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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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  2. 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)

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Allow prioritization of styles

    this can only be done on a pc

    15 votes
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  7. Bring back the "phonetic guide" option

    Never found the icon on the preview version

    6 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. More fonts

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

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Moving a window around the screen.

    Moving MS Office windows (and any app really) around requires finding any small empty space on the toolbars to do so. What about having a small marker (like an arrow that points outward) at several edge locations that when moused over, flips a tab out that a user can grab and move the window around, (up, down, right, left etc)?

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  14. Mojave 10.14.3 every time I on the MACBook word warns me that it will not work with further updates of the system. What I should do??

    I have Mojave 10.14.3 Every time I on the MACBook word warns me that it will not work with further updates of the system. What I should do??

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  15. reinstate the option 'view original with mark-ups' when reviewing a word document

    The old Word version gave the option to view the original text with markups. This is not possible any more and when in track-change mode, if you reject a suggestion, you must change to 'original' view to see the original word. Very, very annoying

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  16. WTF? Why can I NOT embed PDF in Word docx (2011)?

    WTF? Why can I NOT embed PDF in Word docx (2011)?

    Is this "fixed" (rather than another MS "feature") in subsequent versions of Microthoughts Wordy?

    0 votes
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  17. Allow Drag and Drop Toolbars

    Office for Mac 2011 allows users to drag and drop toolbars. This functionality was lost in Office 365. The toolbar unnecessarily takes up a lot of space. This reduces the space available for text. Please restore the functionality of Office 2011.

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  19. Referencing is no longer working for 16.20 word for mac

    Upon the latest update of the word for mac 16.20, the referencing function is no longer working properly for both built-in styles (e.g.: APA and Harvard Anglia) and add-on styles (those downloaded from bibworld, e.g.: Vancouver and Harvard Exeter). Instead of displaying the in-text citation properly, it is appearing as {citation} and the reference list appears as {bibliograhy}.

    0 votes
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  20. 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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