Maybe it comes from a good place, but Word’s constant need to ‘improve’ your writing can be frustrating. Disabling or editing the AutoCorrect and AutoFormat features in the Proofing tab can help avoid such enhancements, for example by removing the capitalization of certain letters or those pesky automated bullet points. Struggles with indents and layouts are some of the more common grievances of Word users. Adding images or other features to documents can cause files to bloat, making them too large and in need of compression for computers with a shortage of space or companies with size limits on email attachments.
Microsoft could improve Word for the vast majority of its purchasers by removing 80% of its features or by allowing users to toggle them off. At TheFormTool ease of use is our prime directive, the standard against which every feature and function is measured. Microsoft would do well to adopt a similar approach.