Offer Options for the Office 365 Ribbon Appearance
I am disappointed with the appearance of the new Office 365 ribbon. I use a desktop and a laptop and find the monotone look and the over simplistic icons confusing and hard to read. These look like changes, just for the sake of change.
Options to revert to earlier versions that users were familiar with, would have been appreciated.
shane durkee commented
The color is terrible on this and hard to differentiate. I've changed fonts and colors and gave it 2 months and still can not stand the new office 365 updates on outlook. TERRIBLE CHOICES, please make something to revert to old colors and layout.
Brian Phoenix commented
I have resisted upgrading from Office 2010 to 365 until you stopped supporting the old office suite because of problems identified YEARS AGO!
But Microsoft are so fixed with messing with software just to justify charging more and just **** it up
1 RIBBONS MUCH BIGGER MEANING LESS SPACE FOR CONTENT ESPECIALLY ON LAPTOPS
2 WORSE DUPLICATING RIBBONS FOR SPLIT SCREEN VIEWS MEANING HALF SCREEN IS WASTED FONTHE RIBBON. ONLY NEED ONE UNLESS WANT ON TWO SCEEENS
3 OUTLOOK HAS ONE LINE RIBBON. BUT NOT WORD/EXCEL
Office Excel took over from Lotus 123 and for years your and 123 backward compatibility. Need backward compatibility for the **** new versions
Get your software engineers to program VLOOKUP or PiVOT TABLES or your accountants to test using multiple excel documents on 12 in laptop as not on two 50 in inch screens at home and you will quickly realise you need as much space for actual content not a OVERSIZE MENU BAR THAT WASTES A QUARTER OF THE SCREEN
Many time to move to Google Sheets
Fix it. Give us back old ribbon and maximize space for data
I just upgraded from Office 2019 to MS 365 for school and I was SHOCKED! The new icons look awful and in some cases it is very hard to distinguish them.
I also HATE the search bar at the top because now the file name isn't centered anymore. Escpecially in the new Outlook. I could VOMIT! Why not leave it next to the category ribbons?
Also when you select a picture (e.g. in Word) the specific ribbon category is no longer highlighted. Now you're searching high and low to get to the desired options. Moreover I liked the real "tabs" in Office 2019 much more than the underlined text in MS 365!
But luckily I switched to LaTeX a few years ago to do all important stuff. But I still use Excel for data sets and calculation, Outlook for checking mails and OneNote for notetaking. All the other applications are only used for quick and dirty stuff — and now even less!
The only reason I had to upgrade was school. Without MS 365 I cannot participate in class and connect to their OneDrive / Teams etc... Otherwise I would have stayed with Office 2019!!!
Johnny Doe commented
What's wrong with people at Microsoft? Are they all gone insane? Lately they are on a mission to ***** all the good old things in the name of modernization and shooting in their foot.
How in the **** this new Office 365 theme is pushed on the masses? Just fire the team or loose the customers for life.
I agree. I used Word 2003 since it came out and reluctantly got a 365 subscription because I thought it would be better. But no. Designed for idiots - it is unusable and unproductive.
Ditto to all these comments. Extremely irritated with the new look and feel.
Why mess up something that worked and that we were familiar with?
And if the MS bullies decided to 'improve' things for us, why not leave the option to still use the old look?
Big Brother rules but not OK.
I was totally happy with the Word 2003 simple ribbon and menus. I HATE Office 365 with the clutter of icons, switching ribbons. I takes me a long time to find different functions, even after customizing. If there was a way to revert back, I'd take it. Why do developers think that icons are better than using menus with words??? We do know how to read.
Please find a way to offer a switch-in so we can use old tool ribbon icons in our Office 365 subscription Word and Excel worksheets.
horrible ribbons. I am getting depressed looking at the screen now. Please change back to old ribbons now.
i'm not get used to the search bar on the top bar of the window.. Please make it possible to restore it just above the Messages Please...
I ABSOLUTELY HATE (yes I said it) HATE MICROSOFT 365. Email's look like one continuous run on. I miss the old features and ribbons and quick shortcuts. Geez, this is an insult.
I, too, join the numerous UserVoices for the improvement of Office 365 ribbon appearance. I am a user (having multi subscription accounts) of office 365 for personal & a business but regrettably tired from gluing my face to the PC or laptop
to figure out those hardly readable ribbon fonts on the screen tabs.
I am probably late to the party - but we had been using Office 2019 ON DESKTOPS. Recently moved to a virtual environment and was told we must use MS 365. This is so unprofessional looking. I cannot believe MS thinks it is good to have something that appears to have been designed by a kindergartner. Heck, I think they would have done better. I can assure you - we will be buying more Office 2019 licenses and NOT using this. So far myself and my Boss have it - and he said FIND SOMETHING ELSE NOW. I am online hoping to find a FIX or setting to chose. appears there isn't one!
Ami Kranci commented
Add my name to the list. The colorless flat versions of office apps since 2013 are keeping me from upgrading from 2010. Seriously! Microsoft.....bring back some color and some style. These drab boring apps that I have to spend most of my day looking at make me feel like a zombie.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a problem with this. I regularly use Outlook 2016 at my job and have a 365 subscription at home. When I'm at home with the latest version, the ribbon menu is horrendous and difficult to use due to the icons being so large and all over the place. PLEASE give us the option to switch between the two.
The clunky large icons are awful. Give me back the Office 2016 Desktop look, please.
at least give users the OPTION to use the new (yuk) look or the ever faithful 2016 look.
you always talk about efficiencies, but for me, this has tha opposite effect...
Window 365, what a terrible software package. Not only does it have hiccups in the software, it's display screen in Outlook and Word are frustrating to work with. Bring back 2013 or 2016 or better still, fix the look of Window 365.
I bought and paid for Outlook 2016 4 years ago and I had it like I wanted it. After a new computer update tonight (which I didn't want) I now have Outlook 365 which I hate! How can I put my Outlook 2016 back and get rid of this ****** Outlook 365?