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  1. Remove the edit lock on read-only files

    This new 'feature' means all docs opened in read-only mode (like every attachment from Outlook) are unfortunately locked for editing until they are duplicated/saved. I definitely don’t want to save the dozens of attachments I access on a daily basis, but sometimes you want to tweak some spacing to print a document or jot down some notes to take a call. This just adds extra minutes to every day and contributes to file bloat.

    208 votes
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  2. I need selectdrawingobjects button. Very important feature for designing.

    You removed the option for selecting drawing objects. You can still do it but have to run the built in macro every time. We can't add the selectdrawingobjects button anymore.

    7 votes
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  3. Fix "NUMPAGES" error that only displays left two digits of page number

    Bug only displays left 2 characters of page numbers...so that if
    NUMPAGES=100+ display is only 10
    NUMPAGES=110+ display is only 11
    NUMPAGES=120+ display is only 12
    etc.

    3 votes
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  4. create a trash button

    add a trash can button so you can EASILY delete documents.

    8 votes
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  5. Improve support for fonts that did not come with Office 2016.

    A large number of fonts that work with Office 2011 do not show properly in Office 2016. This issue has got worst post 15.14 update.

    23 votes
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  6. Word 2016 for Mac - Save as PDF - Hide Extension Bug

    Hi everyone

    My setup:

    OSX Yosemite 10.10.5

    Office 2016 - specifically for this issue - Word 2016 Version 15.14 (150911)

    When going to the Print dialog window and choosing to 'Save as PDF', whether I have the the 'Hide Extension" option checked or not, the PDF file is created and the extension is always showing. I have to then manually hide it using Finder.

    I have always preferred to have the extension hidden and have never had an issue with it until Word 2016.

    I notice others posting an issue with Word not showing the extension when saving their Word…

    7 votes
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  7. Integrate with Box

    Can you add integration with Box like on Windows so you can organize and save/open files to and from Box? I think this would be simpler than finding a Box sync folder, and waiting for that to sync with Box online. PC computers have this option embedded in the "File" menu like with OneDrive. Please add this, it helps increase productivity!

    3 votes
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  8. We need Custom Highlight Colors

    The standard palette faces several usability problems. Nobody can read a black text highlighted with dark blue!!!!!
    We need new colors

    17 votes
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  9. handoff

    You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

    6 votes
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  10. Mini Toolbar

    Where is Mini Toolbar (appears on selecting any text to change font etc.). Missing badly needed feature..! Please give attention Monks!

    113 votes
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  11. Return Writing Styles in Grammar Checker in Word 2016

    In Word 2011 You could go to Spelling & Grammar Preference and Choose from several Writing Styles:
    Casual
    Standard
    Formal
    Technical
    Custom

    In 2016 this has been completely left out. Many Doctors, Lawyers College Personnel and student, Technical Manual Writers, Government agencies will have to find another Product take up the slack.

    296 votes
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  12. Detailed Compatibility Report with other Word versions

    Office for Mac 2011 can generate a "Compatibility Report" to check a document's compatibility with other versions of Office - either for Mac and Windows. Microsoft has a URL that explains it all: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Check-a-document-for-compatibility-c5aa52e0-15c8-4da7-9942-379552795d90

    This feature has been removed, please set it back as there are still some cross-version issues when sharing documents (Office 2016 with 2013, 2011 for Mac, 2010, 2007, etc.)

    91 votes
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  13. I installed Office 2016 for Macbook Pro on Yosemite. I noticed that the select function does not work! I not see what I have.

    I have Office 2016 for Mac on Yosemite. I noticed that in the Word the select function does not work, the colour of the selection can not be seen! So I can not see what I have selected. The selection works in the Power Point. What may be the problem?

    3 votes
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  14. Add Youtube video on 2016 Word Document Mac

    Add Youtube video on 2016 Word Document Mac.

    9 votes
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  15. How-To: Import Macros (*.bas file) from Word for Mac 2011 into Word for Mac 2016

    Please provide a checklist or "How To" as to how to select a *.bas Macro file created in Word for Mac 2011 and import it into the new Word for Mac 2016.

    Also, please work on improving actual VBE editor functionality, at least to the level it worked in the 2011 edition.

    119 votes
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  16. Fix "Save as PDF" to network share

    In all previous versions of Word, you can "Save as PDF" the word document to any file system (local or network). Office 365 version of Word (15.13.1) broke that feature. You can only save the pdf version of the file to your local drive. You cannot save the file to any network share.

    As a side note, the "Save as PDF" works fine for both PowerPoint and Excel. I believe the Word developers didn't get the memo and broke this feature.

    14 votes
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  17. Themes? Headers? Footers?

    Where is the themes and cover pages for word? Why no footer and header?

    3 votes
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  18. Report bug on Office 2016 , office 2011 on Yosemite

    I would like to report bugs automatically réccurents 2011 and Office 2016 on Mac os X Yosemite 10/10/05
    bug # 1 the text editor is like a game of Tetris , the display is incorrect, embedding parts of wallpapers , icons of applications or parts of other open software windows

    bug#2 consomption of CPU is heavy
    bug#3 mendeley plugin is not working in office 2011 and office 2016 on yosemite

    My system is ; MacBook Pro (15 pouces, mi-2010)
    2,66 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 Go 1067 MHz DDR3
    Intel HD Graphics 288 Mo

    3 votes
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  19. Going Header & Footer In Word and Trying to select a Font cause Word pulse & Freeze

    Everytime I go into Header or Footer and try to select a Word to Format The screen pulses on and off and Word is Frozen Sometime if you leave alone for 5-10 minutes will settle down. As Long as am in body of document no issues.

    I don't believe you have turned on a Fontcache Like 2011 as of yet this could be the issue. I have a number of Fonts installed.

    1 vote
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  20. Allow to optional disable OneDrive - set the Save/Open dialog to permanently use local storage

    let the user completely disable OneDrive integration so that the default open/save dialog point to the local store

    29 votes
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