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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[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
Agreed, a waste of time. If you have the document zoomed out so you can see more on the screen it is actually impossible to select a row without zooming in then zooming out again.
Gilley Estes commented
Microsoft...Please make a version of Word for professionals and a version for everyone else.
You keep trying to make the software easier to use for the novice and general users and make it more difficult for those of use who can make Word jump through hoops with the click of a mouse.
Things like the 'quick column/row' insertions for tables may be quick for novice users but for us professionals, they are a pain in the a@#. They slow us down.
Stop making it more user friendly...all you are doing is making it harder to use!
It keeps putting frames in, too, which splits the table so you lose the header row repeat. The anchors after the split are goofy - some even in the page header. Removing frames is extra work. Merging split tables is extra work. I'm in a hurry!
How long are you going to ignore this issue? The auto insert feature is annoying and I think it adds to the instability of the table and its margins. Please allow us to turn this off!!!
I agree, extremely annoying (and why can't I vote without having to subscribe?)
Please allow me the option to turn this irritation off. As a business user, I am frustrated at the amount of time spent constantly trying to avoid clicking on the big plus mark in tables. It is really hurting my productivity. I don't have time for this!