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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.

    19,089 votes
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  2. Chechen spelling dictionary

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

    12,532 votes
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  3. 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!

    10,456 votes
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  4. Correct Persian Multilevel list and numbering

    Multilevel list numbering in Persian shows an incorrect sequence of numbers. however the same numbering sequence is correct in any Arabic language.

    85 votes
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  5. 67 votes
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  6. Add 'Allow the following words to start with lowercase letters at the beginning of a sentence' in Office applications

    Many 'cool' brands these days use names that don't use capital letters at the beginning of the word. Please add an option to 'Allow the following words to start with lowercase letters at the beginning of a sentence' in Office applications so that they don't have to be repeatedly corrected over, and over, and over again.

    23 votes
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  7. 111 votes
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  8. Spell Check no longer limits itself to selected (highlighted) text

    A recent update changed Spell Check to something almost unrecognizable. Specifically, the ability to spell check selected parts of the document were lost. I don't know if I am missing something or not, but the practice of installing updates unexpectedly and without permission should stop.

    63 votes
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  9. Font Management

    When I use word, there are 3 million fonts that I NEVER use and hiding them in fonts settings does not remove them from their listing so I have to scroll through this obscenely long list every time I want to change fonts. At the very least they should allow one to prioritize certain fonts so that they are at the top of the list -- sort of like recently used fonts except that it would list fonts that I have not recently used but are among my preferred fonts. It would be nice if they could have a two…

    65 votes
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  10. Convert PDF to Word Documents Built In

    Make it Work as Well as Abode PDF Converter

    115 votes
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  11. Improve performance for large documents

    I have a Word document with lots of reference material in it, admittedly it is quite large, and if I were starting this document again, I would not use Word. However, it used to work absolutely fine until the business updated to Office 365. It now takes Word about 5 minutes to open the document, during which time the window alternates between blank, black, and showing the initial page of the document.

    The document lives on my local disk, in a folder which is managed by OneDrive. The file size is 2.8 MB, and it is currently 353 pages long.

    8 votes
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  12. 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!

    152 votes
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  13. The "New Version on Server" message is confusing to those used to Track Changes verbiage

    Several users familiar with Track Changes functionality in MS Word (all versions) are having trouble with the wording of the "A newer version of the file is available on the server" "Discard Changes" button when opening a file from Teams

    At issue is the expected behavior of a Word document and the resolution of warning messages.

    Our researchers will verify that the latest version of the file in question is available on Teams via Word Online and then open the file in Word (Open in Word) using the Teams interface.

    When the file opens, whether in Word 2016 or Word…

    33 votes
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  14. A True Dark Theme

    Microsoft has done a good job creating a nice dark theme for Windows 10, but the Dark Grey and Black themes in Office are just bad. They change a few elements but leave so much blinding white that it hurts my eyes. The icons get lost as well. Please make a true dark theme for Office. Also a dark colorful app would be great.

    48 votes
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  15. Bug Word custom UI ribbon no longer loading when Word is launched with Automation since Update 1901

    After the Word 1901 11231.20174 Update was introduced our custom Add-in template and many others I've tried while investigating are failing to be displayed when Word is launched by Automation. (Still not working on 1902 11328.20146)

    Launching word normally from the start menu shortcut or by running winword allows the ribbon to be displayed OK, However when word is launched programmatically and is run with the Winword.exe /Automation -Embedding parameters the add-in is not displayed.

    Checking the Developer -> Document Template "Templates and Add-ins" form the add-in is displayed and is checked "Checked Items are currently loaded." but it's not…

    19 votes
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  16. Revert "By Author" default colors in track changes from pink/gray back to red/blue

    With the most recent Word update (May, 2019) the default "By Author" colors for edits made using track changes has changed from red and blue to pink and gray. This is an unnecessary and terrible change. Red and blue are easy to see onscreen and in print. Pink and gray are not. There are a lot of other good user suggestions in this forum of how to make track changes better. Please work on implementing some of those useful suggestions rather than "fixing" things that aren't broken. And for the sake of those who earn our living using track changes…

    9 votes
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  17. Go back to the original spelling and grammar check for Word documents.

    Please return to the original spelling and grammar check for Word documents. The automatic update now says "Check document," adds the number of spelling and grammar errors, won't check only a highlighted section, and requires separate steps to check spelling and grammar. It is difficult to use and time consuming. The spelling and grammar check that was in Word remains in Outlook for email. Please go back to that method for Word documents. This is a very bad upgrade and makes me question using Office 365.

    37 votes
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  18. Classic / legacy FileNew Dialog removed from 1903 release please restore

    The classic File New dialog from the menu versions has been available as a QAT and keyboard shortcut option until this release. Now, attempting to use it crashes Word.

    http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/fileNew.htm

    Please restore access to this.

    10 votes
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  19. Give a list of Firewall exceptions for Office Online Help

    Would it be possible to have a list referencing the exceptions to be made on a firewall in order to access help from Microsoft Office products (when we press F1 for example)?

    For example, we do exams for our students and cut Internet access, but they must still be able to access the help of the product that they use.

    Since Microsoft's position is clear and it no longer wants offline help, would it be possible to give us the opportunity to configure access online help?

    15 votes
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  20. Return Styles Pane to 2013-2007 settings - spacing and multipule columns

    1. The Styles Pane has been changed to have increased spacing between styles even when not showing a preview of the styles. This decreases the number of styles that can be displayed. If people in touch mode need this extra space, make it a part of the touch mode/mouse mode option.

    2. In all previous ribbon versions, the Styles Pane could be set to have multiple columns, up to four columns. Now if it is expanded, it is simply a wider single column. This also cuts back on the utility of this tool.

    52 votes
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