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  1. Add LaTeX math to Word for Mac

    Latex math is usable (apparently) in Word for Windows, but not for Mac. I'd like you to add it to the Mac version.

    32 votes
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    • 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.

      66 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.

        149 votes
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        • 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!

          56 votes
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          • 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.

            90 votes
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            • Save as PDF stays on "Processing" when overwriting previous PDF

              Cannot overwrite a PDF file. I have to “Save As” as a new PDF every time. I have the latest version of MacOS and Word. This did not happen before. If I try to Save As with the same name as an existing file, I confirm that I want to replace the file, but then it freezes on “Processing” and I cannot use Word anymore.

              Then I’ll have to quit Word (I don’t have to “Force Quit”, just regular Quit) and the problem keeps happening no matter where I save the file (locally or in my integrated Dropbox folder).

              The…

              30 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.

                95 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.

                  90 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.

                    53 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.

                      82 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

                        142 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          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.

                        • 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

                          40 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.

                            87 votes
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                              148 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              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.

                            • 178 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.

                                171 votes
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                                • Proofing tools for Office (2016) for Mac

                                  With reference to http://answers.microsoft.com/thread/d9196232-2aff-40a2-a4ea-ca6241932395:

                                  Apparently, proofing tools for Office for Mac are not available. I am Office 365 business customer and it comes a complete surprise that I can't proof my documents in Slovenian language on Mac -- but I am able to do so in Office Onlne and in Windows.

                                  Additionally, there are language packs available for windows versions but not for mac versions. Why?!

                                  43 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    289 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!

                                      72 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.

                                        295 votes
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                                        • 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.)

                                          87 votes
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