Restore the 2010 Split Slider to the right scroll bar
The small dash at the top of the Word 2010 vertical scroll bar could be dragged down to divide the screen. While "split screen" is still available from the 2013 View tab, it's two clicks just to get the divider back, then you have to position it. Because there's no way for Word to know you want to divide the screen (no predecessor activity), the ribbon can't even anticipate the need and bring up the View tab in advance. It was always available to just drag in 2010, so this is a reduction in productivity. Please put it back.
S.J.MacLaren, UK commented
Please note: When moving the split point to the top or bottom of screen for retention and use later (keeping the document partition ready for reuse in a large document, the split is removed after an unknown, unnotified position that is impossible to anticipate. Why? Why cannot it be ONLY removed when the split position is dragged FULLY to top or bottom. This is awfully bad and frustrating functionality. It really is). DON'T dumb down the interface please. Please ensure that changes like this are not made. It appears to be shoddy testing when unpredictable functionality is included.
I used the split screen feature a lot, using the cursor to place the split exactly where needed. Very disappointed that it's no longer there in its original form. Please put it back - why take away something so useful??
Yes! I hate not being able to just drag. I also miss the little circle with various find features that was at the bottom of the scroll bar.
And not just Word -- restore this for Excel, also
Colleen Kayter commented
I agree! Every once in awhile, I want to do a split screen and muscle memory sends my mouse pointer to the top of the vertical scroll bar searching for it. I realize it's not something for touchscreen users, but why deprecate something that is so useful and requires minimal space?
Touch-friendly should not be a euphemism for truncated features.