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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.

    19,032 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!

      10,450 votes
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      • Chechen spelling dictionary

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

        12,460 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!

          40 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

            39 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.

              12 votes
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              • Make Resume Assistant available in all Office 365 products

                Resume Assistant is currently not available in Office 365 Business (E3). It is available in the Home/personal edition of Office 365. No idea why it's not included in the Business subscription.

                Please make this feature in all Office 365 desktop products!!

                Thank you,
                Randy

                12 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.

                  18 votes
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                  • Snooze Outlook emails

                    I really like Gmail's ability to snooze emails. This would be a great feature for Outlook if there isn't some copyright issue for copying Gmail's idea.

                    6 votes
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                    • 7 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

                        50 votes
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                        • The ribbon should adapt to the screen size

                          This isn't specific to Word.
                          On high resolution displays (I'm on a Surface Studio), the ribbon menu items occupy 2/3rd of the horizontal screen estate. Items like the font dropdown have their text cut off while 1/3rd of the space is blank.

                          16 votes
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                          • Rename a file within Word

                            It should be possible to change the filename of a document without exiting Word. Currently, the only way to do this is to perform a "Save As" and then make sure you go to Windows Explorer to delete the version of the file with the previous filename.

                            11 votes
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                            • Roman Numerals

                              A index puts them in the wrong order = I - II - III - IV - IX - V - VI - VII - X etc., Word needs to understand the correct order

                              14 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…

                                18 votes
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                                • Customization of the word count

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                                  there is a growing base of students in the IB and this is their biggest bane. As we need to use references and graphs and etc. which will contribute to the word count which can become a bit problematic for the students. Not just the IB that's just my situation I guess it would benefit a lot more as well

                                  5 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.

                                    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…

                                      25 votes
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                                      • In Power Point, an animation like "Text is written via hand" needs to be added in entrance animation section.

                                        In Power Point, an animation like "Text is written by hand" as it is happening in "videoscribe", needs to be added in entrance animation section.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Night mode

                                          If the user is working late at night or in a dark room, there should be an option that either changes the colours to warmer shades or make the majority of the screen black so that it's less difficult to look at.

                                          11 votes
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