- Who You Gonna Call?
- Too Many Versions and Patches
- Office Knows Best
- No Attachments or Links in Outlook Email
- Macro SecurityReferences and Security
- Frames Around Inserted Images and Diagrams
- Cant Send More Than One Message to Junk Mail
- Cant Move Customized Toolbars to Another Computer
- Wheres My Stuff?
- Office Wizards Promise to Save Settings but May Not
- Email Setup Is Too Complex
- No Easy Synchronicity
6. Frames Around Inserted Images and Diagrams
This was another helpful feature that Microsoft figured would help us lay out graphical elements more efficiently, mainly in MS Word. Suddenly a large weird "frame" popped up around an inserted image or an AutoShape that we used for a diagram.
Naturally, if we wanted to connect AutoShapes or move our pictures around, these "frames" collided and moved our other stuff all over the document. I’m sure a programmer somewhere understood how and why this might happen.
The new Office Diagrams were among the worst perpetrators—their resizing toolbars were a nightmare to figure out. Again, just when someone learns to move and resize using the control handles, we get these new gizmos to contend with.
Naturally the "options" to get rid of these monstrosities are in two separate locations:
- Tools > Options > View tab to remove the pesky Picture Placeholders (frames around inserted images)
- Tools > Options > General to remove the automatically created drawing canvas when inserting AutoShapes