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  1. Bring sanity to the Font Menu

    In order to radically reduce the crippling clutter of the font menu, it would be a huge improvement to place all #CloudFonts in a single submenu. This would not really fix the overall #Typography problem, namely, the enormous number of unwanted fonts that every user has to scroll through, but it would help. It would help even more if almost all fonts were delivered only as cloud fonts rather than installed by default. A final huge improvement would be to make better use of submenus in the font menu by clustering all foreign-language fonts by language or region so that…

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    • Mini tool bar for MacOS Office Suite!

      This was so useful in the Window's version because I wouldn't have to move my mouse so much to make highlights/edits. My school issues MacBooks, so this would be very helpful as a student working with a lot of powerpoint and word documents!

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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.

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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.

          150 votes
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          • reinstate the option 'view original with mark-ups' when reviewing a word document

            The old Word version gave the option to view the original text with markups. This is not possible any more and when in track-change mode, if you reject a suggestion, you must change to 'original' view to see the original word. Very, very annoying

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            • Drag frequently used items from each of the Tabs (Insert, Home, Layout, etc)...

              Drag frequently used items (Increase Font Size, Indent, Add Media, etc) from each of the Tabs (Insert, Home, Layout, etc) into a separate bar across the Top of the page for quick and convenient access.

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                • Please upgrade Word for Mac to the same capabilities of PC version or charge us commensurately

                  I am creating forms in Word and have only half the functions Word inn PC offers. Where are all 'Content Controls'? The full gamut of options in Developer? Adobe don't discriminate against the two different platform users. Why i am being charged the same for an inferior program? How am I supposed to deliver an outcome without the necessary tools? Step up Microsoft.

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                  • In Word 16 Mac you can't nudge graphics left or right - only up or down.

                    Hi, folks, In four words, "What were you thinking?"

                    For decades, Word for Mac has always allowed you to move graphics on a page either in large increments (using the arrow keys) or in smaller increments, using the Option-Arrow. keys. In Word 16X for Mac, you have eliminated the ability to move graphics in small increments as you could before. There is a terrible workaround that has to do with grid settings, but that's a waste. The forum user below suggests you failed in "Regression Testing" - this has to be an easy, and important fix. Here is some feedback…

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                    • stop idiotic balloons for editing

                      stop idiotic balloons for editing

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                        • HTML Mail Merge

                          please bring back the ability to do HTML mail merges.

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                              • Don't hightlight words like "neurotypical" in red! Keep up with the times, identity politics and academia.

                                Neurotypical, Latinx and other gender-neutral/inclusive words are considered wrong according to Word.They are all real words and should be acknowledged as such. Update is needed!

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                                • Why is Office for the Mac 2016 the ONLY version of office that doesn't allow you to customize ribbons.

                                  Why is Office for the Mac 2016 the ONLY version of office that doesn't allow you to customize ribbons. You took away the customizable toolbar that was in 2011, leaving 2016 customers with nothing, just a template of tiny icons at the top that aren't for experienced users. If you can customize the ribbon in 365, why won't you let us customize it in 2016? Why did you take this feature away? Is this a plot to get more money from your customers by forcing them to subscribe to the cloud-based Office.

                                  Bring back a customizable toolbar or ribbon.

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                                  • creating hyperlinks

                                    When I click enter after a link, and it turns it into a hyperlink, then I press backspace twice, make the first backspace to go back a line to the end of the link, then the second backspace to remove the hyperlink, rather than the other way round (sometimes I just want to remove spaces after the link not lose the hyperlink)

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                                    • creating hyperlinks

                                      When I click enter after a link, and it turns it into a hyperlink, then I press backspace twice, make the first backspace to go back a line to the end of the link, then the second backspace to remove the hyperlink, rather than the other way round (sometimes I just want to remove spaces after the link not lose the hyperlink)

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                                      • Allow Merging Pictures from Excel into Word

                                        Please add a feature in the Mail Merge option from Excel to Word, were pictures can be mail merged from Excel into a Word document.

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