Is the Ribbon present in Office 2008 Mac
Question: Is there going to be the Ribbon (which is featured in Office 2007 for Windows) going to be present in Office 2008 for the Macintosh?
Answer: No, there will be no Ribbon for Office 2008 for the Macintosh. This is because the user interface of Office 2008 have to look alike to other Mac applications. This means that, instead of the ribbon, there will be the old menus such as ‘File’ and ‘Edit’, etc.
However, from Microsoft will apply as many Ribbon like features as they can to Mac Office 2008 and I am sure that they will make it very ribbon like meaning that there will be lots of visual icons. Although not yet released, there are some screenshots on the web that could very likely be Office 2008 Mac. Below are a screenshot of Word 2008 and PowerPoint 2008: