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  1. The page cutoff always moves; should stay stationary.

    Whenever you try to see how many pages it is, the line always takes a moment to just stay and stop moving. There should be an option to show where the pages ends by showing it cut off and a continuation on the next page. This would help a lot when I'm using this for Humanities (Pre AP World History). Thank you so much for reading; this has been a great/astounding way for me to be able to complete my work without spending a dime!

    2 votes

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  2. site enhance: another link to answers forum

    The home page for the Word suggestion site has links to the Answers forum, ie:

    <snip>
    Need technical support? Please visit the Microsoft Community or the Office Support site.
    </snip>

    But "microsoft community" is not a very descriptive name for the function answers forum.

    Add links to the answers forum, and the "Office support site" to the links collection on the right side of the site.

    1 vote

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  3. draft saves

    Users should be able to save draft copies in the same files to prevent having to look around in their folders or desktops of previous drafts; comparisons between drafts can be done within the file.

    6 votes

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  4. Updating TOC's

    When updating an index or TOC, make ERROR! say exactly what the problem is. Right now one has to guess and search.

    2 votes

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  5. Make Repair Document better

    it's not obvious how to do a repair. Make the process much clearer. Also it should tell the user what, if anything, it had to fix. This would help the user see what was wrong. If nothing was fixed the user would know to look elsewhere for the problem.

    3 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 5 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Allow searching only in Fields

    Useful when preparing or repairing Index entries.

    2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    1 vote

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 1 vote

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  20. 2 votes

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