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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James Hooi commented
Infuriating feature for any half-educated user, switchable makes sense.
PLEASE make this an option you can turn off. Some people have suggested to work slower so as to not trigger the + sign and slowly sneak your cursor up to the table. Work SLOWER? Really? With as many tables of data I create, this new "feature" drives me nuts, always getting in the way of me formatting my columns. Hate it. Wearing out the paint on my "Z" just having to hit Ctrl Z so often. Please help us. This is a good idea with unforeseen consequences. Please make it optional.
AGREED. Please include the ability for users to individually enable/disable this functionality as, particularly for one-line-text rows, with narrow page margins, the Insert Control interferes with a much, MUCH more critical feature: that of "select row" by clicking to the left side of the margin. PLEASE ESCALATE!! Thank you.
A (so-far-) loyal Word fan who is still shaking with hatred for the extra work this not-yet-optional functionality is currently requiring
S Ellison commented
Fully agree; the feature is a damn nuisance and it should be possible to disable it.
I will say that this is one of the reasons I terminated my office 365 subscription and rveryed to a previous version.
Doug: that is exactly what I said in the text. I do agree that the title could have been better expressed.
Doug Robbins - Word MVP commented
At best, any change should be limited to an individual user being given the ability to disable the feature. I do NOT favour the removal of the feature completely as I like it.