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  1. 3 votes

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  2. Adding Harvard Author Date referencing style in word 2016

    in Australia, they use Harvard author date referencing style. The word I am using doesn't have it and I find it very hard to reference my work using other online referencing apps. Hence I am just wondering if you could add the Harvard author date referencing style in the word, it would be really helpful for many many students in Australia

    8 votes

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  3. 24 votes

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  4. Display document with embedded fonts

    If a word document has embedded fonts, the display and editing on android should allow for that font to be used.
    It would be great if the embedded font can be installed automatically.

    40 votes

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  5. Add voice dictation

    It would be nice to dictate text direcly in to word for android.the key board is too slow and fiddly.

    10 votes

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  6. Word problem after update

    Hallo,
    The matter consers Microsoft Word application for android. I use Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with android 6.0.1.
    After the last update of the application it is not possible to open from SD card any Word document directly from the device preinstalled file manager. It is necessary to open every document from the Word application.
    It is so inconvenient!
    Please do something with it.
    Best regards
    Viola

    3 votes

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  7. Add macros.

    Despite the power of the processor in my smart phone, Word won't even run simple macros, something I could do 25 years ago with a Tandy PC running two floppy drives.

    6 votes

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  8. Make Word for Android compatible with Samsung's multi-window

    Love using word with my android devices (Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 Edition Table and Samsung Galaxy Note cell phone.
    Would love to get the full use of my android devices, Word for Android does not appear to be compatible with the Samsung's multi-window feature.
    Please make the Word for Android app to be able to function with Samsung multi-window features.

    21 votes

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  9. Specify paragraph and character style

    As part of managing more complex documents, styles are essential to keep layout consistent and to ease management of the document. Tablet office does respect styles, including using the specified "next paragraph style", but it does not actually allow specifying what style to use for a paragraph or a text selection (it doesn't expose the styles in the GUI).

    It would be very worthwhile to be able to select (already existing) styles for text selections and paragraphs. While modifying and/or creating styles would be a desirable feature, the use of android word as a companion/quick edit option makes the selection…

    16 votes

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  10. Multi-Window for MS Word

    I thin kit would be useful if MS Word could support split-screen with A) a second word document (so that you can have two word documents up side-by-side) and, B) any another application (e.g. PDF viewer, or browser, or file manager, etc.)

    39 votes

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  11. Allow addition of custom templates

    Just like in the desktop version, would be great to have the option to add custom templates. Particularly useful for company letterheads etc when you need to make a quick document on the go.

    Of course, it should support images in the header and footer.

    11 votes

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  12. night mode...text format changing of whole content without selecting all.

    Everything is good but there are some missing tools and features in mobile view. Such as night mode...and the most irritating drawback is that there are two margin left and right, both are taking unusable and unreasonable space. No option for "always screen on' during reading. This app is for mobile device. So for such a smaller device if the text alignment fit the whole scree during reading, that's better for all users. And also there is a necessity of a option to change whole content text format without selecting all. You can go through 'wps office' app for better…

    8 votes

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  13. Ability to add multiple pictures in a Word document

    When I try to add multiple pictures from the gallery into a word document, I cannot do that. I have to go and add pictures one at a time. This is very annoying.

    I want to first go an add multiple pictures and then I want to go and add text below each of them. This scenario is very hard to achieve currently.

    8 votes

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  14. 8 votes

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  15. Can we please have a sort function for university users

    University staff and students need a sort function for academic references, as per the desktop version. Without a sort function the usability for professionals is diminished.

    9 votes

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  16. Allow signing in to Office for Android using multiple accounts

    On desktop and Windows 10 Mobile, you can be signed in to Office apps using multipleaccounts (eg an MSA and an OrgId). On Android, you can only be signed in to one account at a time.

    I frequently access and edit documents from both my personal OneDrive (MSA) and OneDrive for Business (OrgId). On the other platforms, this is a seamless, enjoyable experience. On Android, I have to sign out of one account to access the other. Not so seamless.

    Please allow multipleaccounts to be added so that I don't have to sign in and out

    8 votes

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  17. Need Go To function in Word for Android

    Hello
    I am using Office 365 Personal on my desktop and Android devices. The purpose for using 365 is so I can work on my office documents while on the move, OK so far.
    I am a writer and use Word for writing and type setting my manuscript. My manuscript runs to 300 pages plus. Now while this is not an issue on my desktop PC, I do have issues when working on my Tablet. This tablet is a Samsung galaxy 12.2 running Android 5.0.2.

    My issues are,
    1. There is no Go-To button for Android, making it difficult to…

    16 votes

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  18. Fillable Word Document on Tablet

    We have Word Documents that are fillable and created by others, so some things are locked. In Word on my computer I can fill in sections that are not locked. They are forms we need in the field. Using Word on a Tablet I can not do that, BUT USING A GENERIC DOCUMENT EDITOR THAT COMES WITH THE TABLET I CAN...seems you need to correct this in Word so that works if they can.

    10 votes

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  19. I'd like to achieve the same APA formatting as with the desktop application of Word within the Word for Android app.

    Within the desktop app, you'd select the "Reference" menu tab, input source information via the "manage sources" option, and then utilize the "insert citation" option for easy incorporation of source data into the document. Ideally, the same tab, same sources compilation abilities, and same insertion method would be present in the mobile app.

    48 votes

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  20. Capitalize each word option on Word for Android.

    I miss it so much from the PC version. I print a lot of addresses cut and pasted from documents, but so many people write their address with no capitals at all. I miss that one hit to capitalize every word option.

    5 votes

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