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!
George Stern commented
I have made this suggestion as well, through the feedback loop in Word itself. The ribbon in all of the programs of the Office 2016 suite should be customizable, as was the case previously.
Neil Bakker commented
This is so very important, and its absence is effecting my productivity tremendously!
Do allow customizing ribbon. It is inconceivable that it is no longer possible!
Customization of the Quick Access toolbar is extremely need 2 me
Sharon Plon commented
We definitely need to be able to customize the Quick Access Toolbar. I use Office for Windows at my hospital and this is an essential tool. The current list of commands is completely inadequate for my cancer research documents.
John Livingston commented
Like the idea...but I also like a Quick Access toolbar combining commands from a variety of ribbon areas (I use Windows at work and a Mac at home).
JAYAKRISHNAN P commented
Option for customise the ribbon in accordance with the user is an unavoidable attraction in the versions of ms office for windows. As a user of ms office under windows platform for about 16-17 years while switching to Office 365 for Mac, its really uncomfortable for me. Please provide the user to customise the ribbon.
The lack of this feature has decreased my productivity in Word by about 80%, and increased my frustration with it at least 1,000%. I rarely use many of the functions on the default toolbar, and some of my most-used functions now take three or four clicks (after some hunting around to find where they're hidden), when they used to take a single click on the toolbar. I would NEVER have "upgraded" to this version if I'd known I was going to lose my custom toolbars--and I will recommend to anyone considering it that they hold off until this feature gets put back. Microsoft, what were you thinking??
It's insulting to power-users that Microsoft has removed the ability to put the tools we use most in one place. It's like they've taken a page from Apple's UI philosophy: Don't worry your pretty little head. Just do everything the way you're told and you'll be just fine."
Fix this, Microsoft. Fix it now.
I will be recommending to my company to stick with Office 2011 until and unless this feature is included in future versions of Office.
My boss and his boss use Office on their Mac laptops. They (and others) would go nuts if they couldn't use the company-side customizations that everyone here now enjoys. (And they would blame me!)
How about actual parity with the Windows version?
Using the same xml technology currently used in Windows would be ideal.
Customization of the Quick Access toolbar would also be helpful.