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  1. Add limits to integrals and sums

    In OneNote, it is very easy to add limits to existing integrals and sums without limits in the equation editor: just press the left arrow until the cursor moves to the limit field.

    In Word, however, if I type an integral or sum without limits, the limit field is not there and the only way to add limits is to convert the equation to linear format. Please make the Word Equation Editor behave like OneNote's in this regard.

    5 votes
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  2. Basic Cover Pages for Academic Papers in Word

    I just would like to see a blank cover page to be used as an MLA cover page for academic papers.

    3 votes
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  3. Update Citation Styles

    Word 2016, 2019, and 365 are still behind in terms of citation styles. Now there is MLA 8th instead of Word MLA 7th and Chicago 17th instead of Word Chicago 16th. Microsoft, it's high time to update.

    6 votes
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  4. HEY FUCKFACES AT MICROSOFT- WHY DOES COPY AND PASTE TEXT OUT OF PDF FILES MAGICALLY NOT WORK TODAY? FUCK_YOU.

    HEY FUCKFACES AT MICROSOFT- WHY DOES COPY AND PASTE TEXT OUT OF PDF FILES MAGICALLY NOT WORK TODAY? FUCK_YOU.

    3 votes
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  5. Word 2016 Vanishing Scroll Bar: Why make it easy to navigate a document when you can make it harder?!

    Once again in Word 2016, the scroll bar vanishes when I move the mouse pointer away from the Word window. Where am I in the word document? Really can't say, the #($#))#$ scroll bar has vanished.

    If I select a different app, maybe Excel, the Word scroll bar vanishes and doesn't reappear until I click somewhere in the Word window. Returning from Excel to scroll down and work on the next bit of my Word document? Click somewhere in the Word window to un-vanish the scroll bar, then click the scroll bar to move through the document.

    Hey,…

    10 votes
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  6. Option to change background color of word document

    The black text on a white background hurts my eyes after using my computer for long periods of time (Student life). I would like the option to change the background from white to another color that is easier on my eyes. If I could choose the color that would be easier since some people prefer other colors. When it comes to printing the page it would print the correct ink color on the paper and not change the paper color. Just a setting for the computer version, not the printed version. Thank you!

    3 votes
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  7. Improved Dark Mode on Page

    Dark Mode in Word is off to a great start since it was introduced, but it could be even more better, if the page that users are currently typing could also be darkened as well, as you are still staring at a white page. A feature in Outlooks enables users to preview their messages against a white background, without having to change their main settings. This feature can be imported to Word (and possibly other Office products as well.

    6 votes
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  8. formatting text: overlined

    In some cases (especially in computer science) it would be necessary to overline text. In older versions that was possible. Now you have to draw a line.

    6 votes
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  9. Please add a template for IWG format for writing papers.

    Please add a template for IWG (Institutional Writing Guidelines) in order to format for Word. I am having a hard time finding one on the web, and my instructor is a bear! We have APA, and MLA, and so many others, an IWG would be an excellent addition!

    2 votes
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  10. Chicago bibliography: incorrect order of entries with same author, different source types

    Hi,

    I noticed a bug where the order of entries in a bibliography with style chicago is incorrect, when the references have different type:

    To reproduce:

    Add an "interview" type source with the following information:

    Interviewee: Person, Interviewed

    Interviewer: Person, Interviewing

    Title: A recent conversation

    Year: 2020

    Add a "book" type source with the following information:

    Author: Person, Interviewed

    Title: Babbling about books in the past

    Year: 1964

    Add a "book section" type source with the following information:

    Author: Person, Interviewed

    Title: Comma, the underapreciated, often forgotten punctuation mark

    Year: 2000

    For developers: this is the sources xml:

    <b:Sources xmlns:b="…

    1 vote
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  11. Problem with auto sizing of symbol while writing above

    I am using Ms Word since long but recently facing problem. I tried all the ways that I could but was not able to increase size of some of the arrows like left harpoon etc. I needed it as i wanted to write text above it and wanted it to stretch it to accommodate length of text above/below it. This happens with left and right arrow but not with other kind of arrows.

    2 votes
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  12. I think you have a great program but there are a growing number of common bugs. One is after hypertext, if you press enter to go to the nex

    Great program, growing number of bugs that make it exceedingly hard to use. One is after hypertext, if you press enter to go to the next line, and press spacebar to go right, when you type the non hypertext it automatically enters hypertext, very hard to undo. Another is automatically numbering things, stupid, if I want to number them I will do it myself(stop possesing my keyboard!!). Another is sometimes when you press spacebar to move text over to the right, it just won't let you, hey, if I want to move my text over its my right. Just saying,…

    3 votes
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  13. Spell check incorrect

    My language is set to English, but spell check wants to remove a load of u's and put z's into almost every word that has an s in it. Please change to an English dictionary.

    1 vote
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  14. please add AutoSummary feature

    AutoSummary feature ...please add back in current WORD

    2 votes
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  15. A True Dark Theme

    Microsoft has done a good job creating a nice dark theme for Windows 10, but the Dark Grey and Black themes in Office are just bad. They change a few elements but leave so much blinding white that it hurts my eyes. The icons get lost as well. Please make a true dark theme for Office. Also a dark colorful app would be great.

    65 votes
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  16. Name of File on top of Word

    In older versions of Word the name of my file would be displayed at the top of word in the middle. Now only a small portion appears. Is there any way you can put at least 3/4 of the document name before the hourglass at the top of Word?

    4 votes
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  17. Page counter

    t would be nice to see a feature that at the bottom of every page it says what page you're on, so for example if you're on the second page and your document has nine pages it says "page 2 of 9" at the bottom of that page

    1 vote
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  18. Autosummary feature

    I would like to have the autosummary feature back on Word.

    9 votes
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  19. Add a ruler to Word 365. Why is there no ruler. Are y'all insane?

    Add a ruler to Word 365. Why is there no ruler. Are y'all insane?

    2 votes
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  20. Stop pausing searches in Word 2016 navigation pane. It's infuriating!!!

    Stop pausing searches in Word 2016 navigation pane. It's infuriating!!!

    2 votes
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