Maybe I'm still in the last century but I have been happily using Office 2000 Professional for many years. Why? - because it does everything that I want it to do but it does it instantly. So does Works 4.5 - yes it's over ten years old but it works fast and easily. When I bought myself a new PC, four weeks back, I was advised to buy Office 2010 and Kaspersky 2011, which I did. What a culture shock. I find that Office now runs on only one cylinder, taking over half a minute to load. I find it to be grossly over com-plicated, brimming with features that I will never, ever need - will you ever need them, I ask. Let's take an example - hiding zero values. With the old systems it was just a couple of clicks and bingo, job done. With 2010 I cannot even find out if that facility exists. Perhaps some kind soul will offer guidance in that respect. The MS help site was anything but and wants to charge me £46 because it cannot recognise its own Product Key - correctly typed in, I assure you. When will Microsoft learn that simplicity is needed not complexity.
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