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  1. include a view side by side option with synchronous scrolling

    Please include the option to view documents side by side with or without synchronous scrolling. this is available in windows word and I see no reason it shouldn't be for Mac.

    48 votes
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  2. Mac version is missing Apply Styles dialog box from Windows version

    Word for Windows has an "Apply Styles" dialog box with "Autocomplete style names" checkbox. This would be VERY helpful on the Mac version, so that we can apply styles by typing with autocomplete.

    Please add this feature to the Mac version!

    For details on how it works in Windows, see: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/word-2013-styles-in-depth/applying-styles-using-the-apply-styles-dialog-box

    47 votes
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  3. Mini tool bar needed

    Mini tool bar needed

    46 votes
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  4. Embedding PDF

    Is it possible to get a function to embed entire pdf files as an icon into documents instead of only single pages at the time

    46 votes
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  5. 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.

    46 votes
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  6. AutoSave

    Replace AutoRecover with AutoSave. Also keep a history in the file similar to if it was saved as a OneDrive file.

    45 votes
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  7. Word citations Spanish bug.

    In citations in Spanish you cannot write down accents, since there is a bug avoiding to do that. For almost a year I have sent various messages reporting that bug but you do not respond.

    Thanks

    44 votes
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  8. Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

    Word for Mac 2008 crashes in Mojave when asked to print. How is that progress, and what can I do about it?

    44 votes
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  9. Bring back Publishing View

    Word 2011 had publishing layout which was much more user-friendly for flyers, etc, especially since the Publisher application isn't available for Macs. Can Publishing Layout please be brought back asap?

    44 votes
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  10. Side by Side view of 2 documents.

    Microsoft Word for Mac needs to be able to have a menu option and keyboard shortcut for arranging the windows of 2 documents to be side by side. The top - bottom arrangement is no good because of the small window space available to see both documents.

    42 votes
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  11. Reinstate in Word Mac 2016 the Mail merge Helper (from Word Windows 2016) or Mailmerge Manager (from Word for Mac 2011)

    Word for Windows 2016 still has the mail merge helper. I have the button for it in my quick-access toolbar. I know it is a legacy tool, but I drafted a trust with it just yesterday, so I know it still works. My copy of Word:Mac 2011 also has the Mailmerge Manager and that feature still works as well. I just cannot find it in Word for Mac 2016.

    42 votes
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  12. Word 16.16.13 creates folders when saving DOCX documents with Mac OS Mojave 10.14.5 on a Synology Nas

    Word 16.16.13 creates folders when saving DOCX documents with Mac OS Mojave 10.14.5 on a Synology Nas when the file is edited and resaved. These folders can only be deleted after a restart.

    41 votes
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  13. Allow Mac OS X built in dictionary look up with three finger tap.

    In OS X you can tap on a word (e.g. in safari, Preview and many other apps) with three fingers and this looks up the word in macs built in dictionary. I would like to use this feature in Word and all the other Office apps too.

    41 votes
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  14. 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.

    40 votes
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  15. Reorder styles in the Quick Style list

    It would be handy to have an option to reorder styles in Quick Style list. Depending on document's content and stage (e.g. creation vs final formatting), I need different styles to be accessed with a single click.

    39 votes
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  16. When using the equation editor, move commonly used symbols to the top of the list so you don't

    When using the equation editor, move commonly used symbols to the top of the list so you don't have to search every time.

    38 votes
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  17. Put the Insert > Online Photo on Word for Mac.

    The feature is missing on Mac version.

    38 votes
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  19. Make Word 2016 compatible with MathType

    As the the title implies. Sooner rather than later, please.

    36 votes
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  20. Add Content Controls; Date Picker and Design Mode for Mac users

    These controls are necessary functions for the Developer ribbon. It doesn't make sense why they are not available to Mac users!

    35 votes
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