Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Office 2007 Excel Data Auto Filter

I have been playing with the new Office 2007. It is still a beta so some of these things may change. However I will start writing posts now on the differences and ways it is going to affect people as they change over to it.

My initial review of the product is that for Excel and Word users it is going to be more painful than good. While the new UI is flash and a fresh new look, they have moved stuff!
My first problem came when I attempted to add a simple Auto Data Filter to a table in Excel. It was not where it used to be and the keyboard short cuts did not work. As I don't have Offce 2007 in front of me I can't tell you where it can be found right now, but I will do that later. When I did find it the actual use of the filter has changed. It is now more awkward to filter by a found result.

Suffice to say, I think this is going to be the first post of many lamenting the changes for no apparent extra functionality.