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Word 2014 Preview for OS X - Concept by winsontsang Word 2014 Preview for OS X - Concept by winsontsang
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The background is my mod of the Mountain Lion background wallpaper, you can download it here: [link]

About this Piece

I haven't designed a user interface in a while, so I thought it would be a fun idea to recreate an existing application. After the initial brain storm of ideas, I picked the Microsoft Office Suite (more precisely Word). After reading about the new version of Office for Windows, I wanted to re-imagine the interface for Mac. The main idea behind the concept was to make the user interface a little more like OS X, by replacing the coloured elements with grey elements. This included remaking the ruler, and implementing the iOS scrollbar. I've also included the full-screen button and made most or all elements grey with a hint of a dark gradient (OS X is filled with these).

Recreating all the small elements wasn't a easy task, but I think I like the idea behind my concept. After much fiddling with the design, I decided to just publish it. Here's some of the improvements that I would've made if I worked on it longer.

- The rulers are missing numbers
- Maybe do a version with a full tabbed panel. (File/Home/Layout/Elements/Tables/Charts/Smartart/Review etc.)
- Show more of the interface through other pages and windows.

Also here's a mock feature list

- Retina Text (Yay!) for the next generation MacBook Pro
- Full-Screen Supported (OS X Lion / OS X Mountain Lion)
- Simple Mode (A panel of tools you use the most, you can 'configure' tools to be shown or hidden. You can switch to the Traditional Mode or Advanced Mode for more tools.

About the last mock up feature, I've always wanted to just hide 80% of the tools that I don't use when I'm doing something that doesn't require those tools. This mock feature would allow me to show the ones I use the most, and unclog some of those tools that are shown, that I never touch.

- Thank You for viewing. Please favorite and watch my profile if you like what you see.
- Created by W.Tsang / Devout
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InfinityForge Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me a bit of Adobe, but that definitely not a bad thing. Only if Windows had this good of designers. Great work!
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winsontsang Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Very kind words :)
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Dr-Vark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Great! Really great work!
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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOME LAYOUTS ELEMENTS SCREAMING CAPSLOCK KILL YOURSELF
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azzad10 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
its the same as Word 2013 for Windows - did you have the same reaction?
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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I did, actually.
Everytime I use the newest Office I just get the worst headache.
It's such a shame because it's actually far superior to word 2007 in layout, functionality and visual style.
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manuss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
looks great, nice work. I'd install it :O
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
nice one... too bad office for mac sucks ass... at least Microcrap could bring it to the default dpi of OSX so users wouldn't have to work at 125% zoom!
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winsontsang Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
lol Microcrap.
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iVICIS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Like it!
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