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  1. Screen shot...

    Make it possible to insert a screen shot... this is especially helpful when typing notes.

    53 votes
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  2. Make Word Online styles editable

    Not being able to change the format of styles in Word Online makes the application/service fairly useless for even modestly complex documents.

    51 votes
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  3. Hidden Text feature

    We had a recent need to have the ability to use the 'hidden' text feature to a cloud document but found out that the feature was not available in the online version of '"ord". This would be a nice feature to have

    51 votes
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  4. Have fortnite season 7 ads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have fortnite season 7 ads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    50 votes
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  5. Symbols...

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

    49 votes
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  6. Add a built-in thesaurus!

    Add a thesaurus that modifies your word choices as you type ( or underline it with a color and show options, like when you spell a word incorrectly. )

    48 votes
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  7. Calculations

    I know it is most likely too complex to pull off, but as one may be able to search in (google) something such as '23 + 47 =', (google) will solve the equation or problem for you.
    
    It would be a nice and advanced feature for it to give the red squiggle line, or a different color, and prompt the user the answer. This would help me in many of my daily things, but i am sure would help other users as well. Complex functions such as y=mx+b and things may not be calculated, but simple numbers such as one
    48 votes
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  8. Add russian polar bears

    they like to drink neat vodka

    47 votes
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  9. Include non-binary pronouns as a suggestion for more inclusive language

    Word Online (and all other Word versions, frankly) should suggest 'they' as a replacement for 'he/she' when referring to a non-gender specific person, to be more inclusive.

    As per the following WaPo article, the "American Dialect Society gave the official okay to “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun (instead of “he” or “she”)": https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/in-2016-they-became-singular-and-everyone-learned-more-about-gender/2016/12/16/cabcd846-c3b7-11e6-9578-0054287507db_story.html

    47 votes
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  10. 43 votes
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  11. 43 votes
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  12. Better copy and paste functionality--when pasting between documents, any footnotes/end notes are lost

    Exactly as the title says. It's frustrating that I can't copy and paste chunks of text with footnotes in Word online like I can in the thick client. This is in Google Chrome, if that makes a difference.

    43 votes
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  13. Be able to insert lines, shapes, word art, equations, text boxes in Word online

    As a teacher, I need to be able to make lines (geometry), draw pictures (science, general math), insert equations (all math subjects), insert text boxes to label things (science, all math subjects)

    41 votes
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  14. Comments for footnotes

    When reviewing a document and tracking changes, we can already make and track changes within footnotes, but currently we cannot add comments to footnote text - this feature is needed. Thank you.

    41 votes
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  15. Password protected word file

    We should have the option to open the password protected word file from the cloud directly!

    40 votes
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  16. comment

    We should have an option where a person can add comments but not change the document itself. It would be similar to view access but with the ability to select text and add comments.

    39 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    An update on this feature request. The previous comments about the Word Online Viewer being able to add comments was accurate at the time of posting but has since changed to no longer let viewers add comments.

    The feature request to let people comment but not edit the document is still under review.

  17. Focus mode for Word

    Word is too feature rich and full of fancy UI.

    Please remove all the distraction and give me a mode to distraction free writing. Just me and my content.

    39 votes
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  18. 38 votes
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  19. Capitalization in a word that should be capitalized.

    If you get a word like Americans, and you write americans, I think it should auto-correct it to the capitalized word. Americans.

    38 votes
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  20. 38 votes
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