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  1. Inline MathType equations appear raised above the baseline in Microsoft Word

    Inline MathType equations appear raised above the baseline in Microsoft Word.
    Issue: (from website of MathType company)
    Once a saved file that contains a MathType equation at the end of a line has been re-opened in Microsoft Word, the Character Spacing Position properties will have been set to "Lowered" thus causing the baseline to shift downward relative to the surrounding text. This occurs when saving the file as a .docx format (does not occur on files saved as .doc format).

    Many users and I are using MathType and encounter the above problem. It is really inconvenient for people working with…

    95 votes
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  2. Footnotes: Arabic style footnotes

    In most arabic literature footnotes references are surrounded with brackets and printed as superscript in the body of the text.
    but printed between brackets and as normal text in the bottom of the page.

    الحواشي : أسلوب الترقيم العربي
    في معظم المطبوعات العربية يتم إدراج مرجع الحواشي بين قوسين وكنص مرتفع ضمن المتن
    بينما تدرج بين قوسين وكنص عادي أسفل الصفحة

    92 votes
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  3. Option to skip first header row of a table

    Upon creating a table that has a header row and another 'header row' that is located in the middle of the table, it is not possible for the header row in the middle of the table to repeat when the table extends onto a new page. (This feature currently only works with the header that is the very first row of the table)

    If the 'header row' in the middle of the table is also placed as the first row in the table, then a "Skip First Header Row" feature would be able to hide that first row but enable…

    84 votes
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  4. Move the UI elements such as Ribbons, Menu, and Status Bar to the side to make room for more document view.

    When editing documents, the UI suffers from the lack of vertical space to display the documents (unless the document was in landscape orientation, of course). Since traditional documents are viewed in portrait, shouldn't the UI complement that fact and allow us to make maximum use of the screen height for viewing them?
    My suggestion is, at least Word should provide me an option to move the UI elements such as buttons, ribbons, menu, and status bar around and snap them into sides (similar to the way Photoshop treats its UI).
    Here is a visual example:
    http://imgur.com/a/xJGj8

    77 votes
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  5. 71 votes
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  6. Add character count to status bar

    In the age of content creation with Word dominating the market, everyone can agree that character count is often more important than word count. And it's a pain in the neck having to click word count 500 times when you're writing just to keep checking the character count...

    It begs the question - what are bloggers and hired writers using to write short- and medium-form content? Surely there are any number of use cases that require a large percentage of writers to use character count, such as myself and many others who've had this question, including proofreaders, people who create…

    65 votes
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  7. Predictive Text / Smart Typing is needed badly.

    Please add the option to enable a feature while typing repetitive words / sentences.

    I typed a document of 30 pages and had to copy and paste same words almost hundred times. I wish if Predictive Text / Smart Typing feature was there then this would have saved me hours of searching, copying and pasting... please add this feature... it is a must...

    64 votes
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  8. Changing color of formatting marks

    Editing would be so much faster if there were a way to display formatting marks in a different color than plain black. It confuses me when reading the text.

    63 votes
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  9. I want to type in the center of the screen all the time. Have doc scroll up behind my typing. Not have cursor move down to bottom.

    I am an author and I have used Word for all of my 30 plus books, but one feature in word is missing. I would like to have the typing position “frozen in the middle of the screen” or set on the middle of the screen. That way, as I write the pages will scroll up line by line, behind my work. That would be different from the cursor moving down. Can there be a setting for this? NOT centering the page and stuff like that. I want the cursor to move along as I type from left to right…

    56 votes
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  10. Can Word please support OpenType Small Caps. Please?

    Can Word please support OpenType Small Caps. Please?

    49 votes
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  11. Natural Gestures / Actions that Enable Copyediting Marks with Ink Editor

    Natural gestures is a GREAT start, but please continue to expand the capabilities of ink editor. As an attorney I work in word nearly all day long. Ever since Microsoft released the surface pro, I've prayed for the ability to edit word files using copyediting marks and the pen.

