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  1. Mac version is missing Apply Styles dialog box from Windows version

    Word for Windows has an "Apply Styles" dialog box with "Autocomplete style names" checkbox. This would be VERY helpful on the Mac version, so that we can apply styles by typing with autocomplete.

    Please add this feature to the Mac version!

    For details on how it works in Windows, see: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/word-2013-styles-in-depth/applying-styles-using-the-apply-styles-dialog-box

    20 votes
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  2. Word locking up and attempting to connect to network drive from Recent Items list

    Word (or Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is locking up and then producing an error stating it is attempting to connect to a previously used network location in the Recent Items list, when opening the application when off the network. This renders the application useless, and after acknowledging the error, the application must be force quit.

    To reproduce:

    - Open Word documents from a network share, work on it, close the document and application

    - Take the computer off the network (i.e. - Take it home), open Word. Word will then lock up for about 3 minutes and then produce an error…

    8 votes
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  3. 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?

    41 votes
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  4. After updating to Mojave 10.14.5, Word for Mac does not retain Window Size when closed and re-opened.

    After updating to Mojave 10.14.5, Word for Mac does not retain Window Size when closed and re-opened.

    10 votes
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  5. Increase the file size limit for exporting to electronic PDF in Word.

    Currently, it seems the latest version of Word supports a maximum file size of 40MB when exporting electronic PDFs. This appears to be an arbitrary limitation, as the error message states: "This version of Word can't be exported to this type of file because the file is too large. Generally, a file that is larger than 40 MB is too big to export".

    I don't remember this being an issue before PDF conversion went to the cloud. It would be extremely helpful to be able to convert big files — I'm currently having issues with finalising my mixed-media PhD thesis.

    4 votes
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  6. I just spent two and a half hours trying to find "view side by side" on my mac. I need it for my my work. enough said....

    ADD "VIEW SIDE BY SIDE" TO THE MAC VERSION OF WORD!! I just spent two and a half hours trying to find it. I need the function in order to do my job. What's the deal?????

    5 votes
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  7. Restore Session / Re-open Documents from Last Session on App Launch

    Similar to a browser "reopening tabs from last session" it would be extremely helpful to have word automatically re-open any documents that were being edited when it was last quit. Older versions of Word could do this and the native Apple apps like Preview (for all its many other issues) typically do as well. This is a badly missed feature in my workflow and is something that I know a lot of people at work miss dearly. We still have one Word 2008 holdout as a result. (A security issue at this point I think). Thank you.

    7 votes
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  8. 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!

    57 votes
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  9. Word for Mac Default Opening Format

    Every New Document I open in Word opens in a format whose margins far exceed the page I'm working on. Thus I mush manually shrink the useless open space to each side of the working Word page every time I open a document and it is tiring. Allow users to have a standard size document they work with and set that size as the default size for all new documents. Support for Word for Mac told me today that no such command exists now, but it should. Thanks.

    2 votes
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  10. Add Building Block Content Control Support

    Most Content Controls are supported in Word for Mac, with the exception of Building Block controls. Word for Mac has AutoText and the Building Block control accepts AutoText as a content type, so there's no evident reason why this doesn't work. Please add support for this.

    6 votes
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  11. On Launch: Priority should always be given to the File a User requested to open

    I consider this behavior to be an egregious bug. Almost an assault on your users.

    Bad Scenario 1: Double click a file with an associated extension. Action opens Word, Word opens requested file then opens most n number of most recent unclosed documents.
    Bad Result 1: User is left looking at a document from a prior session that may have absolutely no current pertinence. File requested by the user is 4 windows below and has to be tracked down.

    Bad Scenario 2: Double click a file with an associated extension. Action opens Word, A change to Word or exciting news…

    3 votes
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  12. Restore the option to hide the status bar and/or provide a color scheme where no elements are the terrible blue color.

    I have no idea why Microsoft removed the option to hide the status bar. It can be useful if you want it, but it takes up valuable screen space. Why remove a useful option? And even worse: both color schemes mean that you have to work with a distracting blue color--for "Colorful", it is the title bar and for the ribbon, but for the "Classic" the gray status bar turns blue. For god's sake, bring back a gray-non distracting theme--at least for draft mode!

    3 votes
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  13. 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.

    20 votes
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  14. why in the world would you not have the mini toolbar in word for mac?

    Please put the mini toolbar in word for mac

    2 votes
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  15. I would like word documents to remember the state in which they were last viewed such as outline or Print View.

    I would like word documents to remember the state in which they were last viewed such as outline or Print View. For example, I have one document that I always want to view in an outline format, and each time I open it, it opens in Print View. I change it to outline and the next document I open, opens in outline view and I need to change that to print view. Is there any way to resolve that?

    2 votes
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  16. Provide way to insert Style Separator.

    There is no way to insert a style separator in Word for Mac. This cannot be a difficult function to implement, and it makes the Mac version unsuitable for editing highly structured legal documents. Thanks!

    5 votes
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  17. 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?

    18 votes
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  18. Quotation Marks

    Hello

    I would love to have a switch to change the Quotation Marks.

    From French Style, to the Swiss German Style and the German Style. They are all different, but I have always to change the Language to get the ones I want. So it would be cool if in the Preferences it has an option to choose which one we want.

    Thanks

    2 votes
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  19. Add Frequency Count/Index of Vocabulary Usage

    For all the creative writers who use Word, it would be helpful to be able to run a report/index that shows how often one has used each specific vocabulary word in a document. For example, if you're a novelist, you want to know in reviewing your work which vocab words you are using too often so you can go back and edit/change it up some (so as to sound less repetitive).

    3 votes
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  20. Change picture feature missing

    Please put the "change picture" feature back in MS Word for Mac (Office365)

    2 votes
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