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  2. bring back old spell check instead of editor pane

    Bring back the old spell check. Why?
    1. the pop up is smaller and better than the large pane
    2. it allowed me to just fix a word if it didn't have the suggestion
    3. long ago it allowed me to hit enter for ignore
    4. on mac i cannot add my own technical words
    There is NOTHING better about editor pane.

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  3. Italics in footnotes revert back to regular on SOME entries

    Certain footnote entries when formatted as italics (as with a book title) revert back for no known reason after saving and then reopening the doc —some do some don't. Those that revert continue to revert. Maddening. Tried many options: including italics from keyboard, italics from font menu, leaving italics in track changes... This has occurred over several generations of MS Word. I have made this known but it is never fixed.

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  5. Stop marking open punctuation as a grammatical error.

    Open punctuation means wherever you can skip punctuation, and it still makes grammatical sense, skip the punctuation.

    Using open punctuation is not a grammatical error, it's a valid alternative. In fact, open punctuation is best practice business English, because it's easier to read.

    Please stop marking open punctuation as grammatical errors. Some examples: Self care (no hyphen), post production (no hyphen), well intended (no hyphen).

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  6. 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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  7. How do I unlock so I can edit and write on Word?

    I am unable to edit or create any Word documents as they all say they are "locked".

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  8. Quick/Direct Access to Change Dark Mode Paper Color Settings

    I recently updated Word (16.49 21050201) Mac and was delighted to see that MS had added refinements to Dark Mode. So thank you for that - this has long been something I've missed since the old white text blue background days. What I would like to suggest is to add a "quick" way (ideally a clickable icon in the tool bar, or an option in the view menu that would let one toggle back and forth between the Dark Mode has a dark page color versus Dark Mode has a white page color. This would save having to go into…

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  9. I need to be able to spellcheck one word or one paragraph or one section of a manuscript. This whole doc all the time is a pain.

    I need to be able to spell check one word or a section of a document, not just the whole doc all the time, because I'm working with a 360-page manuscript and whole thing all the time makes revisions a pain.

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  10. Increase/Decrease Font Size on Mac by using a shortcut

    In order to customise a shortcut the function has to be listet as a menu title. As that is not the case, one cannot create his own shortcut. That would really increase functionality and user-experience of word.

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  11. on scrolling its doesn't display page no. and unlike word for windows it doesn't display synonyms

    on scrolling its doesn't display page no. and unlike word for windows it doesn't display synonyms

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  12. Return Spellcheck to the Tools Menu

    After more than 30 years, Spellcheck has been removed from the Tools Menu. And with no notification as to where it can be found. Is this an improvement? No. Put it back. You can provide features, bells and whistles if you find it necessary. But keep things that work in the places your customers are accustomed to.

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  13. Three Major Functions that no Longer Work

    There are three majore functions of Word that no longer work. They worked on past versions but now no longer work.

    1. When restarting the computer or reopening Word, it is no longer possible to reopen documents that were open. And, it is not possible to open multiple documents at once (from the home page or from recent documents). This means that if you had 7 windows open, you have to find and reopen 7 documents one at a time.

    2. There is no longer a running word count. In other words, if you are on page 20 or a 60 page…

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  14. Tabs for sheets

    I would like to have tabs for sheets like excel.
    Like we have sub topics under one document with different names for each sheet.
    Makes sense?
    I had actually seen something like this in MS-Word few years back.
    But I am not able to find now.

    2 votes

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  15. 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

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  16. Pop Up Spell Check

    My microsoft word no longer gives me a pop up spell check. Very frustrating, because spell check with that was a simple one click.

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  17. NEED DARKER DARK MODE

    I was getting blind when I switched the windows between word documents and other dark mode applications. The dark mode for word only applies the border which is meaningless. I need an entire dark mode.

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  19. Enable export and import of toolbar customizations

    Enable export and import of ribbon / toolbar customizations, as in the Windows version

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  20. 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.

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