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  1. The ink editor would be cool if it had more options.

    The ink editor would be more useful if it had the ability to add punctuation marks- like adding a comma where there should be one.

    Also, as far as spelling goes- for those words that the spelling checker doesn't catch, it would be nice to be able to delete or add single letters rather than whole words.

    I will probably not be using this feature as it is; it seems like it is more trouble than it's worth right now and doesn't have the features I need. However, if this feature is expanded it would make my life (as well…

    2 votes
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  2. 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...

    62 votes
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  3. 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…

    51 votes
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  4. 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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  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"

    526 votes
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  6. 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.

    42 votes
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  7. 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…

    92 votes
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  8. 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?

    119 votes
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  9. 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

    469 votes
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  10. 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…

    118 votes
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  11. 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…

    177 votes
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  12. numbering comment

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

    99 votes
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  13. 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…

    43 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…

    42 votes
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  15. 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.

    213 votes
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  16. 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.

    932 votes
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  17. 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.

    175 votes
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  18. 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

    34 votes
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  19. 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…

    175 votes
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  20. 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.

    41 votes
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