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I have already had the opportunity to report on in Word 2011 linked to the introduction of the new default user interface for finding and replacing text. Today, I’d like to try and describe the new feature as a whole and its impact on my workflow in real-world situations involving real-world Word documents that I have to work on.


The first thing to note that there are actually two new features in Word 2011. The Search Pane is the main one, but not strictly speaking the default user interface for finding text. If you simply press command-F or select “ Find” in the “ Find” submenu in the “ Edit” menu, you will first be taken to the new search field in the default Word 2011 toolbar: If you know from the start that you’ll want to do a batch Find/Replace operation, then you will want to bring up the new Search Pane directly. In order to do this, however, you have to memorize another keyboard shortcut ( command-shift-H) or navigate to yet another submenu item, either in the “ Find” submenu in the “ Edit” menu or in the “ View” menu, under “ Sidebar.” (Microsoft cannot decide whether this side thing should be called a pane or a sidebar, so it uses both.) Alternatively, you can use this button in the toolbar to show/hide the sidebar: But of course if the last time you used the sidebar, it was for one of its three other uses, i.e. The Document Map Pane, the Thumbnail Pane, or the Reviewing Pane, then this is the sidebar that will appear by default when you click on this button, unless you use the small control on the right to open yet another submenu and select the Search Pane directly. And this toolbar button is basically in the middle of nowhere, near the middle of the toolbar, instead of being near the left-hand side, where it would be expected to be found, as a control designed to show/hide the sidebar.

You can use Word’s customization feature to change the location of the button, but even if you put it all the way to the left, it’s still quite far from the sidebar itself, especially when the Ribbon is visible. The fundamental problem is that Microsoft attempted to copy a user interface such as the one used in Mac OS X’s Preview application but, as usual, was unwilling or unable to copy it properly and use the same controls and the same general design (which would have put the Search Pane on the right, and with the toolbar button and toolbar search field right next to it, in one consistent whole: Instead, Microsoft had to do its own thing, and introduce yet more inconsistencies and unexpected quirks in the general Mac OS X user experience.

More generally, it should be noted that, of all the word processors and text editors that I use, Word 2011 is the only one whose default UI mimics the one in Preview. All my other text writing tools (mainly Pages ’09 and BBEdit, but also InDesign CS5, Mail, TextEdit, and so on) use a dialog-box-based approach. The applications that use a search-field-based approach, with or without a sidebar, are applications that are for reading/browsing purposes mainly, and not for writing: Preview, Safari, iTunes, Mail’s main Viewer window, etc.

So why did Microsoft choose to copy that UI instead of sticking with the dialog-box-based approach that appears to be the preferable option for writing tools? The generous answer would be to say that Microsoft is trying to innovate and bring to writing tools the simplicity/intuitiveness of the search UI used for reading/browsing tools. The less generous answer would be to say that Microsoft simply didn’t really think the whole thing through. Based on the numerous new problems and bugs introduced with the new search features in Word 2011 (and the pervasive shoddiness of Microsoft’s work in general), I don’t need to tell you which answer I find is the more likely to be correct. How to add install library for arduino machine. Basically, the reason that writing tools do not use a search-field-based approach has to do with text selection, as we can see by examining how well Word 2011’s new feature performs in the real world.