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  1. having emojis

    you could have access to emojis on word

    452 votes

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  2. Word count

    Please bring back the "words out of total" view, which very easily shows us how many words we have of the total word count in a document. It's ridiculous that you have removed this option from Word for Mac 2016. I'm dumping it straightaway and going back to Word for Mac 2011.

    411 votes

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  3. 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.

    319 votes

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  4. 291 votes

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  5. Why can I still not convert documents to PDF, while retaining hyperlinks AND font/formatting??

    Really? How is this still a problem? I see comments about this problem all over the internet for the past 5 years.

    If I export my document, it either retains hyperlinks, but formatting is all messed up. OR formatting and fonts are correct but hyperlinks do not work.

    It is severely hampering my productivity and discouraging me from using Word. So frustrating.

    241 votes

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  6. 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.

    241 votes

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  7. Please bring back the Clipboard Feature for Office 2016 for Mac especially for Word

    Using the Clipboard feature would benefit many Word users when we need to paste different words repeatedly in a document. Without this feature can be a hassle or daunting when I have to create same lesson plans for 2 different classes.

    233 votes

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  8. I would like to see a larger range of highlight colours, perhaps a choose your own, because I find some of the colours too dark.

    I would like to see a larger range of highlight colours, perhaps a choose your own, because I find some of the colours too dark.

    232 votes

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  9. Mini Toolbar

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

    201 votes

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  10. 188 votes

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  11. Bring back a fully functional VBE (visual basic editor)

    We need to import .bas files containing macros prepared in Office 2011and cannot do it.

    183 votes

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    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate the feedback! Some of this work is already in progress, and we are continuing to investigate.

  12. Comment Numbers

    Please bring back the comment numbers to Word. I am a professor with a cerebral palsy, and I dictate all my comments for my students. I used to be able to say "comment 1, comment 2, etc." for my transcriber to easily follow my dictations. Now, I have to physically add each comment number to ensure that the correct comment goes in the correct box. By removing the comment numbers, it is now much more laborious of a task to comment on my student's papers. Please bring this feature back!

    167 votes

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  13. Add a Delete Page Button

    When working on some Word documents, I sometimes end up with a couple blank pages at the end (with the header / footer). I wish there was some sort of easier way to delete these blank pages instead of backspacing all the way up from the bottom. I think it would be a good ideas to incorporate a page delete function, similar to deleting unwanted slides in powerpoint, which is very easy and straight-forward.

    161 votes

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  14. 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.

    155 votes

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  15. Why don't you keep the same functions as in Word 2011?

    Office Mac 2011 is very complete. However in Office Mac 2016 we miss various functions (such as import .bas files in VBE, etc.). It makes the application very incomplete. Sometimes I find it unusable. To this, we must add tons of crashes when working with the Word, Excel, etc.

    Do keep same functionality as in Office 2011.

    Regards,

    John

    153 votes

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    We definitely understand the need here and really appreciate the feedback! Some of this work is already in progress, and we are continuing to investigate.

  16. Reduce The Default Margin (www.reducethemargin.com)

    The average office goer uses 10,000 sheets of A4 copy paper a year for printing.
And globally, the most favoured official software being Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word
becomes the automatic choice.

    What is cause for concern is the fact that the default setting of Microsoft Word leads to each
printed page having a wasted margin area of approximately 38%.

    A simple 25% reduction in this default margin setting on MS word can reduce the wasted area on every printed sheet and help save millions of trees in the long run.

    151 votes

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  17. Restore (to Word for Mac 2016) ability to hide "reviewer, time stamp" in comment balloons

    In Word for Mac 2011, I could set my Preferences > Reviewing to hide the reviewer, time stamp, and action buttons in comment balloons. I liked this because I am a writing teacher and I make a lot of comments. With my name and the time stamp on ever one, it takes up too much space, often spilling past the margins and into a sidebar or a bottom-bar.

    In Word for Mac 2016, this function is removed, and I really need it back. Please. It's a simple little checkbox. I and my students are severely inconvenienced by this. Thank you.

    143 votes

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  18. 140 votes

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  19. Arrange windows vertically, and synchronous scrolling

    Please, incorporate these two features, which existed in Word for Windows. They are invaluable to compare similar documents side by side.

    131 votes

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  20. Dictate

    Make a way I can disable dictate from auto shutting off. When I'm dictating sometimes I stop to think and/or read.

    128 votes

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