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  1. 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

    48 votes

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  2. please add insert>shapes>lines>word art>text box>tools

    please add insert>shapes>lines>word art>text box>tools

    48 votes

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  3. 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.

    47 votes

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  4. Bookmarks: Easier Navigation through Large Documents

    We need to be able to add a bookmark to certain pages/words/etc. so we can find what we are working on, potentially with one click, instead of having to scroll through hundreds or thousands of pages to find it.

    This will be especially helpful when proofreading, editing, or re-writing.

    46 votes

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  5. Upload custom templates in Word Online template gallery

    I would like the users to see the templates like Trip Planner, General Notes etc., in Word online. Should include this feature to upload the templates to Online Gallery and should be made accessible within the organization.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeword-msowinother-mso_365hp/word-365-custom-templates-in-template-gallery/c966b92f-4d77-41b5-9461-150b3d76f041

    46 votes

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  6. Support inserting horizontal lines

    I would like to be able to insert horizontal lines via the "Insert" ribbon. A secondary improvement would be to support the Word Offline autocorrection of multiple dashes being converted to a horizontal line.

    46 votes

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  7. Sentence count

    In addition to word count, a counter for the total number of sentences (or if a section is highlighted, the number of sentences in the highlighted section).

    46 votes

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  8. 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.

    46 votes

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    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.

  9. please make it so that we can put in background music

    I would like to add some music to a presentation

    45 votes

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  10. Word Art

    If you loved using Word Art and making your work look better, vote for this comment and your wish should be granted!

    45 votes

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  11. multiple languages

    The system needs to support multiple languages.

    Ideally Word Online should detect what languages the user is using. When it detects a language other than the system default, it should prompt the user if they want to use the detected language.

    45 votes

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  12. We need Grammarly support

    I think Grammarly should be supported in Office Online. I got it just to improve my Word Online document, disappointed to see it not working. I sent this message to the Grammarly forum, too, but I got no response. Please help us poor schmucks with terrible grammar who need a second pair of eyes and simply can't make do with the built-in spell checker.

    43 votes

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  13. Auto Correct

    Auto Correct should have a button that u can click to change the auto correct options.

    43 votes

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  14. Mail merge added to Word online.

    Mail merge added to Word online.

    42 votes

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  15. Allow for drawing online

    Allow for drawing as well as smart art and charts on microsoft online

    41 votes

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  16. 40 votes

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  17. Add a Save button

    Add a Save button. Because I'm paranoid.

    40 votes

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  18. 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.

    39 votes

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  19. ADD A CURSIVE FONT

    add a cursive font

    39 votes

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  20. Free Word

    You don't have to make everything else free, just word!

    39 votes

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