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Classic Menu for Office Alternatives

Classic Menu for Office is described as 'Frustrated by endless searches for features on the ribbon? This software brings back the classic and familiar menus and toolbars to Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 (includes Office 365)' and is an app. There are four alternatives to Classic Menu for Office for Windows. The best alternative is Classic Shell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Classic Menu for Office are Spencer, ACCM Office Classic Menu and UBitMenu.

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  • Microsoft Office Suite

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  1. Classic Shell icon

    Classic Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows, and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableClassic Shell is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Discontinued

    The developer announced that Classic Shell will be no longer developed because Windows 10 is updated too frequently and because Microsoft is making more difficult to customize Windows: http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8147 Last version, 4.3.1, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website, together with the source code.

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    Different areas of these products: either mswindows desktop menu, or msoffice ribbon-menu.

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    Classic Shell brings back the old-style Windows Start Menu. Classic Menu for Office brings back the Office 2003 style menubars to Office. They serve entirely different purposes.

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    Spencer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Bring back the Classic Windows XP Start Menu to Windows 8 & 10. With one click you have access to all of your Start Menu entries. Plus direct access to the Control Panel, Administrator command line and Run dialog.

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    ACCM Office Classic Menu

    • Windows

    Familiar menus and toolbars of Microsoft Office 2003 on the Ribbon of Microsoft Office. A powerful and easy-to-use add-in for showing the classic menus and toolbars of Microsoft Office 2003 on Ribbon of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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    UBitMenu

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    UBitMenu emulates / activates the Office 2003 menu in Word 2013, Excel 2013 and Powerpoint 2013 (also Word 2007 & 2010, Excel 2007 & 2010, Powerpoint 2007 & 2010).

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