Had to buy this since my 2010 stopped working and could not fix (Re-install and update did no good.) On this 2019 Office, Excel files load slower than the 2010 version. (I rarely use WORD, so I don't know about those files.) "Full Screen" mode is gone, unless you do a work around and install the feature on the "Quick Access" toolbar. Excessively large space at the top which is dedicated to nothing of use. Drop-down menus are faint and hard to read. The icons on the "easy -access" toolbar are way too big, plus some are faded. The layout is just cumbersome and inefficient. There's a big "TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO DO" section which takes up a large part of the ribbon. And it hasn't been of any use yet. There's also a "Share" option in the ribbon which is of no use to me. I can't get rid of either of these two pieces of "noise". Also, the program download and activating process is not seamless. A low level novice would probably give up.
Thanks for your feedback. To address your concerns, we have a few resources and links for you.
1. To speed up the performance of Excel, see the workarounds listed in this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Fixes-or-workarounds-for-recent-issues-in-Excel-for-Windows-49d932ce-0240-49cf-94df-1587d9d97093 2. For instructions on accessing and using Full Screen mode within your Office apps, follow the steps outlined in this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/Search/results?query=2019+full+screen+mode 3. If you right click on any ribbon, a drop-down menu will appear where you can select "Customize the Ribbon". Click on that and in a pop-up window, you'll be able to change the look and size of the ribbon within your Office suite app.
If you'd like to learn more about how to enhance your Office experience, type any concern you have into the search bar on our Office Support Center website: https://support.office.com/
Good luck, Jo Office Customer Care
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