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  1. 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.

    272 votes
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    • 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.

      243 votes
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      • 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.

        162 votes
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        • 161 votes
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          • It is unacceptable that tools a in productivity app like word must be voted instead of taking int account the productivity of users

            I do not understand this situation since tools like a complete Visual Basic Editor or "translate" were included in previous versions. Office Mac 2016 should have the same tools of Office Mac 2011 or at least better design than the previous version.

            Thanks to this new Word 2016 Mac my productivity is slowing down and is causing problems in my company

            136 votes
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              Thank you for the feedback. We’re taking a look at getting these features back into the product, and we’ll prioritize the urgency according the votes plus usage and interactions with our customers. Please do keep the votes coming on the individual items you want to see such as the VBE or Translate.

            • 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

              132 votes
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              • Bring back a fully functional VBE (visual basic editor)

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

                127 votes
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                • 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.

                  119 votes
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                  • 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.

                    113 votes
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                    • 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.

                      101 votes
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                        44 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Word now provides the option to generate a tagged PDF (which preserves hyperlinks) in version 15.23.1 and above. This functionality is available for many languages, and we’re working on adding support for the remaining languages.”

                      • 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.)

                        81 votes
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                        • real-time co-authoring

                          real-time co-authoring is not available for word on mac, I'm trying to collaborate on a word document a college and it's very messy atm I have to manually refresh the document to get and send changes.

                          71 votes
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                          • 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.

                            59 votes
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                            • OS X Auto-save and Versioning

                              Use OS X's Auto-save and versioning capabilities, so you no longer have to Save documents.

                              58 votes
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                              • 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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                                • When importing PDF into Word 2016 for Mac, allow choice of page as in Word 2011

                                  When you place a multipage PDF in Word 2011, Word tells you "The file contains multiple pages. Select the page to insert." Word 2016 does not and only imports the first page.

                                  37 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    37 votes
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                                    • Mini Toolbar

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

                                      35 votes
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                                      • Microsoft Office 2016 does not support Equation editor 3.0.

                                        I am Maths teacher. After installing Microsoft office 2016, since it does not support Equation editor 3.0, all equations cannot be viewed and edited. That means Maths teachers from all around the world cannot edit their notes any more. So I sincerely ask for your help to buy the license from Mathtype again. Thanks.

                                        34 votes
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                                          Thank you for your feedback. As noted in the Changes to Office 2016 article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt715497(v=office.16).aspx) Equation Editor 3.0 is no longer supported by Office. These objects can still be edited if you have the MathType plugin installed. We are aware of the issues with Equation Editor 3.0 and are considering potential mitigations, though as this equation editing is no longer supported we encourage you to use Microsoft’s built-in equation editing tools instead where possible.

                                        • Re-introduce a way to easily delete a comment in the margin

                                          Comments on the text: it used to be possible to tick them off (deleting them) easily in the previous version of Word by clicking on the cross-button in the comment balloon. Now one has to use a right-mouse-click, which is inconvenient, or the ribbon somewhere, which would most of the time require several clicks.

                                          And BTW, while you are at it: why not re-introducing proper balloons rather than unclear flat white comments for which it is unclear to which section of text they refer and for which one can hardly see the difference with the next comment of review-edit.

                                          31 votes
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