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  1. 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!

    • 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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        30 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

      • 127 votes
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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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            20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            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.

          • 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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            • 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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              • let edit

                you should let us edit on the document without downloading it

                38 votes
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                • I want to be able to e-mail my word document

                  I want to be able to e-mail my document to my friend so she could print it cause my printer wasn't working and word didn't have an e-mail option, it only had a share option which didn't help me!!! :(

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

                    Thanks for the feedback. When you share your document, you can specify who you’d like to share it with by entering their email address. They will then receive an email with a link to your document they can use to open it and print it for you.

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

                  • 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.

                    • 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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                      • 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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                            3 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.

                            • picture rotation

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

                              20 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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                                • 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.

                                  • 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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                                    • 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 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.

                                        • 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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