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  1. The formatting and spacing between lists is off

    The gaps are different sizes in bullet points or numbered lists, needs to be changed so they are all the same without random weird enter/space bugs pls and ty my work looks like **** awfully aligned

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    • Sentence Count in Word Count

      Word count should include the number of sentences in the document, as many school assignments are based on how many sentences, rather than how many words.

      Also, this would be a useful proof-reading feature, as one could tell if they were using two many or too few sentences for the length of their document.

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      • Turn off Word Dictate sounds when turning on and off

        Turn off Word Dictate sounds when turning on and off

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        • Collapsing enumerations/bullets on certain levels

          Hi,

          imo the best way writing informations/knowledge efficiently is using hierachy enumerations/bullets (because 1. every knowledge excerpt can be interprted as an hierachy 2. enumeration hierachy makes use of form stressing content principle).

          You can see in the picture Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3. Often the text in subpoints is even longer than now and you have more topic points (much more "Information" ).

          The problem with this is, that an important thing for understanding is having an overview over things, that are on a same semantic level (good associative). E.g. later and when you look at the document…

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            • Office Theme (Night Mode)

              The "Black" option in the Office Themes should turn the worksheet black as well, or at the very least dark gray.
              The canvas page remains white with this option, which is really hurtful for one's eyes. The entire page should be completely dark.

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              • Have option to toggle display of mergefield placeholders

                I use Word to create forms that have mergefield components embedded in them which are then programmatically populated from other applications or mail merge. When using a lot of mergefields, the form design becomes troublesome to visualise as the mergefield syntax is quite long e.g. { MERGEFIELD finishMileage \* MERGEFORMAT }. Although I can toggle the field to show the placeholder field name e.g. «finishMileage», ideally it would be better to be able to hide the fields visibility alltogether, the same as for paragraph markers. This makes it easier to visualise and format the form design, without it being affected…

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                • 勝手に左にスクロールされる

                  用紙の右側にある図形を拡大しながら編集し、図形以外の部分をクリックすると、勝手に左にスクロールされて、その図形を再度編集するために右にスクロールしなければならない。あまりにも不便です。改善していただけないでしょうか。実際やってもらえればかなり不便だと分かります。

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                  • 高さまたは幅が0の直線の選択がしにくい

                    このような直線を複数同時選択するのが非常に困難。カーソルを正確に合わせないとできないため何度も失敗する。実際やってみていただければわかります。重大なバグとして報告します。

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                    • fix the bug

                      when I use the synonym function, the footnote near that word is disappear.

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                      • Word needs the ability to REPLACE an existing picture from the picture inside your Clipboard. Allow the Ctrl + V (Paste) shortcut to REPLACE

                        Word needs the ability to REPLACE an existing picture in a .docx file with the picture copied inside your Clipboard. Allow the Ctrl + V (Paste) shortcut to REPLACE your SELECTED picture.

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                        Create a NEW shortcut so that users can efficiently replace an existing picture and retain the existing formatting and sizing.

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                          • Will you just tell me if OCR is included somewhere in Office 365

                            I'm just looking for an easy to use OCR program

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                            • as I cannot use the program on this lap top I will simply go back to using my XP progam on my old computer have a nice day

                              you guys are just money hungry like a Mafia
                              the older folks do not need all you bells and whistles we get comfortable with the initial programming then you change it and fix it so we are out of luck so much for a socially concerned company

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                              • add more ideas auto c

                                add more fonts

                                Auto correction

                                A 5 pages

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                                • Can you make setting so two documents scroll at the same rate at the same time?

                                  Can you make setting so two documents scroll at the same rate at the same time. I have to compare similar forms for work, this would make it so much easier.

                                  In essence, you 'lock' two documents and the nub to move the pages up and down is in the middle and is shared.

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                                  • Fix the "edit" option for an inserted Excel worksheet object.

                                    You used to be able to edit an Excel worksheet object within the Word App. Now when you right click on the object and select either edit or open, the worksheet will only "open" in a separate Excel window. You cannot edit the worksheet within Word. If you add or remove columns/rows, you cannot resize the object to show the changes in Word.

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                                    • Add more office background options

                                      I believe that there is not enough choice for office background in word. I would like there to be more choice or the ability to create / upload your own background.

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                                      • Adjust the window layout dynamically based on Window size

                                        If I'm viewing a single document on a widescreen monitor then I have loads of space at the side for Navigation view and other sidebars. However, if I then want to view two documents side-by-side, I end up with no space to see the document unless I close all of the sidebars. Then I have to select to view them again when I go back to viewing a single document on screen.

                                        The suggestion is to make Word work like a modern website, with sidebars shrinking or hiding themselves when the window width is too narrow to display them and…

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                                        • Visualise documents in opendyslexic font

                                          Dear Microsoft,

                                          I love your Learning Tools and I was wondering if you could add an opinion for visualising text in a font more suitable for screen reading. For instance, I am currently using OpenDyslexic and I would find useful to visualise text in that font without actually changing the original font of the document.

                                          Thanks a lot for your assistance.

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