Scenic Style with Orb

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Posted 8 years ago by Auðunn Baldvinsson - Tolvumidlun
Version: 10.2.0532
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Hi,
I have a customer who had a somewhat strange request/question. Is it possible to have a sort of merge between the Office 2007 style Orb and the 2010 scenic style tab?
The thing is he likes the visual emphasis on the application logo (orb) in the 2007 style but also the function and style of the new scenic file tab and would like to use scenic, but somehow have the orb there also.
The orb would behave in the same way, that is open the backstage just like the file tab.

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Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello, actually we already fully support that mixing of styles. You can use Backstage like normal and then set UseScenicLayout = false on the Ribbon to achieve it.

If you run our Document Editor demo, go to Ribbon Demos tab and uncheck Use Scenic Layout, you can see it.


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Posted 8 years ago by Auðunn Baldvinsson - Tolvumidlun
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I had seen that in the demo and it looks good. What I am talking about is more like a merge of the two styles where you would have both the Orb and the File tab visible at the same time.
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Oh I see, sorry we don't support that. I wouldn't think that it would be a good design decision to do that anyhow since it would be confusing to the customers who have used either of the Office versions in the past. Plus it would probably go against the Microsoft licensing agreement for Ribbon.


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Posted 8 years ago by Auðunn Baldvinsson - Tolvumidlun
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I agree totally. Thank you for clearing that up.
The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0675) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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