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  1. Fix font rendering in Word 2016

    The OpenType serif font that we use for our documents (Berling) looks fine in Word 2010, but it renders as a jaggy, sans-serif font (similar to a low-resolution version of Arial) in Word 2016. This is true for all variants of the Berling font we use: roman, italics, bold and bold italic. Just to be clear, the font we use is Berling, not Berlin.

    48 votes
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    declined  ·  Rebecca responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for letting us know your problem with the Berling font. The best place to get support for this is the Word area of the Microsoft Answers forum:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word

    In the upper right corner, you will find the button “Ask a question” to submit your feedback.

    We’ve got coworkers over there to help with questions like this, and we’re trying to keep the UserVoice site for new product ideas. Once you create a discussion/question on the Answers forum, please post the question link under this idea so other users who have the same problem can also move to the Answers forum.

    Thanks for participating.

  2. Get back offline help in Office 2016

    Yesterday I was writing Excel formulas while traveling, needed some help about the functions, and had the really bad surprise to discover that Office 2016 has no offline help anymore. This is a real pity. There are so many places where you simply can't be online. And there are people who can't afford it because mobile data is just too expensive. What's the next step, will I need to be connected to the Internet to save a document to my own hard drive, or simply to startup Word? I'm kind of tempted to downgrade to Office 2013.

    45 votes
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  3. Bring back Offline Help in Office 2016

    In Office 2013 and previous versions it was possible to choose between Online Help and Offline Help. In Office 2016 there is only Online Help, Offline Help is no longer available. Please bring back this option.

    81 votes
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  4. Bring back the option to scan documents in word2016

    There's no sense in removing the option to scan documents in Word 2016.
    The workaround you defend in the foruns (scan a document, place in onenote and then in word2016) is so windows 1............

    80 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! There are two alternative methods today that you can use to import scanned content into Word. 1) Use the Office Lens app, available on Android, iOS, and Windows devices. This app allows you to scan a document from your phone, and has updated scanning and OCR technology  that allows you to easily send the recognized content to a Word document. 2) You can still use a physical scanner to scan a document as a PDF. Then open the PDF document from the Word app, which will import the PDF into Word for editing.

  5. Bring back the Object Browser

    Word 2013 eliminated the "browse arrows" and Select Browse Object button from the vertical scroll bar. Although partial replacements for this utility are available in the Navigation pane and Go To dialog, none of them are as convenient as the simple browse arrows.

    A search for "browse object" in the Word forum at Microsoft Community (http://goo.gl/eC3IZy) shows that many users are puzzled by and/or unhappy about the loss of this utility.

    26 votes
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    64 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. We do not have plans to add object browser to Word at this time. Here is an alternative may help you to browse objects quickly in Word.

    Home → Find → Go To

    Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention and continuing to work with us on improving our products for customers worldwide.

  6. Paste without format shortcut!

    It's quite annoying working with word and multiple sources of information because I need to paste into notepad and copy/paste again into word. I'm not the only one, everybody I know does the same. A shortcut like in Excel (Ctrl+Shift+C/V) would do wonders for the time I have left on this world.

    (Also for an MS site you use a lot of Google and Amazon services to run this site!)

    29 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback. We do not have plans to add a dedicated paste as plain text shortcut to Word at this time. Here are a few options that may help you to paste as plain text quickly in Word.

    1) Assign your own custom keyboard shortcut to “PasteTextOnly” by following these instructions: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-keyboard-shortcuts-9a92343e-a781-4d5a-92f1-0f32e3ba5b4d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#mouse
    2) Change the default paste options in Word by following these instructions: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Control-the-formatting-when-you-paste-text-20156A41-520E-48A6-8680-FB9CE15BF3D6#bm4
    3) Use Paste Recovery via keyboard to paste as plain text by hitting the Ctrl key after paste, followed by the letter t.
    4) Clear formatting on the text after pasting. Select the pasted text and hit Ctrl + Space.

    Lastly, the suggested shortcut key is used in Word to paste formatting using the Format Painter: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Copy-formatting-using-the-Format-Painter-B9FE82EA-C0A0-41DE-837B-D2F15DD41EA9#__toc307480778

  7. Bring back clip art.

    I do not want to use BING. Odd thing is I used clip art yesterday thru Word and can not today?!

    23 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! At this time, we do not have plans to add clip art back. However, we have implemented a new Insert Online Picture experience which allows you to insert pictures from various sources in addition to Bing. Also, we added a new Insert Icon feature which includes 500+ icons such as people, technology, education, sports, and more. If you are an O365 subscriber, you should see these new features in your latest build.

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