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  1. Put indexes last

    That's where they are in every book I've looked at. There is a way to move them after the Endnotes but it's complicated and hard to remember. The default should be INDEXES LAST.

    3 votes
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  2. Must read entire file in for TOC's and indexes to be correct

    When only some of the doc is in memory, It is idiotic to insert totally wrong page numbers in TOC's and indexes - with no warning! Elementary! Fix it!

    3 votes
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  3. 5 votes
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  4. Bug in popup menu

    If you insert an object in the main text, when right-clicking on it, you have the format object menu. Now, you place that object in a table's cell, right-click, the format object should be there and it's not. If you want to format the object, you have to move it out, do the format object then place it back in the table. Annoying.

    2 votes
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  5. Referencing multiple items simutaneously

    A great deal of my work involves legal documents. I find the way Word handles “references” to be rather juvenile.

    EXAMPLE:


    1. This is item 1

    2. This is item 2
      a. This is item 2.a
      b. This is item 2.b
      i. This is item 2.b.i

    3. This is item 3

    Now, if I want to reference items 2 through item 2.b.i, I have to manually reference each item individually and then adjust the actual way it is displayed.

    I usually use LaTeX with TeXstudio as the front end. This allows me to mark item 2 and item 2.b.1 in the document. I…

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. 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!

    2 votes
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  8. Allow searching only in Fields

    Useful when preparing or repairing Index entries.

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. There should be more features on Word.

    Word Online should seem similar to Word on your desktop. So try adding more features.

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. PDF

    Edit PDF items on OneDrive with out using Word. Word dose not convert the PDS correctly

    3 votes
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  18. I would like if it had the feel back

    It doesn't feel like word nore feel like another program i like microsoft 07/10 better Please put back the feel and may be add new features for macro code and recording spot were you can import html code and box it and becomes that shape/form?

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  19. Find and Find and Replace features stop redirecting to previous searches

    The "Find" and "Find and Replace" features have an issue. It would be awesome to see it fixed because I use these features often. Easiest explanation is an example:

    If I use the "Find" feature and search "apple", it works great and I can see all 30 instances of "apple".

    I make edits on page 10 then click the X on the "Find" window and resume my work on page 54.

    The next time I use the "Find" feature, it will automatically open with the previous results from "apple" and bring me back to page 10. I've wasted a lot…

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  20. Make Word simpiler

    Make Word for Windows (Desktop Application) easier to use for the average person. My first suggestion is to simplify things. A good program can be easily figured out without spending several hours googling or watching tutorials. I am a college student, and even I am overwhelmed by the number of options in Word. My second suggestion is to get data from users about the first things they do when they open up a Word document. For me, it is enable editing, which I shouldn't even have to do and rename the document, which should just be a single click. Instead,…

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