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  1. 10 votes
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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    This was apparently fixed in release version 1908. Some people with earlier releases are still experiencing it.

    I've updated the discussion.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-msoffice_custom-mso_365hp/classic-legacy-filenew-dialog-gone-attempt-to-use/fd52840c-d90d-44d2-b986-cc23f1878ea0?tm=1554985936837

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    @John
    While I agree that this is the best way to access personal templates, you do have access to them without the classic dialog. This is discussed on my web page. Beginning with Word 2013, under File > Options > Save you can designate any folder as the default save location for new templates. You will have access to anything in that folder under File > New. You will also have access to any files in the folder set as Workgroup Templates. This involves more clicks.

    http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/fileNew.htm#2013Changes

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-msoffice_custom-mso_2016/word-2016-templates-featured-vs-shared-vs-custom/d23e9c8f-5420-4bcd-84fd-e502e21ab0a5

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    This has also been reported by Jay Freedman. in Eileen's Lounge.
    http://www.eileenslounge.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=32231

    I am able to run the vba command in Safe mode with release 1903 Build 11425.20204.
    However, even after online repair with fresh normal and no Add-ins it crashes when not in Safe mode as do keyboard shortcuts or QAT links.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    I've discovered a macro that works.

    See https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_win10-msoversion_other/classic-spell-check-dialog-not-editor-macro-to-use/a53fff0c-f15d-4150-95d6-1724c6ddca91?tm=1551195593112

    Sub SpellCheckDocumentClassic()
    'Charles Kenyon 26 February 2019
    Selection.range.CheckSpelling
    Selection.range.CheckGrammar
    End Sub

    This is working as of today in Version 1901.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Here is another thread showing problems from the new Editor interface!
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/word-spell-check/27c61ca4-9874-4712-87d6-bedf54bc18ba

    Please, please, please, at least return the option to trigger it via vba.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Still not able to access it using the macro with Version 1901. This can't be that difficult!

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Here is yet another forum post complaining about the Editor and inability to use the classic spell-check dialog.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/editor-pane/e265a9a8-6340-4b5c-adad-4bc03c07f977

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    As of December 21 - Release 1811 - the macro does not work
    This is very frustrating!

    At a minimum, the Dialogs(wdDialogToolsSpellingAndGrammar).Show command should allow use of the old one. An option in Proofing Options would be even better! This should not be that hard!

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    David Lightstone. I do not understand. This is about using Word directly.

    According to a post today, the macro to restore is not working in 1812.
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/spell-check-on-microsoft-word-latest-update/764ad84b-708e-4359-af1b-92f0aa8c3383?page=2

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    The following macro by Stafan Blom appears to be working now. Release 1810.

    Sub DisplayTraditionalSpellCheckDialog()
    Dialogs(wdDialogToolsSpellingAndGrammar).Show
    End Sub

    It can be attached to a keyboard shortcut.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 
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    In a recent thread, I found that the preview of direct formatting in the styles pane has also been changed. Previews no longer show that direct formatting. They used to show the direct formatting.
    This, also, should be restored.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/something-new-in-styles-pane/ac42544e-dc92-415a-ae97-f5ee63014c24

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    The styles pane is a power user/experienced user feature of Word. Here is at least one person who reverted to an earlier version because of these problems and is trying to figure out what to do for her corporation.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/2016-style-menu-double-to-single-spaced/84fb0eb6-86a7-43cf-9748-54f2c5499132

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    I've written a macro, that works on selected text, for now, at least.
    26 Feb 2019 Version 1901

    Sub SpellCheckDocumentClassic()
    'Charles Kenyon 26 February 2019
    Selection.range.CheckSpelling
    Selection.range.CheckGrammar
    End Sub

    See https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/classic-spell-check-dialog-not-editor-macro-to-use/a53fff0c-f15d-4150-95d6-1724c6ddca91

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    I've written a macro, that works on selected text, for now, at least.
    26 Feb 2019 Version 1901

    Sub SpellCheckDocumentClassic()
    'Charles Kenyon 26 February 2019
    Selection.range.CheckSpelling
    Selection.range.CheckGrammar
    End Sub

    See https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/classic-spell-check-dialog-not-editor-macro-to-use/a53fff0c-f15d-4150-95d6-1724c6ddca91

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Options in bottom right of Styles Pane lets you choose which styles to show and how they are sorted.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Still a problem February 7, 2019. Version 1901.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Deb,

    Although it is much more work that the menu-version toolbars or QAT modification, XML ribbon modification is very flexible and powerful. See Greg Maxey's page: http://gregmaxey.com/word_tip_pages/customize_ribbon_main.html

    Also, you can utilize this for QAT customization by adding groups from a custom ribbon to the QAT. A single button can give access to many commands. It is like adding a menu to a classic toolbar.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    It does not. It is in a separate faded layer when in print view.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    This is already a part of Word so long as you are in Print view.

