If you regularly rely upon Excel and plan to upgrade, then prepare to school yourself in its new ways. We suspect that Excel 2007 will be a worthy upgrade for people whose bread-and-butter work involves spreadsheets--especially those that require quick visual analyses of data. However, this may not be the case if you've already memorized old Excel formulas and don't need the visual pizzazz.
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The new interface places formulas and other number-crunching tools within drop-down menus for quick reference.
While most of the galleries within Office 2007 are designed to let you mouse over a style and preview it on the fly, Excel's Chart Type and Chart Styles don't work that way. Instead, we had to click on a type or style and apply the change to see it reflected in a chart.