Please disable Insert Controls in Word table
MS Word tables allow you to automatically insert a row or column when your pointer is over the end of row or top of column. This very often causes accidental insertion of a row or column, which you then have to undo. Since it is VERY easy to use other means to insert rows or columns, it is a waste of time and very annoying. Please allow users to turn off the Insert Controls feature if they do not wish to use it.
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Please provide an option to turn off the Insert Controls. Frequently end up adding rows/columns without intent.
Y. Evans commented
I fully agree that the cons far outweigh the pros in dealing with the pesky "insert controls" function. I want to disable it. Thanks.
This has been a request for over a year - please give us the option to disable it. It creates a lot of mistakes for those of us who are good with Word Tables (back to when Word wasn't the de facto standard) and I spend more time fighting with it than I do actually working with the data in my table.
Dermot Purcell commented
Please re-employ the Moron(s) that thought this was a good idea for long enough to show you how to tell us how to disable this "tool".
Clearly there are enough people complaining for long enough about this issue for you to recognise that this is an issue that requires a solution.
To me it seems that either you don't know how this tool is coded or you are ignoring the input of your users.
Which is it??
Do it now. Now.
the (+) is cute, but also super annoying when doing anything other than inserting a row (i.e. 99% of table mouse-operations, such as select, delete, adjust width, etc)
[UNDER REVIEW] for over a year now... Have they put all suggestions in a Word table and can't tick 'em off? I doubt this will be fixed in current versions. Maybe the plus-sign removal will be a feature in a future release!? Does anyone have a work around for selecting rows, besides mad zooming?
How do I highlight a row when this horrible icon appears and takes over?
How can I turn off this worthless icon????
how on earth has this not been resolved yet??!?!?!!?!
Marti Teter commented
So totally agree with this suggestion -- it is driving me crazy!!!
Britta Neumann commented
Agree with all comments on here. Losing so much time over this, hurting my productivity and shredding my nerves. Please allow opt-out!
Add my vote: please kill this feature.
Michael Francis commented
I work with Word a& tables on a daily basis and this is just painful. Please allow your users to use it or disable it. How hard can that be?
I agree, I don't like it and I'm planning to change program... we don't need this bad function...
Michael Eyestone commented
Echoing everyone else. Why do all the recent upgrades make the product more difficult to use? Who's in charge of this at Microsoft, Dilbert's marketing department? Jebus Cringle, just let us TURN STUFF OFF like this STUPID add row/column "tool".
I consider myself a very experienced Word user, but I just can't get control of the table functions in Word 2016. Extremely frustrating and time-consuming. Can I disable the three autofit functions and just get control back over dragging column borders with the mouse?
At first I found the INSERT CONTROL feature to be extremely intrusive - it's rather difficult to control. But over time I've found a use for it .. however sometimes it just stops working. Saving the document, exiting and re-opening the document does not help.
This feature would be more beneficial if it could be turned ON/OFF by the user, and of course repaired so that it doesn't just suddenly stop working.
this feature stinks! what a waist of my time!
Tony Deane commented
I have just moved from Word 2000 - to Word 2016
Bad Feature - Insert New Row in a TABLE - Very Frustrating
I cannot believe how difficult it now is in Word 2016 - to delete a Row in a Table
and I keep INSERTING a Row when I really want to Delete a Row
I will now go back to Word 2010 - as this did not have this silly problem
This New Feature - has not been thought through properly
I use Tables all the Time - and this is so frustrating