by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 12, 2015)
Over the years, Microsoft has expressed a desire for user feedback. Microsoft has tried various websites and e-mail addresses for the feedback, and a lot of desire for feedback fell into the background during the days of Word 2003 while they were getting Word 2007 ready. (That's understandable—the huge changes wrought in Word 2007 would mean basically ignoring the majority of the commentary on Word 2003, plus Microsoft was—during those days—paying more attention to automatically-generated user behavior metrics.)
Now Microsoft is, again, seeking feedback. If you have a suggestion for an improvement in Word or you think that an existing feature of the program could be improved, this is your chance to be heard. In seeking the feedback, Microsoft has partnered with a third-party platform (UserVoice) to provide the framework for the feedback. Here's the URL where you can make your voice heard:
Feedback through the site is for various flavors of Word, but all of them have one thing in common—they are for the latest version of the software. Thus, if you are using an older version of Word, the site might not be of much interest or help for you.
Give it a try! Who knows, your input may be helpful in shaping future releases of Word.
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