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  1. 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.

    776 votes
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      • Add option to choose default behaviour of document opening in Office Online

        At the moment option to open documents in edit mode by default is probably ok for most of the users with small documents, but in case that user really need just a quickly check some data in a large document that works too slow. I would like to have option to change default behavior on this. Ideally on document library level.

        41 votes
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        • 288 votes
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            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?

          • 19 votes
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            • 8 votes
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              • 7 votes
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                • Enable combo boxes on-line

                  I created a document with combo boxes. Customer would have to download the document to change values in combo box. I would like for them to be able to change values without downloading the document.

                  Kind of like a poll.

                  5 votes
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                  • 374 votes
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                    • needs page ends

                      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

                      173 votes
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                      • 131 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.

                          144 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.

                            263 votes
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                            • Hidden Text feature

                              We had a recent need to have the ability to use the 'hidden' text feature to a cloud document but found out that the feature was not available in the online version of '"ord". This would be a nice feature to have

                              39 votes
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                              • Add a ruler to the Word Online viewer

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

                                108 votes
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