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  1. Word 2016 References File Backup

    The file that you input your references into should auto backup to your Onedrive. I have made it function that way now, but when I had to reload I lost all of the ones that I input for the last two semesters because I never thought to back that up. If we log in with an MS account, it should set that up Automatically.

    3 votes
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  2. Have a working link at 'See more Dictionaries', have better spell check, get rid of 'Tell me what you want to do'because it's useless.

    Have a working link at 'See more Dictionaries', have better spell check, get rid of 'Tell me what you want to do'because it's useless.

    Revert to the previous spell check arrangement that could recognise words and phrases in common use.

    2 votes
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  3. can you reinstate document summarisiinng

    Please reinstate document summarising

    2 votes
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  4. Header editing ability is total crap and needs to be improved.

    The ability to edit headers specific to a section of the document doesn't work. I've tried un-linking pages and making section breaks. Sometimes making new page starting points screws up all the rest of the work I've done in trying to modify headers. I simply want to remove headers before chapter headings but the whole thing goes FUBAR. So angry right now!

    6 votes
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  5. Cross-Reference the Reviewers' Comments

    We need some times to link (or cross reference) a reviewer comment from another comment.

    There are only tables , headings, bookmarks, etc available as accepted destinations of a cross reference (but not other comments).

    I strongly need (and suggest) that comments be added to the "Reference Type" drop-down-list of the cross-reference dialog box as a category to select from.

    3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Right mouse menu on markup text does have lookup items, such as synonyms

    When editing a document with review on and showing markup, a right click on newly inserted text brings up the review items such as "Accept insertion" or "Reject insertion". When display for review is set to "No Markup", the right mouse button provides options for Smart Lookup, Synonyms, Translate, etc.
    These reference functions are just as useful, if not more useful, for reviewed insertions. Please expand the right mouse menu to include all of the original options when selecting markup insertions.

    5 votes
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  8. Share configurations between devices

    can we share configuration data between computers. I use Word on by desk top and on my laptop and I would like to be able to use my dictionaries, auto-correct and tool bar configurations between devices easily.

    1 vote
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  9. Editing content within content control of a restricted document

    I have a need to allow users to edit content within controls placed inside word documents with restricted editing turned on. In other words, the majority of the document is protected against edits, but there are a handful of content controls which can have its content edited.

    Currently if I enable Restrict Editing to 'Filling in Forms' the desired outcome is almost achieved. However, the toolbars in Word for formatting the text within the control is disabled (e.g. the user can't choose Bold, Italics, Bulleted lists, etc).

    It would be great if we could restrict content editing to the content…

    2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Open more than one file at a time

    Need check boxes next to file names so more than one file can be opened in on eopen operation.

    1 vote
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  12. Have a word frequency counter!!!

    There should be a set of thorough word analytic features...one of those features being an ability to see how many times a particular word appears, etc., etc.

    2 votes
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  13. Create an easy way to save on the hard drive and a backup drive at the same time with one click.

    Save on hard drive and a backup drive at the same time, automatically.

    4 votes
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  14. Bring back paperclip

    In 97-03 Versions of Microsoft word you had an office assistant that was the little paperclip. Bring him back...he was helpful and a fun way to get help when you are frustrated

    2 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Make it easy to use Dragon Naturally Speaking in Word 2016 (Office 365).

    It used to be a simple matter of enabling an add-in. Now the add-in no longer appears and it seems impossible to add it manually. There should be an easy fix for this. If there is, will somebody please let me know?

    2 votes
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  18. Shortcut for transposing characters

    I'm an editor and I often need to transpose two characters where people have made a typo. It would be great if I could highlight them, and then have a shortcut (like Ctrl-B for bold) that just switches them for me.

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  19. Create a speacial version or a mode

    Word supports for science documents such as Chemistry, Physical and Math not well. Word can't draw molecular structure in Chemistry, draw geometry in Math independently without using GeoGebra. I want a new mode for science document which has unified structure like TexMaker, any science documents, which was written by TexMaker, is very similar, united. I think Word can format very well but it also makes documents have no general format like LaTex.

    2 votes
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  20. Add to find and replace so that we can specify wether to change parts of words or only whole words.

    When I just attempted to find and replace Ms with Ms. 157 instances were completed. However, it broke all words with an m followed by an s, capitalizing the M and adding a period.

    3 votes
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