Allow users to customise the touch bar
In spite of a similar looking request being marked completed, Microsoft has still not provided end users the ability to customise the touch bar. This is standard functionality in most modern Mac applications and is useful for many different good reasons, particularly for applications as sophisticated as the Microsoft Office suite - there is a lot of scope for customising to one's own workflow.
Please!! Let us customise the touch bar!!
Martin Jürgens commented
The worst thing is the Send button right above the 1 and 2 keys. Very bad! Please remove this!
specifically the alligning of objects would be a major imporovement
I love Office Products. However, not being able to customize the touch bar is a major inconvenience.
Shah Suyaeib commented
In word, there are specific touch bar icons I never use but there are some that I use all the time. The icons I use all the time are located to the right so I have to scroll to access them. There are some such as bold, italics, underline, and highlight which I never use and would like to remove. If I could remove these, I could get to the icons I use with more ease.
Victoria Alten Sahami commented
The send icon for outlook mail is VERY inconveniently placed in the touch bar.
Jim Gifford commented
Since the touch bar in outlook is so flippin useless, and Microsoft appears to be deaf to user pleas, I found this workaround (put function keys there, which do not do bad things like the existing touch bar settings):
For some apps, you can make the function keys display permanently in Touch Bar:
In System Preferences, choose Keyboard.
From the left sidebar, select Function Keys.
Click the “+” symbol, then navigate to the app and select it.
Vishal Singh commented
Why is this so hard to do??? It should be customizable for the whole suite of office products. Have your corporate offices use a MacBooks with a touch bar on a daily basis and then it will be surely expedited. Accidental emails being sent, accidental copy and pastes, and so many other issues. Please, please, please, please fix this asap.
Gordon Cruickshank commented
Do it now please. Makes Outlook annoying to use and inferior to rivals.
+1. critical to enable this, to optimize workflows.
you let me make a nice custom toolbar for PPT, but not Outlook? I'd prefer customizing the TouchBar!
Paul Deitel commented
If nothing else, please move the send button away from the Esc key! Can't tell you how many times I've accidentally sent emails because of that positioning.
David Biesack commented
I'll echo others who need customization to allow removing the Send button (next to Esc). It's much too easy to accidentally brush this and send an unfinished email. That's caught me numerous times.
HI, i like the outlook mac Touch Bar but it would help to have a button to 'check for mail'
I need to customize my touch bar in Microsoft Word and Excel but there doesnt seem to be a solution. This is a necessity Microsoft!
R u serious MS.... Google wins with G-Suite every time you ignore these changes... given I have come across 1000’s of Mac users with same problem... you loose... please make apple touchbar customisable or more people will move to G-Suite.
I would like to have a signature button on Touch Bar
The touch bar has at times allowed useful options such as "do not save" when closing a document, but that has disappeared, I know not where. I wish that Microsoft would allow customization of the touch bar
It really, really sucks that Microsoft continues to make mac users suffer. Stop feuding like children. MS has the vastly superior word processing and general business software, while Apply has better hardware. We don't care how you do it, but work it out and give us the best of both worlds. Both monopolies will continue unabated if you do this.
One of my requiremens for the next place I work is the non-use of Outlook. The PMs for this software clearly don't think about the user experience.
It is late 2019 and it seems that its is still not possible to customize the toolbar in Microsoft Office. A much need feature!
We need task management as a flexible taskbar option.