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  1. Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

    Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

    36 votes
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    • Please add support for Latex to the equation editor!

      I am a research scientist and it is really a burden to use the equation editor without support for Latex under Word365 for mac. Please add the Latex support! thanks!

      59 votes
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      • Word 2008 and Mojave

        Cannot print with Word now that I am using Mojave on my MAC. Also, AutoUpdate cannot connect. What is the plan for correction?

        11 votes
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        • Option To Turn Off Cloud Fonts in Word for Mac

          Please provide an option to turn off cloud fonts in the Mac version of Word as you do in the Windows version. I've had to return to version 16.16 to get away from such a large font menu.

          8 votes
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          • Add Mini Toolbar (Floating Toolbar) for Macs

            Please add the Mini Toolbar (Floating Toolbar) to MS Word for Macs. All of my work requires Word and this toolbar saves a lot of time!

            18 votes
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            • Update Word for Mojave.

              It keeps sending me messages it needs to be updated and that I should contact the developer. If your own product tells you it needs updating for compatibility, it might be a sign of sorts.

              6 votes
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              • Lose the 'Welcome Back' notification.

                Please drop the 'Welcome Back' notification when a work in progress document is opened or, provide an option to turn it off. It is an inane annoyance. We are not children.

                5 votes
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                • Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

                  When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Word will freeze when you try to copy any text. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Excel. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

                  I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

                  I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

                  4 votes
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                  • "Welcome back" not welcome

                    I really think the “Welcome back” thing is a terrible idea – first because it’s a pointless irritation for almost everybody, but second because it comes across as Microsnoop surveilling our activites (down to the level of how much we read our own stuff!), an impression I would think Microsoft, if it has three brain cells, would go out its way to avoid, not to reinforce.

                    There should be a way of getting rid of it, forever.

                    6 votes
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                    • Problem with printing

                      When using word 2008 for Mac (v. 12.2.4) with Mac OS Mohave 10.14, I cannort print or change page set-up. Word crashes instantly. I was able to print from the previous Mac OS. I can print from Excel and all other programs. The only way I can print a Word document is to save as a PDF, and print THAT.

                      4 votes
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                      • Khmer Font Broken in Microsoft Word with OS X Sierra

                        With the Sierra OS X update on the Mac, Khmer Unicode no longer fully renders correctly in Microsoft Word. This is a regression bug as Khmer Unicode previously worked on Mac OS X El Capitan.

                        Sample Khmer text that renders incorrectly in Microsoft Word:
                        ស្រស់
                        ប្រើ

                        Please fix this ASAP as it makes Microsoft Word useless to those of us who use it with the Khmer language.

                        150 votes
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                        • The spelling and grammar option not functioning

                          On typing even if the spelling is wrong my Mac doesn't show any sign indicating its wrong.

                          2 votes
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                          • PC vs Mac features

                            Make all features that are available in Microsoft PC also available for Mac users. I am fortunate enough to have both a PC and a Mac but it is very frustrating having to go between the 2 operating systems ... the function in particular is the Developer tab. I apparently cannot restrict editing on individual features in a document (say an image), only restrict editing by sections.

                            74 votes
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                            • Don't hightlight words like "neurotypical" in red! Keep up with the times, identity politics and academia.

                              Neurotypical, Latinx and other gender-neutral/inclusive words are considered wrong according to Word.They are all real words and should be acknowledged as such. Update is needed!

                              2 votes
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                              • In calender mode it cannot change the dates.

                                How to change the calender dates as the normal method does not work.

                                1 vote
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                                • Can you please make it so when I ignore a grammar or spelling suggestion, it stays ignored? This has been a glitch for at least a decade.

                                  I'm so tired of Word not remembering that I said I wanted to ignore a spelling suggestion. Why is this so difficult to fix? There are glitches in this software that have been there since I first started using Word more than a decade ago. PLEASE be better. I wouldn't go near your software if I didn't have to use it for work, because little things like this drive me up the walls. I get that Microsoft Word is somewhat ubiquitous to the point that it doesn't need to fix little things, but still, Word has been around too long…

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                                  • Let users easily remove the "Welcome back" flag in MS Word 2016 for Mac.

                                    Let users easily remove the "Welcome back" flag in MS Word 2016 for Mac.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Accept / Reject in comment and track changes balloons

                                      Please, please, please bring this functionality back. I'm wasting so much time having to mouse up to the top navigation bar every time I want to close or accept a tracked change or comment.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Improving efficiency of Captions and Cross References.

                                        When writing reports, especially large ones, I insert Captions and corresponding Cross References a lot to label and reference Tables and Figures. Great features. However, with Cross References, the default option is “Entire Caption”. I really cannot think of any case where I, or anyone else, would want to use “Entire Caption”. For me, the only ones that make sense for Table and Figures is to use “Only label and number”. It would be great if this option was the default, because every time I use Cross Reference I have to change the option to one I want. Its all…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Keyboard shortcut for applying a style

                                          In Word 2011, I could press a keyboard shortcut to jump to the Style field in the formatting pane, then type the name of the style I want to apply. I cannot find a way to do this now.

                                          I need to apply paragraph and character styles quickly, by keeping my hands on the keyboard. I don't want to have to use the mouse/trackpad to click in the Styles panel.

                                          Possible?

                                          2 votes
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