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  1. 11/16 Jay Ankeney—need help with macros upgrading to Word 365 Dear Microsoft Support, I’ve been going through a real mess upgrading from Wor

    11/16 Jay Ankeney—need help with macros upgrading to Word 365
    Dear Microsoft Support,
    I’ve been going through a real mess upgrading from Word 2011 to Word 365.
    Having spent many, many hours on the phone with your guaranteed technical support, I am now writing to you.
    The final function I am trying to get to work is one of my macros that did not properly translate from Word 2011 to Word 365..
    I use a series of macros to enter dates with notes in my research organiztion, all assigned to the function keys along the top of the keyboard.
    I’ve…

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    • Unable to add a text file as an object in Word/Office 2019

      Unable to add a text file as an object in Word/Office 2019 for MAC OS.

      The following error is given

      The server application, source file, or item cannot be found.
      Make sure the application is properly installed, and that it has not been deleted, moved, renamed, or blocked by policy.

      Can you please investigate & advise further on this. Thanks

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        • Multiple documents in one file

          What if Word allowed you to have separate documents within the same file, the same way Excel allows you to have separate sheets in the same file? If ever the file needed to be printed, it would treat each "page" or "chapter" as if they were separated by a page break. When documents with numerous sections become very long in length, it would be great to be able to just click between the chapters, as opposed to scrolling up and down.

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          • Create a Multiple file options to convert documents from doc to docx

            Updated from doc to docx format with Word Upgrade. Would be nice if you could covert multiple files instead of just one file at a time.

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            • Watermark

              I want my watermarks back. I use them often and they all appear black after the latest update. Can you fix it, please?

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                • Create a Chart from within Word

                  Create charts from within Word (without Excel)

                  When creating charts in Word, Excel always pops up. While useful for single documents, it proves impossible for e.g. MailMerge. When creating hundreds of automated reports (MailMerge files), being able to create charts from a table in Word would allow to create a table, whose cells would contain data specific to the respective recipients, thus resulting in being able to merge personalized documents with personlized charts. This option appears to be non-existent at the moment (in the past, it was possible to insert an object called Microsoft Graph chart, which didn't need Excel's…

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                  • cuando va a actualizar? a 64 bits

                    actualizar office para mac a 64 bits

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                    • Shrink 'Tell me what you want to do' so it takes up less space on the Ribbon in Word 2019

                      The 'Tell me what you want to do' label takes up so much space that I only see the first four tabs of the Ribbon when the window is at the usual size I keep it at. It would be much better if this label disappeared (or collapsed down to an icon) if the window is too narrow to show all the Ribbon tabs. Same goes for the Share and Comments buttons. There should be enough room to show all the tabs with the window taking up less than half the width of a normal MacBook screen.

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                      • Black theme for Office 2016 for Mac

                        Very frustrating as I enjoy this feature. NOT focus mode but the actual theme itself. Currently all that is available is Classic and Colourful

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                        • File Open Dialog could use some UI/UX Help

                          It's really painful to use the File Open dialog on the Mac. Currently, the layout doesn't allow for viewing of filenames that are very long and there is no "hover over" action that shows the full filename. If you have longer filenames that start with perhaps a project name suffix, it's hard to make sure you are picking the correct file. I'd suggest making the column width adjustable (instead of fixed) and persist the chosen width. Hover over should show the full filename.
                          I'd provide an image of the experience that brought me here, but I'm not sure how to…

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                          • Do not default to the "Outlook Temp" folder when saving a copy of a Word document opened from an Outlook attachment

                            Consider this scenario: A user opens an email in Outlook 2016 which has a Word document attached to it. They double-click on the attachment, opening the document in Word 2016. A banner is displayed across the top of the screen saying "Read Only. To save a copy of this document, click Duplicate."

                            When the user clicks the Duplicate button, it opens the Save As panel where the user can choose a new filename and save the document. However, the location where the file will be saved is the "Outlook Temp" folder (which is in a subfolder of /Private/var/folders). If the…

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                            • figure

                              Make it possible to use the cross reference and caption facilities so references can be made in sequence to, for example, ... 4, 5a, 5b, 6, ... .
                              And then removing an earlier figure, say 2, means the figures/captions now are 1,2,3,4a,4b,5,... This requires a little more flexibility in using sequential labels than seems possible now.

                              4 votes
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                              • Dark background, light text and cursor option

                                Previous versions of Word had a "Blue background, white text" option that enabled people to read and write with a dark background and light text with a corresponding change in cursor/pointer color.

                                In Word 2016 for Mac, not only is this option no longer available, but there is no way to default to a dark background color. The user must change the background color every single time a new document is created or a document is opened. Furthermore, the cursor/pointer remains dark, which means it essentially becomes useless because it can't be seen.

                                Using my operating system to invert colors…

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                                • Add cross-reference to number without label

                                  To refer to figures i sometimes want to combine a reference to more figure at once (figures 1,2,3) or use the abbreviation "fig. 1". Adding an option in the Cross-reference menu - insert reference to: [Only number] would solve for it.

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                                  • Reinstate in Word Mac 2016 the Mail merge Helper (from Word Windows 2016) or Mailmerge Manager (from Word for Mac 2011)

                                    Word for Windows 2016 still has the mail merge helper. I have the button for it in my quick-access toolbar. I know it is a legacy tool, but I drafted a trust with it just yesterday, so I know it still works. My copy of Word:Mac 2011 also has the Mailmerge Manager and that feature still works as well. I just cannot find it in Word for Mac 2016.

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                                    • open

                                      Option to set my default for open file to "ON MY MAC" instead of 365.

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                                      • Remove the edit lock on read-only files

                                        This new 'feature' means all docs opened in read-only mode (like every attachment from Outlook) are unfortunately locked for editing until they are duplicated/saved. I definitely don’t want to save the dozens of attachments I access on a daily basis, but sometimes you want to tweak some spacing to print a document or jot down some notes to take a call. This just adds extra minutes to every day and contributes to file bloat.

                                        174 votes
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                                        • Embedded html link from .doc to .pdf

                                          I'm using Word 2016 on Mac, but when I save a .pdf file from a .doc document it lost hyperlink.
                                          In details, if I want to create an hyperlink starting to a simple word (ex: industry name) who take me to industry's website, saving .doc as .pdf will lost the hyperlink, but formatted word remain ad an hypertext.

                                          112 votes
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                                            Word now provides the option to generate a tagged PDF (which preserves hyperlinks) in version 15.23.1 and above. This functionality is available for many languages, and we’re working on adding support for the remaining languages.”

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