Feedback by UserVoice

Word for Mac

Welcome to the Word for Mac feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve.

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

How can we improve Word for Mac? Vote for an existing idea or share a new one.

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Add choice to NOT share diagnostic data

    After the latest Office update, every time I open an Office app, I am presented with a window with the heading, "Share how you use Office" and given two choices: "Full diagnostic data" and "Basic diagnostic data." However, I don't wish to automatically share any diagnostic data, although there is no option for that. However, I am not forced to make a choice, as I can simply click the red "X" to close the window and continue to use Office as normal. The problem is this window pops up every time I open an Office app. Since this is obviously…

    32 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I do not appreciate being told I MUST share data with you on the usage and/or performance of this office suite which I PAY for.

      I do not appreciate being told I MUST report / share data on the usage and/or performance of this office suite which I PAY for. I do not receive it for free or with any discount. It should not be REQUIRED that I allow ANY information from my network be gleaned by you. I will begin looking elsewhere for a solution for my needs relative to these programs and will be canceling my monthly subscription.

      13 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Markup options" mistranslated in Norwegian version of Word 2016 for Mac

        The menu/button which in English is called "Markup options" has in the Norwegian version been given the following name:

        "Alternativer for HTML" (meaning: "Options for HTML").

        This is highly misleading, and has given a lot of Norwegian users headaches, searching in vain for the powerful "Markup options" that their English-using brethren enjoy.

        "Markup options" of course has nothing to do with HTML, but with the visibility of different kinds of tracked changes.

        If you know what to search for via the "tell me what you want to do"-field, a correctly translated menu option actually appears: "Alternativer for markering". However, a…

        16 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Draft View the default when opening Word for Mac

          Word for Mac version 16.10 no longer allows users to open documents in Draft View. You used to have a "Allow opening a document in Draft view check box." Go back to that. Or better, make Draft view the default once again.

          22 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please allow us to set all new documents to open in draft mode

            It's really difficult to have to click to this mode every single time I open any document.

            18 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Korean character input system is unusable and must be fixed

              When typing Korean, Word and PowerPoint take "every single typing" as an event unit, and when clicking undo, the Korean characters will disappear by every single character. (Not the way as English character.)
              Because MSword refreshes or records its status on every event, MSword and MSpowerpoint become sluggish and unusable when I type Korean characters. Window version does not have the problem and other Mac applications either.

              I hope the problem should be fixed soon.

              16 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 19 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Respect my privacy.

                  Provide an option to opt out of data collection. Pure pond scum I guess you really want to be worse than Facebook.

                  6 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I want to go back to an older version of Word for Mac! Word for Mac version 16.10 no longer allows me to open documents in Draft View.

                    You used to have a "Allow opening a document in Draft view check box." Go back to that. Or better, make Draft view the default once again.

                    17 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add LaTeX math to Word for Mac

                      Latex math is usable (apparently) in Word for Windows, but not for Mac. I'd like you to add it to the Mac version.

                      9 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • kind of annoyed that word doesn't work unless I give feedback

                        "I do not receive it for free or with any discount. It should not be required"

                        4 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Open Word 2016 for Mac Dos in Same View and screen position as last opened

                          Please, is it possible to restore the function in Woor 2016 for Mac that enabled documents to be opened with the same view and screen position as last opened. I have several documents open at once, and there is a process of continuing edting. THerefore the absence of this feature in the new version is VERY disappointing , to say the least.
                          Kind regards
                          Jim

                          20 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Toolbar with favourite/custom tools

                            It would be easier if I had all the tools I wanted to use for a certain project in one section instead of having to constantly click into different categories.

                            3 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please enable the normal template from Office 2011 for Mac to be imported into Office 2016 for Mac

                              For over a decade I've been creating my own keyboard shortcuts for AutoText, which enables me to insert words, phrases, paragraphs, letterheads, etc., with a few quick keystrokes. These were saved under "normal templates," and when I upgraded to a new version of Microsoft Office, the normal templates would transfer with the new version. When I upgraded to Office 2016 (Office 365), the templates did not transfer, and I'm told that isn't a function in Office 2016. That means I have lost hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for AutoText. PLEASE enable that transfer. It would take me months to re-create those…

                              3 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • MS Word 365 version 16.9 draft view problem

                                With the latest version (16.9) of MS Word 365 it has destroyed the default of all my documents that I had saved in DRAFT view. Now, each time I call my a document I have to click VIEW and then click DRAFT mode and that's a real pain. There isn't any way to save the document in DRAFT mode either. I've been using MS WORD for decades and have always used DRAFT mode. Please correct your software!

                                16 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Opening Docs in format of last use

                                  Hi,
                                  The recent update of Word 2016 for Mac odes not appear to open the documents in the "View" or the position of last use. I am using the latest version of High Sierra, but doc all open in "Print" "View" in the middle of the screen at 100% size. It was a helpful feature to open in web view at the size I was editing and in the position last opened... especially since I usually have multiple docs open at a time.
                                  Thank you for all your hard efforts.
                                  Jim

                                  22 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Upsates required

                                    Word needs to be updated it is no optimized for my MABOOK PRO.
                                    I have installed all updates,

                                    3 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 1 vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Why is Office for the Mac 2016 the ONLY version of office that doesn't allow you to customize ribbons.

                                          Why is Office for the Mac 2016 the ONLY version of office that doesn't allow you to customize ribbons. You took away the customizable toolbar that was in 2011, leaving 2016 customers with nothing, just a template of tiny icons at the top that aren't for experienced users. If you can customize the ribbon in 365, why won't you let us customize it in 2016? Why did you take this feature away? Is this a plot to get more money from your customers by forcing them to subscribe to the cloud-based Office.

                                          Bring back a customizable toolbar or ribbon.

                                          37 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 89 90
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Word for Mac

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base