Microsoft Office and final cut workflows with touchbar

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  1. borgusio macrumors regular

    borgusio

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    After reading the troublesome reviews about the tbMBP I decided to pull back and postpone my purchase until I undestand better if the new TB is the main battery killer and if the TB is useful at all. I may need 4 USB-C ports and that's why I was originally considering just the tb version. It seems that I may make it with two, therefore now I would like to understand if the TB would be useful in my working environment.

    My typical business use is word, excel, powerpoint and outlook. Typical things that I do with shortcuts are
    - format text
    - delete word/letter AFTER the cursor
    - take a screenshot
    - show presentation or go full screen
    - select all
    - copy, paste, cut
    I also use the escape button costantly and the volume buttons very often.

    The other package where I use a lot of shortcuts is final cut pro, mostly these:
    - trim
    - substitute
    - volume
    - effects
    - render

    Did anyone use extensively these applications the last few weeks and can report how the workflow changed/improved/worsened?

    Please just answers from people who really use these applications seriously

    Thanks a lot in advance
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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  3. borgusio thread starter macrumors regular

    borgusio

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  4. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    I will give my take on Office. As noted, tb functionality TBD, so we'll see when it comes out. Most of the functions you mention I do by hotkey, not menus (or potentially touchbar). So for me personally, the tb or non discussion is irrelevant since both wouldn't change my workflow. I'm coming from a PC that seems to have had many more hotkeys, still trying to figure them all out with Mac Office. Another example is function keys seemed more useful on PC. I used F2 and F4 in Excel all the time. Since these don't work on Mac the same way, I don't really lose anything with the physical function keys not being there.
     
  5. MareLuce macrumors 6502

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    Wow, thanks for the link! Awesome news.

    Maybe if you are a Office 365 subscriber you'll get it soon?
     
  6. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I should note that the 365 subscribers get constant updates, so tb support will be available immediately upon release. That is not necessarily the case for those with a purchased offline version, who may have to wait for the next full upgrade?
     

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