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  1. In calender mode it cannot change the dates.

    How to change the calender dates as the normal method does not work.

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    • Fix table style issues when Normal style is not Automatic colour.

      If the default colour, generally used by Normal text style, is anything other than Automatic [i.e. Black], the table style does not work correctly. Table title text can not be white, for instance.

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        • 2019 word for mac

          This is a problem I never had with older versions of Office: Selecting a section from a PDF document and pasting it in Word, saving the word document-on reopening the same word document results in very blurred images of the original PDF sections. A most frustrating problem that should be fixed as soon as possible.

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          • MS office2011 for MAC is not optimized , i keep receiving this message every time i open my MAC

            MS office 2011 is not optimized now for MAC , every time i open my MAC i receive this message
            how to optimize it?

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            • Can you please make it so when I ignore a grammar or spelling suggestion, it stays ignored? This has been a glitch for at least a decade.

              I'm so tired of Word not remembering that I said I wanted to ignore a spelling suggestion. Why is this so difficult to fix? There are glitches in this software that have been there since I first started using Word more than a decade ago. PLEASE be better. I wouldn't go near your software if I didn't have to use it for work, because little things like this drive me up the walls. I get that Microsoft Word is somewhat ubiquitous to the point that it doesn't need to fix little things, but still, Word has been around too long…

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              • 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?

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                • Easier Preferences setting by scrolling through preference categories

                  When viewing a Word or Excel 2016 Preferences window have a button to allow you to go directly to another preference category, or at least to the next/previous preference category. As it is now, when I want to review all preferences, I must back out of each preference category window by clicking the Show All button to the first preference selector window, then click on the next preference category. It would be much easier if I could go from one preference category to another with one click to quickly review and set preferences.

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                    • 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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                      • Open Documents in same format as saved and closed

                        With Office for Mac 2011, documents open in the same format as saved. Now they always open in a small window with 100% zoom. This creates lots of extra word for users. They have to zoom, expand the window, open the document map, etc. The default setting should be to open documents exactly as they were closed. This is how people would want to view them in virtually all cases. MS should not assume that everyone will want documents opened in a small window with 100% zoom and no sidebar.

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                        • MS Office 2019 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) randomly freezes the whole computer (macOS Mojave) when working on a file

                          The latest update for MS Office makes the whole computer to freeze randomly. It freezes about 3-5 seconds (mostly when opening new file). Please fix this!

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                          • Help Reloading 2008 Version, with valid Activation Code

                            I am posting here, in hopes that I can get technical support. I chatted today with Microsoft Support, but they were not able to resolve my problem.

                            While I realize that it is now an unsupported product, I previously purchased Office for Mac 2008 through a HUP program, and have been using it since that time. I am retired now, and this older version is all that I need, as I basically just need simple Word and Excel.

                            I upgraded my computer's hard drive, and proceeded to reload Office for Mac 2008, using my supplied installation CD, which has its…

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                            • Comments not numbered!

                              Showing numbers on each comment bubble was an absolutely essential feature of Word, and as a professional editor I am really upset to see it is missing from 2016. The workaround of using paragraph numbers within the comments is a terrible substitute, because it makes it harder to have multi-paragraph comments. The comment bubbles are also difficult to distinguish from formatting or insertion/deletion changes, and there aren't different colored bubbles for each commenter as far as I can tell.

                              Please, please provide options to reinstate the most useful collaboration features. It makes it much more difficult to collaborate in this…

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                              • Picture caption flexibility

                                We should be able to create our own captions for pictures in Word documents, rather than being restricted to what Word decides. For example, if what Word deems "Figure 1" I actually want to caption "Figure A6", then Word will force me to caption it "Figure A6 1". This is ridiculous...

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                                • Improved track changes view by eliminating left and right margins

                                  There's a useful feature that allows the user to double click on the page layout marks in print view, to collapse the top and bottom margins. When using track changes, the amount of lateral space can be limited, especially if working on a laptop. A similar feature to eliminate the left and right margins would allow the user to increase the amount of space available for change tracking or to zoom-in improving legibility. I am using Office 2016 for Mac.

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                                    • Improving efficiency of Captions and Cross References.

                                      When writing reports, especially large ones, I insert Captions and corresponding Cross References a lot to label and reference Tables and Figures. Great features. However, with Cross References, the default option is “Entire Caption”. I really cannot think of any case where I, or anyone else, would want to use “Entire Caption”. For me, the only ones that make sense for Table and Figures is to use “Only label and number”. It would be great if this option was the default, because every time I use Cross Reference I have to change the option to one I want. Its all…

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                                      • Remove the feedback smiley face icon

                                        Remove the feedback smiley face icon or have an option whereupon response it will be taken from the menu bar.

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                                        • Complete the VBA Editor. To date macros can only be assigned to the keyboard. This is frustrating

                                          In MS Word we can assign macros to a button on a custom tab as well as the keyboard. So far this cannot be done in the Mac version. Macros can only be assigned to the keyboard. This is frustrating. To date I continue to use Office for Mac 2011, which has a complete VBA editor. This has allowed me to create my own electronic medical record application in Word.

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