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.
A year ago I purchased a new MacBook Pro Silver with the Sierra OS, and at the same time purchased the latest Microsoft Office. I recently "upgraded" the Sierra to 10.13.4, downloading it from the Apple WebSite. I downloaded the "upgrade" Microsoft Word 16.11.1 from the Microsoft WebSite.
It's really frustrating! For several years I have been working with Microsoft Word, setting up a positioning system that was solid and reliable. When I opened a document, it would go where I had set it up to be, and, in the format that I had set it up to be.
Since I can't position and format the documents now to stay that way, I have found that the "upgrade" turned out to be a "downgrade" instead, for me anyway.
Also, documents now open with a default zoom of 90%. I change it to 100%, but they don't stay that way.
Agree! The read-only default is very inconvenient.
S Elkind commented
I need to use Draft and Page width zoom to see my documents on the screen - Your product will be more accessible if users can set their own default view settings.
Having to adjust the View settings for each document is an unnecessary irritation.
THANKS FOR LISTENING, YOU FINALLY REPAIRED IT!
Yes, and I begin to get angry at the developers for not addressing the 'draft view issue' since about 4 updates now.
I totally agree.
(Furthermore I've been watching this thread for a few weeks,
it used to have over 20 votes and now those have been reduced to 14...)
Yes, the recently removed feature (to reopen a document in the same view as it was saved) makes my work with Word documents so unhappy, that i'm slowly thinking of switching to an alternative writing software.
repair this NOW!
Yes, Microsoft, it is really frustrating...
...and so far I found NO reason at all for having taken away the option "reopen file in same view..."!
Yes, 100% right, this is an ordeal!
Yes, it is a shame!
i bet millions of (mac-)users out there are working in "Draft View" every day!
Microsoft, please react now!
i do agree 100%
why did you cancel this option a few updates ago?
i can't find any reason for such a step down!
auch ich finde es schlecht, dass der folgende fehler nach dem letzten update vom 14.02.2018 noch immer nicht behoben wurde, obwohl er schon mit dem 3. update DAVOR erschien:
seit jenem vergisst jedes word-dokument nach dem schließen und wiederöffnen seine ansichts-einstellung und wird immer in der ansicht "Drucklayout" geöffnet.
darüber hinaus muss dadurch jedesmal zusätzlich die seitenbreite des word-programm-fensters manuell in der breite verkleinert werden, da es durch die genannte ungewollte automatische umstellung der ansicht mit-verändert wurde.
das ist unzumutbar.
i use "draft view" almost all my documents and i would like to be able to open any saved document in draft mode, as it was usually possible since decades!
i do agree as well,
please at least restore the lost feature "re-open document in the last saved layout again" a.s.a.p.!
This is bonkers, how hard can it be to have the option to set draft as default view? Do most people really need to see how their text will look printed on paper before they can read it? I waste enough time fiddling with every file now to make it worth my while moving to another writing software.