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  1. Footnotes: Arabic style footnotes

    In most arabic literature footnotes references are surrounded with brackets and printed as superscript in the body of the text.
    but printed between brackets and as normal text in the bottom of the page.

    الحواشي : أسلوب الترقيم العربي
    في معظم المطبوعات العربية يتم إدراج مرجع الحواشي بين قوسين وكنص مرتفع ضمن المتن
    بينما تدرج بين قوسين وكنص عادي أسفل الصفحة

    87 votes
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    • Feynman Slash Notation

      A commonly used notation in Quantum Field Theory is the so-called Feynman slash notation, which is simply a forward slash going through a letter ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynman_slash_notation ). Throughout my studies this is probably the only symbol I was unable to find in MS Office.

      It would be quite convenient to add it within the Equation editor, as an "Accent" for example, allowing the user to apply it to any letter or symbol.

      25 votes
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      • Spell check pane improvements

        Just started using Word 2016 and have suggestions for the spell checking pane:
        1. Enable hotkeys
        The pane shows characters underlined for the options I have (Ignore Once, Ignore All, ... but they do not work with the underlined keys when holding the alt key
        2. Ensure these commands do not move
        When the suggestion box changes size, the options shift up or down, causing me to move my mouse on every friggin new spelling error it finds. Please make sure these options stay at the exact same position so I don't have to move my mouse.

        16 votes
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        • Customize Ribbon dropdowns are blank

          Someone has f'd up Office 2016. I just checked in both WORD and EXCEL Version 1706 Build 8229.2073 CTR .
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          Both applications now have in the customize ribbon dialog completely blank "Popular Commands" and "Commands not in the Ribbon" dropdowns.
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          I have seen at least 2 other people notice the same problem in 2016 this week.
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          4 votes
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          • Use System Colour Mode

            Allow the user to use the system colour as set in Settings > Personalisation > Colours for the Office theme, this would be very handy as I have a scheduled task that automatically enables the dark theme at night.

            3 votes
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            • Create medical symbols

              A letter with a straight line over it for: a - before (ante), c - with, o - none, p - after (post), q - every, s - without (sin), x - except. This should be easy and cheap for you to do: create the symbol and add to symbol directory. Many medical personnel out there would find that very useful.

              3 votes
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              • Add the automatic spaces back to the times symbol in equation editor.

                Up until a few weeks ago, there has always been automatic spacing around all operators in equation editor. After a recent 2017 update, the times multiplication symbol no longer automatically spaces properly. All other operators continue to automatically space. This automatic spacing for the times symbol still exists in PPT and Excel, just not Word for Windows or Word for Mac. It looks like a glitch that went out in the last update.

                36 votes
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                • Include an EPS enable opion for those of us who cannot change resgistry settings

                  Instead of just disabling EPS insertion for us, please include a check box somewhere so we can accept the consequences and be allowed to insert EPSs and see them instead of the can't be displayed message. Some of us are just plain not skilled enough to make changes to the registry and get it right. You have similar check boxes for Trust, VBA etc in Office products so you should be able to give this option as a setting and NOT a registry change. I don't think MS realizes what a game changer this is for those of us who…

                  10 votes
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                  • Allow set height of QR code when using DISPLAYBARCODE and MERGEBARCODE

                    When using DISPLAYBARCODE and MERGEBARCODE, the \h field switch to set the height of code does not work for QR Codes. They can only be scaled using the \s field switch. Unfortunately, it appears that the physical size of each code is directly related to the number of characters in its value. You should be able to have set sizes of the codes as you can in other applications. I use this feature in a mail merge document where I need all codes to be the exact same size. Please help!

                    3 votes
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                    • baujo

                      my name is baujo
                      thank you so murch

                      2 votes
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                      • mail merge in One drive

                        This is not possible which means I still have to have a user area at work to create the merge. Something that needs to be considered perhaps.

                        4 votes
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                        • A syllable forming failure in Korean version of Word program

                          When I type Korean words in my Korean Word program, it won't allow the syllables forming properly. The phenomenon is like this:
                          When I type "정말" for example, it gives the result like this: "정ㅁㅏㄹ". The first syllable is always okay. But from the next syllable, consonants and vowels won't form into a syllable.
                          This kind problem seems to happen only in Word.
                          Please help me solve this problem.
                          It keeps me delayed in my writing works.

                          3 votes
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                          • Autocorrect option upon mispelling

                            Fire the moron who approved the Autocotrrect option in the misspelling dropdown. It was one of the most productive options in Word. Common typing problems could be easily & quickly added to the autocorrect library. My efficiency is down by 50% or more due to the elimination of this option. Who tests these changes in the real world???

                            9 votes
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                            • tithe text box at default should not be outlined

                              there could be a outline mode so you couldl chose whether you want to or not have it outlined
                              please take this under consideration
                              from customer

                              1 vote
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                              • Make the change I'm deciding to accept or reject more visible.

                                I'm using Word 2016 to compare two versions of a document. When I jump to the next change I see the red change bar in the left margin, and the change itself has a light gray highlight. When the change is a single character, it is very difficult to locate. The light gray is insufficient. Please provide the option to change the highlight to another color or replace the highlight with a box or circle in a bright color that contains the change.

                                3 votes
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                                • Remove unnecessary format link in smartart !!!!

                                  when i change or remove the format in part of smartart, the whole chart "selff-fit" to a crazy structure that i don't want! please do remove such unnecessary format link or "self-fitting" and focus on the basic logic structure. less is more.

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                                  • Spell check Exclude Text

                                    Please add a feature in proofing options and/or the right click menu that excludes a group or style of text from being checked. This would be helpful for quotes with less-than-perfect grammar.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Autocorrect

                                      If I misspell a word and choose the correctly spelled word during spell-check, whether with the right click or document check, such an action should automatically update the list for the autocorrect function so that habit of misspelling a word won't occur again. Save time and interrupt the cycle.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • idea on Highlighting British versus North American English.

                                        Highlight in another color the words that are written in different ways in British versus North American English. for example Flavor with flavour

                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavor

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Allow an 'add personal vernacular' function to grammar check

                                          Grammar check regularly flags grammatical errors that I consider correct per my own daily vernacular. We shouldn't be restricted to conventional grammar only.

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