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  1. 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...

    53 votes
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    • 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…

      34 votes
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      • 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…

        79 votes
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        • 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/Feynman_slash_notation ). 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.

          30 votes
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          • 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

            91 votes
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            • 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.

              39 votes
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              • 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"

                488 votes
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                • 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…

                  89 votes
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                  • Email notification when @mentioned in a comment

                    When reviewing a document, I would like to be able to @mention someone in a comment bubble and have them receive an email notification indicating that they need to address something in the document.

                    340 votes
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                    • 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…

                      40 votes
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                      • Focus view for WINDOWS (Word 2016)

                        Introduce a focus view for the WINDOWS version (Word 2016) like it is already available for the Mac version. Why is the only available on the Mac version so far?

                        82 votes
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                        • 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…

                          36 votes
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                          • LIVE WORD COUNT NEEDED!!

                            I'm a professional editor, and live word count is a must-have feature. I still use Word 2011 because it has live word count and Word 2016 doesn't. I keep checking to see if this has been added back in, but it has not. I don't understand why Microsoft would have gotten rid of this feature. It's so frustrating that they got rid of a feature so important to writers, editors, and students!

                            I am also tired of people saying it's there. These people obviously don't know what live word count is. Word 2016 has word count. It does NOT have…

                            91 votes
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                            • 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

                              31 votes
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                              • numbering comment

                                How can I number my comments in word 2013?
                                This feature should be back as soon as possible in next update. :)

                                68 votes
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                                • Multilingual Composer (like on Facebook)

                                  I think Microsoft Word, and other Microsoft Office products (Excel, Power Point, Sway, Access, etc) should have a way to easily manage multiple languages!

                                  For instance, it should be easier than saving as and creating a new document! It could have a language switcher in which I choose in what language I'm seeing the document at the moment, and create a new language version.

                                  Another useful tool would be a way to manage the translation process, marking parts in not-translated, automatically translated (needing review), and fully translated. And it'd be very cool to easily view the original text so I…

                                  24 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    32 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      139 votes
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                                      • 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…

                                        47 votes
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                                        • 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

                                          407 votes
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