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  1. Add options to receive @mentions in comments via Microsoft Teams (not just via email)

    Allowing @mentions in comments when reviewing a Word doc is great, but I'd like to have the option to choose how to receive these notifications. Currently just email but would be nice to have a notification in Teams or other? Probably applies not just to Word.

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  2. get rid of Welcome back

    It proves that Big Daddy is watching, which is not at all welcome. And it's just stupid. Maybe teenagers think it's cute, but adults don't. Get rid of it!

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  3. I have been getting repeat sign in prompts. Please prevent

    I have been getting repeat sign in prompts. Please prevent

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  4. MS Word (all platforms) still uses Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition for citation formats. Please update to 17th Edition.

    The title says it all. This is causing problems at a major technical conference that we are running.

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  5. Add Option to DEACTIVATE Recent Documents in Word for Mac

    I have Word 2016 for Mac and there is no option to completely deactivate the recent documents feature on the Mac. You can do it on a PC as it has the Options Tab. Mac doesn't have the options tab to be able to set the number of recently saved docs to 0. This is a huge security issue, especially if you share your computer or other devices with people in your home. It is not enough to simply clear the items. You should be able to have the option to permanently disable this.

    2 votes
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  6. 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!

    10 votes
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  7. Word for Mac 16.26: Typing "@" brings a pop-up with text "Follow-Up (Preview), Enter a Follow-Up"

    Word for Mac 16.26 (19043011): When I type "@" a pop-up bubble appears with text "Follow-Up (Preview), Enter a Follow-Up". If I try to type something at this point, another pop-up appears saying "We couldn't find the person you were looking for". Same behavior on two different Macs (same version of Word, different O/S). Does not appear in Word for Windows.

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  8. please fix scrolling lag

    Scrolling is horrible in WORD. PLEASE FIX. I had only 2 pages with 2 pictures and it lags, pauses, is choppy.

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  9. Cross-references - make them easier

    When inserting a cross reference, then clicking within the document to find another place to insert the cross reference, don't have the list of numbered items reset to the top of the list. Chances are, I'm inserting cross references multiple times in my document to the same list item and having to scroll through every time is maddening.

    3 votes
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  10. Add Building Block Content Control Support

    Most Content Controls are supported in Word for Mac, with the exception of Building Block controls. Word for Mac has AutoText and the Building Block control accepts AutoText as a content type, so there's no evident reason why this doesn't work. Please add support for this.

    2 votes
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  11. Word won't update

    whenever i check for an update for the past 2 years, i have been unable to update as it would either crash or say there is no connection which is frusrating considering i am needing to use it for university assignments and it keeps crashing because it is too old and slow and wont process all the information i am needing it to process.

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  12. Change picture feature missing

    Please put the "change picture" feature back in MS Word for Mac (Office365)

    1 vote
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  13. differentiation between non-Asian words and Asian characters in word count

    Please restore differentiation between non-Asian words and Asian characters (when the support for East Asian languages is turned on) under "Tools" "Word count" for Office 2019.

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  14. stop idiotic balloons for editing

    stop idiotic balloons for editing

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  15. Update Word for Mojave.

    It keeps sending me messages it needs to be updated and that I should contact the developer. If your own product tells you it needs updating for compatibility, it might be a sign of sorts.

    9 votes
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  16. Track Changes numbering and color coded. Please provide add back to Program

    Word for Mac 2011 had these feature and it was very useful but now the 2019 version does not have the said feature. Please bring it back as it is very useful to have in long documents.

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  17. Allow the default paste (Cmd V) to be changed to paste text only

    I'd like to be able to choose which paste option is the default with the Cmd V keyboard shortcut.

    6 votes
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  18. Auto save for files not on OneDrive

    Hello, I am using Word Excel and PowerPoint with my Office 365 subscription and am overall very happy with it. But there is one inconvenience I noticed that matters a lot to me. I use iCloud on my Mac to organise all my files and folders. However, the "save automatically" function only works when die files are stored on OneDrive. Is there any way or future plans to be able to store my files on different locations (e.g. on iCloud) and have the "save automatically" function on as well?

    4 votes
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  19. Numbered lists with Eastern Arabic (Arabic-Indic) numerals

    When creating a document in Arabic, there should be an option to make a numbered list with Eastern Arabic numerals (١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩٠). Currently the only option is Western Arabic numerals (1234567890) or Arabic letters. This option is available for Windows, but not for Mac.

    1 vote
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