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  1. Compatibility mode - automate conversion

    Some people find converting older file formats too difficult to figure out and do.

    2 suggestions:

    1 create a user option to automate format conversion. When the user turns the option on, all older files are automatically opened into the file conversion process.

    2 create a mass conversion process. I don't understand why in the last 30 years of complaints you haven't done it. Supply a template or macro that converts all files in a folder and it's sub folders without user input.

    1 vote
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  2. how to exit compatibility mode

    how to get out of compatibility mode??

    2 votes
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  3. do not have compatibility mode

    Put back the things which were taken away when you are in compatibility mode

    1 vote
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  4. Editing in Reading Mode

    Assalam-o-Alaikum, I think Microsoft should add an Option of editing in reading Mode. Because., when we are reading the Document then sometimes it occurs that an Idea to edit something in document came to our mind but when we wanna edit it then again we can't do so.We have to go to the "Edit Mode" which takes some time and take some effort to go back and after that go to "Reading Mode".

    33 votes
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  5. Real dark mode

    Hello,
    I suggest a real dark mode for Microsoft Word. By that I mean the possibility to write in white on a black background.
    This should be a simple feature for writing but when you print it would print just normal black on white.

    46 votes
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  6. Dark Mode in Word.

    In my opinion there should be a dark mode or night mode in Microsoft Products also.

    7 votes
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  7. Open document in draft mode doesn't work

    The option to open a document in draft mode doesn't work. It always opens in Page Layout mode. I want the document to open in the mode I saved it.

    15 votes
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  8. Add backward compatibility for Unicode fonts with PUA code points

    As described on the following page: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=VendorUseOfPUA#14086407

    Earlier versions of MS Word and supported Unicode fonts with Private Use Area code points. This allowed Thai, Hebrew and Arabic users to use fonts that were created with the old Unicode standard until Word 2010.

    From Word 2013 onward, the rendering engine has been modified, and Word does not display the glyphs of fonts using PUA code points.

    Documents created with these fonts are rendered with the system default font, but are printed with the correct glyphs.

    For designers, consumers, businesses, schools and countless others, this means that they cannot use thousands…

    365 votes
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  9. kids mode

    for kids kids mode

    4 votes
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  10. "read mode" to be active

    Hi. So, as a copywriter, I'm using Word a lot! I would like for the "read mode" to be active, i.e. for the users to be able to write, edit, change a piece while viewing it like a book, in "read mode".

    12 votes
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  11. highlighter in read mode

    love the read mode, but get frustrated having to switch back and forth when i just want to highlight something...

    11 votes
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  12. Dark Mode

    For those who work late at night, or those who enjoy a new modern look on both their laptop and phone, I propose introducing dark mode, very similar to focus but having the tool bar at the top of the screen accessible all the time during typing and editing.

    7 votes
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  13. Word conversion to MediaWiki tool

    Update add-in for Word conversion to MediaWiki to be available via Microsoft Store for download and installation. It is an existing add in but only up to Office version 12 I think

    https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/get-an-office-add-in-for-word-d8956c8b-4ae3-4b74-9288-2ee99128a6f1

    2 votes
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  14. Please restore the ability to edit directly in Read Mode

    Please restore the ability to edit directly in Read Mode that was present in Word 2007 (Full Screen Reading View) and available as a toggle option in Word 2010. I need to edit large documents (over 250,000 words) and change the scale constantly to focus on specific parts of the document. I don't understand why this feature was removed. I did most of my editing in this mode and would like it restored.

    35 votes
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  15. Flawless PDF to Word conversion would make the world a better place

    you would make the world a better place if you go serious about flawless conversion from PDF

    3 votes
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  16. Make a basic mode

    Make a Basic Mode
    Word has become a dinosaur with all these options, make a basic mode that removes all these options 99% of people never use.

    3 votes
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  17. Side to side mode zoom!

    In the side to side view mode add zooming in. It’s disabled.

    5 votes
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  18. Full screen word

    Get fullscreen mode for word and have it that you can still type

    13 votes
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  19. Double-clicking a word in Read Mode should automatically switch to Edit Mode

    Double-clicking a word in Read Mode should automatically switch to Edit Mode with said word highlighted. It's frustrating when you want to make a simple change while in Read Mode. You have to click through a menu to switch to Edit Mode and then you have to waste time searching for the place where you wanted to edit.

    2 votes
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  20. file conversion

    I have 10,000s of Word files in various file formats going back 25 years. It would be nice if Word automatically converted all of them to the latest file format. Recently I tried to open a word document from Word 95 and I could not do so. Now I worry that Word 97 - 2003 will some day be unsupported.

    8 votes
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