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  1. Chechen spelling dictionary

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

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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…

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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.

            5 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.

              5 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.

                7 votes
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                • Return color to quick access toolbar Icons!.

                  Return color to quick access toolbar Icons!.

                  7 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

                    2 votes
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                    • Fix QAT Button Spacing

                      The previous request on this has been closed for voting because you say it is fixed. It is not fixed.
                      I have a QAT that fits on one row on the screen in Word 2013.
                      The same QAT in Word 2016 (365) does not fit. Over a third of it is pushed to a second non-displayed row.

                      This is true when it is in mouse mode/not touch mode. In touch mode it is worse!

                      4 votes
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                      • Don't change Tabs to Indents

                        It's really annoying when I want to use Tab to create a first line indent, because word assumes it knows what I want, but if it's indented you can't get to the spot to the left of the tab. So stupid. Just let me use Tab like I always have and stop messing with me plz.

                        2 votes
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                        • Ability to review attachments in Read only mode

                          It would be really helpful if I didn't have to go into edit mode to view attachments to documents. When reviewing documents there are almost always attachments to be reviewed as part of it. I am not changing anything just viewing it and don't want to edit anything, just be able to see the attached file.

                          3 votes
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                          • I would love an auto-scrolling in the middle function. One function I love on applications is an auto scroll to the middle of the page.

                            I would love the typing in the word screen to stay in the middle of that screen when you type. It is annoying to have to keep pulling the screen up as you get to the bottom of the page. Using applications such as Scrivener has spoiled me to really love that function.

                            2 votes
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                            • Edit to the page numbering process

                              The process to simply input in a page number, is far too convoluted. I am unable to understand why I should have to input in page breaks, delete page breaks, change layout and design functions just to put page 1, for example, on page 3 of the document. It is a very normal thing to have a document with a cover page and table of contents. The process to start page numbering later on in the document should be as simple as clicking on the page you want the number, going to "page number formatting" and being able to tell…

                              3 votes
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                              • Bug - SharePoint Document Property - Unable to Clear Text Field

                                Reproduction Steps:

                                Add a SharePoint Document library text field to a Word Document using the Word "Document Property" field - Insert / Quick Parts.

                                Edit the field in the Word form and add the word "test".

                                Click to a different field.

                                Go back to the text field and clear out the field.

                                You now get the error: "The length of this text must be at least 1 characters."

                                Add a space character to this field and you now get another weirder error: "This text does not follow the required pattern (.*\s*)*\S+(.*\s*)*."

                                1 vote
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                                • May I suggest you make Word work? My keys do not work 95% of the time.

                                  I don’t know if you sent a recent Word update last night, but now half my keys don’t work in Word. Worked fine yesterday. I have a job to do. This job puts food in my mouth. Please fix this issue right away. This is not happening in any other program.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Downloading updates are automatically disabled during use of WORD. Once again I've lost important work.

                                    I've set download times - doesn't matter - they destroy peace of mind, train fo thought and productivity flow. Updates!
                                    They freeze key responses and cause crashes. Work between regular 'saves' (oh how often do I save because of this problem) is lost and sometimes work is being done as a client is talking to me; how embarrassing and frustrating to contact the client and ask them to repeat it all.
                                    Suggestion: Have ALL Office products fitted with a line of code which disables updates until it is no longer being used and the laptop is idle, or at least…

                                    2 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.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Paper size? No legal size, wtf!

                                        Not enough paper sizes add a few more.

                                        2 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.

                                          11 votes
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