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    Good idea about a thread for features deleted...

    Good idea about a thread for features deleted from Catalina and possible replacements.

    Dashboard was a super-convenient tool. Why it was scratched is baffling.

    But then changing the USB port to...
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    Catalina

    I upgraded my Mac OS to Catalina.

    Before I did that, when I pressed the scroll button, Calculator, Calendar, Measures Conversions, Local Weather and one or two other convenient apps came up on the...
  3. Do you have a URL for a Microsoft apps forum? I...

    Do you have a URL for a Microsoft apps forum? I searched but didn't find anything that seemed to fit.

    I trashed the icon for 16.24 from the doc and moved the icon for 16.28 to the doc.

    When I...
  4. MS Word for Mac Updates

    Mac desktop running 10.14.6

    Word 16.24 in Office 365

    I check for updates, screen says Word 16.28.0 is available, I install it successfully.

    16.28 is shown in the apps list outside the Office...
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    The panel that comes up in Word 16.19 is not the...

    The panel that comes up in Word 16.19 is not the one IWT sent but it's similar.

    I seriously dislike the presumptuousness of many apps. I checked only the box for smart quotes and apostrophes but...
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    Autocorrect in Preferences didn't work for making...

    Autocorrect in Preferences didn't work for making straight quotes and apostrophes curly.

    There is nothing about smart quotes in Help.

    What and where is iWeb?

    I don't see it in Preferences.
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    Curlies in MS Word 16.19

    In earlier versions of Word for Mac, I vaguely remember there was a way to make the default single and double curly quotes and apostrophes instead of slashes.

    For example, with Times New Roman, I...
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    OK, windows are opening at full page size now. ...

    OK, windows are opening at full page size now.

    Changing the default font is at Font in the Format menu. You choose your default font then click default in the lower left corner. The app says what...
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    MS Word 16.19

    I had to buy Office 365 because parts of my outdated Word version stopped working.

    To be more accurate, I didn't buy Office because I couldn't. I had to rent it for about $70 per year.

    The...
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    The only one of the five that will do as you say...

    The only one of the five that will do as you say is the one I'm on now. The other four died long before I think they should have and needed upgrades along the way.
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    I've owned five desktop Macs. In that time...

    I've owned five desktop Macs. In that time period, I've owned two trucks. Neither stopped working after 10 years. Neither required periodic upgrades. Both had free warranties much longer than a year....
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    Quoting myself: "I like the idea of using my...

    Quoting myself: "I like the idea of using my WordTemplate file to open the app. That saves a step. Then I just Save As using whatever name I want, and the WordTemplate file stays."

    Other solutions...
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    I don't like #3 because I would need two new...

    I don't like #3 because I would need two new Words at $130 each. The iMac cost ~$1600. The laptop 128 laptop will cost $1300, the 256 is $1500, both + tax and dongles cause they no longer have USB3...
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    Yes, I quit Word after checking the box. When I...

    Yes, I quit Word after checking the box. When I re-opened, I got Template1 with the wrong specs.

    Finding the disc will involve an archeological dig. I don't remember if it's Office or only Word. I...
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    I checked it and got the same result: Template1...

    I checked it and got the same result: Template1 with the wrong specs.

    "Stationery" and "write" have the letter "e" in them. "Stationary" doesn't.
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    Preferences is working now. Show Project...

    Preferences is working now.

    Show Project Gallery at startup is not checked.

    When I open the app Word, not a specific saved doc, it produces a blank doc named Template1.

    If there's a toggle...
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    Preferences is grayed out on my Word. It's...

    Preferences is grayed out on my Word.

    It's Stationery, not Stationary.
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    I truly appreciate the suggestions, but the...

    I truly appreciate the suggestions, but the possible solutions are getting far too complex for this non-techie.

    Never before in human history have so many people had to know so much just to get...
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    When I bought Office, it was a license for three...

    When I bought Office, it was a license for three machines. One was my desktop, the second was my laptop, the third went unused.

    When I looked for the latest version of Word, I found it was $130...
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    Sure, you can mention it, but I won't do it. :) ...

    Sure, you can mention it, but I won't do it. :)

    I've been working in Word since the first Mac I bought way back when.

    I also worked in Word on every job I've had since computers came into the...
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    I suspect you're right about 10.13.5 not agreeing...

    I suspect you're right about 10.13.5 not agreeing with Word 12.3.6

    The current Word costs $130 for one machine. I'll soon buy a new MacBook and transfer Office to it from my old MacBook.

    That...
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    Yes, I'm sure I did it correctly. Those...

    Yes, I'm sure I did it correctly. Those instructions are at Help — Templates.

    I think the problem is Word shows Template1, but that file is actually Normal.dotm.

    But I can't find a way to...
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    My version is 12.3.6 What's the newest version?

    My version is 12.3.6

    What's the newest version?
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    Do you mean ditch Word 2008 and buy the newest...

    Do you mean ditch Word 2008 and buy the newest version?

    Would that mean buying the whole Office group?

    Would my thousands of Word docs created over more than 20 years be preserved?
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    It's Word 2008 12.3.6 Insert has Date&Time in...

    It's Word 2008 12.3.6

    Insert has Date&Time in the pull-down menu. It gives a list of formats for inserting the date, with or without the time. See below. It seems Word is not updating the file I'm...
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