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  1. Citations styles for historians

    Could you please offer Irish Historical Studies (IHS) style because the citation styles available under References are not workable for historians?

    The IHS style guide is at http://irishhistoricalstudies.ie/rulesforcontribs.pdf

    Thanks,

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  2. Ghost headings in outline mode.

    In order to make the outlining feature more useful, in conjunction with the navigation pane, Word should offer the possibility of flagging headings as "ghosts" so they will be visible in the document for organization purposes, but will not print. In this manner, one will not have to manually remove all headings from a copy of the file before submitting a finished document. The option of saving a copy of the document without ghost headings would also be helpful.

    1 vote
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  3. Re-implement Fullscreen

    Previous versions of word had the ability to access a fullscreen function from the 'view' tab where editing would continue as normal. In 2016 this is no longer an option, please bring it back.

    4 votes
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Proofing Options: Spaces after Periods and Colons

    Please restore the option to choose the number of spaces (1 or 2) after periods and colons.

    9 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. By changing the UI (user interface)

    You can change the transitions of Word 2016. Can you make a very special UI for our Microsoft users to imagine how the Word 2016 has the best document opener and maker?

    1 vote
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  8. Automatic deleting extra space between words.

    Conversion of text file from Windows 2000-2007 to Windows 10 causes almost complete loss of previous formatting. The most time consuming are extra spaces between words added out of blue. It can be easily fixed manually in short letter, but correcting a book of 600 pages drives me crazy.

    2 votes
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  9. Bug? Horizontal Line Formatting

    I think I found a bug in Word 2016. I have a horizontal line in my document. When I right click it in 2010, I get the option to "Format Horizontal Line...". In 2016, that same option instead says "Picture..." which is confusing. They both bring up the same dialog box though.

    2 votes
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  10. In Track Changes, accept or reject all changes from one action at once

    Let's say a reviewer does a single find-replace of 76 instances of "colour" with "color." When I go to accept or reject changes, I need to review all 76 of them individually, scattered amongst other changes.

    It would be great to be able to review all of those changes as a single item.

    1 vote
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  11. Space before a colon and proofing.

    When adding a colon after a sentence, Word (sometimes, but not always ...) automatically adds a space before the colon (which is OK) but then promptly marks it in blue underline as a (possible) mistake in check spelling. It should not be marked as a mistake if Word itself made the change. And why is the space not always added?

    2 votes
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  12. style gallery - display icon for all styles

    The style gallery in the home tab only shows the icon for paragraph styles.

    Fix it so that icons are displayed for all style types

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  15. Add comment for non-contiguous text

    Sometimes I have a comment that applies to text in multiple locations within a paragraph that are not contiguous. I would like to be able to "collect" the text and associate a comment with the collection. To be clear, I am talking about text within a paragraph not at widely separated locations in a document.

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  16. Bug Report - Allow spacing between cells in tables

    When Allow spacing between cells in table is used, the following behaviour can be seen:
    - If row heights are set to the same exact height, the height of the first row is smaller than the height of the other rows. This is the case whether or not you have Header Row selected in Table Style options.
    - If you have multiple columns, and set Distribute Columns evenly, the two outside columns are narrower than the middle columns.
    This behaviour is more pronounced the larger the cell spacing setting.

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  17. Implement Line (not Fill) Patterns in Word 2016 Drawing Facility

    Word 2016 doesn't apparently allow a graphics 'line' to be patterned as well as given a colour.

    This ability has been available to previous versions of Word and is very useful. Note, this is different from patterns in ‘Fill’ [Format/Shape Fill/Texture/Pattern Fill]. There is no menu entry for patterns in the ‘Line’ Format menu, but it could be added (I guess) quite easily.

    I know the functionality is supported in Word 2016, because I can import such lines from Word 2007 and then use them with Word 2016.

    A work-round is to have a Word document with the various lines…

    2 votes
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  18. Dual highlighting buttons for quick switching between colours or on/off

    Highlighting and un-highlighting are unnecessarily cumbersome. Dual buttons would allow 90% of my highlighting work to proceed significantly faster - each button could be set as the current single button is allowing you to easily change between colours or switch on/off when editing.

    3 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. Sign a word document in the browser, when there is a touch screen.

    Want to be able to sign SPO word docs using the browser.

    3 votes
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