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  1. The 2011 template view was better

    In template view, the 2011 version was better as you could see ALL your recent files, not just divided up into OneDrive and on your Mac. Best of all was being able to view small images of the individual documents, to work out just which document you need instead of having to open five before getting to the one you need.
    The option to see today's, yesterday's, last week's, last month's, etc. documents was also great - especially since it was ALL your documents, not this daft apartheid of OneDrive/Your Mac that you have introduced now.

    9 votes
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    • Themes? Headers? Footers?

      Where is the themes and cover pages for word? Why no footer and header?

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      • Automatic Format box when selecting text in Word

        In the PC version of Word: when you select a portion of text, a format box automatically opens allowing the user to immediately format the text they have selected (without having to go to the top of the ribbon to format text e.g. to bold, italicise etc). This saves a lot of time when using Word and would be a very useful introduction to the Mac version.

        13 votes
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        • Provide functionality for auto-complete in the "Format-->Font" Window

          Currently, the Format-->Font window does not auto-complete the font as the user types it in. For instance, if my current font is "Times New Roman", and I type "ar..." I would expect the first font with the letters "ar" at the beginning would automatically pop up (it currently does this in the Font name field on the ribbon). However, I have to type the entire font name I want and have to format it exactly how the system does it for Word to recognize it. (Word 2016)

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          • Going Header & Footer In Word and Trying to select a Font cause Word pulse & Freeze

            Everytime I go into Header or Footer and try to select a Word to Format The screen pulses on and off and Word is Frozen Sometime if you leave alone for 5-10 minutes will settle down. As Long as am in body of document no issues.

            I don't believe you have turned on a Fontcache Like 2011 as of yet this could be the issue. I have a number of Fonts installed.

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            • Support Application Events (like in Windows)

              In particular, DocChange.

              For those of us who support Word on two platforms, this is a big deal. The goal should be that templates and add-ins can be shared across platform with minimal tinkering. But application events breaks on the Mac.

              Please restore this functionality, last seen on Mac Word 2004 (!). (So we know you can do it; also isn't it in Excel?)

              That, and equivalent ribbon xml functionality, would make Word truly cross-platform. Isn't that what Microsft wants too?

              3 votes
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              • Choose costume font sets in design tab

                In the Windows version of Word we can chose a costume font for the headers and another one for the body. We can't do that in the mac version!! Please, add that feature

                7 votes
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                • Allow prioritization of styles

                  this can only be done on a pc

                  15 votes
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                  • Bring back the "phonetic guide" option

                    Never found the icon on the preview version

                    6 votes
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                      • More fonts

                        Maybe add more fonts like the default version of Word Office 2007

                        3 votes
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                        • Allow link and save of images by default

                          When inserting pictures into a document, the options to link and to save the picture with the document are unchecked. if you want that option, they have to be manually checked EACH TIME and image is inserted. this is very tedious for large documents. The feature is invaluable for complex documents with many illustrations and updates are needed.

                          This would be improved if, once those options were checked, they remained checked until manually unchecked. that way a series of images could be imported without having some be unlinked.

                          5 votes
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                          • 2 votes
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                            • Support for barcodes in Word for Mac

                              The Windows version (2013) currently provides for the field codes DISPLAYBARCODE and MERGEBARCODE. Your company is claiming feature parity between Mac and Word, which is a lie. Support these fields in the Mac version, too.

                              6 votes
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                              • Max and Microsoft does not work. I am considering changing all of my computers at Carter's Kids to Android because the state has it.

                                Mac does not work with Microsoft well, therefore it does not work with the State of Texas system without challenges. This waste valuable time and money, so our next set of computers will not be Max. Just think how many businesses will not tell you this?

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                                • Hallo, Bisher habe ich mit Textbausteinen in Word unter Windows gearbeitet: Textbaustein erstellen Wahl + F3; Textbaustein einfügen mit dem

                                  Hallo,
                                  Bisher habe ich mit Textbausteinen in Word unter Windows gearbeitet: Textbaustein erstellen Wahl + F3; Textbaustein einfügen mit dem betreffenden Kürzel und F3. Ein Bekannter hat mir gesagt, dass es unter Word für Mac so geht:
                                  AutoText erstellen: Wahl + F3
                                  AutoText einfügen: cmd+ Wahl + Umschalt + V
                                  Das habe ich versucht, aber ohne Erfolg.
                                  In der Microsoft Community hat H.Gijs, Microsoft Agent und Moderator, sich um dies Thema bemüht, aber ebenfalls ohne Erfolg. Zuletzt schrieb er: „Ich testete die Tastenkombinationen auf meinem eigenen Gerät, aber ich stoße auf die gleichen Probleme“.
                                  Es müsste doch gehen, vor allem,…

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                                    • FIX IT..! IT'S A PIECE OF SHIT...............!

                                      I had a book ready to send off to the publisher. When I copied it from Word 2011 to 2016 for MAC what was 186 pages is now 233 pages. Better than half of the images are missing and the properly spaced paragraphs are spread all over the damn place. SO.. now I'm looking at having to COMPLETELY reformat the entire FU*&%$#G thing. The programmers of WORD 2016 for MAC can KISS MY ASS..!
                                      PS: Your helpline is run by a bunch of non-Americans you can hardly understand and after they give you an answer that DOESN'T address your problem,…

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                                      • It would great if I didnt have to keep signing in to my hotmail account.

                                        Especially as my wife and children have their own log in for our mac. why do I have to keep logging in

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                                        • Inserting Picture from File feature selects only one entry

                                          Inserting Picture from File feature selects only one entry

                                          VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE! CANT ADD MORE THAN 1 FILE IN ALLOCATED AREAS IN WORD! VERY FRUSTRATING. HAVE TO ADD THOUSANDS PICTURES MANUALLY ON MAC, DO TO THIS WAFUL SOFTWARE MISTAKE!!!!

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