Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Office 2007

My employer just "upgraded" to Office 2007. Among all the new annoyances, this is my favorite:

I open a file and I'm greeted with a message box that reads, File error: data may have been lost.

Could they have possibly come up with a more ambiguous and vague error? Data may have been lost? That seems like something important enough to provide more than a message box with an "OK" button to press. No "click here for more information", just a button to acknowledge that something bad may have happened.

Office 2007, the Vista of office suites.