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  1. Make ALL windows and dialogue boxes resizeable

    Please allow the user to change every dialogue / command box size. Example; Go To box default size is completely useless when trying to trace precedents - one has to click in the reference box, one by one, and scrolling with the right arrow to get any idea of what cell is being referenced. IT IS USELESS, and has been this way forever. Can't believe I have to plead for this in 2018!

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    • Excel 2016 - Screentip Placement

      Would it be possible to update the screentip placement back to the right-side of the pointer in future updates of Excel?

      I noticed that in Excel 2016, when highlighting columns (for vlookups, for instance) the screentip displays on the far left side of the program (if you start highlighting in column A). Whereas, in previous versions of Excel, the screentip always displayed to the right of the pointer.

      The new popup location on the left causes the screentip to display on a completely different screen than the current Excel instance if you have an extended display located to the left…

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      • Personal Workbook for storing macros does not work.

        Personal Workbook for storing macros does not work. FIX IT you idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • put back - open multiple spreadsheets in the same Excel 2016 instance

          open multiple spreadsheets in the same Excel

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            • Excel bug: Previously created MultiPage controls become 'disconnected from clients' when a new one is added dynamically

              When you dynamically create a MultiPage control on a UserForm, any previously created MultiPage controls on the same form become partially crippled. They appear fine and their properties are accessible, but you cannot add pages to them anymore. If you try, you get an exception:

              Run-time error '-2147417848 (80010108)': Automation error The object invoked has disconnected from its clients.

              Code to reproduce:

              Create a UserForm and paste the following code:

              Option Explicit

              Sub Reproduce()
              Me.Controls.Add "Forms.MultiPage.1", "TestInstance1"
              Me.Controls("TestInstance1").Add ' That works

              Me.Controls.Add "Forms.MultiPage.1", "TestInstance2"
              Me.Controls("TestInstance1").Add ' Now it does not - exception here.
              Me.Controls("TestInstance2").Add ' But the new shiny one…

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              • Excel2016 automatic calculation problem

                Merged cells are not automatically calculated

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                • Excel 2016 bug - cannot switch QueryTable to take parameters from sheet after refreshing it with a constant value

                  There appears to be a bug in Excel 2016.

                  If you have a QueryTable on a sheet, that query has a parameter, and at some point you refresh that query with a non-sheet value for the parameter, then you cannot switch the parameter to take its value from the sheet - Excel will crash. In order to make it work, you need to switch the QueryTable to take parameters from sheet, then save, then quit Excel completely, then reopen the file, and only then your query will work.

                  I believe it started after the latest Office update, and it is…

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                  • Excel 2016 (Windows 10 1803.

                    Office 2016.
                    Printed Excel docs have the column and line numbers on all pages. (On the top and left side of all old and new docs from years ago)

                    Have 6 updates similar to the one listed...identified through 'Reliability History'.

                    "Windows installer reconfigured the product. Product name: Office 16 Click-to-Run Licensing Component. Product Version:16.0.10228.20080. Product Language. 0. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.

                    Can't find the updates to delete them....they are simply not listed with other updates?

                    I am a home user with the same problem on all three of my PCs.

                    Copied here due to advice…

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                    • Gregg Hutzler

                      Give's your into my user up see.

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                      • Bug (maybe?) on Range.Find when range is single row (/column)

                        The Range.Find vba method fails whenever the range is a single cell. Rather than returning a Null when value not matches the cell value, it searches the whole column/row for the value. If it finds a match on other cells, then it returns that range.

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                        • fix June 25th 2018 Update causing crash in tables/NamedRanges

                          Please fix June 25th 2018 Update causing crash in tables/NamedRanges: to wit, When using a cell in a table that contains named Ranges, a false error message appears " The name "***" already exists, click yes to use that version of the name.......", So Then, the message appears again, for each named range in the table. Then, Continue to work, and Excel will Crash, without warning.

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                            • BUG: Excel rounds inconsistently to 15 significant digits; causes compare error

                              Excel displays =705900.51-700000 as 5900.51000000000. It should display 5900.51000000001, since the exact internal value is 5900.51000000000,931322574615478515625. Note that 16th significant digit is 9.

                              In contrast, =705900.51-700000-2^-40, a smaller value, does in fact display 5900.51000000001. Its exact internal value is 5900.51000000000,84037310443818569183349609375. Note that the 16th significant digits is 8.

                              (I use period for the decimal point and comma to demarcate the first 15 significant digits.

                              As a consequence, if =705900.51-700000 is in A1 and =705900.51-700000-2^40 is in A2, =A1>A2 returns FALSE (!), which is incorrect.

                              The comparison error arises because Excel compares the operands (left and right expressions) rounded to 15…

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                              • I found a bug which affect data, I reproduced it, there is no way to report it.

                                I don't believe in Microsoft management. I found a bug in outlook.com where they blocked their own server IP's and emailed me their own IP's as blocked, and I couldn't go through their support system. I stopped using Outlook because it was an issue with Connected Accounts, so I couldn't receive emails from my other outlook email! Ironically Gmail worked. So pardon me, I will be brief.

                                I have two tables beside each other in a cell in the Total row of the first table there is a formula referencing several cells from the second table.

                                I copied these two…

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                                • Need an error check for any active selection before insert

                                  A crash occurs after the following sequence: (1) insert a blank row; (2) select and copy cells from an existing row to the new row (in my case containing formulae) ; (3) insert a new column anywhere. With this sequence, the selection is not cleared after the copy operation is complete and Excel tries to insert it, but cannot. Excel crashes with poor recovery. Excel needs better error check here: should check & query about any existing selections at time of row or column insert.

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                                  • DAO Datapicker

                                    Atualizar o office 32 bit para 64 com todas as bibliotecas principalmente a DAO e o Datapicker muita gente está que tem projeto feito em 32 bit está passando um perrengue precisamos das atualizações. Vba excel

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                                      • Fix version update issue

                                        I choose to runExcel version 15.41 because later versions, including the most recent update have lost features that U find essential. I know for absolute certain that I have "Check for Updates" set to Manual, yet twice in the past 2 weeks I have opened excel only to find the latest update loaded. When I check HELP>CHECK FOR UPDATES, I soe that "Automatically download and install" option is checked. MOst frustrating and a big time watser for me to have to downgrade again to 15.41.

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                                        • (Home > Format > Default Width) not working

                                          After selecting a column, going to:
                                          Home > Format > Default Width
                                          Gives a dialog box that contains the default width, but after pressing the OK button, nothing changes!

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