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  1. Please update the APA stuff to 7th edition.

    Please update the APA stuff to 7th edition.

    24 votes

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  2. Redesign the entire software :D

    The app needs a revamp

    56 votes

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  3. Possibly an issue caused by the update to Big Sur that an Office update hasn't been able to remedy yet

    Since I upgraded Mac OS to the latest Big Sur (on both my iMac and Macbook), I started having issues with services such as “Speak Chinese” ("There was a problem with the input to the Service” message pops up ) and “Convert text to simplified/traditional Chinese” (no response).
    These shortcuts work fine in other apps but not in Word.

    4 votes

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  4. Allow commenting on footnotes.

    Currently the biggest issue editors have with Word: you can't comment on footnotes! The only way to do this is to insert text (in parentheses/different color/etc) which can potentially introduce errors, or to add a comment on to the footnote number in the text, which makes for some difficult navigating for the author. Please give us the ability to comment on footnotes!

    7 votes

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  5. have the paragraph you're working on always stay at top half of screen

    a way to customize the format so that the area that you're typing stays in a certain range of the document. in other words, i hate that as i'm typing a document whatever i'm writing will ALWAYS be at the bottom of the document, even though it would be way easier for me if it was in the middle or top part of the screen. i would like to be able to choose to write exclusively in the top half of my screen -- it's way better for my neck

    2 votes

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  6. Having more writing templates

    I would love to see more writing templates that focus on the genres that a college or university class would give like Narrative, Expository, Persuasive, Descriptive, etc....that would have written prompts all along the way to help me know what to write for that particular genre of writing.

    1 vote

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  7. Word for Mac: Portuguese Mode Pre-reform is NOT working

    Microsoft Word v16.48 (21041102) for Mac: Spelling Grammar/Advanced Language Settings - Portuguese Mode "Pre-reform" is NOT working.

    Eg:
    Pre-reform: Director ; Post-reform: Diretor
    Pre-reform: Acção ; Post-reform: Ação

    Is it possible to fix this? It's very important to many Portuguese users...

    Thank you.

    2 votes

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  8. Word for Mac: Portuguese Mode Pre-reform is NOT working

    Microsoft Word v16.48 (21041102) for Mac: Spelling Grammar/Advanced Language Settings - Portuguese Mode "Pre-reform" is not working.

    Eg:
    Pre-reform: Director ; Post-reform: Diretor
    Pre-reform: Acção ; Post-reform: Ação

    Is it possible to fix this? It's very important to many Portuguese users...

    Thank you.

    2 votes

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  9. Automatically Save previous links and dropbox address

    I have updated Microsoft and other Apps on Mac and PC but it keeps automatically signs out of everything after update and doesn't remember anything at all and the links. It keeps asking me to update and sign into everything and doesn't remember any details or previous login information. It is the worst company and bad programs and it constantly asking to update and login and register to the account and pay more money every time. It should always remember your details and I work for a business and we have to update and login in every computer to update…

    38 votes

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  10. Gender Discrimination and ****** harassment by Camilo Padela in case 1017804321

    He was very domineering and abusive with irrational anger when I asked questions. I would need to insist and ask the question many times. He was not well trained and does not speak English fluently. He hung up on me when I was needing help, he refused. Why?

    1 vote

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  11. APA version 7 update, as using an oudated version such as version 6 places students at a disadvantage. We have to manipulate source editor t

    APA 7 would allow professionals to fully utilize Word for our professional presentations, and papers. I had a professor take off seven points because the software had incorrectly referenced multiple authors according to the version six platform. Also when using (Author et al., 2021) it incorrectly publishes as (Author, et a., 2021). I use Windows for work, and MAC for personal use, and both operating systems have the same limitations. Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to share.

    3 votes

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  12. Make the "Generate a description for me" button always available

    The "Generate a description for me" button for image alt-text is only available when the auto-generate option is active. We currently encourage our users to turn the auto-generate feature off because it is not yet accurate enough for accessibility compliance and it causes false returns from automated accessibility checkers that simply look for the presence of text. Having the "Generate a description for me" button available when users are prompted to add alt-text to an image would be a nice option if they are looking for help getting started.

    5 votes

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  13. Implement Collapsable headings in Word for Mac

    This feature available in Word for Windows is incredibly valuable, especially for long documents. When in Print View, the ability to collapse sections to focus on the desired one is missing on Word for Mac.

    42 votes

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  14. side by side

    Enable Side by Side as it is in the Windows version. I can't fathom why some of the features are not available on a Mac?!?!?!?!

    8 votes

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  15. Allow option to print with simple markup (i.e., no comment margin)

    I want to print or save a PDF copy of my document showing markups WITHOUT the space for comments. Please bring this back to Office 365!

    37 votes

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  16. stop Word from jumping to top of document when pasting near page break in web layout

    When I copy and paste into Word, with my document in Web Layout, it will occasionally jump to the top of the document and force me to scroll all the way back down to the bottom where i was working. My support case number was, 1017875682, and we discovered that this was happening because i was pasting too close to the page break, which can't be seen on the web layout. it would be really cool if your team could find a way to make that not happen in web layout.

    thanks so much!
    Chris

    2 votes

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  17. can my friend and I work on the same document

    can my friend and I work on the same document

    3 votes

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  18. Please add Microsoft Editor to Mac.

    Add Microsoft Editor to word for Mac

    6 votes

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  19. 5 votes

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  20. I want to save different colours in the menu

    I don't want to have to select a new colour each time.
    If I am often using several colours in a document.

    1 vote

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