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  1. Avar spelling dictionary

    Let's create a spelling dictionary in Avar language that would be available for download from Microsoft's official resources.

    19,014 votes
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    • Kumyk spelling dictionary (Latin alphabet) / Qumuqça tüzyazıw sözlügü (Latin alipbada)

      Let's promote creation of Kumyk spelling dictionary (Latin alphabet) available for download from Microsoft official resources. Let's make Kumyk lingua franca again! / Qumuqça tüzyazıw sözlüknü (Latin alipbada) etsin uçun wa onu Microsoftnu resmi resurslarından yüklep bolağan küyde salsın uçun ses bereyik! Qumuqçanı yañıdan orta til eteyik!

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      • Chechen spelling dictionary

        It would be great to have Chechen spelling dictionary available for download from Microsoft official resources.

        12,440 votes
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        • 'Different First Page' Header/Footer Sizing without Section Break

          When you use 'Different First Page' option - you should be able to size the header or footer for the first page independently of the next page without having to use a Section Break - thereby ensuring 'Different First Page' option is truly independent of the other pages

          29 votes
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          • Language must reflect our science and society. Scientific area Psychoneuroumminulogy must be implemented in Scandinavian Word Office as well

            The scientific research upon how the body and mind is connected is over past years increasing and showing useful, important results. This research and knowledge is vital for us to treat many of today's illnesses. The term Psychoneuroimmunology and currently only adapted in the Word Office when put on English. In Denmark the word is spelled "psykoneuroimmunologi" and this idea highly desires to have this word as an integrated part of the Danish language function in word. Knowing how vital and powerful language is and words are, it's of great importance for future's health in population that it (also) in…

            108 votes
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            • Make AutoSave Off an option as a default.

              It is a bad assumption that everyone wants AutoSave on as a default. Not all of us are in a multi-editor situation and do not want to have to remember to turn OFF the AutoSave every time we open a document on the OneDrive.

              56 votes
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              • Online Video Precaution

                What I am suggesting is some out of the box control when a user receives a document or other file containing an online video. Currently, there is no warning when one of these are opened. Due to the use of the embedded HTML code/javascript/general IE window, there is the potential for security risks. The only control that exists today is the scrubbing that is performed by IE when fetching the video.

                What I would like is that there be a way to either disable the viewing of these types of videos across the enterprise, and/or a warning of some sort…

                43 votes
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                • Enable a feature where we can store multiple copy statements.

                  Enable a feature where we can store multiple copy statements. Suppose I copy two phrases and both are in my kind of local storage.
                  phrase a. My first name is Siddharth.
                  phrase b. My last name is Gaur.

                  Now, while on pasting I should have option to paste from "phrase a" or "phrase b". Additionally, we can also set default phrase say, "phrase a" for pasting it everytime.

                  Why we need it? This would help us to avoid copy multiple statements again and again when we have to paste two or more statements in alternative succession.

                  25 votes
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                  • Bug: Paste destination styles does not work in Word 2016 from Excel spreadsheet in Windows 7

                    The option to paste destination styles does not work in Office 2016 when copying from Excel into Word on Windows 7 (with latest patches).

                    After you highlight the cells in Excel (which contains some merged cells), select Copy, then right click in the Word document the Paste Use Destination Styles (S) option doesn't auto preview and when clicked does nothing.

                    I have tested this on two Windows 7 computers with Office 2016, and the second computer was a freshly built Windows 7 computer with Office 2016 installed from my Office 365 account.

                    The problem is not present on Windows 10.

                    3 votes
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                    • Allow Word Fields in image captions

                      My reference manager (Zotero) uses 'Word Fields' to insert citations into text and automatically manage the bibliography. Word's image captions currently do not allow Word Fields to be added, preventing citations from being inserted into captions via the reference manager.

                      7 votes
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                      • Make the word “motherhood”

                        Allow the word “motherhood” to exist without a red underline for lack of gender neutral language. This is because the word “fatherhood” does not get the same underline treatment. Equality matters.

                        6 votes
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                        • I should be able to retain my dictionary (autocorrect items) across word, excel, powerpoint and across devices

                          I create auto correct entries and custom dictionary entries, and I have to do it again if I change devices or if I uninstall and re-install, why can't it be stored on o365 somewhere and synced automatically giving me coherent experience.

                          8 votes
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                          • Return automatically numbered comments, as in previous versions of Word.

                            Return automatically numbered comments, as in previous versions of Word.

                            3 votes
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                            • Reversed parentheses When Embedding a Visio Object to Word Document

                              When Embedding a Visio Object to Word Document, and it contains parentheses, they changes there appear reversed.
                              It happens when the editing language is Hebrew.

                              29 votes
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                              • Word equations load slowly

                                When creating new equations, from Design tab, you want to open different designs of fraction/ script/ radical ..., it takes several minutes to load all the available equations before you can really look into to choose any of them.

                                4 votes
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                                • Adjam spelling dictionary

                                  Let's create a spelling dictionary in the language Adjam, which will be available for download from the official Microsoft resources.

                                  35 votes
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                                  • Put the autosummary back

                                    Please bring back the AutoSummary back in Word. It is needed to create executive summaries in documents

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Make something in present or past tense

                                      There should be a button which you click before you start writing so all your writing will be in past or present tense. So you won't need to check your writing for tense errors

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Different Word Count Options

                                        In academia the quotations "" are not counted within the total word count of a submission. Word count on Word does count anything you select but it would be amazing if it could do so with the option of selecting what is within or without quotation marks.

                                        For example if my essay is 2000 words, I'd like to know how many words EXCEPT quotes I have written.

                                        Additionally quotes in any academic work can only account for 10% of the total so it would be helpful to know how many words are ONLY in quotation marks.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Bring back the offline Help in Microsoft Office 2016

                                          Where is the offline help? Dear Microsoft Office Team. CAN YOU ANSWER US HOW TO GET YOUR SO-CALL BETTER CONTENT AND NEW OFFICE FEATURES WITHOUT INTERNET? I work in a remote areas where signal is very limited. WHERE IS THE HELP? I GET STUCK AND I CAN'T CONTINUE MY JOB FOR DAYS!!! I USE MY MONEY TO BUY YOUR PRODUCT AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GAVE US?! TELL ME TELL US A LOGIC ANSWER?!!! WHERE IS YOUR SO-CALL BETTER CONTENT? WHERE TO SEARCH IF NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS NOT AVAILABLE?!

                                          9 votes
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