Word 2008 base components are build specifically for the current Mac OS at that time so there's no guarantee that it'll be fully functional on a Mojave OS. This version has been faced out by Microsoft and will not get updates necessary to keep it at par with Mojave.
If someone has the answer on how to at least disable these prompts, similar to how we can have Office updates manually check and install, Automatically check or automatically check and install, it'd be greatly appreciated.
When word is minimized, a bunch of tools gets hidden. I hope you guys make it possible for us to customize and place a subtool ("text highlight color" tool under the "Fonts" group for example) right on the Ribbon for easy access. I've tried customizing it but I can only place it under a "New Group" which is still the same thing.