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  2. Spell check pane improvements

    Just started using Word 2016 and have suggestions for the spell checking pane:
    1. Enable hotkeys
    The pane shows characters underlined for the options I have (Ignore Once, Ignore All, ... but they do not work with the underlined keys when holding the alt key
    2. Ensure these commands do not move
    When the suggestion box changes size, the options shift up or down, causing me to move my mouse on every friggin new spelling error it finds. Please make sure these options stay at the exact same position so I don't have to move my mouse.

    32 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Please add the name of the computer upon which a perpetual license is installed on the record in the MS account to which it is associated.

    Please add the name of the computer upon which a perpetual license is installed on the record in the MS account to which it is associated.

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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Display the same document in different windows

    Being able to have the same editable document open in more than one instance would let users edit different parts of the same document with better flow. Someone writing a paper could change the outline without scrolling around and losing their place.

    1 vote
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  7. Option to Set Items Displayed in an Inserted Citation

    I have kept the style as "APA". I find that when I insert a citation, sometimes, only the author's surname displays, sometimes it is author's surname + year, and sometimes it is author's surname + year + title. There should be a setting/configuration option where you can choose what all should display.

    2 votes
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  8. grammar

    Is it possible to use Ai to figure out the typical mistakes one makes in their writing. For example spelling that is wrong. Or not using comma's correctly. Then the program tutors the writer on how they might do this better. Perhaps even link it up with a human that is able to work with the student and offer suggestions on what is going wrong.

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  9. add a text to speech feature

    a text to speech function for the whole document so that people can just select the whole document and select speak and it reads the whole document. this will make reviewing documents easy to review and check for error as even proof reading sometimes is not enough

    2 votes
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  10. please send this letter to embs please and send me a reply back from the receptionist

    I like to send this letter to embs please and reply me back from the
    reception

    1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Where did my Custom Templates go??

    There is no longer a link to my personal custom templates in Word 2016! Bring back the link, as shown in the image in the article

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Where-are-my-custom-templates-88ed77ca-df34-49e9-9087-3f01ae296e6e

    Look at "before" and "after" pics here...

    https://i.imgur.com/KCHhTi1.png

    2 votes
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  13. Templets on Word Documents Templets Aera apps. to use

    I have been using the Word Documents Templets for many things.

    The one thing that I would like to see updated or changed is that you have a PREVIEW OPTION on the Templets area before downloading the Templets to the Computer for usage.

    I would like to see the Document in a PREVIEW AREA, then choose it if needed to use.

    There are a lot of Documents that other people that would like to see updated or upgraded to the Templets Area.

    Could you send a email to others on what type of Templets they would like to see in…

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  14. 1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Maintain formatting of linked Excel tables after closing\re-opening

    We are an accounting firm and trying to get off Office 2010 to 2013. In our tests before rolling the software out to the company, we noticed that formatting in linked Excel tables is changing after closing and re-opening the document. Since we use linked Excel tables in our prepared financial documents this formatting changing makes the documents look less professional.

    If the formatting in the Excel doc and the formatting in the Word doc are both saved prior to closing, the formatting should not change in either upon re-opening or updating the linked data.

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  18. Why would the suggestion box be so limited.

    I have written my suggestion in Microsoft Word with screen captures to show the problems, but the suggestion box will not accept the post!!! Is Microsoft really serious here????

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  19. Add the word opioid(s) to Word dictionary.

    Opioids are a big enough problem nationwide that Word can add opioid(s) to the dictionary.

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  20. Make text in images searchable within Word

    Text within images is searchable in OneNote, Adobe Acrobat, and other applications. This should be implemented into Word, especially for images created in other Office apps like PowerPoint and Excel. The metadata is there; Word just doesn't recognize it. This is not an issue for many other publishing/word processing applications.

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