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  1. 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.

    119 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, thanks for the great idea.

    The Word for Web product has a new experience for how to show other people who are also editing the document in real-time. As part of this new design experience we no longer say “If’s just you here now.”

    The new design includes profile pictures (if available,) makes it clear which color applies to which person, and also indicates when people are inactive (not moving their cursor for 15 mins.)

  2. word count online

    Please add the function of word count to the online version

    36 votes
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  3. make it free

    What if a kid needs to type a essay for school, but he can't because office cost too much

    68 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Office Online is free for anyone. With Office Online you can view, edit, and share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files on your devices using a web browser, so you can work anywhere.

    For students, get started by going to our Office in Education page: https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education

    For everyone, get started by going to our main product page: https://products.office.com/en/office-online/

  4. 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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    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    An option for more colors is now available in Word for the Web (Online.) You can open the Font color dropdown and should now start getting an option for More colors at the very bottom.
    Any color you use from the dialog that opens, would start showing in a new Recent colors section in the color drop-down.

    Thanks for suggesting and voting for this feature. In case you have any further feedback on this, please do post a comment here.

  5. Merge Cells: Add the option to merge cells within a table

    There is currently no option to merge cells within a table that has been inserted into a Word document in the online version of Word. Can this option please be included?

    160 votes
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  6. Emojis And Regular Features of WORD

    I think we should add the pen feature, emoji's and all the regular features of Word
    VOTE IF U LIKE EMOJIS
    AIM OF VOTES 200, HELP ME GET THERE!!!!!!!

    138 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback!

    We’ve added support in Word Online to render emojis :) Insert emojis by typing them via AutoComplete. You can also insert them by going to the Insert tab in the ribbon and clicking on the Emoji button.

    We have a variety of emojis to add some flair to your documents. Try them out now at https://word.office.com!

    Happy holidays! -Sami

  7. Add Track Changes to Word Online

    This would be one of the most common ways you'd want to collaborate on a document. It is the equivalent of Google doc's "suggesting" mode and without it our organisation would find it extremely difficult to take the plunge and jump ships.

    794 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Track changes is now available in Word for the Web (Online.) You can turn track changes on and off, see insertion and deletion markup, and accept/reject changes. Additionally, you can enable track changes “just for you, temporarily” to make suggestions without enabling for everyone.

    Thanks for suggesting and voting for this feature.

  8. word count

    word count
    please need word count

    26 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. Word Online already supports word count, which you can find at the bottom left corner of the window. You can also highlight parts of your document to get a word count for specific sections.

    Let us know if this doesn’t resolve your issue.

  9. To put spell-check

    to put spell-check like the other Microsoft Word.

    1 vote
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    Thanks for your feedback. Word Online has a spell checker which automatically checks your document and puts red squiggles under any word that is not spelled correctly. You can then right-click on the mispelled word and select suggested corrections. You can also invoke this functionality manually by going to the Review ribbon and selecting Spelling.

    Let us know if this doesn’t resolve your issue.

  10. Insert picture from OneDrive

    When clicking a "inser picture" a popup should appear. Then you can choose if you want to search for online images, upload from local HDD or insert image from OneDrive files.

    105 votes
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    completed  ·  javdel responded

    We have completed this feature and it should now be available to all of our OneDrive users. In order to insert a OneDrive pictures into your Word Online documents, click ‘Online Pictures’ from the Insert ribbon, select ‘Pictures from OneDrive’, and select the pictures you’d like to add.

  11. Cloud fonts / Fonts online

    You know it would be great to see actually used font in document. Or to have synced fonts between devices. Or is it just me?

    19 votes
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  12. Add the navigation pane like in word desktop to see table of contents

    Add the navigation pane to see the heading styles on the left side just like desktop to navigate the document easier.

    32 votes
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  13. let edit

    you should let us edit on the document without downloading it

    38 votes
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  14. Correct Word Count

    The word count noted at the bottom of the word online document is incorrect. It counts words with apostrophes (e.g., "can't") as 3 words instead of 1. Please fix the Word Online word count feature. Thank you!

    215 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve added paragraph and character count to Word Online and have also fixed many of the accuracy issues with word count. You can see the new Word Count dialog by clicking on the status bar button (next to the page count) or going to the Review ribbon tab and clicking the Word Count button.

    Missing the Hide Word Count option? Don’t worry, it’s now an option in the Word Count ribbon button drop down menu.

    Enjoy!

  15. I cant email my contacts is rediculus

    Describe your idea.(optional)

    3 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. You can share your Word Online documents with your contacts by clicking on the Share button on the top right hand side of the website and entering your contact name in To field of the share popup. Let us know if this doesn’t resolve your issue.

  16. copy paste cut

    i would like you to allow us to copy paste and cut on documents

    1 vote
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  17. ONLINE WORD COPY IMAGE FROM ONLINE

    Please make it do you can place image links in word so you dont have to go download it then insert it. Sometimes bing images is not relevant or not what im looking for.

    1 vote
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    Correct. The online picture selector allows you to search for images from the web via the Bing search engine. If you would like to use a different search engine or online photo site, you can open a different tab on your browser and copy/paste the image from there.

    I’ll mark this suggestion as completed for now, but please let us know if you have any other questions/feedback about this feature.

  18. Create MLA Format

    Word has options for header/footer etc. I think having an MLA format layout would be great, and very easy. It would also be helpful for students who are learning how to type in this format.

    1 vote
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  19. Fix

    You guys should at least put the word counter back. =]

    1 vote
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