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  1. let edit

    you should let us edit on the document without downloading it

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

      • I cant email my contacts is rediculus

        Describe your idea.(optional)

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          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback. You can share your Word Online documents with your contacts by clicking on the Share button on the top right hand side of the website and entering your contact name in To field of the share popup. Let us know if this doesn’t resolve your issue.

        • Merge Cells: Add 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 →
          • copy paste cut

            i would like you to allow us to copy paste and cut on documents

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            • ONLINE WORD COPY IMAGE FROM ONLINE

              Please make it do you can place image links in word so you dont have to go download it then insert it. Sometimes bing images is not relevant or not what im looking for.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Correct. The online picture selector allows you to search for images from the web via the Bing search engine. If you would like to use a different search engine or online photo site, you can open a different tab on your browser and copy/paste the image from there.

                I’ll mark this suggestion as completed for now, but please let us know if you have any other questions/feedback about this feature.

              • Create MLA Format

                Word has options for header/footer etc. I think having an MLA format layout would be great, and very easy. It would also be helpful for students who are learning how to type in this format.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback. You can create new documents in the MLA format by going to the File menu, selecting New and then selecting the ‘MLA style paper’ template.

                  Let us know if this doesn’t answer your question.

                • Fix

                  You guys should at least put the word counter back. =]

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                    • make a spell check please

                      it would make it really easy

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your feedback. Spell checking is already part of the Word Online product. It shows up automatically as red squiggle lines under a misspelled words, and can be invoked manually from the ‘review’ tab on the ribbon.

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

                      • Duplicate and rename files within browser

                        I would like to be able to duplicate a file e.g. a word or excel file and rename it right within the browser. This is a great feature of Google Docs

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                        • Word Online Problem

                          When I use Word Online I always seem to make a mistake and there is no undo button. I just wish there were one so I could at least undo the mistakes I make. Thanks!

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your feedback. Word Online has an Undo button as the first button on the Home ribbon. You can also invoke Undo by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then hitting the Z key.

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

                          • custom symbols

                            on edit to have a costume symbol

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your feedback. You should be able to copy and paste a text symbol you want to insert into your Word Online document. Select the symbol you want to insert and either right-click on it to select Copy or hit Ctrl+C, then click on your Word Online document at the location you want to insert it, and either right-click and select Paste or hit Ctrl+V.

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

                            • To put spell-check

                              to put spell-check like the other Microsoft Word.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your feedback. Word Online has a spell checker which automatically checks your document and puts red squiggles under any word that is not spelled correctly. You can then right-click on the mispelled word and select suggested corrections. You can also invoke this functionality manually by going to the Review ribbon and selecting Spelling.

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

                              • Make word free for windows only

                                make word free for windows only

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for your feedback. Word Online is our free document authoring tool that gives you the ease of use and key features of the Word application on the web. You can get started by going to office.com.

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

                                • 2 things 1one make it so the first letter in a sentence will be automaticlly capitallized

                                  and to make it so the spell check checcks all words so u dont have to reclick and reclick. thats all other than that i am happy with it

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for your suggestion. Both of these features are already available on Word Online. When you start a new sentence the first letter of the word should be capitalized for you automatically. When a word is misspelled, you should automatically see a red squiggle under it, if you righ-click on the word, it will provide you with any available suggested corrections.

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

                                  • more comic sans

                                    cosmic sans ms is the best but we need more of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                    • 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

                                      • again please tell me how to make 1/2 a fraction nobody bothered to help me

                                        i tried to find out how to put fraction option on as its not in the manual for word 11 it used to be an automatic function some moron made it optional

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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.

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