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Missing "Document panel" in Word 2016

In Word 2016 I'm missing the "Document panel" This was something that was made available when enabling "Developer" i Word 2013
We use this a lot when opening Word letters from Sharepoint to enter data into field.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        the document information panel needs to be in Office 2016 - should not be deprecated. This will be a show stopper for forms online and upgrading will be on hold indefinitely for many companies.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There can be no question about it: the document information panel needs to be reintroduced in Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint..., the lot) and quick.

        Most of our document flows crucially depend on users updating the status of their document. The document information panel made sure they did this, because it was staring them in the face. Now it's all backstage. Hard to find and several mouseclicks away.

        Why ever did Microsoft do this?

      • Andrew Bragan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have a whole host of templates which automatically open the Document Information Panel (DIP) when a new document is created. Some of the fields are built-in and some are custom ones derived from our SharePoint library. Regardless, the DIP allows users to quickly enter meta data which is reused in Content Controls throughout the documents. Further, when documents are uploaded to the SharePoint library, the data in these fields is shown in the library list view.

        Not having the DIP open automatically when a document is created - or even being able to open it manually is going to be a real problem for us.

        Please reintroduce this feature.

      • Luke Robertson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is hudge! Document Panel is missing from both Word and Excel 2016, companies using SharePoint document libraries for EDM need to tag their data, within the files themselves. I can see this being a major factor for holding off our Office 2016 upgrade roll-out.

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