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  1. make it easier for spell checking

    add a section just or fixing grammar spelling punctuation and clarity

    36 votes
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  2. Add shapes and text boxes

    please add text boxes because they are really useful

    36 votes
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  3. Google Drive Integration

    My company uses Google Drive.
    It would be great if Word Online supports Google Drive to open and save documents. I think It would be more helpful if there would be a Google Drive app to open documents with Word Online.

    36 votes
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  4. Make Word free and downloadable on windows

    Look guys some of us need word for school and some of us for work but we all need word SO I was thinking why not have word pre-installed into windows products so that we are able to use word for free and anywhere without having to use the online version.... Word is a tool everyone should have and some of us don't have internet at home but have a laptop for school where there is internet...

    35 votes
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  5. ruler and grid

    add ruler and grid features in microsoft word online

    35 votes
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  6. When someone sends me a document, let me print it out rather than having to download it and bring it up in Acrobat to print it.

    When someone sends me a document, let me print it out rather than having to download it and bring it up in Acrobat to print it.

    35 votes
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  7. Be Google.

    Be Google.

    Problems (only few examples):
    * This is HIGHLY important: A document cannot be stored in MULTIPLE folders. Google solved it with hierarchical labels (tags).
    * Large Google doc (+200 pages) cannot be exported correctly to MS word.
    * The MS Word and Excel online lacks so many important capabilities. I don't want to open the Desktop Word and Excel each time I want to edit the document.
    * Since I have "Edit" credentials, why should I click again to edit, and then wait more till the document opens?
    * I don't see other editor changes in real time.…

    34 votes
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  8. 34 votes
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  9. Turn on Track Changes by default for shared documents

    Track Changes should be enabled by default or as an optional global setting for shared documents. An alternative to setting a global default is giving the option to turn on Track Changes in the Share dialog.

    For team collaboration to be effective, we need to see the edits made by various members and accept or reject them. As currently implemented, unless the document originator remembers to turn on tracking before saving (and lock tracking on by setting a password), changes/old versions are difficult to detect and best versions of text lost. This should work more like Google Docs Suggested Edits…

    34 votes
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  10. Feature Parity with Google Docs


    • Retina display support

    • Real-time sync

    • @Mentions in Comments

    • Make Comments editable

    • Comments are associated with a highlighted piece of text/image

    • Suggest Mode for editing

    • Focus on the writing by giving the ability to collapse the tool bar (UI overload right now)

    • ability to edit titles at all times, in real-time

    • Improve image format support

    34 votes
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  11. Comment notifications

    Allow users to send notifications via email when comments are entered so that collaborators know to check in on the document and complete any tasks.

    34 votes
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  12. 34 votes
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  13. Assign Colors To Editors

    I would like it if we could pick personal editing colors rather than be randomly assigned to colors. Also, a wider variety of colors would be helpful.

    33 votes
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  14. Word Online: Can you add additional tab stops?

    In Word Online, the tab button works if there is no text on the line. However after you add a word and then want to tab over, the tab button doesn't work. Can you add additional tab stops in Word Online?

    33 votes
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  15. Fix Upload/Syncing with DropBox Bug!!

    Please help!!! Many frustrated (PAYING) customers! Bug affecting uploads to DropBox from Office 365 apps since January. Total workflow interruption. Severely impaired functionality! Please send update & resolve ASAP!!!

    33 votes
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  16. to put shapes on there

    on the insert tab put shapes so we can draw shapes one there.

    33 votes
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  17. 33 votes
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  18. Microsoft Word Online Needs Insert Drawing Option

    I love Word Online because it is easy to use and has many more options than Google Docs but one thing that it is missing is the insert drawing option like Google has which, when I am doing a project that requires these options I must always go back and use Google instead which is very frustrating. We need this option for people using it at school, work (where they'd have to make a chart, graph, etc.) or for authors who want their own pictures.

    33 votes
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  19. Shared Document

    Enable edit notification for document sharing. Users will receive a notification when the shared document has had revisions made upon the user's exit. This will allow shared work to be more efficient.

    33 votes
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  20. Auto-Correct Function

    To recognize spelling and grammar errors and correct it.

    33 votes
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