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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.

    19,175 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.

    15,839 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!

    10,483 votes
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  4. Bring back "classic" text boundaries

    Yes, we've been told that the display of text boundaries in Word 2013 (and I assume 2016 as well) is the result of the new layout engine, that the old text boundaries were really a "mistake" and should not have been relied upon, but thousands of users did rely on them and prefer them. If this idea receives a large number of votes, perhaps it will create a groundswell.

    1,150 votes
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  5. Make it easy to delete a page in word

    Make it as easy just so you can mark a page and delete it with a "right-click"

    553 votes
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  6. Stop the scroll bar from fading in Word 2013

    This is the most annoying, stupid design I have come across in a long time. I write long, long documents and I need to see the scroll bar all the time, but it keeps fading out. And yes, I have selected the "Show Scroll Bar function. This is a problem people have been complaining about since the introduction of Word 2013 and it still hasn't been fixed.

    515 votes
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  7. Restore pinned folders in Save options in all Office products

    Before the most recent branch 16.0.6568.2025 we had the ability to pin frequently used folders we saved document in, in all parts of Office. Since this new version it takes more steps to save files in the places we want them. Many people are upset by this change. Please bring back this ability to pin directories. See othger feedback below.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016-officeapps/cant-pin-folders-anymore-in-excelword-2016/dd3c3e6f-ee1d-4f30-ada0-408246e43e7a

    509 votes
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  8. Comment on Footnotes

    Currently the biggest issue editors have with Word: you can't comment on footnotes! The only way to do this is to insert text (in parentheses/different color/etc) which can potentially introduce errors, or to add a comment on to the footnote number in the text, which makes for some difficult navigating for the author. Please give us the ability to comment on footnotes!

    468 votes
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  9. restore the right-click Autocorrect menu to Word 2016

    In Word 2007 and 2010, if you misspelled a word, you could right click, and there, in the right-click menu, was an option for "Auto-Correct" with a fly-out menu to the right, with suggested words, and at the bottom "Autocorrect options." This menu allowed me to speed up my typing by adding corrections to the Autocorrect dictionary on the fly, letting Word learn my typing style and common mistakes.

    Now, this is hidden in File, Options, Autocorrect, behind a series of obscure menus that take time, and hinder my workflow. If I'm on a typing roll, and inspiration hits, the…

    443 votes
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    We want to let you know that the Word team has heard your feedback, and they’re planning to restore right-click access to AutoCorrect options in Word 2016. If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should see this change in a future update.

    As always, thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it!

  10. Stop automatically maximizing all minimized documents whenever a new one is opened.

    Stop automatically maximizing all minimized documents (and workbooks in Excel) whenever a new document is opened. This is unnecessary since the Task View and other options allow one to see more than one document at a time. When all minimized documents pop back up whenever a new one is opened, we just have to re-minimize them again. It's a nuisance.

    321 votes
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  11. Make the Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for 2016 and 365

    Word and OneNote 2013 had a fantastic add-in for math. It allowed you to solve math problems, even complex formula, and then graph them in graphs that could have the variables manipulated. It was a great teaching tool that I have now lost. Please bring it back!

    318 votes
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  12. Add APA 7th Edition

    With the release of the 7th Edition of the APA Publication manual, this style needs to be reflected in Word for use in references, citations, and the reference list as well as a document template.

    291 votes
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  13. Comment numbering-brng it back

    Comments need to have unique numbers that can be referred to. In the old system (before "Simple Markup" and "Show only comments and formatting in balloons," each comment was clearly numbered [BEB1], [WJF1], [BEB3], [BEB4], etc. This numbering has not quite disappeared, but it is hard to make it visible and hard to use it as a reference when discussing a heavily commented document. Most people use the balloons ow, so it would he extremely useful to have comment numbering back, so that each comment in a balloon had a unique reference number (initials of commenter + a sequential number).

    284 votes
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  14. Bring back Light & Medium Gray Theme Colors

    Apparently these theme colors were removed, and I don't understand why - it makes no sense to reduce the amount of customization people can have over the software they choose to own.

    I hate too much white - it tends to bother my eyes. And the Dark Gray theme is too dark, in my opinion. Bring back the other options, or at the very least, alter the Dark Gray to what it used to be in Office 2013.

    275 votes
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  15. Free choice of typographical quotation marks

    In german speaking countries different quotation marks are usual. The preferences in "Autoformat" only allow one preinstalled intelligent changing from " to opening or closing quotation mark in typographical style. In Germany and Austria these are primary 99 lower opening style and 66 upper closing style; but authoring books the >>chevron style<< is needed. In Switzerland typical << french guillemets >> are in use, but in education ist's the german standard 99/66.
    For changing the quotation marks to the preferred style, it is neccessary to use individual Autocorrections or change all standard quotation afterwards by Find & Replace or Makro.…

    241 votes
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  16. Word randomly rescales equations and other embedded objects

    Sometimes in a Word document containing several equations, after closing and re-opening Word, the equations have been randomly re-scaled. The proportions aren't off by more than a few percent, but it's noticeable. An example would be height & width of 97x101%, when of course the original was 100x100%. To be clear, this isn't with a specific version of WinWord, but it is specific to equations created MS Equation 3.0 and MathType -- IOW, equation objects. We've seen this happen with other objects too, primarily embedded Excel charts, so it does seem like it's Word causing the issue, and not Equation…

    222 votes
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  17. Provide an option to disable the "Welcome Back!" pop-up, or make it non-modal

    When opening a Word document I'm presented with a "Welcome Back!" pop-up that lets me move to my last reading position. Though I've never wanted to use this feature, I have no problem with it.

    Or rather--I would have no problem with it if it weren't input-blocking. I have to wait for the pop-up to disappear before I can type anything.

    This may sound inconsequential, but I have some Word documents with reference material, and I'm frequently opening them for as quick a lookup as I can manage. As soon as I open them I hit Ctrl-F to search. My…

    217 votes
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  18. Headers in Table not displayed in Navigation pane - fix this

    For a long time, if you put a heading style inside of a table, it will not display in the navigation pane. This is a PAIN.

    211 votes
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  19. Please disable Insert Controls in Word table

    MS Word tables allow you to automatically insert a row or column when your pointer is over the end of row or top of column. This very often causes accidental insertion of a row or column, which you then have to undo. Since it is VERY easy to use other means to insert rows or columns, it is a waste of time and very annoying. Please allow users to turn off the Insert Controls feature if they do not wish to use it.

    200 votes
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  20. 'Worksheet' Tabs to Word

    Word template should be redesign with ‘worksheet tabs’ similar to existing in the Excel Worksheet Tabs.
    Then word will be facilitated to users to keep all relevant word documents in to a one doc rather open all doc files. Particularly such modification to word template may highly beneficial for the users who compiling manuals or any other large documents under different subjects but need to bundle up to a one place later.

    197 votes
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