    Anyone who does editing of large word documents knows there is a big difference between editing text using the keyboard and track changes and editing text with a pen. That is why a lot of people, like attorneys, book editors, authors, etc. still print out their draft documents, mark them up…

    45 votes
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  12. Feynman Slash Notation

    A commonly used notation in Quantum Field Theory is the so-called Feynman slash notation, which is simply a forward slash going through a letter ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feynmanslashnotation ). Throughout my studies this is probably the only symbol I was unable to find in MS Office.

    It would be quite convenient to add it within the Equation editor, as an "Accent" for example, allowing the user to apply it to any letter or symbol.

    44 votes
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  13. File > Save As > Create New Folder - PLEASE

    When you go to save as and browse your team sites/libraries what would be great is to be able to create new folders in those libraries. Its a pain when you go to save something but then have to go into SPO to create the folder for you to then save into. This is across the whole office suite

    44 votes
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  14. Improve digital signatures

    Improving digital signatures, I believe that in the near future this will be a feature that is used much because the tendency is to stop using paper, so the use of alternative mechanisms such as digital signatures (certificates) or (biometrico as tablets wacom) will be one of the features that users will use daily.

    Currently the functionality of digital signatures work well, however as a user think it could be improved by including more information regarding errors during the process of signing, suggestions on how to fix some errors in the firms, make more beautiful generally provide more elements tools…

    43 votes
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  15. Support Inserting Vector PDFs Without Compression

    Currently when you go to insert - object and try and insert a pdf into a word document it is compressed so much that it becomes too pixelated for any professional use. The workaround is to convert a pdf file to a different file type and insert, but it would be nice if this wasn't necessary.

    43 votes
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  16. Fix scrolling bugs

    There's a growing group of people experiencing problems in touch-based scrolling for Word 2013 and 2016's Draft and Outline views. A fix would be much appreciated!

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office2013release-word/word-2013-and-touch-screen-scroll-issue/d867eec5-ef66-4c8d-953e-43aae2b6c16d

    43 votes
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  17. Don't change keyboard shortcuts

    For many many years, keyboard shortcuts remained standard as new versions of Office were produced. Now, long-established shortcuts do different things, such as Ctrl F opens the Navigation pane instead of the Find dialog box and Ctrl F2 opens the Print Preview options instead of the traditional Preview in Edit Mode. Leave the Shortcuts alone for goodness sake!!!!!

    43 votes
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  18. Add the automatic spaces back to the times symbol in equation editor.

    Up until a few weeks ago, there has always been automatic spacing around all operators in equation editor. After a recent 2017 update, the times multiplication symbol no longer automatically spaces properly. All other operators continue to automatically space. This automatic spacing for the times symbol still exists in PPT and Excel, just not Word for Windows or Word for Mac. It looks like a glitch that went out in the last update.

    42 votes
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  19. add anchor tool for tables

    I was trying to understand how table positioning work in word and I noticed that it's relatively similar to frame positioning
    but the difference is: tables don't have anchor tool while frames have.

    Tables ,however, are anchored to text just like frames and images and if i select the paragraph to which a table is anchored , the table is selected with it, but sadly ,I can't change the anchor position of a table because there is no anchor tool

    37 votes
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  20. search

    It is a Word 2013 bug to not highlight the first Find/Replace hit occurrence per page while in Print Layout view (i.e., the Ctrl+H Find/Replace). This annoying behavior has been hindering productivity for going on 3 years now.
    This bug can be reproduced on Office 2013 / Word 2013 by performing the following steps:

    (1) Open a multi-page Word document with ample common words like "the" or "and" in Word 2013.

    (2) Ensure you are at the top of the document (i.e. press Ctrl+Home keys).

    (3) On Ribbon: VIEW tab - Click "Print Layout".

    (4) On Ribbon: HOME tab -…

    37 votes
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