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  1. 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.

    395 votes
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  2. 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.

    313 votes
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  3. having emojis

    you could have access to emojis on word

    285 votes
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  4. 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.

    228 votes
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  5. 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.

    224 votes
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  6. 188 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 176 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!

    174 votes
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  10. 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.

    158 votes
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  11. 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.

    153 votes
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  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!

    152 votes
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  13. 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

    150 votes
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  14. 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.

    132 votes
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  15. 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.

    128 votes
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  16. 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.

    128 votes
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  17. Embedded html link from .doc to .pdf

    I'm using Word 2016 on Mac, but when I save a .pdf file from a .doc document it lost hyperlink.
    In details, if I want to create an hyperlink starting to a simple word (ex: industry name) who take me to industry's website, saving .doc as .pdf will lost the hyperlink, but formatted word remain ad an hypertext.

    123 votes
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  18. Embed fonts in Word documents

    I want to be able to embed fonts in Word Documents so that I have the fonts on any computer I open that document on. This feature is in Word for Windows but not Word for Mac.

    122 votes
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  19. 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.

    120 votes
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  20. PC vs Mac features

    Make all features that are available in Microsoft PC also available for Mac users. I am fortunate enough to have both a PC and a Mac but it is very frustrating having to go between the 2 operating systems ... the function in particular is the Developer tab. I apparently cannot restrict editing on individual features in a document (say an image), only restrict editing by sections.

    118 votes
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