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  1. make it free

    What if a kid needs to type a essay for school, but he can't because office cost too much

    68 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Office Online is free for anyone. With Office Online you can view, edit, and share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files on your devices using a web browser, so you can work anywhere.

    For students, get started by going to our Office in Education page: https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education

    For everyone, get started by going to our main product page: https://products.office.com/en/office-online/

  2. 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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  3. word count

    word count
    please need word count

    26 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.

  4. To put spell-check

    to put spell-check like the other Microsoft Word.

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    1 comment  ·  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.

  5. 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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    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.

  6. let edit

    you should let us edit on the document without downloading it

    38 votes
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  7. 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!

  8. I cant email my contacts is rediculus

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    3 votes
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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.

  9. copy paste cut

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

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. Fix

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

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  14. make a spell check please

    it would make it really easy

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    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.

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. custom symbols

    on edit to have a costume symbol

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    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.

  18. Make word free for windows only

    make word free for windows only

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    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.

  19. 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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    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.

  20. more comic sans

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

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