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  1. Page color

    Hi. Please allow us to change page background color! Very important for reading. Thank you!

    217 votes
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  2. 212 votes
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  3. Suggestions

    Google Docs has a suggestions feature where you can have you or other people add suggestions that you could put in the final product. That would be a great Word feature

    207 votes
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  4. Lock comments so they can only be edited by author of the comment

    Please, please make it so that comments can no longer be edited by another person, students are able to revise comments made by their teacher. This is not good for school or business because a screen shot could easily implicate someone for wrong-doing. The edited comment shows the original author and no indication that there was a new person editing that comment. Also the comment history is not available to view to track any of the changed made to a comment box. Please fix this so we are able to continue using collaborative documents. This is a deal breaker.

    175 votes
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  5. Default to edit view

    It is very confusing to see a document open and not be able to edit it. Most text editors default to editing, so this one should also

    164 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    When you open documents that you own in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, we now open in edit mode by default. Documents shared with you still open in Reading View. We are in the process of rolling out default-to-edit for SharePoint libraries, stay tuned! :)

  6. Columns

    Please add columns in Word Online.

    155 votes
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  7. a mic

    i wish i could just talk to the computer and it would type for me

    149 votes
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  8. Edit Mode (view) in Word Online diffrent then Desktop Word

    Desktop Word and Word Online show the same Document differently when Edit mode is on (tab stops, picture not at same place and false fonts). We have a lot of Word Documents which was created in Desktop Word and will be edited in Word online. But the documentview is diffrent, tab stops are missing, picture is on wrong place, false fonts are showing. When i'm in View Mode it looks alright.

    For the Tabstops there is already a Uservoice
    https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/13973862-let-us-use-the-tab-key-in-word-online

    135 votes
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  9. add the ability to insert citation and reference please!

    I think the insert citation command is quite important for word doc, this encourages anti-plagiarism please hear our request.

    129 votes
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  10. Make it faster

    takes toooo long

    126 votes
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  11. Make word look like a book

    I think word should have an additional layout so that for young writers they can create drafts on book like pages.

    126 votes
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  12. Support editing of Content Controls in Word Online

    Currently the content of Content Controls is read-only in the document. Please add the functionality for a user to edit the content of content controls in Word Online.
    In addition to that, events in Word-specific Javascript API would be needed to act on the change.

    118 votes
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  13. Can we have the feature to insert a picture from OneDrive for Business to Word online just like

    In consumer Word online you can add images from OneDrive. In Sway for commercial organisations you can upload images from OneDrive for Business. Why not in Word Online?

    115 votes
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  14. Default Text Option

    It should be a thing to set a default text font. My teachers are strict about choosing Times New Roman, and font size 12. I hate having to switch from Cambria (Body) EVERY SINGLE FREAKING TIME.

    112 votes
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  15. Equations: Add the ability to insert equations

    In the traditional version of Word, we are able to write equations. Can that ability be added here? It is especially useful for students that are in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics that are working on group projects.

    110 votes
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  16. Improve auto-correct

    Please stop auto-correct from incorrectly changing "(i.e., …)" to "(I.e., …)" - it's incorrect. That is, you currently have an auto-correct feature that takes correct syntax and makes it incorrect. An auto-incorrect feature is probably one that most people don't want, wouldn't you think?

    106 votes
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  17. Bring back custom page borders

    Previous versions of Word included the ability to insert borders, including single-line, double-line, and custom borders, to text documents. To spice up my resumes, for instance, I would include a border to make it stand out from the crowd. It was a useful feature and I would like it included in new versions of Word.

    102 votes
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  18. darck mode

    too bright

    100 votes
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  19. Add a convert to Powerpoint button.

    In Word, I always want to change my mind and put my info into a PowerPoint, but there is always the process of copying and pasting. I think a convert to PowerPoint button would be especially great.

    97 votes
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  20. show the header and the footer

    When you insert a header/footer, it disappears after you click on the other part of the text. It should be so that the header/footer stays on the page when you click away.

    97 votes
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