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  1. 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…

    34 votes
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    • 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.

      512 votes
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      • 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!

        179 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

          281 votes
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          • Missing "Document panel" in Word 2016

            In Word 2016 I'm missing the "Document panel" This was something that was made available when enabling "Developer" i Word 2013
            We use this a lot when opening Word letters from Sharepoint to enter data into field.

            580 votes
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              Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestions. In the meantime, details on how to view or change document properties may be found at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/View-or-change-the-properties-for-an-Office-2016-file-672540d1-019c-46bb-8a48-2e05770c4b9b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

              We are looking into your suggestions and would like to extend an offer to share your specific experience and scenarios around the DIP with us.

              If you are interested in participating, please email DIPScenarios@microsoft.com and briefly describe how your business is using DIP and what are the main functionalities of it that you use.

              UPDATE 8/15/16:
              Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback. We are actively reviewing this information and determining next steps.

            • Add backward compatibility for Unicode fonts with PUA code points

              As described on the following page: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=VendorUseOfPUA#14086407

              Earlier versions of MS Word and supported Unicode fonts with Private Use Area code points. This allowed Thai, Hebrew and Arabic users to use fonts that were created with the old Unicode standard until Word 2010.

              From Word 2013 onward, the rendering engine has been modified, and Word does not display the glyphs of fonts using PUA code points.

              Documents created with these fonts are rendered with the system default font, but are printed with the correct glyphs.

              For designers, consumers, businesses, schools and countless others, this means that they cannot use thousands…

              361 votes
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              • 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.

                148 votes
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                • 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.

                  148 votes
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                  • '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.

                    73 votes
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                    • Improve Highlighting

                      Make the full spectrum of colors that are available in Shading also available in Highlighting. I often use Highlighting to mark important or unusual text streams and I would like to search for particular colors of Highlighting .

                      58 votes
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                      • Recently Used List Sort order: Date vs Alpha

                        If you (MS) were going to "improve" the tool this way you really should have adhered to "traditional" standards and when changing something this fundamental also made a user controllable option to allow people who need alpha sort to be able to turn back it on.

                        This is actually the first mention I've seen of this "improvement". It alone is enough to make me serious reject switching to this version.

                        I haven't bothered trying 2016, simply because I didn't have enough empty space on my HD for it.

                        Yes, I can see where for some people "last used" is useful.…

                        57 votes
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                        • 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.

                          60 votes
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                          • 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.

                            68 votes
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                            • 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.…

                              158 votes
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                              • 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

                                49 votes
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                                  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 -…

                                  33 votes
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                                  • Shortcut for (),'',"",{},[],-,+, and also for comma (,).

                                    Ctrl B is used for bold, Ctrl X is for cut and so on......
                                    In the same way there should be short cut for putting inverted commas, brackets and so on....
                                    If user selects a group of words and presses Ctrl + 0 then the brackets for selected values should be inserted. Same thing for inverted commas, commas, hyphens, + ans - signs,

                                    29 votes
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