"When Office 12 comes down the pike in a year or so, it will have a new look and feel aimed at exposing a user’s favorite features.
Specifically, Microsoft is working on a "ribbon" concept in which the user would get a different strip or ribbon of icons depending on the task at hand—whether it’s a simple note, a fancy document, a graphical presentation, multimedia or a spreadsheet, said a source familiar with the plans. That ribbon would expose only the tools relevant to the current job."
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Lets hope its customizable themes in Office, I very much preferred the flat professional look of Office XP, I just hope they add that as an option. I also want vector based toolbar icons that can scaled to larger sizes without getting jaggy pixelated. Overall, I’m excited!