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  1. 360 votes
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    149 comments  ·  Word for Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AY commented  · 

    MS maybe isn't even following this, but I am cancelling my subscription to Office and switching to a competitor. This is absolutely ridiculous. There are hundreds of people on this one obscure forum begging you FOR YEARS to restore this absolutely essential feature, which is simple and was included in prior versions. There are free word processors that use this feature, I will be switching to them until it is fixed.

    This makes no sense and is a terrible business move. Professional writers and editors literally cannot use your writing/editing product because of this one stupid change.

    MS Word is worthless to me without a live running word count.

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    AY commented  · 

    Adding my voice to the chorus: Editors, students, and writing professionals NEED live word count function.

    I have been using Office 2011 for Mac for almost a decade because of this issue. Skipped Office 2016 and skipped Office 2019 because of this issue.

    I just had to switch to a trial of Office 365 because Office 2011 is no longer compatible with the new OSX. Still no live word count. I will be switching to an open source alternative until this issue is fixed.

    This is not us nitpicking. This is absolutely essential functionality that professionals need. It's an absolute dealbreaker and an easy fix.

    Fix it please?

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    AY commented  · 

    It is well into 2019 and we STILL need this feature restored.

    You are losing business from professional writers and editors. We need this feature.

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