Classic Menu for Word 2007

Classic Menu for Word 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.25
  • Total Downloads:
    80,749
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2012
  • File Size:
    3.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Classic Menu for Word 2007 recreates the look and feel of Word 2003 in Word 2007. Why would anyone want to do that, especially now that a new version is available in Office 2010? Some users don't want, need, or like change; Word 2003 was more than good enough for them. That's where Classic Menu for Word 2007 comes in. It integrates all the improved functionality of Word 2007 in Word 2003's style and interface, so you can enjoy improved performance with a familiar, comfortable feel--and the productivity that comes with it.

Like most Office add-ins, Classic Menu is a simple affair to install, though you must have Office 2007 on your PC; it's compatible with Windows versions XP to 7, too. Basically, the program adds the old-school menus and toolbars of Word 2003 to the Word 2007 ribbon. You can choose to hide the Word 2007 tabs entirely, for an even more familiar feel. We think it's a good way to transition to Word 2007 to leave the tabs visible, since many users will certainly want to try out the new interface. The Classic Menu Manager, accessible via the Start button, manages properties and settings, though this is a fairly simple-to-use add-in that will pose little challenge to most users' technical abilities. There are few extras, since this software's job is fairly straightforward, but one we liked is the ability to access classic menus via common shortcuts by simply adding an extra Q to the keyboard shortcut sequence.

If you've used one version of a program for years and now face an "improved" version that maybe doesn't change any of tools you actually use, you can have your cake and eat it, too, by simply re-creating your familiar environment without sacrificing the upgrade.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Classic Menu for Word 2007 5.20. The trial version is limited to 15 days.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"The Classic Was a Good Thing"

June 10, 2011  |  By kukuinutty

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 6.05

Pros

Yes, some people don't want to change, but for productivity sake, why should we?

Cons

None worth mentioning

Summary

Cheers to classics

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2 stars

"Not bad, but the Alt-based commands still don't work"

November 28, 2010  |  By TomZeCat

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 5.25

Pros

It brings back the menus

Cons

You can't access the menus with the Alt key like you could in older versions of Word

Summary

I'm glad someone came out with a product to help people around the monster Microsoft has created known as the Ribbon. This add-in does bring the classic menus back. However, they cannot be accessed with the Alt button plus a letter. For example, to pull down the Tools menu, you could hit Alt+T in Word '03 and earlier. If you wanted to run the "Word Count" command from that menu, you hit W. Thus Alt+T,W was the quick word count command. You can't use any of these Alt-based quick commands in Word '07/10 with this add-in.

In short, it's good that this add-in exists. It will help people find commands via the old menus. However, it's still not as good as simply using the older versions of Word.

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4 stars

"Works great! Love it."

August 18, 2010  |  By alicej439

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 5.25

Pros

Great to see the "classic" menu again. 2007 menu is difficult to work with.

Cons

No problems.

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2 stars

"Fabulous Idea, but not quite ready"

July 16, 2009  |  By moravaman

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 4.5

Pros

Looks great

Cons

Crashed Microsoft Word when I tried to save a document

Summary

If only this software worked, instead I spent a blissful hour working on a document with the old familiar template, but when I hit save Word crashed and I recieved the following error

WINWORD.EXE- APPLICATION ERROR

The Exception unkown software exeption (0x0000409) occured in the application at location 0x01519ae3f.

When I unistalled the program, the problem went away

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5 stars

"gggrrreeeaaattt!!!!"

June 04, 2009  |  By dms_blh

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 3.0

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

works great

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3 stars

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September 15, 2007  |  By ber62

 |  Version: Classic Menu for Word 2007 3.0

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.25
Version 7.25 fixed If there is a symbol and in the file name, the Recent Files will be empty issue.
General
Publisher Addintools
Publisher web site http://www.addintools.com
Release Date May 06, 2012
Date Added May 06, 2012
Version 7.25
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements Microsoft Word 2007 or Office 2007
Download Information
File Size 3.84MB
File Name Setup_WordMenu.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 80,749
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $15.99

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