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  1. limit track changes documents to open documents

    Word 2011 had the ability to customize how many documents were shown in the "recent documents" menu item as well as when tracking changes. Now, when I track changes, I'm shown all the documents I've had open in the past 30 days -- which is not helpful at all when I need to locate the two open documents I want to compare.

    3 votes
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  2. Character Count

    Please include character count.

    16 votes
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  3. Word 16 crash after a search to the end of the file when the pop-up comes.

    I had most of the time a crash for Word if I had done a search in Word which goes to the end of the file when the pop-up comes.
    Word mostly crash then or if I choose to search from the beginning again.

    Word is very stable on my Mac except this bug.

    2 votes
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  4. OS X Auto-save and Versioning

    Use OS X's Auto-save and versioning capabilities, so you no longer have to Save documents.

    93 votes
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  5. No Word support for Mac users 2016

    Here's another about your crappy support for Mac users

    Heres another, how about having someone on the support team that knows anything about Word on a Mac - every time I call in the person on the other end (of my paid support) tells me 'We don't have anyone here who knows anything about using Word on a Mac'

    If that's the case, then stop selling support you do not provide, on a product your support desk employees know NOTHING about

    8 votes
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  6. Word for Mac 2016 needs to allow custom toolbars from template files

    Our workflow uses macros, accessible by buttons on toolbars in Word 2003 and Word 2011 for Mac. These show up in an 'Add-ins' tab on Word 2007+ on PC, which is fine.
    In Word 2016, these are not visible at all! Toolbars don't show up, and neither does the Add-ins tab. At least one of these should be reinstated in 2016.

    26 votes
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  7. How about fixing the bug in Track Changes that won't allow you to get rid of changes markup?

    Problem: Unselecting Track Changes markups in Word, saving, and then storing (or even worse - sending) a document. When opening the document again, Track Changes magically are back. Nothing in the meny system allows you to get rid of the markups.

    11 votes
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  8. What happened to the scroll bar in the latest version of Word for Mac? (12.3.6) Its absence makes scrolling through a document cumbersome.

    What happened to the scroll bar in the latest version of Word for Mac? (12.3.6) Its absence makes scrolling quickly through a document very cumbersome. Is there a way to restore it to the existing software?

    2 votes
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  9. link help-balloons to Help Section

    Help balloons directing user to a specific function, i.e.; "Document Section Gallery" should contain "HOT_LINKS" to that section, as an example. M/S is notorious for having crappy technical writers that fail to speak and/or write directions to the end user. I would think that by now you would have corrected this shortfall. I see you haven't.

    2 votes
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  10. Post a list of the improvements and fixes currently under development

    It would be helpful to your customers to be able to see what issues are being worked on and what issues are slated for future fix/implementation. That should include a current estimate of delivery time.

    I sense a lot of frustration on these pages. Having this method of providing you with our feedback helps, but only if you provide meaningful responses about what you plan to address. Black holes do not engender customer loyalty or appreciation.

    17 votes
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  11. Give me back my Microsoft word before "new?" updates. I cannot open ANY of my word documents

    Give me back my Microsoft word before "new?" updates. I cannot open ANY of my word documents

    6 votes
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  12. blog

    Blog post directly into Wordpress or Blogger Please !!!
    It was in previous versions it is now unavailable in 2011 for Mac.

    2 votes
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  13. Fix the awful "Link to Previous" function. A challenge to your software team...

    "Link to previous" is unintuitive, terrible, and makes setting up page numbers and footers a nightmare. I have had the managers at our office Word help lines spend over half an hour trying to figure it out in order to repagination sections. I challenge any Microsoft employee to take a document and set up new headers and pages at each chapter using section breaks and "link to previous" in under 20 minutes. Try it...

    4 votes
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  14. Bring back real and useful text boundaries on Word pages for Mac

    In previous versions of Word for Mac, text boundaries (when selected in preferences) were shown for each page. Now when text boundaries are selected they show for each line, which is useless and looks awful. MS needs to allow Word text boundaries to be shown as before, which was a very helpful feature, now much missed. Please bring back real and useful text boundaries.

    16 votes
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  15. does not recognize arabic words

    when you are pasting or typing arabic sentences, each letter shows seperatly not connected .

    7 votes
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  16. Could we please have the option of a coloured insertion point because the thin lack one is very difficult to find on a page full of text.

    Could you please give us an option for a coloured insertion point because the thin black one is very difficult to locate on a page full of text.

    6 votes
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  17. Word 2011 for Mac not opening embedded files.

    Getting error as : Word can not edit the microsoft excel sheet. Need Help
    For embedded pdf. : Word cannot locate the server application for object objects.

    24 votes
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  18. 8 votes
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  19. Let the templates be in the actual preferred language.

    MY TEMPLATES ARE IN SPANISH BUT MY LANGUAGE IS SELECTED AS ENGLISH!

    6 votes
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  20. Office 2011 Mac now crashes when opening any document

    You could fix the issue after the latest Office 2011 Mac security update that causes it to crash when opening any document.

    5 votes
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