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  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…

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    • 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.

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        • 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.

          21 votes
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          • Please allow customisation of the touch bar!

            I am constantly using the superscript button for single numbers which makes it really annoying to constantly click it on and off every second. Please allow the touch bar to be customised so this feature can be easily accessible!

            4 votes
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            • 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.

              23 votes
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              • "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
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                • Bring back the toolbars!!

                  I note in an earlier comment from MS that the ribbon is used to 'increase efficiency and simplify command groupings'. This simply isn't so. I share macros in templates with colleagues, and the admin involved in ensuring that everyone's ribbons are right is a nightmare. Some buttons have to be recreated when macros change. An edited macro will run, but a rewritten macro (with the same name) simply will not run unless the button is replaced. In the past one simply opened the toolbar ... et voila. No issues. I now have checklists and alerts built into the macros and…

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                  • 3 votes
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                    • 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.

                      19 votes
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                      • 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.

                        7 votes
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                        • open created files from windows to mac

                          all features from windows should be available for mac. When I open files from windows the alphabets become symbols.

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                          • Turabian Style Paper Template for Word

                            Please consider including the following "Turabian Style Paper" template with the featured templates in Microsoft Word. This template provides formatting based on the 9th edition of Kate L. Turabian’s "A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers."

                            https://github.com/TypeWork/turabian-style-paper-dotm

                            Given the pervasive use of Turabian's "A Manual for Writers" amongst students and faculty at colleges and universities (often required in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences), including such a template would be useful for many. At present, however, only two featured templates are provided for academic work: "APA Style Paper" and "MLA Style…

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                            • 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.

                              17 votes
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                              • Can't create pdf word for mac 2011

                                Hi

                                I recently upgraded my HDD to an SSD on my mid 2011 iMAc. Now, can't save as pdf from Word docX. There is no error, just that nothing happens when I save as PDF.

                                I next first opening Acrobat X version 10.1.16 and then File > Create > PDF from File only to get the following error:

                                "Acrobat could not open 'lettertoeditor.docx' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded). To create an Adobe PDF document, go to…

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                                  • 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…

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                                    • Please, insert the "Browse" button in the "Manage Sources" for References at Word for Mac version.

                                      This option, which is available in Word for Windows version already, make it really easier to use the "References" menu, as you don't need to write references one by one this way. Why could not be this option available for Mac version too?

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Please improve the source manager and the citations!

                                        I wish I could use (Ibid., p. 3) when I already cited the reference. Better yet, I would love to be able to use "para." for paragraphs, instead of "p." for pages.

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                                        • Word version 16.16 broke envelope printing

                                          I print envelopes with word art and images. Since Word 16.16 Office 365 for Mac, the images and word art are magnified so large they do not fit on the envelope when you try to print. Everything looks perfect in Word, but when trying to print it is messed up.

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