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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Morgan Nash commented
Just as others have said, this is a very annoying feature. I can see it would be useful for some but, whenever I'm trying to select the whole row, the wretched thing is floating around and getting in the way. So, yes, please add an option to disable it.
Please disable this feature - I've been using Word since the 90's and this is making me nuts. I work on extremely important deadline driven documents and this feature is making selecting rows incredibly difficult and stressful. Disable this feature, please.
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.