Word 2004: No default button in ‘New Style’ dialog box

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
June 19th, 2004 • 3:41 am

In my critique of Word 2004’s “New Style” dialog box (all of which, by the way, also applies to the “Modify Style” dialog box, which is the same) in the previous post, I forgot to mention one big glaring flaw.

Take a look at this:

OK button in 'New Style' dialog

Yup. It’s a dialog box with “OK” and “Cancel” buttons, and the “OK” button is not pulsating blue, meaning that it is not the default button and using the Return or Enter key in this particular dialog box won’t work.

And of course Word 2004 doesn’t support full keyboard access, so you cannot use that to circumvent the problem either.

Yet another example of Microsoft carelessly ignoring the most basic UI rules.

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