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• Fixes an issue where the ‘On my Mac’ button might not be visible in the Open tab of the Home window.
Ratings and Reviews
Word used to be great
Times were, that you'd buy the program and then it would be yours. You'd have the choice of upgrading every so often. Controls were easy and intuitive and the program was a trusted staple of our computers' software.
Flash forward to 2020. Now it's a subscription. With an annual fee. For that you get changed controls and the inability to easily adjust margins for different parts of your document. Gone are the controls of yore, and instead are a bunch of menus with very little instruction. You try to adjust the margins for one section of your document? Forget it. Everything moves. Customize a page to prepare a professional-looking document? Better find a course at a night school to learn how to use this monstrosity of a program.
Microsoft's transparent greed and tone-deafness to its long-time client base is so annoying, that some of us are tempted to shop elsewhere for word processing software in the future. Come on, MS. It's 2020, and those of us with business to run really don't have the time or interest in software that fights you every step of the way instead of working with you.
I detest nearly everything about this updated "subscription-based" online version of Word. Did they even speak to anyone who uses Word for editing? I hate how the comment function works--it's extra key strokes for me to "send" a comment, extra key strokes if I want to delete a comment, it's super annoying if I type a comment and forget to hit "send" and then go to type another comment and ugh--Word will take me back to the one I forgot to enter and then lose my place in the document. I hate that I have to select "edit comment" in order to type additional information in an old comment-- basically everything takes longer because there are at least two additional key strokes for every comment I want to enter. For someone who is typing multiple comments on every page of a 400 page document, this adds up to a lot of wasted time. And don't even get me started on comments about deleted text that just vanish...Or how Word reverts to the "list" setting when viewing comments that have been resolved, so then you can't see the actual text that's been resolved unless you select "contextual" but then the very next "resolved" comment reverts back to list... again, it's just more time wasted clicking on things. If there were literally ANY program I could use instead I would switch in a heartbeat.
Needs to be better in 2023
Microsoft word has many great features, but for the way technology has progressed, its inadequacies are annoying and unexpected. For instance, weird formatting erros happen whenever you try to utilize lines, dotted lines, and listed. Sometimes it will insert line for lines and you can't properly fix it without taking out all lines. That I would consider a bug, and something that I would think would have a really easy fix. Second is something that is probably really complicated coding and stuff, but is still a significant shortcoming- table of contents formatting. For law students and lawyers at least, and probably for everyone, the ToC feature is too buggy and should simply just work the way it is supposed to, but it doesn't. Managing your varipous points and subpoints should be way easier. That needs a user interface/ ease of use change, not just a bug fix. You need to be able to go into some outline mode and move things around in your ToC, heading, subheading- all that sort of stuff. Lastly, something as simply as inserting a picture is easy enough, but moving it around and managing it isn't quite a smooth as it should be given thw advances in software that we have had..
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