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  1. Conversation view should show all messages from any folder related to a conversation

    In conversation view in a folder all messages related to the conversation do not show. For example, sent messages or deleted messages.

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    • inserting lines and shapes

      Students who insert math problem may want to graph their answer, i suggest that word put in a few things that would help us make any type of graph we want.

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      • Please fix default setting of the viewing document. (mac os x el Capitan with office 2011)

        Whenever I start a new document on word, it starts off with weird document page on the LEFT SIDE of the screen. I thought it would be in the middle of the screen...i guess not. I think it's a bug. Please put an option in the word application where i can click default and will lead to default screen with all the default tools..or whatever.

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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.

          205 votes
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          • Distribute Office 2016 apps via the Mac App Store

            Receiving updates would be easier avoiding the malfunctions of the AutoUpdate app.

            15 votes
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            • Fix "NUMPAGES" error that only displays left two digits of page number

              Bug only displays left 2 characters of page numbers...so that if
              NUMPAGES=100+ display is only 10
              NUMPAGES=110+ display is only 11
              NUMPAGES=120+ display is only 12
              etc.

              3 votes
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              • handoff

                You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

                6 votes
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                • Fix "Save as PDF" to network share

                  In all previous versions of Word, you can "Save as PDF" the word document to any file system (local or network). Office 365 version of Word (15.13.1) broke that feature. You can only save the pdf version of the file to your local drive. You cannot save the file to any network share.

                  As a side note, the "Save as PDF" works fine for both PowerPoint and Excel. I believe the Word developers didn't get the memo and broke this feature.

                  14 votes
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                  • Integrate with Box

                    Can you add integration with Box like on Windows so you can organize and save/open files to and from Box? I think this would be simpler than finding a Box sync folder, and waiting for that to sync with Box online. PC computers have this option embedded in the "File" menu like with OneDrive. Please add this, it helps increase productivity!

                    3 votes
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                    • Add Youtube video on 2016 Word Document Mac

                      Add Youtube video on 2016 Word Document Mac.

                      8 votes
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                      • Czech language support

                        Many customers in Czech Republic would love to see full Czech language support = localized interface and grammar check. Both features are available in Office for Windows.

                        13 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.

                          76 votes
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                          • 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.

                            34 votes
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                            • Do not force people who open a doc that is an email attachment to save it to their drive before editing

                              unlike in the past, now when you open an attached word doc from outlook, you have to save the doc before you can edit it. that adds a step that was not previously required. it's great to have that as an option but accd to MS support it is not an option now so it makes using Word more of a hassle than it was in the past

                              18 votes
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                              • I installed Office 2016 for Macbook Pro on Yosemite. I noticed that the select function does not work! I not see what I have.

                                I have Office 2016 for Mac on Yosemite. I noticed that in the Word the select function does not work, the colour of the selection can not be seen! So I can not see what I have selected. The selection works in the Power Point. What may be the problem?

                                3 votes
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                                • Get rid of the coloured bar at the bottom

                                  On Word 2016, because I want to focus on the text and not be distracted, I switched to so-called Classic view, so as not to have that annoying blue bar at the top of the document. But, the annoying, distracting blue bar is still at the bottom of the document (there where things like the live word count should be).
                                  Can't you give us the option of getting rid of that too, so it's easier and more pleasant to work? Although, I won't be seeing it too much as I'm going straight back to Office for Mac 2011, for as…

                                  15 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    37 votes
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                                    • Keep Shading Fill Color the most recent selected color.

                                      The "Fill" field of the "Format-->Borders and Shading-->Shading" window returns to "No Color" after the selected color is applied. In other words, if I select a sentence, go to the Shading window and choose a "blue" fill, I can select another sentence soon after, but the Shading Color Fill returns to "No Color".

                                      Request: Keep the Fill Color the last selected color until changed or the application is closed. This functionality was present in the 2011 version.

                                      (This allows the user to create a keyboard shortcut to apply the last used Shading Fill Color to a selected text.)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Report bug on Office 2016 , office 2011 on Yosemite

                                        I would like to report bugs automatically réccurents 2011 and Office 2016 on Mac os X Yosemite 10/10/05
                                        bug # 1 the text editor is like a game of Tetris , the display is incorrect, embedding parts of wallpapers , icons of applications or parts of other open software windows

                                        bug#2 consomption of CPU is heavy
                                        bug#3 mendeley plugin is not working in office 2011 and office 2016 on yosemite

                                        My system is ; MacBook Pro (15 pouces, mi-2010)
                                        2,66 GHz Intel Core i7
                                        8 Go 1067 MHz DDR3
                                        Intel HD Graphics 288 Mo

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Hey, where's the quicklook plugin?

                                          When using quicklook to preview office files, it uses the ones built in to OS X. They don't render the documents correctly. Office needs to provide good quicklook plugins.

                                          4 votes
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