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When will LibreOffice have a ribbon UI (as in MS Office 2007-2013)? [closed]

asked 2014-03-23 19:48:24 +0200

lincapri gravatar image

updated 2015-08-27 12:23:12 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

OK, I'm pretty sure that this type of question was asked.

My school uses MSO 2007/2010, I use LO. If they even glimpse at LibreOffice, they are baffled by it's UI because it looks like MSO 2003. all I ask is "Is it possible for a extension that adds a tabbed UI?"

Is that a possibility?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by igorlius
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Hopefully never. This thing is almost impossible to navigate through. One of the main reasons, other than cost, that I switched exclusively to LibreOffice, it dosane't have a ribbon interface. And. if it dose, I hope the developers are smart enough to have a way to disable it.

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2014-10-31 15:52:57 +0200 )edit

Please, just NO. CUA (Common User Access) type menu interfaces have evolved, survived and prospered because they are USEFUL, MEANINGFUL, and ADAPTABLE to content creators. Leave tablet UI's to content consumers. Besides, we don't want to do anything to have MS claiming more IP infringement. CUA is so broadly adopted it is unimpeachable in terms of copyright and patents.

kmarsh gravatar imagekmarsh ( 2014-12-01 17:33:20 +0200 )edit

I tried the ribbon. What a disaster for productivity. I finally rolled back to an earlier version of Access without it, just because I came to hate it so much. Because it's new, doesn't mean it's better.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-01-01 21:41:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-05-23 14:15:31 +0200

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A possibility to switch between ribbon ui and old style would be nice. Also new icons on the buttons would be nice. I think the button icons in OpenOffice are prettier.

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answered 2014-03-24 14:41:11 +0200

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Use Sifr icons, they look modern. And to every fanboi you know what to say... buy a licence, if that program really is that good.

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Honestly, I have a license

lincapri gravatar imagelincapri ( 2014-04-28 20:53:55 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-12 05:42:17 +0200

wb gravatar image

Honestly I think that the guys at LO do not know how to programme something to save their lives and that is the reason they won't change to ribbon bar..Kingsoft has both ribbon and standard interface why not do the same and let the people choose what they want.. excuses excuses..

If you guys really want somebody to use your software, do what many are asking, to be so stubborn about it is beyond me. We are trying to help you guys. I can tell you that if you give the option for ribbon GUI you will gain more users than any other current software manufacturer.

Please don't come back with crap, you are wasting your time - I will use the software when there is a ribbon gui..


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As you can see there are quite some people who are happy with the usual UI or even in favor of it. So to paraphrase your standpoint, then how could some people so stubborn to keep demanding a ribbon interface if there are number of problems with it.

Also, we are sorry to see you leave, but right now if you really like the ribbon, spend some bucks and buy a copy of MS Office.

If you really would like ribbon or why not something better on LO, then contact the design team and start a kickstarter.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2014-07-12 19:53:31 +0200 )edit

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