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  1. fix the freeze!

    excel keeps freezing! I have to force quit and have reentered the same lines multiple times as a result. FRUSTRATING!

    9 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back CMD-F shortcut for find/replace

      Please . . . bring back this shortcut! I use this frequently. It takes up valuable time to go about it the long way.

      4 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Slicer with Tables

        Table slicers don't work. Only Pivot slicers do.

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add picture logos to our headers and/ or footers

          Help us add picture logos to our headers and/ or footers. little frustrating

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            0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Tiresome to mention it, but I'm still waiting to upgrade from Office 2011 to Office 2016 but there's no point.

            Having a workable Visual Basic Editor in Office 2016 that has a few more features than just typing would be nice. We're close to two years down the line with this and still not close to Office 2011 for VBA capability. I'm an optimist though. I'm sure you'll put some effort in before everyone buggers off elsewhere.

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring Back Save Workspace

              In prior version one had the ability to open & arrange several windows, then save the arrangement as a "workspace" [.xlw] file. In Excel 2011 the feature was renamed as Save Layout, but is yet another useful capability which has been ripped out in the 2016 release for Mac [I believe the Windows version retains the feature.]

              Please restore that functionality.

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                1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ISSUES in Excel MAC 2016

                Hi I recently switched from excel 2011 to 2016. Using excel on mac seems like Microsoft purposefully left errors to serious excel users would have no option but to return to windows based computers. I am facing the following issues 1) black cross doesn't appear all the time so at times i am unable to drag or repeat data or formulas 2) when i click on a formula and it doesn't highlight all cells that formula is linked to 3) some times there is a lag, say i enter the numbers 100 into cell it, it takes sometimes very long…

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • EXTERNAL LINKs

                  PLEASE PLEASE, FIX THE EXTERNAL LINK ISSUE. I'M TRYING TO BREAK A LINK BUT THE ACTION IS NOT TAKEN EFFECT.

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add =IFS Function

                    Excel for PC has a new function called =IFS. This function is missing from Excel for Mac 2016. This is a problem for Excel for Mac users as spreadsheets, created with Excel for PC, that use the =IFS function, do not work on a MAC.

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                      2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • text to colums not working in 14.7.1 (161129) with multi-line cell data

                      Going through the wizard works fine - seem to recognize delimiter Alt/Option 013 (note macOS - would be 010 under Windows). Produces one column including only first line of each cell. Throws away all other lines.

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Import CSV with multi-line text cells

                        Importing of CSV files which contain multi-line values (line breaks in the text cells) is not possible using the "File" - "Import" wizard. It is however possible if all options (field delimiter and text qualifier) match the system's defaults to import such files by double clicking the CSV. Please fix the Import wizard to allow multi-line text while customising the delimiters.

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                          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • how to protect vba proyect in excel 2016 for mac

                          how to protect vba proyect macro in excel 2016 for mac

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                            0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Need POWER VIEW!!

                            Need to utilize POWER VIEW in grad school. I dont have a PC, I own a MAC. ADD POWER VIEW INTO EXCeL

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                              0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • BUG: Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, error

                                Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, attempting to switch workbook windows using Command+~ while entering a formula results in an error message. See the attached screen shot.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

                                  Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Alert user before deleting cells that are referenced by other cells to avoid #REF

                                    Alert user before deleting cells that are referenced by other cells to avoid #REF

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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The VBA execution Window does not work on MAC. You can't execute a function in this widows

                                      With excel for Mac the VBA execution Windows does not work. You cant execute a function in this windows the error message tells "sub or function not defined" though this function works when called from a program.
                                      Very unsatisfied with Excel for Mac, very numerous bugs and mistakes.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Excel Solver

                                        A Life saver of an ADD-IN. It's like --- why even bother using excel without it?

                                        . And Yet. Why can't I just solve multiple iterations of a column of say 10 different cells I want to solve using the same solution?

                                        I can't -- unless I go to PC. write some ugly looking VB code... put some ridiculously ugly looking button on my spreadsheet.. which works for maybe 1 out of 5 people i'll send the XLSM file too.

                                        Excel is the one product i paid the office license for --- it's still a decent workhorse. But don't you…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Fix concatenate function in formula builder so it doesn't crash Excels and force a shut down.

                                          Using concatenate function in formula builder causes Excel to shut down. Repeatedly.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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