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  1. Allow for slang or improper language to be recognized

    Word should have an option to allow slang or a way to have a word added to your dictionary as a word not recognized or slang

    170 votes
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  2. 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.

    164 votes
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  3. Please restore Track Changes online!

    I was doing a lot of work on my laptop, editing a very large legal document for which my client needs to see all changes. The new update means that I can't use Track Changes online, but only on a desktop that has Word. That means I have no incentive to continue using Word Online. I feel like this is an important piece of user experience feedback for you guys (not you personally, of course!)

    It's a pity because I was getting really into Word Online and had started telling friends/colleagues about it.

    162 votes
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  4. 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

    157 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! :)

  5. Tabs! Tabs! Tabs!

    PLEASE! I do not understand what is so hard about adding tabs to Word Online. There is no way to say that Word online is better than Google Docs when it is missing the most basic of functions

    135 votes
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  6. 135 votes
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  7. Add a color wheel to the highlighter and the text color

    Add a color wheel to the highlighter and text color tool.

    127 votes
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  8. 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.

    122 votes
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  9. Make it faster

    takes toooo long

    121 votes
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  10. Columns

    Please add columns in Word Online.

    118 votes
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  11. Please don't say "it's just you here now

    When you are editing a document with another person, when they leave it says it's just you here now. This makes me feel lonelier than I am already.

    116 votes
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  12. Word Online needs to support read only users reviewing and commenting on documents in SharePoint.

    Right now, users need edit access to the document before they can add comments.
    This is not satisfactory because users can inadvertently edit the document which means the review cycle needs to be repeated.

    Ideally read only users should be able to read and comment on the document without being able to modify it.

    Adobe provide such a feature with PDF Review but we are invested in O365 and would like to use the Microsoft products that integrate properly.

    110 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?

    106 votes
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  14. give toliet paper to urinals

    when I took a stinky in the school urinal today I was displeased to find that I couldn't wipe because there was no toilet paper I then had to eat the off my hand after wiping with it.

    101 votes
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  15. 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.

    99 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?

    96 votes
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  17. Tab button

    Please make the tab button usable. It would make things easier for me.

    95 votes
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  18. 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.

    90 votes
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  19. 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.

    88 votes
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  20. The default language option doesn't seem to work.

    When I change the language to UK English, it keeps going back to US English every time I start a new document or even page.

    84 votes
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