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  1. List bullet button should apply List Bullet style rather than overlay list bullets

    This is such an old issues, but please make it that the list bullet and number list icons in the ribbon turn the style into List Bullet or List Number respectively. Alternatively remove these buttons as they mess up the styling

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    • Accidental cAPS correction function

      Please enable this function in the envelope and label dialogue boxes under "Mailings." I depend on it constantly, and it would be helpful here.

      3 votes
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      • Switching to/from Header mode is inefficient

        ... because the displayed page jumps somewhere else, up to 20 or 30 pages away. This means I have to scroll to the header/footer I want to edit or to the page I want to edit. Very annoying!

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        • Allow searching only in Fields

          Useful when preparing or repairing Index entries.

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          • Option in Print Layout Mode

            It should be possible to optionally omit display of the gutter. This allows the Word window to be smaller and eases checking the left-right alignment of successive pages.

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            • Make Match Case checkbox more accessible

              It was much better, as I recall, in Word 2010 and 2007. The present way, one does not know whether Match Case is on or off. This leads to mysterious failures to find strings that I know are there. Bring Match Case back to the top level under Search Document.

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              • 4 votes
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                • Table of content issues

                  While doing group assignments online on word-online, we face problems while updating the table of content. we can create the table of content easily, but when we need to update it, we have to download the documents and do it on word offline. That's time consuming and problematic as well.

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                  • Improve Show Bookmarks

                    If Options > Advanced has Show Bookmarks = On, they should always show. Also I note that if a bookmarked section ends with a table, the ending bookmark does not show. I want to know exactly what my bookmarks are without having to do Insert > Links > Bookmark > (name of bookmark) > GoTo. It would also help if the bookmark symbol was unique.

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                    • Index entries are too sensitive

                      Differences in spaces should not matter, and differences in Styles should not matter either. Far too often I have made an index where seemingly identical subheadings are placed under separate headings rather than together under one heading. Very annoying and time-consuming to find and fix all the entries in the text.

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                      • Extreme delay

                        When using Home > Paragraph > Numbering for the first time after reading a document in, the delay can be up to 15 MINUTES, during which time I can't use Word for anything. This is still true after repairing Office 2013 and after repairing the doc. Why does this happen?

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                        • Spell Check when saving

                          Tell the user that saves done with Spell Check = On may be extremely slow. Now if a save takes forever, one has to guess why.

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                          • Make page layout consistent

                            At present the page layout (where lines of text end) changes according to 1. Print vs. Draft mode; 2. Edit Header vs. Edit page body mode. Very confusing and so far as I can see, totally unnecessary. Perfect consistency would be much better.

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                            • You People Have Really Messed This Thing Up! Just Give Up!!! QUIT!

                              Go Somewhere ... Nice for Lunch. And don't come back!
                              Sorry I am having a long bad day at the computer. I can't view any attachments sent to me. And You probably won't help me because you are a robot.

                              3 votes
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                              • file conversion

                                I have 10,000s of Word files in various file formats going back 25 years. It would be nice if Word automatically converted all of them to the latest file format. Recently I tried to open a word document from Word 95 and I could not do so. Now I worry that Word 97 - 2003 will some day be unsupported.

                                7 votes
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • please sort out

                                    i know this not so much to do with word but would you be so kind as to update paint too please , i do a few picture or textures and at this moment in time im having to use gimp as it seams alot better on few things that paint dont do , please please please update this too fed going backwards forwards between gimp and paint

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                                    • Free

                                      Microsoft should give office for free, of course not the new version but maybe one of the older like Microsoft office 2010

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Store my Bibliographic database on the cloud (OneDrive)

                                        As an student and researcher, I have a relatively large bibliography database and I'm always afraid of losing it (yes, I use the Bibliography management in word).

                                        You should put the "Global Bibliography", (with all the references I've ever used) in OneDrive, so I would not lose them every time I change PCs.

                                        This would also be a first step towards bibliography management in all platforms.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Tell the world about the end of SHA-1

                                          Windows will stop accepting SHA-1 signatures on January 1st 2016. But most of the world doesn't know about this, and is still signing VBA macros with SHA-1. Unless there's an education effort, there's going to be a crisis in Office support, given the number of businesses that are still using Office 2007.

                                          3 votes
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