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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.

    19,052 votes
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    • Chechen spelling dictionary

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

      12,484 votes
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      • 36 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!

          67 votes
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          • Convert PDF to Word Documents Built In

            Make it Work as Well as Abode PDF Converter

            36 votes
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            • Word 2016 fix the bug in the pdf/A export filter confirmed by professional support

              we must deliver word documents to an authority in pdf/a format. Our documents are successfully converted with Office 2010. Doing that with Office2016 leads to an pdf that is not conform to the standard. You an check this with the verapdf.com Tool. The authority validates the document's format and rejects it. MS professional support confirms that this is an error in Office 2013 and Office 2016. Ticket SR 118101119211952 Emilio Jose Piñeiro Lameiro helped me with this Ticket and allowed me to name him. Please correct this bug in Office 2016.

              24 votes
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              • Save custom colors

                Please add functionality that saves custom colors, for use with anything that can have a color set for it (shading, font, tables, borders, etc. - everything). The functionality is almost there with the "Recent Colors" sub-menu in every Color palette menu. Just make it like that but so that it can be saved, for example in a Word template.

                31 votes
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                • 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.

                  21 votes
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                  • 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.

                    11 votes
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                    • 7 votes
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                      • 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.

                        8 votes
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                        • 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.

                          8 votes
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                          • Restore the draft view icon to the status bar.

                            Could the Draft View icon be restored to the status bar.

                            10 votes
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                            • to not have fortnite be a "spelling mistake"

                              well fortnite is a spelling error and that triggers me because its the biggest game out there so make fortnite not be a spelling error

                              3 votes
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                              • Navigation pane size

                                In the latest iteration of 365, the navigation pane opens to a pre-set size that the user cannot change. Until recently, Word would use the size last used by the user.

                                See this thread on the answers forum (one of several about this)
                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/word-2016-navigation-pane-size-is-not-remembered/eb9542e4-e8aa-4d03-b95b-78a7326b15c9

                                8 votes
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                                • spelling

                                  You need to restore the previous spell-checker: the overly-involved editor is a headache we neither asked for nor need. See (and it is not my fault the URL is horrible): https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_win10-mso_365hp/how-to-enable-old-style-spell-checking-in-word/671f6094-7b3f-4c5b-9a69-684db9dd7be2?messageId=8d8f1653-059c-4129-94dd-a62499b906be

                                  5 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…

                                    26 votes
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                                    • Missing "Document panel" in Word 2016 BIS

                                      As the previous idea is stated as "completed", there is no way for us to vote on this poorly and buggy "completed" idea.
                                      To anyone concerned about this feature, I suggest you to give your feedback here.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Making the Highlighter colors lighter so that you can see the text behind it.

                                        Making the Highlighter colors lighter so that you can see the text behind it.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • 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…

                                          5 votes
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