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  1. 906 votes
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    • 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.

      885 votes
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      • 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.

        462 votes
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        • 387 votes
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          • Video chat

            i would enjoy having video chat so you can video chat your friends for projects and have it on one document instead of sharing and you both working and not being able to understand whats the other persons doing without calling or texting your friends and disrupting them to ask a question

            358 votes
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            • 302 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.

                244 votes
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                • Open password protected files

                  Please add the ability to open password protected word files

                  240 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

                    211 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.

                      195 votes
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                      • 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.

                        183 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

                          166 votes
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                          • 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.

                            165 votes
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                              under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ruler: Add a ruler to Word Online

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

                              157 votes
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                              • 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

                                151 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! :)

                                • 147 votes
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                                  • Add videos, GIFS or maybe interactive videos

                                    Add videos, GIFS or maybe interactive videos so that when we do presentations for our class we could make it more interesting and more hands-on for everyone, because most of our work is on word and if we could also use it for fun activities then Word could also become a good activity app

                                    118 votes
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                                    • Make it faster

                                      takes toooo long

                                      117 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.

                                        117 votes
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                                        • Word Online needs to support read only users reviewing and commenting on documents in SharePoint.

                                          Right now, users need edit access to the document before they can add comments.
                                          This is not satisfactory because users can inadvertently edit the document which means the review cycle needs to be repeated.

                                          Ideally read only users should be able to read and comment on the document without being able to modify it.

                                          Adobe provide such a feature with PDF Review but we are invested in O365 and would like to use the Microsoft products that integrate properly.

                                          105 votes
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