This is a serious problem, at least on my installation, where the problem *affects all text typed anywhere*. There are reports of - various versions on the phenomenon - on the web.
It seems to me what people call a 'no-brainer' that, if one has a file loaded in Word - perhaps amongst many other open documents - and then one tries to run that same file from Explorer, then Word should make the window containing the file the foremost window.
So useful and intuitive is this behaviour that I find it rather boggling that it does not actually, you know, occur. My suggestion is: make it occur. I cannot for the life of me think of a reason not to do it. Can you?
Perhaps the idea of mine has been suggested already, but the voluminous existing mass of suggestions is hard to search. I am confident that the idea will have occurred to many people. It will have occurred to them because it will be the behaviour they expect - so it will occur to them as soon as they find that the behaviour does not actually take place.
I am on Windows 8.1, using a product that identifies itself both as Word 2016 and as part of Office 365.JN shared this idea ·
Yes, I do not like this either and, in typical Office fashion, turning off this new feature is hideously involved - see the steps (involving group policy, and which won't work on all versions of Word or indeed of Windows) here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_other/turn-off-paragraph-collapseexpand-arrows-in-word/11e38eca-69fd-4797-855e-3524c47fbde5.
This makes me really angry. I would be less angry were it not for all the other deeply irritating things that Word does.
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I note that there are at least *three other threads* requesting the same action.
Thanks for the feedback. We’re looking into it!
If I may say so, the total removal of this feature is exceedingly stupid and, given that some people would desert Word over it, were it not for lack of good competition, cynical.