Don't "jump to style" in Style Gallery based on cursor location in doc
With the implementation of Version 1808 (Build 10730.20088) in Office 365, Style Gallery behaviour has changed. It used to be that the current style (ie, the style represented by cursor location) was highlighted in the Style Gallery, but the Style Gallery did not change position to make that obvious. Now the Style Gallery continually jumps all over as your cursor is moved around in the doc.
For those of us with inner ear issues, this peripheral vision flickering behaviour actually manifests itself in physical nausea. I would imagine that people with epilepsy could also be adversely affected by the constant flickering. Please change the behaviour back (style is marked in Style Gallery based on cursor position, but gallery does not move to that style).
Additionally, font and spacing used in the Style Gallery has changed. For details (and an image), refer to a posting made by ALC-gi at 12:32 pm on Sept 10th:
Ditto all the other commenters. This behavior is absolutely awful and wastes a lot of my work time. I often format hundreds of pages a day with LOTS of styles. Now I have to constantly hunt through the styles list for the one I need, because the styles list keeps shifting.
Roxanne Snaauw commented
One of Microsoft's worst ideas was to have the styles pane jump to the style as you click in a document. They have subjected us to some pretty bad ideas over the years, but I think this one takes the cake. I'm trying to find the style I need but you can't take more than 2 seconds or it jumps back to the style in use. This is so irritating, I think I'd quit this job if I weren't so close to retirement. I'm going to try to put up with the LONG list of Office 365 irritants and not lose my mind for the next year and then I'll wave goodbye to Office and hope I never have to see it again.
This is a major issue for me. When I get text hundreds of thousands of words long, that sometimes has used inconsistent styles, I have to select the text I need to change to another style. If it flicks to the existing style I then have to scroll for ages up my single column list of styles to apply the correct style. I need to preserve existing formatting so I can see heading levels - so I can't just change it all to the basic text style. This is adding hours to my job every day.
Anita Weiler commented
Or make it an option. When you change the behaviour of things, it may be useful to some people but it will certainly be missed by many others. So add new behaviour as an option. Please!
Armin Sykes commented
This behavior is terrible. I use a LOT of styles when working on some documents, and now I'm having to scroll through the list constantly, from different places. THIS SUCKS.