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  1. It would be cool if you could video chat while editing with other people

    I would like to be able to video chat while editing with someone. It would be faster that typing something out, and you could actually talk to someone instead of messaging.

    91 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • word count

      word count
      please need word count

      25 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.

      • 127 votes
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        • Add a save to computer option

          Allow us to save to computer or a flash drive so we can edit them easily anywhere even if there is no internet access

          16 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback. Word Online now allows you to save a copy of your document to your computer. Simply select Save As from the File menu and click on Download a Copy.

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

          • picture rotation

            please make a feature for work to rotate window or picture in window

            20 votes
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            • saving work onto a memory stick

              that although its already saving it for you as you're going along that you're still able to save it on a memory stick to take to school/work etc

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              • 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.

                • 18 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your feedback. Word Online already allows you to enter page breaks which you can use to enter a blank page either at the beginning, middle or end of your document. In order to avoid displaying the header/footer on those pages, select the Header/Footer button in the Insert ribbon and select one of the items in the Options menu to the right of the header.

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

                  • add picture wrap text

                    you should add wrap text for pictures as its difficult to do work with your picture's taking up half the page

                    30 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We’ve now added the ability to wrap text around a picture! You can find this option by selecting an image on your document, clicking the Picture Tools Format ribbon tab and selecting Wrap Text. You have options for wrapping square right/left, and in front or behind of text. Enjoy!

                    • Bullet and Numbering depth options like word 2013.

                      I would like to bullet in depth like 1.1.1.1. This is able to be done in word 2010 and word 2013 desktop app. I think it would just need to be added to word online so we can collaborate. This is available in google docs so I am sure you can do it!

                      27 votes
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                      • 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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                        • 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.

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

                            Thank you for your feedback. The Word Online viewer does allow you to leave comments on the document that the document creator can then review and reply on. You can find this option on the top right of the corner of the page under your sign in name. Let us know if you don’t find this or this is not the functionality you’re looking for.

                          • Word (office) for chromebook

                            Hi! I've been using word (and office included) for more than a decade now. From PC to MAC, I've been using it interchangeably on both platforms. Now that I have a chromebook and has been a fan of using this very portable and affordable device, I hope you guys can make a chrome OS compatible version! This will be very helpful since I bring my chromebook almost everywhere bec of it's portability. Thanks!

                            13 votes
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                            • A crop tool PLEASE for Word Online

                              So frustrating not being able to CROP or TRIM an inserted picture!!
                              Come on guys!

                              98 votes
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                              • Chat

                                When I can see someone is editing my online document, I should also be able to chat with that person. This idea is already implemented by Google doc but Im sure Word Online can make it happen too.

                                Cheers

                                17 votes
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                                • Page Break

                                  Add Page Break option

                                  Easier to create a page in between 2 written pages, or if one would like to start a new page without having to use a full page.

                                  1 vote
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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you for your feedback! Word Online actually supports that feature today. To use it, you can navigate to the “Insert” tab, click on “Page Break”. To see how the page break looks in your document, you can navigate to the “View” tab and click on “Reading View”. Please let us know if you have further questions.

                                  • Capitalization

                                    Capitalization of the first letter in the sentence should be automatic. It's such a small thing, but it really makes a tremendous difference.

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

                                      We’ve made several improvements to Word Online’s auto-correct functionality over the past year. You should see the first letter of a sentence automatically capitalized when you type now! Thanks for the suggestion and keep them coming!

                                    • 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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                                      • It is really unacceptable to only be able to Download or save as a PDF.

                                        It is really unacceptable to only be able to Download or save as a PDF. We must be able to "save as" to a OneDrive folder. This is a step backwards in capability. How do we explain to users that you can't "save as to a Word document in another folder?" See this picture https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D1EC3FDAF8263BB9!46474&authkey=!AEslMi34e9xWsN0&v=3&ithint=photo%2cJPG

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Need a zoom option to "Page Width"

                                          Word Online needs to have the "page width" view option - I can barely see what I am typing on my small screen.

                                          2 votes
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