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Jul 10, 2008, 10:01 AM
 
http://www.mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=108

I don't use Office and I only scored 4 out of 12. These icons are not intuitive at all, but I guess you get used to them.
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Jul 10, 2008, 10:08 AM
 
I scored 8 out of 12. I thought I'd nail it with 12 our of 12 - before I clicked on the link and saw what being tested
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 10:45 AM
 
It's a dumb quiz...because if you get a single one wrong, you actually get two wrong (unless you goofed and typed the same number twice). So unless you get 12/12, there's no way you can get 11/12. You can get 10/12 and anything below. I got 9/12 because of I thought Publisher was Front Page, thought Front Page was Info Path, and thought Info Path was Publisher. A little triangle action going on.

Still...a dumb quiz. Since a single mistakes can cost you 2 points and, in certain situations, 3. Two mistakes will cost you 4 points.

You can only have a mistake cost you 1 point if you goof and type the same number twice. Once a choice has been used it should be eliminated. Of course, this still doesn't solve the 1 mistake 2 points problem. Then again, it's not really a 'problem' but whatever.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by Horsepoo!!! View Post
It's a dumb quiz...because if you get a single one wrong, you actually get two wrong (unless you goofed and typed the same number twice).
Well, it's just for fun. But I put one number in two places on purpose, because I wasn't sure at all.
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:02 AM
 
8 out of 12 here and it's been a while since I last used Office. There was probably a good amount of luck involved here as I've never heard of Groove, Projects or Infopath and the majority of the icons make no sense whatsoever.
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Horsepoo!!! View Post
Still...a dumb quiz. Since a single mistakes can cost you 2 points and, in certain situations, 3. Two mistakes will cost you 4 points.
Its not like we're taking a test on becoming a citizen, its a fun little quiz. Take it for it was intended for - fun. No need to over-analyze it
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:05 AM
 
10/12. Got Info Path and Front Page the wrong way around. Not seen any Windows Office icons since 2000.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:10 AM
 
they're pretty intiutive actually.
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:33 AM
 
Why the hell is Front Page a graph?
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:36 AM
 
9
I got Frontpage, Infopath and Groove wrong.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:46 AM
 
10/12 -- Labeled Access as Front Page and left Access blank accidentally.
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Jul 10, 2008, 11:56 AM
 
6/12
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 12:08 PM
 
10/12 -- I swapped Project and Groove. Whatever the hell that is.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 01:29 PM
 
10 out of 12, same error as Mithras. I've used Project, but Groove is new to me.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 01:46 PM
 
9/12.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 01:58 PM
 
0/12.

Saw that I was only going to be getting Word, Excel, and Onenote for sure, so I bailed.
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 02:30 PM
 
10/12. I switched Front Page and Groove, which were the two I held until the end.

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Jul 10, 2008, 02:53 PM
 
8/12.

The problem isn't so much the icons, but rather the names. I haven't heard of a lot of them (Groove, for instance), and several of the ones I have heard of I don't know what they do (InfoPath).

EDIT: Nevermind, that's totally wrong. Everyone seems to be missing FrontPage, and I can see why. Why the hell would you use an arrow to indicate a front page?
( Last edited by Luca Rescigno; Jul 10, 2008 at 03:59 PM. )

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Jul 10, 2008, 03:51 PM
 
10/12 - Got Front Page and Project wrong. How are web pages represented by a zig zag line that looks like it would represent stock?
     
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Jul 10, 2008, 06:11 PM
 
9/12

Missed Visio, Info Path, and Front Page. Pretty crappy for someone taking the test from the Redmond campus, huh?

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Jul 10, 2008, 08:51 PM
 
wow I got 9/12

better then I thought. I think I was just lucky
     
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Jul 11, 2008, 08:36 AM
 
100% I am so proud. I've never heard of some of these, much less seen the icons. I got pretty lucky.
     
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Jul 11, 2008, 09:04 AM
 
I saw only 10 icons to identify--There was no icon for Access or Front Page. But I got 10/10 and I have never used Office 2007.

Most of them made sense if you thought about it. Although Groove was a little tricky until I realized that the icon was showing two documents incising a groove on a flat disk. I am assuming Groove is some sort of disc-burning application, but knowing MS it could be something else altogether.
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Jul 11, 2008, 09:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I am assuming Groove is some sort of disc-burning application, but knowing MS it could be something else altogether.
Nope.

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Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I saw only 10 icons to identify--There was no icon for Access or Front Page. But I got 10/10 and I have never used Office 2007.
Yea, for me as well, there were only 10.

Got 10/10.

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Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Ha! I was SO wrong.

It's a collaborative workspace tool--I am guessing built on some sort of server-based service like SharePoint--that allows remote workers to stay (dare I say it) "in the groove" with one another while working at remote locations. Nice that they're using an early 20th-century metaphor* for a particularly vexing 21st-century problem (real-time collaboration at a distance).


*being in the groove = being on-track (yet another metaphor) = being focused, aligned, targeted on one's goals

Language theorist George Lakoff has an excellent book on the nature and use of metaphors in language, particularly American English language. His book is called "Metaphors We Live By".
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Jul 11, 2008, 11:59 AM
 
7/10.

I was quite surprised I got PowerPoint wrong—they’ve changed that logo beyond all recognition.

I’m also thinking it might be easier to guess what some of the icons are if you actually have some sort of idea what it is the apps behind the names (that are often every bit as confusing as the icons) do.
     
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Jul 11, 2008, 01:30 PM
 
7/10. I mostly oriented myelf knowing what the colours for word, excel, outlook, and powerpoint were
     
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Jul 11, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
Whenever you think Apple has such great, intuitive icons, just remember the kid with the sex toy and the robot with the pipe. And Clarus.
     
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Jul 11, 2008, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I saw only 10 icons to identify--There was no icon for Access or Front Page. But I got 10/10 and I have never used Office 2007.

Most of them made sense if you thought about it.
Yeah, well, you didn't have Front Page.

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Jul 11, 2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
9/12
You see 12?

What's going on. It started with 12, then it dropped to 10.

We need horsepoo in on this mystery.
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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
We need horsepoo in on this mystery.
Muahahahaha

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Jul 11, 2008, 10:05 PM
 
Never even heard of "Groove" or "Info Path," so I kinda cheated and looked them up. While I still don't know what these programs do, at least I have an idea that they exist. Why I need that information...

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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
10 out of 12, same error as Mithras.
Same here.
     
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Jul 12, 2008, 05:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I saw only 10 icons to identify--There was no icon for Access or Front Page. But I got 10/10 and I have never used Office 2007.
Ditto.

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Originally Posted by design219 View Post
We need horsepoo in on this mystery.
Yes. Seriously. What are they hiding?!?!

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Jul 12, 2008, 09:53 PM
 
10/10. Wow.
     
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Jul 12, 2008, 11:35 PM
 
12/12. I do use Office 2007 every day, but I still hadn't seen half of those icons. Just had some lucky guesses.

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WhyTF do some people get 12 questions, and other 10 ?

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Jul 13, 2008, 12:15 AM
 
7/10
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 12:46 AM
 
12/12. And I have no idea what most of those apps do. I guess I'm a good guesser.
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 12:46 AM
 
10/10. Only cause I've had to install 2007 Office about a bazillion times on my PC.
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