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Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0

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I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0.

On the one hand, the 1.x system for seeing different toolbars was a bit complicated and weird. I would do a whole section every morning in my basics class about the "Three Triangles" before I got into topics like lists, tables and font colors where the triangles reared their pointy heads.

On the other hand, the huge list of toolbars under the "View" menu of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 (release candidate) seemed potentially overwhelming. And I did like the convenience of the Big Blue Triangle, which lets you get to the currently relevant specialized toolbar based on what you've clicked in: a table, a list, etc.

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