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  1. 865 votes
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      139 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dictation: Allow an option for speech-to-text

      Instead of wasting time typing, allow people to talk into the mic and their words turn into text.

      827 votes
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      • 386 votes
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        • Track changes (Google Docs "Suggestion Mode")

          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.

          312 votes
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          • 298 votes
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              39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for your suggestion! I have a few questions about your experience. Did you open your attachment from outlook.com or a different email client? Was your document a .docx file or a different file type? Was your document password protected?

            • Fonts: Enable the ability to upload custom fonts

              I would like to see word online to be available with custom fonts added or made on the computer used. For example, fonts found on DaFonts.com should be able to be used if they are downloaded on the corresponding computer. If a shared document is given a font that other users do not have, they can be shown a default font in its place, such as times new roman or Arial. Custom fonts can be lead to more customization in documents.

              240 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Open password protected files

                Please add the ability to open password protected word files

                232 votes
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                • Page Breaks: Add clear page ends/breaks

                  I need to know where the page ends so that I know where to start a new section so nothing gets separated in printing :) thanks

                  202 votes
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                  • Thesaurus/Synonyms: Adding in a thesaurus or synonym. I love Word Online but I need the thesaurus and synonym search at my fingertips.

                    Adding in a thesaurus or synonym option. I love Word Onine but I need these at my fingertips for ease of doing a document.

                    182 votes
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                    • Merge Cells: Word online needs 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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                        52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Text Boxes

                        Add the ability to add text boxes in Work online and to move the text boxes. This is currently possible in iWork online.

                        156 votes
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                          under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • For the love of all fucks - add space between pages!!!!!

                          How the hell can you not have space between pages??? I understand that some of your programmers never went through regular school and therefore never had to write essays - but real people have to have that function. Why the fudge would I use your word online if I cant see where pages start and end? Are you living in a society where all information comes in one-page-formats???? Most useless shit Ive ever come across.....

                          150 votes
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                          • Fonts: Word Online should offer more fonts

                            Word Online has many of the features Microsoft Word itself offers, but Word Online could at least add more fonts to the online version. Other than that, this seems like a complete replica of Word itself(other than a few bugs and no synonym suggestions)!- Nugget

                            148 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Default to edit view

                              It is very confusing to see a document open and not be able to edit it. Most text editors default to editing, so this one should also

                              148 votes
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                                24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the feedback!

                                When you open documents that you own in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, we now open in edit mode by default. Documents shared with you still open in Reading View. We are in the process of rolling out default-to-edit for SharePoint libraries, stay tuned! :)

                              • Please actually make page breaks so we can see where it finishes and ends.

                                Please the option to have spaces between pages like in the offline version of Word. This would finally make the online version of word a usable alternative to the downloaded version.

                                147 votes
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                                • I am Groot

                                  I am Groot. I am groot, I am groot. I am Groot !!

                                  144 votes
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                                  • 143 votes
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                                    • Ruler: Add a ruler to Word Online

                                      Like the desktop version, I would like to see how long certain parts of my document are.

                                      139 votes
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                                      • Make it faster

                                        takes toooo long

                                        116 votes
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                                        • Make word look like a book

                                          I think word should have an additional layout so that for young writers they can create drafts on book like pages.

                                          115 votes
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