElston12-Nov-12 6:17 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberTPFKAPB12-Nov-12 4:21 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberBergholt Stuttley Johnson12-Nov-12 5:50 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberTPFKAPB13-Nov-12 1:11 
GeneralRe: What really happened at Media City... PinmemberTPFKAPB13-Nov-12 1:11 
JokeBack after one week out of the office... PinmemberJoan Murt11-Nov-12 22:38 
RantPowerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PinmemberRage10-Nov-12 7:54 
So I made a small powerpoint presentation with a few pictures and a music ( actually it was not me, but I'll cut the story short). In office 2003, inserting an audio object is the simplest thing ever, you can adjust the volume with a slider, settings are available via contact menu by clicking on the small "sound" icon that is inserted in the presentation.
 
Now the presentation has to run on a laptop with office 2010.
First, the 2003 ppt file is not compatible: some of the music does not play when I run it.
 
Fine enough, I delete the old inserted sound and replace it with a new sound object. It does not run: OK, 2010 is not able to play mp3 on more than one slide. OK, I convert my mp3 into wav and retry. Works. Good. At full volume. Bad. So I double click on the sound icon to get to the settings in the freaking ribbon. No volume. No audio settings. Context menu ? It opens the menu for resizing the icon. WTF ? The icon is only a placeholder !
 
After some googling, I find out that a special menu opens in the freaking ribbon for Audio settings. Great. Change the volume ? No slider anymore. Just "High", "Middle" or "Low". WTF ? Are people now too dumb to use a slider ? And what if I want to set the volume between "Low" and "Middle" ???
 
It went on with a zillion other things like that until I finally used another program to show the presentation.
 
I f***ing hate this f***ing ribbon. I hate this Fisher Price 2010 UI.
And above all, I hate the microsoft designers who want everything to be usable by the mass by "simplifying" up to a level where it is close to useless.
~RaGE();

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GeneralRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PinmemberChris Meech11-Nov-12 16:22 
GeneralRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PinmvpPrerak Patel11-Nov-12 19:53 
GeneralRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PinmemberRage12-Nov-12 1:51 
JokeRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people Pinmemberdjj5512-Nov-12 3:58 
GeneralRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PinmemberNagy Vilmos12-Nov-12 5:53 
GeneralRe: Powerpoint, or how microsoft is developping software for dumb people PingroupSahir Shah13-Nov-12 0:05 
JokeInteresting observation PinmemberVivic10-Nov-12 5:19 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberZac Greve10-Nov-12 5:49 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation Pinmember_Josh_10-Nov-12 9:52 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberChrisElston12-Nov-12 2:09 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation Pinmemberhansoctantan12-Nov-12 4:18 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberJörgen Andersson11-Nov-12 2:08 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberJohnny J.12-Nov-12 0:16 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberJörgen Andersson12-Nov-12 0:30 
GeneralRe: Interesting observation PinmemberJohnny J.12-Nov-12 1:18 
JokeBJOTD Pinmembermark merrens9-Nov-12 6:09 
JokeBJOTD Pinmemberihoecken8-Nov-12 23:02 
GeneralBringer of life. Pinmemberegenis8-Nov-12 21:12 
JokeThe Question... Pinmemberegenis8-Nov-12 21:07 
GeneralRe: The Question... Pinmemberhoernchenmeister9-Nov-12 1:09 
GeneralRe: The Question... Pinmemberegenis11-Nov-12 18:28 
GeneralRe: The Question... Pinmemberhoernchenmeister11-Nov-12 21:32 
JokeWhy it's cool to be man! Pinmemberihoecken8-Nov-12 7:20 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! PinmemberAlmadarius8-Nov-12 10:59 
JokeRe: Why it's cool to be man! Pinmemberihoecken8-Nov-12 23:37 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! PinmemberAlmadarius9-Nov-12 5:33 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! PinmemberChrisElston9-Nov-12 3:13 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! PinmemberMycroft Holmes11-Nov-12 0:48 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! Pinmember Michael Martin 13-Nov-12 23:34 
GeneralRe: Why it's cool to be man! PinmemberFreak3013-Nov-12 2:03 
JokeBJOTD - golden oldie. Pinmembermark merrens8-Nov-12 6:34 
RantThey've already started using it Pinmember_Peeves8-Nov-12 6:18 
GeneralRe: They've already started using it Pinmemberharold aptroot8-Nov-12 6:30 
GeneralRe: They've already started using it Pinmember_Peeves9-Nov-12 2:40 
GeneralRe: They've already started using it PinmemberSoMad8-Nov-12 10:54 
GeneralRe: They've already started using it PinmemberRichard Deeming8-Nov-12 11:14 

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