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  1. Include whether to print markup as a preference, defaulting to OFF

    Printing just a document, w/o comments or revisions, requires going to Print dialog > Microsoft Word and set "Print what:" to "Document".

    This has caused me more than once to inadvertently waste a lot of paper, by printing a document that's unusable for its intended audience. And, the print setting does not persist from document to document, nor even from one editing session to another in the same document.

    Better would be to have this setting default to off. Best would be to have it default to off and also make it one of the checkboxes on Preferences > Print,…

    2 votes
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    • Bring Back Scrapbook (or similar functions)

      Nothing in Word for Mac 2016 duplicates the functions of Scrapbook, which are essential to my work, and I will be stuck using the 2011 version until these are added.

      27 votes
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      • Allow to optional disable OneDrive - set the Save/Open dialog to permanently use local storage

        let the user completely disable OneDrive integration so that the default open/save dialog point to the local store

        27 votes
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        • Allow dialog boxes to be properly navigated by keyboard, not only mouse.

          For example, ⌘+D brings up the Font dialog box but the only way to select a font is to page through the list using the mouse. It should be possible, as it was in Word 2011, to start typing the name of a font and be taken immediately to the place in the list of fonts that corresponds to what one types. I should be able to type TA and immediately be able to use the arrow keys to get right to Tahoma, rather than having to page or scroll all the way down from the very top.

          3 votes
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          • Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

            Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

            27 votes
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            • Bug in Word 16.16 (180812)

              Since update to 16.16, text boxes are broken. When printing or converting to PDF, the content of the text box is duplicated, enlarged several hundred percent, and overlaps the real textbook below. This all worked fine on previous versions. Every single document I have (thousands) has a text box at the top, so this is a real issue for me.

              26 votes
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              • Word 2008 and Mojave

                Cannot print with Word now that I am using Mojave on my MAC. Also, AutoUpdate cannot connect. What is the plan for correction?

                7 votes
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                • Option To Turn Off Cloud Fonts in Word for Mac

                  Please provide an option to turn off cloud fonts in the Mac version of Word as you do in the Windows version. I've had to return to version 16.16 to get away from such a large font menu.

                  5 votes
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                  • I am unable to update my MS Word for Mac. Please help me in this regard. I am getting a message that "AutoUpdate cannot connect to the updat

                    I am unable to update my MS Word for Mac. Please help me in this regard. I am getting a message that "AutoUpdate cannot connect to the update server
                    The server might be too busy, or there might be a problem with your network connection. Wait a few minutes and then try again. I am doing the same for last two weeks. Please do the needful

                    6 votes
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                    • Add Mini Toolbar (Floating Toolbar) for Macs

                      Please add the Mini Toolbar (Floating Toolbar) to MS Word for Macs. All of my work requires Word and this toolbar saves a lot of time!

                      16 votes
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                      • Add choice to NOT share diagnostic data

                        After the latest Office update, every time I open an Office app, I am presented with a window with the heading, "Share how you use Office" and given two choices: "Full diagnostic data" and "Basic diagnostic data." However, I don't wish to automatically share any diagnostic data, although there is no option for that. However, I am not forced to make a choice, as I can simply click the red "X" to close the window and continue to use Office as normal. The problem is this window pops up every time I open an Office app. Since this is obviously…

                        41 votes
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                        • Word version 16.16 broke envelope printing

                          I print envelopes with word art and images. Since Word 16.16 Office 365 for Mac, the images and word art are magnified so large they do not fit on the envelope when you try to print. Everything looks perfect in Word, but when trying to print it is messed up.

                          10 votes
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                          • What a downgrade! Why have your broken image display in outline view?

                            Outline View is one of the most powerful ways to organize large amounts of structured text in Word.

                            Until the last update to Microsoft Word for Mac v16.16, it was possible to display images in Outline View if the document was saved as .doc but not .docx - already a strange limitation. Now, with the latest update, no downgrade!, you have broken this as well. For me this means, I cannot work with the latest lousy version and have to revert. At the very least, you should be upfront about which important features you break with an alleged upgrade. You…

                            4 votes
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                            • Fix bug

                              Fix the bug in word: Shapes containing warped text print out huge and overlapping instead of the layout shown on the screen. This started August 16, 2018, and happens on all my printers while printing from my iMac or my Macbook pro.

                              9 votes
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                              • Please support Word for Mac on the current plus 2 previous macOS operating systems

                                https://support.office.com/article/upgrade-your-macos-to-access-new-office-365-for-mac-features-f6efc6b6-90f8-4e69-82dd-d0de32a111aa

                                There is some indication that Office for Mac 2019 will only support the latest current release of macOS plus the previous operating system. This is a formal request from an Enterprise admin to have Microsoft provide support for the current macOS operating system plus the two previous operating systems.

                                Apple has been absolutely horrendous in documenting and providing the appropriate management tools to deal with major restrictions they've been adding to macOS. This makes it much more difficult to deploy the latest macOS release on day 1. As an example, the majority of our users are still on macOS…

                                9 votes
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                                • Word art no longer prints correctly

                                  Since the latest update, word now no longer prints word art correctly, it misplaces and enlarges it when printing onto A4.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Problem with printing

                                    When using word 2008 for Mac (v. 12.2.4) with Mac OS Mohave 10.14, I cannort print or change page set-up. Word crashes instantly. I was able to print from the previous Mac OS. I can print from Excel and all other programs. The only way I can print a Word document is to save as a PDF, and print THAT.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Please fix this watermark issue:

                                      I really need to be able to add watermarks to documents but can't with Word for Mac, as pictured: https://ibb.co/hqBHQz

                                      9 votes
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                                      • "Welcome back" not welcome

                                        I really think the “Welcome back” thing is a terrible idea – first because it’s a pointless irritation for almost everybody, but second because it comes across as Microsnoop surveilling our activites (down to the level of how much we read our own stuff!), an impression I would think Microsoft, if it has three brain cells, would go out its way to avoid, not to reinforce.

                                        There should be a way of getting rid of it, forever.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Allow User to Hide All Screentips

                                          Currently, user has no way to hide screentips. For example, if the Style Pane is showing, when user runs mouse over the various styles in the verticle list, huge screentips obscure the list forcing to the user to keep moving the mouse around to find one. Similarly, the ribbon sometimes has screentips that appear with the name of the button that is already clearly labeled in the ribbon.

                                          Please give the user the ability to at least hide all screentips in MS Word for Mac.

                                          As a bonus, give user the ability to hide certain kinds of screentips.

                                          Most applications…

                                          2 votes
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