As a computer tech, I spend most of my day just finding settings for users. The Microsoft Office product has become so filled with features and settings, I never can memorize them all myself. Let along the typical user. I often have to Google it before I can figure out where the setting that I need is in the software. The Office 2007 ribbon is a great improvement, making all the settings available anytime you need them. Still it can be frustrating at times figuring out which tab the setting is under. That’s why Microsoft is testing a new feature where you can search for Office commands.
Imagine being able to figure out how to turn auto capitalization off in Word by just typing in ‘capital’. Or being able to figure out how to add a Personal Folder in Outlook by typing ‘personal folder’. That would be genius! A similar feature, the Start Search bar is already popular in Windows Vista. Time will only tell how well Microsoft will implement this in Office though. They could jack it up like they do everything else.