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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.

    19 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.

      10 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.

        5 votes
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        • Bring back comment box shading

          The comments are now almost impossible to differentiate from revisions. Please bring back the shading for comment boxes so you can find comments faster. As a professional editor, I find all the track changes modifications in Word 2013 and beyond make my job much, much harder. I don't need photographs of people next to comments; I need comment numbers and different formatting to easily distinguish comments from other revisions.

          I also need to have comments in deleted text showing in the markup area instead of having to hunt them down through a weird "chase the pop-up box" process. If you're…

          4 votes
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          • Honor the "Keep Windows" part of "Quit and Keep Windows"

            (This goes not just for Word, but for all apps in the Office 2016 for Mac suite.)

            I usually have multiple documents open that I work on simultaneously. If I quit Word, I want all of those documents to re-open the next time I use Word. Otherwise I have to re-open each of them individually.

            If I hold the Option key while clicking on the Word dropdown at the top-left of the screen, the "Quit Word" selection is changed to "Quit and Keep Windows." But when I quit Word in this fashion, the windows I had open do NOT re-open…

            2 votes
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            • Fix the problem with multiple citations in word for mac

              it is impossible to add page numbers to second or subsequent multiple citations in the same sentence. THIS IS A NORMAL OCCURANCE AND REQUIREMENT FOR ALL ACADEMIC WORK!
              selecting 'edit citation' from the dropdown arrow only allows you to edit the first citation. all previous versions of word allowed you to select which of the multiple citations you wished to edit. a workaround by changing the citation field to normal text will disable the automated bibliography generation function - a vital tool in a big document. In effect you cannot do academic work on word for mac. PLEASE FIX

              3 votes
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              • "Hide Command Labels" in the Ribbon Needs to Be Added for Mac

                I'm having a tremendous struggle to create a workable custom ribbon. First, I purchased an Office 365 subscription *specifically* to gain this functionality (because ribbon customization is not available at all in the standalone version of Word 2016). Now the option to customize the ribbon has been added (thank you!!), but there is a lot of remaining trouble with poor implementation. I hope that the team is still working hard to improve this feature. Being able to create a customized ribbon is an *essential* productivity feature for those of us who use Word on an everyday basis.

                I've run into…

                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…

                  2 votes
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                  • Remove those dratted readymade templates,

                    Remove those dratted readymade templates, called featured templates. They are horrible, irrelevant, take up so much visual space and annoy the hell out of me when I am trying to find my own in the mess. At minimum, they should at least be able to be put away in their own folder so we can ignore them if we choose, and reduce clutter in the important list of our own templates.

                    3 votes
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                    • Returning to same document when you've tabbed away...

                      Hi - I've had this problem for a little while. I'll have several documents open in Word at once to which I need to refer while I'm writing an article. I'll leave Word in order to search for something else I need eg an online reference or news item, a spreadsheet figure, or to read a document open in Adobe. When I tab back to Word, it will always return me to a different article ie not the one I've been working on for hours, days, even weeks. I then have to pull down the Windows screen, and scroll my…

                      3 votes
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                      • Stop removing important features

                        Every time a new "update" is issued it is fact a downgrade. Features are removed that are incredibly useful. For example, Word 2016 no longer has "saveAs" html or the ability to edit in page layout mode. Office 2016 has several issues of this nature making this "update" the worst since Windows 95 was issued!

                        4 votes
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                        • Auto-Detect the Khmer Language

                          In Windows, Khmer Unicode is automatically detected as Khmer by Microsoft Word. This makes formating documents with multiple languages (like English and Khmer) easy because we can specify different font styles for Latin and Complex text. But in Microsoft Word for Mac, Khmer is not auto-detected and therefore hampers the user's ability to easily format documents. Please add auto-detection of the Khmer language to Microsoft Word for Mac.

                          3 votes
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                          • compare

                            When using compare, the default directory should be the last one in which you saved a document, not the root directory. It takes too many clicks to get from the root to the relevant directory. Word already operates as I suggest on the PC. It should be the same on a mac. I use compare all the time and it would be very helpful to have this feature made available.

                            3 votes
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                            • Bug when changing font type from a type that doesn't exist

                              If you copy and paste HTML into a word doc that uses a font that you don't have on the Mac, it doesn't complain, it just uses a default font. Then if you select that font, manually enter the size 15, and then select an existing font, it pops up a dialog asking if you want to change to the non-existing font when you're trying to change to the existing font. Note also that it's not atypical to change the font size before the font type, because the mouse cursor is often closer to the size so that's the first…

                              1 vote
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                              • improve the entire version for mac

                                I have been working with a mac now for one year and honestly speaking, office just does not work properly on mac. The programme, specially word an excel freezes 20 times a day if you copy and paste things from other sources into files. And there is no possibility to recover anything else than the last time version, when I pressed myselfe on "save". Seriously, shall i "save" every 5 seconds? Are you kidding me?

                                3 votes
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                                • Please make ONE-SIDED PRINTING the default.

                                  Every time I want to print a multi-page document, I have to go to Layout from the Printer Screen and 'turn off' two-sided printing. PLEASE give us the option of choosing the default presets we want. I HATE having two-sided printing as the default.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Syriac language support

                                    1) Syriac is not properly treated as a right-to-left language.

                                    2) the NotoSansSyriacEastern font does not display at all.

                                    cf https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_mac/bug-syriac-language-in-word-for-mac/2a41ce19-8383-4bd2-a6b3-f32e7ca1df69

                                    Thank you.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • tekst zit vast kan niets meer doen.

                                      wil tekst niet verliezen

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                                      • Command "Calculate"

                                        Miss the command "Calculate" (in German „Berechnen").
                                        It work well with Word 2011

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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…

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