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  1. Khmer Font Broken in Microsoft Word with OS X Sierra

    With the Sierra OS X update on the Mac, Khmer Unicode no longer fully renders correctly in Microsoft Word. This is a regression bug as Khmer Unicode previously worked on Mac OS X El Capitan.

    Sample Khmer text that renders incorrectly in Microsoft Word:
    ស្រស់
    ប្រើ

    Please fix this ASAP as it makes Microsoft Word useless to those of us who use it with the Khmer language.

    44 votes
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    • New WORD Mac 365 update (15.38) - cannot select non-contiguous text !

      With the new update (15.38) - using the command key to select non-contiguous text is now disabled .! This is VERY frustrating .. after speaking to the support line - I have been told that "the developers are working on it" and I can only re-install the OLD update ... A very BIG hassle as all preferences and defaults get wiped .. anyone who is doing lots of Word processing will get very upset with this disabled feature

      5 votes
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      • Bring back the live word count feature for Mac Word 2016

        On Word 2011 at the bottom you could see the word count feature up until the cursor. This feature has now been removed and wastes a lot of time for anyone who needs to stick to tight word limits and needs to keep this under close surveillance, e.g. editors, students writing assignments, scientists writing journal articles, etc.

        A thread here https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304942-word-for-mac/suggestions/9220053-word-count suggested you were reviewing the suggestion. 18 months has passed and nothing. I'm switching back to Word 2011 and sticking to it.

        15 votes
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        • Auto recovery in Word when freezes or crashes

          I understand that the auto recovery features has been removed from recent update to Word for Mac 2016, in the past when a file was forced to close, the recovered file would open with 'auto recovery file name' and give you the option of which version you want to restore and use, this feature has been removed, please please bring it back as the auto save and auto reocvery files are not working.

          10 votes
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          • Make the font menu searchable

            In older versions of Word I could search for a specific font if I knew the name. This made switching fonts much easier and quicker. Please bring this back on both the desktop and mobile apps.

            7 votes
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            • 3 votes
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              • Stop making it so complicated!

                Why do you need to make it entirely different from the PC version and make it a hassle everytime you need to switch between Word on PC and Word on Mac? It's incredibly frustrating and stupid. It's not even remotely close to being the same product. Rubish.

                20 votes
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                • Separate selection

                  Since the September 2017 update, I can no longer select two separate words at the same time. It's very inconvenient. Thank you if you can fix that !

                  3 votes
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                  • Search box for styles

                    One of the most irritating things about working with Word for MAC for me has been finding the style I'm looking for in the styles palette. I wish there was a search box for styles (similar to the search box for finding text in the document). Every time I'm looking for a particular style, I have to browse down through a ton of styles. This is time-consuming and irritating.

                    9 votes
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                    • Macbook Pro Touch Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

                      When drafting legal documents I think it would be helpful to allow the user to add shortcuts to the touch bar to accomplish things like inserting special symbols and characters. I was able to customize a keyboard shortcut the old school way, but this new feature allows users to make a part of the keyboard their own if developers make it possible. Though I applaud Microsoft's limited inclusion of the touch bar's feature they should be greatly expanded upon. The user should be able to fully customize the touch bar with features normally found on the banners. As a short…

                      8 votes
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                      • Text Box Gallery

                        In the Text Box tab on my Mac It doesn't give me the full Text Box Gallery.

                        2 votes
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                        • treat people with human decency

                          I have had a truly awful experience today with Microsoft. I am seriously considering a class action law suit. I am locked out of my files, which has caused real problems with my work. Their renewal system is not letting me renew my account. Their bot bullshit is not helping at all and I got disconnected when I try to use chat (which took doing access in the first place.) Has anyone else had similar problems with Microsoft? This is not acceptable behavior by a company that has a monopoly on products necessary for work.The company needs to be responsive…

                          2 votes
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                          • Need "Mark as Final" feature for Powerpoint on Mac

                            The Mark as Final feature for PowerPoint and Word does not exist on Mac. It makes it difficult to get the same seamless experience and capabilities for PPT across systems. Please resolve this issue.

                            2 votes
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                            • Make the selection highlight color the same as chosen in the OS system preferences

                              The selection highlight color (the color that appears when you select text, etc.) is significantly lighter than the color I chose in my Mac's System Preferences. It's so washed out that the default color options are barely visible, making it appear that selecting text is not functioning. But in the file selection menus (the one that comes up when you open Word or go to File > Open Document) the selection highlight color matches my System Preferences choice. Please make the selection highlight color in the document (when you're writing or editing) match the highlight color chosen in System Preferences.

                              3 votes
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                              • When cursor is over for ex the button for Italics, show shortcut suggestion too and not just "Italics". Do that for all the buttons.

                                I can remeber keyboard shortcuts being suggested when hovering over the function buttons in the past on my Word for Windows. Now the option is not available and it only shows you a one or two-word description of the button. Shortcut suggestions were a great instructional tool though!

                                4 votes
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                                • Groundbreaking idea: typing

                                  Instead of new ideas, how about getting the old basic ones to work consistently?

                                  How can MS Word in 2017 have performance issues with SLOW TYPING and PASTING from a webpage?

                                  I know you must have smart people working at MS but please, fix the basics before trying new groundbreaking ideas

                                  With love from a frustrated medical researcher who just wasted 2 hours researching how to get MS Word to allow me type like a normal person.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add or Enable Comment Shading (or otherwise improve comment visibilty)

                                    There is a serious problem in the current version of Word with comments becoming lost among the various tracked changes. This was not much of a problem in Word for Mac 2011 due to the colored background of the comments. The colors made comments stand out and differentiated them from the tracked changes.

                                    Really the only way to handle comments now is to turn off the visibility of tracked changes. This is a problem, both because it requires a learning curve for clients and (more importantly) because often the purpose of the comments is to explain a change. So one…

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Word 2011 Trashed my Equations

                                      I saved a Word 2011 (Mac) .docx file to iCloud and my MathType equations came back uneditable. Copying and pasting a paragraph with equations from a different Mac .docx file caused all the pasted equations to be raised above the normal position. It's 2017, why can't MathType and Word function well together?

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Office 365 Reactivated, Can't Edit Files Anymore

                                        I had to restore my Mac desktop from a Time Machine backup, and (of course) I had to reactivate my employer-provided Office 365 subscription, which had previously allowed me to edit files, no problem. Now I get an error message saying something to the effect "your account doesn't allow editing on a Mac. Please contact your admin..."

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Fire the entire team of morons who don't understand how to create a simple word processor.

                                          These morons don't understand how to create a simple word processor. The open source ripoffs have long since surpassed the half assed, cut corners, poorly managed, extremely lazily programmed, piece of garbage.

                                          2 votes
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