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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.

    19,021 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.

        12,444 votes
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        • Put 1/8 em fix width non breaking space before selected characters

          In French typography, we have 1/8 fix width, non-breaking space before
          :
          ;
          << (typed with a ")
          >> (typed with a ")

          This functionality is not available. It affects a lot of users !!!
          thanks

          30 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

            35 votes
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            • Autoscroll as you type!

              As a career typist I am continually frustrated that as I type my text goes lower and lower on the page, instead of scrolling automatically so that my typing is always near the top of the page. My transcriptionist friends agree! This is terrible for our ergonomics, not to mention just plain annoying, to either always have our text at the bottom of the screen, sometimes only half visible, or else having to stop and scroll the whole page up. THIS NEEDS CHANGING URGENTLY!

              13 votes
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              • Return or fix font style selection in theme font definition

                Feedback from the Word user forum implies that this is not a supported feature of Office applications, but given I’ve been using this since Themes were introduced and given it still works with other Office applications – I’m classifying this as an issue.

                The issue centres on how fonts are defined e.g. Century Gothic (and many other MS Fonts) are not separated by style – bold, italic, etc in the font menus of Office products. This has been the case since I can remember and the work around when defining theme fonts was to append the style to the font…

                22 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…

                  107 votes
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                  • Restore visibility of inserted or deleted paragraph marks in "Track changes," as in previous versions of Word

                    When editing with "Track changes" (markup) on, it is important to be able to clearly see where paragraph marks are purposely or inadvertently inserted or deleted. In previous versions of Word, changes to paragraph marks were indicated by the same color change as for inserted and deleted text. In Word 2016, the paragraph marks remain black, whether they are inserted, deleted, or left untouched. (A vertical line appears to the left when a changes is made to a paragraph mark, but it is not very useful if you can't easily determine what change was made.)

                    I like so many things…

                    11 votes
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                    • Support margin notes in addition to footnotes and endnotes

                      Use the same infrastructure already in place for footnotes and endnotes, but allow us to put the notes in the margins.

                      4 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.

                        9 votes
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                        • My clipboard has changed. Different color, and it's not showing all the added items! PLEASE change it back! This is very unhelpful!

                          PLEASE change Clipboard back to old format. The color has changed, and it's not showing all my clipboard items! This is a huge problem, and is making my work much more difficult.

                          3 votes
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                          • Why .Find.Execute is so slow in new Word (VBA)?

                            In my company database we have over 5 milions of documents.
                            All of this documents have been prepared and formated by my macros (since word 2.0, 97, 2003).
                            Why on old computers with Word 2003, the same macros take 4 less time then on new (i7-eight generation with 16GB RAM) machines?
                            The same code with a lot of .Find.Execute (I'm using this command over 100k times in my macros).
                            4500-5000 documents every week... 4-5 times slower... THE SAME CODE on powerfull machine!

                            7 votes
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                            • Iterate on multiselection in VBA

                              Using ctrl key and left mouse button I can select couple not connected parts of text in document.
                              But it is impossible to iterate on multiselection in VBA. Selection Object reference only to last selection.
                              Could you add any support to handling multiple selection of text in VBA?

                              7 votes
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                              • 5 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.

                                  57 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…

                                    42 votes
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                                    • Dear Microsoft Word Learning Tools Team: It would be helpful if the scroll sync could maintain the reading cursor at screen center.

                                      Dear Microsoft Word Learning Tools Team:
                                      1. It would be helpful if the scroll sync could maintain the reading cursor at screen center.
                                      I suggest a goal of implementing this modification is to prevent as much distracting eye movement as possible. This may maximize the percentage of processor time used for data processing or reading comprehension and long-term data retention or memory.
                                      Please kindly consider my suggestion. This seems to be a simple modification of the close to great voice integrated reading tool that you have. I am aware that though it seems so, it may only seem so and…

                                      3 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.

                                        14 votes
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