Allow to customise the ribbon, as in the Windows version
and allow to define specific commands as additional items in the ribbon, similarly to what was feasible in the buttons (above the ribbon) in the 2011 version.
Great news, we’re happy to report that your suggestion is now part of Office 365. You can now customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and Ribbon. For details, please see this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165798 . Thanks for the feedback!
Peter Johansson commented
Just wanted to tell that I'm so angry on Microsoft for not leeting me customize the ribbon and erase the HORRIBLY LARGE LINKS iN YOUR FACE to "Microsoft Store" and WIKIPEDIA.
Of course I have to be able to move the most used funtions such as "Create Textbox" to the middle of the screen!
**** **** ****!
Brendan Stark commented
And now with Mojave not supporting 32 bit apps, everyone is forced to use Word 2016/2018 with its dumb menus.
And this is why I still use Word for Mac 2008. It does more than the current versions of Word for Mac, which I have to use at work. No subscription. No hassle.
MP Hill commented
I agree! This should also be available in the standalone version as well!! What good is this feature in the Office 365 version.
this is insane. I could do this on word 2008. now i have to pay a yearly fee to customize the ribbon?
So many people are unhappy with this! This is indeed an outrageous policy and Microsoft obviously despises its (potential) customers. What Great news are you talking about?
Unfortunately, like other companies, they have to make always more money and will keep being creative for that purpose.
If I were the poor student I was 30 years ago, I would not use any too expensive Apple and unfinished Microsoft products at all : an old Core 2 duo with an SSD and Open Source software is running great and is sufficient for my basic computer needs. the only problem is that, like many long time users, I got used to Word, I also got a bit lazy and, above all, do not have much time to switch and adapt to a different OS.
How is requiring us to buy office 365 just to access a feature you guys shut down purposely "Great news" for us users? that is not a solution, I was able to customize quick access w/ word before.
Andrew K commented
Allow customisation of the ribbon (and to create a new ribbon) in Word for Mac 2016 stand-alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please make the ribbon customizable on Word 2016 for Mac. If you don't, I will not buy Word again.
Enterprise user commented
Wow. MS could care less about all of us here. Sign up for Office365 or the ribbon is locked down is their stance in November 2016.
Is there a way to reopen this thread for non-365 versions?
There is definitely NO ribbon customization as of version 15.28, and the QAT is still very buggy for us as Ioannis commented on June 20 2016.
Chris Heath commented
I can't find 'New Menu' in the list of commands. I need this to build a custom menu of styles, like I can do in Office 2011.
Does anyone know how to do this in Word 365 for Mac?
There are several issues on Quick access toolbar settings that still need your attention !!!
1. I cannot import the very usefull Review commands: Accept, Reject.
2. Several icons of commants are unrecognizable in white blue (very bad design!!!)
3. There is no access to Add-ins but only to macros.
4. The icons of macros are missing!!! I use Zotero add-ins and I get for all functions cycles. This was not an issue in Word 2011
Thanks, but as I put in another comment on this site: Para Keep with Next is NOT included in the customisation options, and that was exactly the one I was waiting for. As far as I can see, all other possible functions have been added, but not this one! Why???
I have Word but not office 365. When will I have this feature?
Please re-introduce the option to customize the ribbon.
Please allow the quick access toolbar to be customized ASAP. This is a surprising step backwards.
Does the Mac Business Unit have any purpose within MS other than insurance against an anti-trust lawsuit by the Justice Department? I ask this since they apparently cannot build a decent version of MS Office for Mac.
Word Product Team, when do you think it will be available? I need an add-in to insert references, and I might have to go back to Pages otherwise.
Todd Nelson commented
I upgraded before I checked this issue. I just downgraded back to Office 2011 because I depend on an add-in template for Word that customizes the Menu bar and gives me a floating toolbar for grading essays and papers. I also want to customize the ribbon. When you add back these features, I'll consider Word 2016 again.