A Free Replacement for Office 2007’s Ribbon

Both the Classic Menu and Ribbon In One Place

Both the Classic Menu and Ribbon

If you create information products on a PC, you probably use Microsoft Office.

And if you use Office, you’ve probably wondered about upgrading to Office 2007. I upgraded as soon as I could – the new features in Word and PowerPoint made it a no brainer for me.

But I still struggle with the way the Ribbon rearranged familiar menu commands.

If that’s a problem for you, too, take a look at UbitMenu, a free and effective way to bring the classic Office menus back to Office 2007. Instead of replacing or supressing the Ribbon, UBitMenu adds a tab called “Menu” When you open the tab, you find the familiar, classic menu and all of its commands.

I have only been using it for a short time, but so far, I like it.

I discovered UBitMenu through Office Watch – a newsletter for serious Office users. This is a terrific resource for eBookk creators who use Word in any incarnation.

Whether you subscribe (it’s free) or just browse through the archives, be sure to check out the discussion of Saving As a PDF vs. Printing To PDF for tips on getting your ebook to behave the way you want it to.