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Word Online should have all the features of normal word

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminSami Rahman (Program Manager, Office.com) responded  · 

    Thanks for leaving us feedback on this!

    Word Online is consistently working towards feature parity with our desktop applications, in addition to incorporating new features. Please let us know if there are any specific features you would like to see.

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      • Bertz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        AGREE, it's FRIGGEN FRUSTRATING that users are unable to EVERYTHING they need to with their documents using Word Online. Please add all the usual Word features to Word Online and make it better too. Thank you :-)

      • Keeb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Web tech can handle 95% of what the desktop client does.
        MS, use this as an opportunity to shake loose all the legacy baggage (things that make Word developers required, in particular). Clean up management of styles, lists, and templates.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know how the web could handle this at the moment. Maybe with future web technologies.

      • Michael Barnes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Word Online is a little watered down. Don't get me wrong, I am extremely grateful there is an online version of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        that would be great and then i would be able to use all the features and just use the online version so that i can Finnish my school work at home without using a USB. awesome idea thanks

      • linda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use Word for ingredients labels and need the gridline (outline) on each label we are editing. It is impossible to work in word online without this feature making the whole job far more difficult. It may ultimately make me change to a different cloud space provider

      • amelia diaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The formatting and editing on Word Online is horrible and it changes format when in print mode. We have copied and pasted to a regular word document in order to save time (e.g. 2 hours to print one document out of 70 documents).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I purchased Word Online as part of Office 365 for Business. How can it be that Word Online does NOT have all the features of regular Word? This is like a bait and switch? And it's missing simple things, like the ability to set TAB STOPS. This is inexcusable for a company like Microsoft. Even a rank startup would get these features right. I am very, very disappointed.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with this idea, especially the choice of views where the user can switch between single page or two page view. As a heavy user of Word, I would like the option to view the pages side by side.

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