OK, this is really getting immensely frustrating.
I am in a rich text note, want to add a table. I look at the toolbar of that note … nothing. I right click, see “Insert”, aha! But it only has Bullet, Line Break, Paragraph Break, Page Break (?!), Date, Time, and Picture. Now I am lost. I can swear I put a table into a note before. OK, time to go to help. Turns out if I menu select “Format / Table” I can insert a table.
“Format / Table” to insert a table, with nothing under “Insert”?
Next I make my table narrower than page width, and I select 2 adjacent cells in a table, and do Format / Table / Merge Cells. Now that table is screwed up, with just that single row of the table now taking up the page width.
So I decide tables are screwed up. Let me try a sheet. I manage to name my columns (every single thing needs a mouse move and mouse click). Ah, I have my first row. I enter my stuff in the first cell, which is about 4 characters wide. My text scrolls off the left edge of the cell. Cell does not grow in width, nor does my text wrap so the cell can show all the text. Yuck. I have to re-size my cell manually, and no option to wrap that I can see anywhere.
Row 1 done. How do I add a new row? Er… tab? right click? Right click again gives me Spelling / Grammar, Writing DIrection, Speech, Substitutions. Turns out I have to click on the little Record+ icon on the tool bar.
I thought DTP 2.0 was going to have a re-worked and improved UI. What I am finding in UI and usability is, frankly, awful. The learning curve to get really basic things done like tables or sheets is just overwhelming, its value greatly diminished by this user-layer crap.
I will be greatly relieved to hear that serious UI improvements are in the plans, that they are spending some serious time thinking about usability. Honestly, I do not expect to hear that.
DTP will sit on many potential user’s shelves just because it is too unpleasant to use.
Sorry but I had to vent.