    No, you will not see them in Outline, Draft, or Web view.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    You can, just not using the Watermark feature.

    Watermarks are images in the header layer of the document. You can have multiple images.

    See http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/sections2007.htm#Watermarks and http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/sections2007.htm#Troubleshooting_Watermarks.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    You now can (again) right-click on a misspelled word and add it to AutoCorrect

    The return is a bit subtle but it is there.

    Right-click on spelling error brings up shortened context menu.
    If that has one or more suggestions, each will have a menu extension triangle on the right.
    Clicking on that will bring four choices for that suggestion:
    - Read Aloud
    - Change All
    - Add to AutoCorrect
    - AutoCorrect Options

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    We want to let you know that the Word team has heard your feedback, and they’re planning to restore right-click access to AutoCorrect options in Word 2016. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should see this change in a future update.

    As always, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it!

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    I stand corrected. The return is a bit subtle but it is there.

    Right-click on spelling error brings up shortened context menu.
    If that has one or more suggestions, each will have a menu extension triangle on the right.
    Clicking on that will bring four choices for that suggestion:
    - Read Aloud
    - Change All
    - Add to AutoCorrect
    - AutoCorrect Options

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    December 2018 - almost three years since promised. Still not working.
    Ross, it isn't working in build 1811.

    Please vote and comment here.

    https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/35701558-restore-right-click-autocorrect-menu-to-word-2019

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 
    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Restore the right-click Autocorrect menu to Word 2019 / 365

    In Word 2007 and 2010, if you misspelled a word, you could right click, and there, in the right-click menu, was an option for "Auto-Correct" with a fly-out menu to the right, with suggested words, and at the bottom "Autocorrect options." This menu allowed me to speed up my typing by adding corrections to the Autocorrect dictionary on the fly, letting Word learn my typing style and common mistakes.

    Now, this is hidden in File, Options, Autocorrect, behind a series of obscure menus that take time, and hinder my workflow. If I'm on a typing roll, and inspiration hits, the red squiggles bother me the entire time, distracting me while typing, because now, I cannot correct them easily and on the fly, without it interrupting my thoughts.

    This is a huge loss of functionality and I would like to have the right-click Autocorrect menu restored to Word.

    Greg Maxey wrote an Add-In to do this. It was broken when Word 2016 came out. He fixed it. Now it is broken again (does not work) with Word 2019 / 365. http://gregmaxey.com/word_tip_pages/customize_shortcut_menu.html#WACR

    See https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10934853-restore-the-right-click-autocorrect-menu-to-word-2.
    That is a suggestion to do this with Word 2016 with hundreds of votes!

    In February of 2016 a Microsoft rep said that it was being restored. It is years and another version of Word and it is still missing. This should not be that hard! If Greg could do it with an Add-In, why can't it be coded in?

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Greg Maxey had provided an Add-In but that no longer works with the addition of the Editor.
    http://gregmaxey.com/word_tip_pages/customize_shortcut_menu.html#WACR
    He may fix it _again_ but it shouldn't be left up to him.

    More than two years ago, you promised to restore this to Word 2016. Well, now we have Office 2019 and it is more broken than ever.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Autocorrect is back in 365. This is subtle.
    If you right-click on a spelling error that has suggestions, next to a suggestion will be an extension triangle (far right).
    Options given:
    - Read Aloud
    - Change All
    - Add to AutoCorrect
    - AutoCorrect Options

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    I do not know if this is incorporated in 2016. It should be.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    About AutoCorrect - subject of separate requests - please vote there
    https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/35701558-restore-right-click-autocorrect-menu-to-word-2019

    Old one where they promised (in 2016) to fix this:
    https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10934853-restore-the-right-click-autocorrect-menu-to-word-2
    You can't vote, but you can still comment!

    Also, use the feedback mechanism built into Word.

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    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    It may be because the style was applied to the prompt inside the macrobutton field rather than to the entire field.

    Charles Kenyon commented  · 

    Not all direct formatting is ignored. Just font color, size and underlining. This has been the case for some time (I think since Word 2000.)
    http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/TOCTips.htm#DirectFormatting

    I just spotted an anomaly in how this is handled in Word for Windows (Office 365).
    I had occasion to apply the Hyperlink style to a macrobutton field in a heading. I was surprised when the formatting carried through in in the TOC. I then tried applying it to other heading text (not a macrobutton) and even though the Hyperlink style was applied to the heading text, it was not reflected in the TOC.

    The template showing this behavior is my Navigation Pane settings template.
    http://addbalance.com/word/download.htm#NavPane

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