Although I subscribe to Office 365 and can use Office 2019, I use Office 2016. The reason I chose this is that with 2019 the font menu lists fonts that are available for download from the cloud. Unlike the PC version, there is no way to turn this off, at least there wasn't when 2019 was first released. In addition, I don't get nagged for updates. Office 2016 provides all I need.Unfortunately, it looks like one of the new "features" in the AutoUpdater application is the "Turn On Automatic Updates" nag notification. It's been appearing on my two main Macs frequently since at least the February update, if not the January one.
Beyond how much I dislike being distracted by an unwanted pop-up while I'm trying to concentrate on my work, I despise the coercive choice between "Turn On" and "Not Now" in response to "Always install new features and updates for Microsoft apps." How about, "Never! Just let me know when there is an actual update, and let me decide if and when to install it!"
On top of that, if I decide to open the AutoUpdate app manually, instead of the historic behavior of going directly to the "check for updates" dialog, it now also prompts me to turn on automatic updates before letting me accomplish my desired task.
Why is it so hard for companies to understand that when I explicitly choose to be notified of updates only, I actually mean that I only want to be notified of updates? If I keep getting these disruptive notifications, I'm going to disable all notifications, which, I presume, is even worse in Microsoft's eyes.
I'm going to submit a request to Microsoft to disable this disrespectful "feature," but if anyone knows how to turn off this particular nag while keeping notifications of actual updates active, I'd love to hear about it.
I have to manually seek updates, but they are available at https://macadmins.software.
I've sent Microsoft two requests to provide the option to turn off display of cloud based fonts.