In the comment section of my YouTube channel, I frequently encourage viewers to send feedback to Microsoft if they are experiencing a problem with Word. Today’s tutorial shows how to send that feedback from inside Word.
First, we will look at the basic method I believe is most convenient. Then, we will look at two alternative ways to access the feedback form from within Word’s interface.
This tutorial is available as a YouTube video showing all the steps in real time.
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The images below are from Word for Microsoft 365. These steps also apply to Word 2021, Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word 2013.
Are you on a Mac? Please see “How to Send Feedback about Word for Mac.”
How to Send Feedback about Microsoft Word
- Select the Help tab in the ribbon.
- Select the Feedback button.
- Select I like something or I don’t like something from the Feedback to Microsoft pane.
The I have a suggestion option opens the Word Community Feedback forum on your browser. We won’t be covering those steps in this tutorial.
- Describe your issue in the text box.
- (Optional) Select Include screenshot if you want to include a screenshot from your current document.
- (Optional) Select You can contact me about this feedback and then enter your email address. (The email text box may be prefilled with the email address associated with your Microsoft account.)
Please note that Microsoft might not contact about your feedback. However, I still believe it is important to report issues so that widespread problems can be prioritized for correction.
- Select the Submit button.
Two More Ways to Access Microsoft Word’s Feedback Form
There are two other ways to access the feedback form from Word’s interface.
Alternative Method 1
Select the File tab in the ribbon followed by Feedback in the Backstage view.
Alternative Method 2
Select the File tab in the ribbon followed by the Send a Smile or Send a Frown buttons at the top of any screen in the Backstage view.