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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?

    30 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!

      54 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?

        9 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.

          6 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.

            3 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.

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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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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.

                      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.

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                        2 votes
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                        • Avoid 'Online Locations' dialog entirely

                          When I choose File | Open , the 'Online Locations' dialog always opens first. As I don't use it, but prefer to keep my files locally, I need to choose 'On my Mac' option each time. I would like to be able to avoid this. So a preference setting to suppress 'Online locations' would be very usefulf

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                          • Comments not numbered!

                            Showing numbers on each comment bubble was an absolutely essential feature of Word, and as a professional editor I am really upset to see it is missing from 2016. The workaround of using paragraph numbers within the comments is a terrible substitute, because it makes it harder to have multi-paragraph comments. The comment bubbles are also difficult to distinguish from formatting or insertion/deletion changes, and there aren't different colored bubbles for each commenter as far as I can tell.

                            Please, please provide options to reinstate the most useful collaboration features. It makes it much more difficult to collaborate in this…

                            10 votes
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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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                              • 12/11/18 Update Sucks

                                Your newest update to Word (12/11/18), frankly, sucks. The document borders are not evident when drafting, headers do not show until printing, and why the heck is there a big blank space on right side of the doc? Please don't mess with Word this way - and go back to the version prior to 12/11.

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                                • Improve functionality and legibility of the Quick Access Toolbar

                                  I have been using Office 2011 for Mac and recently purchased Office 2019 to prepare for Apple’s eliminating support for 32-bit applications. I was shocked at the loss of functionality of the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and did an investigation to determine if this was deliberate or an implementation error. Unfortunately, it became obvious that it was by design. The symbols in the QAT are gray and almost illegible. Many commands that had been available to add to the QAT in 2011 are no longer available in 2019. Many of the commands that are still available to add lack a…

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                                  • Bring Back PT Sans Narrow and Arial Narrow as Stand-Alone Fonts

                                    PT Sans Narrow and Arial Narrow used to be its own fonts. Recently they became available only as a subset of PT Sans and Arial fonts respectively. Essentially those two fonts are no longer stand-alone fonts. Rather they are a type of formatting that can be applied to each font respectively. These two fonts happen to be the two fonts I use most frequently. Arial Narrow has been my go-to font for years, while PT Sans Narrow is a brand font of my start-up company. This recent change is driving me crazy. The following scenarios illustrate why this is an…

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                                    • Das ist keine Ideen, sondern eine Bug Meldung: Das Drucken von Etiketten stürzt ständig ab, Bitte um dringende Erledigung !

                                      Word 2008 und die Etiketten-Druckfunktion.

                                      Das Drucken aus Word 2008 unter Apple iOS Mojave 10.14.1 ist nicht möglich seit Wochen. Was soll das werden ? Wir sind hier als Unternehmen darauf angewiesen, dass Ihre Produkte funktionieren ! MfG BP

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                                      • Help Reloading 2008 Version, with valid Activation Code

                                        I am posting here, in hopes that I can get technical support. I chatted today with Microsoft Support, but they were not able to resolve my problem.

                                        While I realize that it is now an unsupported product, I previously purchased Office for Mac 2008 through a HUP program, and have been using it since that time. I am retired now, and this older version is all that I need, as I basically just need simple Word and Excel.

                                        I upgraded my computer's hard drive, and proceeded to reload Office for Mac 2008, using my supplied installation CD, which has its…

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                                        • Make document background dark in dark mode as an option

                                          There should be an option that makes the document background display as a dark color instead of white by default. This would be particularly helpful in dark mode.

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