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  1. auto-save

    I know it Auto-Recovers but it would be AWESOME if you auto-saved. Thanks voters!

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    • Merriam-Webster dictonary

      Merriam-Webster dictionary available to check spelling and meaning.

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      • Shortcut/hotkey option for the new dictate feature

        Add a shortcut/hotkey option for the new dictate feature

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        • Hint Option For Password-Protected Documents

          Can we have the option when password-protecting Word documents of associating a hint with the password - I've accrued a fair few passwords now for opening different Word documents and I'm beginning to struggle to remember which password opens which document.

          Background: With the recent implementation of the GDPR, a lot of Word documents must be password-protected.

          Thanks :)

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          • To-Do Tasks, AI, and Word

            I just read the blog post about the new AI features that will be coming to Word at some point in the future. I just wanted to write in and suggest, if it is not already set up to do this, can you please have that feature sync the tasks, on mobile, to the Microsoft To-Do app and on desktop to Outlook under Tasks (which I believe syncs with the To-Do app. I just want it to sync so Outlook or the Microsoft To-Do app can send me a reminder of that task that needs to be done in said…

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            • Go back to the original spelling and grammar check for Word documents.

              Please return to the original spelling and grammar check for Word documents. The automatic update now says "Check document," adds the number of spelling and grammar errors, won't check only a highlighted section, and requires separate steps to check spelling and grammar. It is difficult to use and time consuming. The spelling and grammar check that was in Word remains in Outlook for email. Please go back to that method for Word documents. This is a very bad upgrade and makes me question using Office 365.

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              • Header edit option

                When "edit header" is selected via right clicking on the header, there needs to be an option that allows the user to select between editing header and edit header on this page only.

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                • Can changes be color coded in the Compare function of two documents

                  Can changes be color coded in the Compare function of two documents. Like red for deletions, blue for additions; like diffdoc
                  It is hard to read from the document at a glance what the changes are without the review pane; or if the comparison ended up looking like a document with track changes.

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                    • Proportional size for furigana/ruby text

                      If you try to change the font size of a word whit furigana, the furigana wo'nt adapt to the new size. This need to be fixed. Also, users should be able to automatically display furigana in more than a few paragraphs.

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                      • Fix user interface regarding document metadata entry

                        In Word 2016, the "Save As" window displays three metadata fields under the "Save as type" field: Author, Tags, and Title. However, if that window isn't sized correctly, the Title field drops off. It'd be great if those options scaled with the window size, so that none of them become hidden by too small of a window.
                        Thank you.

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                        • Umm

                          umm

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                          • Under Style, include Strayer University Writing Standards

                            STRAYER UNIVERSITY WRITING STANDARDS INFORMATION
                            Do you wonder why such a big deal is made over citations, references, and formatting? These areas are important because they ensure that your documents are credible and make a good first impression on readers.

                            What are Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) and how will they help me?

                            Audiences have different requirements for formatting and style guides that they ask you to follow. While the details change from format to format, one aspect remains consistent: formatting guidelines are designed so people write ethically (giving credit to others where credit is due) and professionally (making sure documents…

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                            • Export as a JPEG option? then I could make a document and then put it into photoshop to resize it without mucking up the aspect ratio

                              Export as a JPEG option? then I could make a document and then put it into photoshop to resize it without mucking up the aspect ratio

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                              • Customised local save locations whether in "Add a Place" or "This PC"

                                I'd like to be able to add customised local save locations whether in "Add a Place" or "This PC"

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                                • Save a doc. as a JPG

                                  I would like to be able to save word as a JPG

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                                  • Attach an open word document to a meeting or group

                                    I'd like to drag the currently open document onto a meeting in outlook to attach it or straight into a document library (e.g. on a group)

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                                    • Portuguese date format in uppercase or sentence case also

                                      Portuguese date format used in office products only shows up as dez, with no options for Dez or DEZ. Recommend inclusion of more formats.

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                                      • 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…

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