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  1. Managed Preference to show workgroup templates on launch

    Hi,

    In my organization I have distributed our company office templates and they are now located on all our machines in /Application Support/Office Templates/

    Though our MDM provider (We're an all Mac unit) I set the following managed preference in order to set the workgroup template directory location:

    <key>DocsUICustomWorkgroupTemplatesLocationKey</key>
    <string>/Library/Application Support/Office Templates/</string>

    This works, and in both Excel, Word and Powerpoint our templates show up under the Work templates pane.

    Here comes the issue: With the new updates to Office, which are very nice, they all launch on the Frontpage pan in the window that opens upon launch. Previously it…

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  2. 2011-“Formula” Tool Bar feature into Word for the Mac 2016 v16.16.10

    Do you know who I can contact to find out how I can get the 2011-“Formula” Tool Bar feature into Word for the Mac 2016 v16.16.10 ?
    2011 Formula - - Select numbers (5 & 5), then to add they select “Formula”. Answer (10) which is put into the clip board to be pasted where desired.

    Next Mac OS (64 Bit) upgrade will not open Word Mac 2011 (32 Bit)
    Now have Mac OS v10.14.3 Mojave

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  3. 1. Concordance feature 2. with a Click to the Index list

    Hello

    1. I would love to have a statistic feature which list all words like a concordance. Which we can sort by alphabet order, which comes more then 5 or 20 times etc. uniqueness
    2. I'm able with a double-click or a right click to send the words from the concordance list to the Index list, so they are then in the Index Verzeichnis.

    Thanks

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  4. Repeat font download message from WORD.

    我的WORD一直要求我下載字體
    why do I keep getting a message saying Microsoft Word.app needs to download the font??
    But I had already downloaded them.
    Every time when I change the font and the message pane shows up.

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  5. Please bring back Notebook view!

    The One Note "replacement" is overbloated and unusable. I've organized my life in Notebook view for years. Now I can't upgrade beyond 15.40!

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  6. Design Mode from the Developer Ribbon on MS Word 2016 on Mac?

    Why on earth can MAC OS users not have design mode on MS Word 2016? I cannot edit a University Ethics form until I use a Windows computer?!

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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.

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  8. Please consider making the IPA font compatible with the Apple OS font library. The symbol browser is not functional for IPA.

    The IPA font does not appear to be available in Office 365 (Apple OS) as it was in Microsoft Office 2011 and previous versions. The IPA font, within the advance browser, is incomplete and inaccurate. The design team should consider adding this font for those who have access to different languages. Alternatively, provide a font from the drop-down menu within Word.

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  9. Add Publishing template on Office 365

    I use the publishing template on Office 2011 every day and its not on Office 365 which is really frustrating. Please add that template back. Thank you.

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  10. Activaction office 2011 for mac

    Tengo licencia office 2011 mac-hogar. No puedo actualizar porque el servidor no funciona, y la clave de producto en el empaque tampoco funciona. Tuve que reinstalarlo pues tuve que resetear mi laptop. Ayuda!

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  11. In Word 16 Mac you can't nudge graphics left or right - only up or down.

    Hi, folks, In four words, "What were you thinking?"

    For decades, Word for Mac has always allowed you to move graphics on a page either in large increments (using the arrow keys) or in smaller increments, using the Option-Arrow. keys. In Word 16X for Mac, you have eliminated the ability to move graphics in small increments as you could before. There is a terrible workaround that has to do with grid settings, but that's a waste. The forum user below suggests you failed in "Regression Testing" - this has to be an easy, and important fix. Here is some feedback…

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  12. How to know the amount of total time spent on Microsoft word to create a document

    How to know the amount of total time spent to create a document in Microsoft word?

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  13. Please enable alphabetically ordering the references in APA

    Please enable alphabetically ordering the references in APA. It is a big inconvenience for researchers, especially this is a basic requirement. It should have an inbuilt option when we select the bibliography table

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  14. The wordcount feature on the earlier version ofWord 2011 is not available for Word in Office 365

    The wordcount feature on the earlier version ofWord 2011 is not available for Word in Office 365. I need this feature which gives me a word count for any word in the document, which identifies the specific word out of the word at that point in the document.

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  15. I'd like to be able to import the daily weather for my location in Word and OneNote.

    Import the daily weather for my location future reference in Word and OneNote.

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  16. Word for Mac 16.26: Typing "@" brings a pop-up with text "Follow-Up (Preview), Enter a Follow-Up"

    Word for Mac 16.26 (19043011): When I type "@" a pop-up bubble appears with text "Follow-Up (Preview), Enter a Follow-Up". If I try to type something at this point, another pop-up appears saying "We couldn't find the person you were looking for". Same behavior on two different Macs (same version of Word, different O/S). Does not appear in Word for Windows.

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  17. Two sided printing is much to difficult. I used a PC for 30+ years and it was simple. Why not make an iMac work the same as a PC. See below

    I order to do two sided printing on a Mac you must do:

    file -> print -> click on copies and pages -> select layout. A window opens and you must select either "long edge binding" or "short edge binding.

    Change the software to:

    file-> print

    A window opens and two sided printing is available by checking a box that says:

    two sided printing

    Then you could click on "long edge binding' or "short edge binding" in a separate box

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  18. When kerning text, I would like to be able to MANUALLY kern spaces here and there without changing the look of the paragraph

    In the Font box, I can kern as little as 99%, but the text looks different after that, than the other paragraphs on the page. I'd like to be able to steal a tad here, a tad there, between words, to make the lone word at the end of a paragraph (on its own line) suck back up into the paragraph. I know this can be done in other programs, but I don't have time to buy and install - and learn how to use - another program.

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  19. Have option to keep typing line in center of window

    When typing, the new content will fill to the bottom of the window, after which point the page will automatically move up by each new line. I would like to be able to keep where I am typing in the middle of my window rather than it going down to the bottom.

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  20. Add color back to the Comment/Query balloons

    I'm an editor and work ALLLLLLL the time with track changes. It is supremely frustrating that in the current Word for Mac (2016?), the comments/queries look exactly like the insertions and deletions. Having color in the balloon allowed all parties concerned to easily locate questions or comments that needed dealing with. Now it's all just one big moosh. I can't even imagine what ran through the head of the person who decided to get rid of that feature.

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