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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?

    38 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!

      64 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?

        13 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.

          10 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!

            21 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.

              8 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.

                7 votes
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                • Allow the default paste (Cmd V) to be changed to paste text only

                  I'd like to be able to choose which paste option is the default with the Cmd V keyboard shortcut.

                  3 votes
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                  • Macro buttons on quick access toolbar

                    Macro buttons on quick access toolbar
                    In MS Word 2007, I had the option of customizing Macro buttons on QAT with an icon. This emoji like icon was available from customize dialogue box. Now after upgrading to Word 2016, I am stumped. Customizing macro button on QAT is not available. All buttons look ALIKE!!! Pls urgently restore facility to put icons on macro buttons. Please.

                    3 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.

                      9 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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                        • 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…

                          3 votes
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                          • Spelling & grammar check = grey box on 10.14

                            Ever since I updated to 10.14 (macOS Mojave), Spelling & Grammar check will only show the first word correctly.
                            Words after that can't be seen because the spelling check box is all grey.

                            Need to close and do it again and again and again since only the first word isn't covered by grey.

                            This is with Word 16.16 fully updated and 16.17.

                            3 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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                              • Please allow images in PDF format to be pasted into Word (/Powerpoint) without destroying their quality

                                (also posted for PowerPoint)

                                I love being able to take PDF screenshots or figures and paste them into documents, so that the quality of the documents remains high and the images aren't pixilated.

                                Unfortunately, with the latest updates to Office 2019 / Office 365 (at least with 16.21 190117), images inserted into PowerPoints and Word documents as PDFs become pixilated and desaturated as soon as the file is saved. The results look awful on any high quality display, and are unusable for presentations or reports (even sometimes illegible altogether).

                                This has made it capturing screenshots on a Mac or exporting…

                                2 votes
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                                • Word for Mac 2011-2019.

                                  Word has poor printing preview options for docx. Mac printing view is excellent for jpg, one note, screenshot, pdf etc. You can easily select double sided printing and change the settings ( All within 1 screen view )
                                  Word document print options need to be improved for Mac. It would be great if you could choose the native Mac print preview instead of poor options supplied on Office. Millions of paper is wasted because a user would not find ( or bother with ) the option to print both sides of a word document !!?? Incredibly frustrating and if I…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Change-tracked files open in All-Markup although saved in No-Markup(!)

                                    As a remote editor, I receive documents as Word files from foreign clients, edit them with change tracking enabled, then to return to the clients two versions of their revised documents, one in “All Markup” mode to reflect the changes I made to the document, which is informative but often illegible and certainly not presentable, and a second in “No Markup” mode, which is legible and presentable.

                                    My problem: When I save the legible version of the revised document in “No Markup” mode, I need the client to be able to open and view the document exactly as I saved…

                                    1 vote
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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.

                                      3 votes
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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.

                                        6 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.

                                          3 votes
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