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  1. Word for Mac 2016 - Table Properties “Alignment”

    Word for Mac 2016 - Table Properties dialog is confused, disorganized.

    Alignment settings are scattered between two tabs.
    Disorganized Scatter: tab Cell “Vertical Alignment” to group with “Horizontal Alignment”.

    Alignment naming convention is not consistent in Tables Properties.
    Naming convention: tab Table “Alignment” should be renamed to “Horizontal Alignment”.

    Suggestion: rename tab Table “Alignment” to “Horizontal Alignment”.
    Suggestion: move tab Cell “Vertical Alignment” to tab Table “Vertical Alignment”.
    Suggestion: move tab Table “Text Wrapping” field to tab Cell “Text Wrapping”.
    Suggestion: move tab Table field button “Positioning” to tab Cell under “Text Wrapping”.

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  2. Decrease the installation size

    It would be great if the minimum required disk space for installation could be reduced, it seems that office 2011 was much smaller

    5 votes

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  3. Show All Revisions Inline BY DEFAULT

    Show All Revisions Inline (or Show Only Comments and Formatting in Balloons) by default (for all documents). It is more convenient for most of users.

    9 votes

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  4. Medium Field Missing in Word for Mac (MLA)

    It appears that the "Medium" field is missing when:

    1) clicking the "References" tab,

    2) selecting "MLA" as the "Style" in the "Citations and Bibliography" group,

    3) clicking "Manage Sources" in the "Citations and Bibliography" group,

    4) clicking "New...," and

    5) selecting "Web site" as "Type of Source."

    The field also appears to be missing when the "Show all bibliography fields" box is checked.

    Please let me know if this feature can be added. Thank you for considering this idea.

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  5. Adding Mongolian language

    Dear Microsoft team,

    Would you please include the Mongolian language under "Tools" and "Language" menu, if possible?

    I am a writer and translator in Mongolian language. Sometimes my "do not correct grammar" button defaults back to correcting my text and the document becomes all red, making it difficult to work.

    If you would please include Mongolian language in the language options, it would increase user friendliness to Mongolian language researchers very much.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Ariunaa

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  6. Symbols and Special Characters

    Make finding symbols easier to find, and add a keyboard shortcut for copyright.

    0 votes

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  7. PDF hyperlinks in Office

    Ten years later, and we still can't convert a Word document into a PDF that retains live hyperlinks.

    I've paid £120.00 for Microsoft Home & Student 2019, and this bug still hasn't been fixed.

    What a joke.

    Microsoft's Mac coding team should either hang their heads in shame OR RESIGN.

    Here is Adobe's simple drag and drop solution:

    https://www.adobe.com/au/acrobat/online/word-to-pdf.html

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  8. Stop adding new features until the Mac version is stable

    In 2021, Word for Mac is still awful - completely unreliable, inconsistent and full of bugs and quirks. The ribbon of options is mostly useless - I don't want to risk using any of the features because they will inevitably lead to a corrupted document. Just stop trying to innovate and instead, focus on the basics of making a reliable word processing application.

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  9. File

    Add a file option in the toolbar.

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  10. Citation manager needs updating/ RefWorks outdoing Word

    Better citation capabilities
    1. APA 7
    2. Ability to enter URL in all citations. eg. in journals we cannot enter the URL from the data base from which we've retrieved the article.
    3. Need to be able to cite directly from article. Presently we have o manually enter references into the citation manager. Refworks is a serious competitor

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  11. Caps / Regular text

    One can change regular text to full caps and back to regular text if you started typing in regular text. Why when you start typing in full caps, you cannot change it to regular text ?

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  14. Better paragraph numbering.

    Paragraph numbering option that numbers the paragraphs without changing the formatting of the document

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  15. please fix the bibliography in Chicago style

    The bibliography is not alphabetised for Chicago or APA when compiled

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  16. Ability to select "new document" from Microsoft Word Dock Icon

    When you right-click the Microsoft Word icon on Mac Dock, add an option for "New Document"...Would also like it if recents and/or pinned documents could be directly seen on this menu instead of having to go to the "Open Recent" tab first...

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  17. Allow existing Word Documents on our Macs to be accessible to we loyal users for editing, copying and pasting content etc

    Hi Microsoft Word, I understand how Microsoft have all we, existing, microsoft users 'over a barrel', at the moment, by insisting we buy a subscription to Microsoft Word. However, why are we having the door slammed shut on us having the ability to edit and utilise our existing Word Documents, some of which contain thousands of words and were composed many years ago??

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  18. In Line and paragraph spacing tab, please add like in Windows options

    In Line and paragraph spacing tab, please add like in Windows options:
    1. Add Space Before Paragraph
    2. Remove Space After Paragraph

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  19. I need to delete a page and I can't figure it out.

    Literally like not a thing, I can't find how how to do it

    0 votes

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  20. When I insert a list of sources - no matter the citation format - it doesn't go in alphabetic order

    When I insert a list of sources - no matter the citation format - it doesn't go in alphabetic order and there is no way to make it go so.
    Selecting the list and using the "sort" feature doesn't work because it's a "content navigation item" - I get an error message.

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