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  1. Please add a comment box on the side of the document while editing

    The comments section should automatically be by the side of the document so users can EASILY comment while they're editing.

    3 votes
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  2. Have all the functions

    Word online should have all the functions as the one you download

    3 votes
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  3. Make an app for Word Online, one that immediately opens the document instead of opening a browser.

    Make an app for Word Online, one that immediately opens the document instead of opening a browser.

    2 votes
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  4. Allow password input for secure PDF files sent via email. (Adobe PDF passwords)

    Apparently the online version of your document viewer cannot access password protected documents in the pdf format. perhaps you could look at trying to host adobe reader as well as microsoft word in Outlook. Thanks,
    Cody :P

    28 votes
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  5. Uploading Microsoft files onto Microsoft online

    You should be allowed to have a word or powerpoint file from you computer and upload it to word or powerpoint online.

    4 votes
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  6. Why my country Indonesia country isn't listed in sms verification ??

    I can't share my document to my team
    please helpme
    I don't know where I post this

    2 votes
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  7. 9 votes
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  8. Make it Exact the same as the normal Word Application

    make it has all things that the Word application has,there are some things that there isn't in the Word Online and there is in the normal one,i think that's so important,thank you

    11 votes
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  9. Word count for Chinese. Right now it works only for English.

    Word count for Chinese. Right now it works only for English. I found Google's online word has word count for Chinese, but I like to use One drive's. I hope Office team would implement this. Please let me know if you are working on this. Thank you, Fred

    2 votes
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  10. add a scroll option

    add a scroll option to scroll up and down your paper

    8 votes
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  11. Service is down messaging

    When the service is experiencing problems give feedback at the menu level that the service is down and if possible an ETA on when the service will be back, or else a time when to check again.

    Do not just take me to my documents page and have an error that my docs don't exist.

    2 votes
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  12. Add More Space to Store your Documents

    Add More Space to Store your Documents

    1 vote
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  13. more cloud services to connect

    would be great if there would be a possibility to connect and save/open in other cloud services, like Box (not only Skydrive and Dropbox).

    3 votes
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  14. Please fix default setting on mac os x el capitan office 2011

    Please the glitch where I can reset original document format. It has been showing up on left screen instead of middle.

    3 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Provide meta information about embedded images.

    I would like to see the meta properties of embedded images (such as the filename, size, date - the complete meta whatever is included) in either a tooltip or right-click>properties for images, but could expand to any embedded file in any of the Word Online interfaces.

    3 votes
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  17. Can I seriously not upload local docs into Word Online?

    How is it, in 2015, with Google Docs offering this functionality from its inception, that I can't simply open a document on my local machine from Word Online? Having to first upload a document into OneDrive is not acceptable, because it is a bunch of unnecessary steps.

    This needs to be added, like, yesterday.

    9 votes
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  18. Microsoft should offer a service where you can learn how to operate Word and get certified in it

    Offer Training for Word and the ability to be certified in Microsoft word also.

    2 votes
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  19. Provide user control over fields displayed in list view

    Having just posted my thoughts about improving consistency in list view, I want to add what I'd REALLY like: the ability to choose the fields to be displayed in list view AND the order of the fields.

    Wouldn't it be great if we could just right-click to add/remove fields, and be able to drag fields so the left-to-right order meets individual preferences?

    This may be a minor matter for some folks, but anyone with a long list of files knows it's very inefficient and time-consuming to hunt for the file you need using search criteria you can't adjust except for…

    1 vote
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  20. hanging indentation

    Allowing the user to be able to access hanging indentations for essays when it is needed.

    5 votes
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