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  1. Change the office clipboard back!

    return the office clipboard to a white background!! It is very difficult to read the clipped items on the colored background!

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    • Going paperless: Restore numbered comments for environmentally friendly paperless practice

      Publishers and offices are slowly but surely going paperless, but if you want to see the comments in that student's thesis, your journal submission, or research proposal, you're actually going to have to print it out! MS even tells you so. Or you can hilariously try to do something with it in "Print preview'' mode.

      Come on MS, where's you're green policy? Restore numbering of comments PLEASE!

      5 votes
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      • When do you introduce background color on the outside of text area - like it is in Windows for Mac???

        Its been there on MAC for years and its yet to come to Windows machines - the background color outside text area is very useful

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        • Things are hard to spot, find, read.

          Too many things are gray-on-gray, or light-gray on white, etc.
          Scrollers disappear without reason, I like to see them all the time without hovering the mouse to see it again. Some of your GUI ideas are improvements, many are not, such as mentioned above.
          Please change your GUI ideas direction.

          2 votes
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          • Enable one-click to make the lines of a table invisible.

            That way it would be easier to use tables to format text.

            2 votes
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            • Please send an email or something asking me if I want to pay for word again rather then assuming and charging my account

              Please send an email or something asking me if I want to pay for word again rather then

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              • Ability to review attachments in Read only mode

                It would be really helpful if I didn't have to go into edit mode to view attachments to documents. When reviewing documents there are almost always attachments to be reviewed as part of it. I am not changing anything just viewing it and don't want to edit anything, just be able to see the attached file.

                3 votes
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                • Workgroup Templates Should Support Chart Templates

                  Custom chart templates must still be installed to each user's computer. This makes no sense when a Workgroup Templates location is available. Workgroup templates already supports subfolders for Document Themes, Theme Fonts and Theme Colors. Just add another for Charts!

                  2 votes
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                  • Grammarly Add in

                    Incorporate the Grammarly Add in to Word 2019 and Word 365. It was very helpful in Office 2016 and 2013. On the same note, I find that Word 2019 grammar tool is very effective as compared to the previous releases.

                    3 votes
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                    • Security Update KB4461625 Crashes Word (Office Professional Plus 2010 64-bit)

                      The recently released security update KB4461625 crashes Word when you try to open any document. I am using Office Professional Plus 2010 64-bit. Uninstalling the update 'fixes' the issue, until Windows Update re-installs it again!

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                      • Password protect document to hide only certain details

                        I have a need to create technical documents which contain usernames and passwords, however the document needs to be freely given out as the documentation ultimately will be a user guide.

                        My idea was that you could password protect a document so that the full document is visible with correct entry of the password but the passwords are hidden when the password is not entered.

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                        • Open forms in edit view not in read mode

                          I create forms in word but when sharing these i get complaints that they open in read mode (a form is for completing not reading so read mode is inappropriate) I need the forms to be set to open in standard edit view ready for completion by the user.
                          Similar but slightly different to the huge array of edit in read mode posts!

                          2 votes
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                          • Allow to revert to the old icon set in Word Office 365

                            Allow to revert to the old icon set in Word Office 365 - the new icons & graphics are terrible, and when you finally get the settings correct so your eyes stop hurting, it re-sets when you close and open a different or new document. Stop forcing pointless and unwanted changes on users that lose businesses millions in the time wasted re-learning how to use the bloody programs their employees have been using for years!!

                            4 votes
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                            • let me type on word

                              to let me use word because it is not letting me use word

                              2 votes
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                              • Allow the spell/grammar check to be adjusted in case of a system error.

                                occasionally the program will run into issues where it calls out an "error" because of something the system is missing. An example might be a non-hyphenated compound noun that the system doesn't recognize. I had "three line items" in parenthesis in an outline. The program tried to add hyphens between "three" and "line" where it didn't belong and where it confused the meaning.

                                2 votes
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                                • Word 2016 needs default setting to File/Open as a DRAFT. I started a file in Word 2016, and Option to permit open as draft fails.

                                  Word 2016 needs default setting to File/Open as a DRAFT. I started a file in Word 2016 to avoid the compatibility problem, and the Option to "permit open as draft" fails. Failure was after turning the computer off, waiting 10 minutes, and restarting.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Include workgroup templates in start screen search

                                    Provide group policy settings to include workgroup templates in the Office start screen search results when the template source location is local.

                                    Future related enhancements:

                                    - Set a source for Office workgroup templates (UNC path, mapped drive, SharePoint on-prem/online library).

                                    - Option to sync workgroup templates from source to a local location on the device

                                    3 votes
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                                    • make accessibility options in PDF export more discoverable

                                      I would like to suggest to change the layout of the accessibility feature for Exporting to PDFS out of the “Options” Menu and include it on the first screen.
                                      Currently, setting is buried:
                                      File, Export, Create PDF/XPS, Publish as PDF or XPS, Options, Checkbox “document structures tags for accessibility,”

                                      Proposed solution:
                                      File, Export, Create PDF/XPS, Publish as PDF or XPS, Radio Button Optimize for… (add option accessibility).

                                      This will place the option one-level above and the language currently may be “too technical” for the average user.

                                      2 votes
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                                        • you should provide facility to convert image text to editable directly in ms word

                                          Microsoft is a well known company. You should lock your user by providing all related facility at one place.

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