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  1. 222 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Columns

    Please add columns in Word Online.

    200 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.

    180 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

    168 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. a mic

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

    154 votes

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  7. 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

    143 votes

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  8. 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.

    140 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.

    132 votes

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  10. 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.

    128 votes

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  11. Make it faster

    takes toooo long

    126 votes

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  12. 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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  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?

    121 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.

    117 votes

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  15. Why can't we add Page Borders?

    Without Page Borders Office 365 Education doesn't make sense.

    116 votes

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  16. Make the Dictate feature remain on and active until it is intentionally turned off by the user...like Nuance Dragon dictation does; please.

    Make the Dictate feature remain on and active until it is intentionally turned off by the user...like Nuance Dragon dictation does.

    116 votes

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  17. Symbols...

    it's a bit of a hassle to copy an paste from google when a symbol is not supplied. Please make "√" available.

    113 votes

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  18. 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.

    109 votes

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  19. Enable QuickParts in Word Online

    The ability to add quickparts or even textboxes and shapes into Word Online would simplify many form solutions for tons of users in Word Online.

    Forms have always been a struggle in SharePoint, and having quick parts in web apps would allow us to embed Word as forms for our lists.

    107 votes

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  20. darck mode

    too bright

    106 votes

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