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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!

    14 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • plaese create POwer Pivot fro MAC EXCEL

      plaese create POwer Pivot fro MAC EXCEL

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • set print area" has been omitted

        in outlook for mac 2011 version 14.7.1 under the file drop down, "set print area" has been omitted. Please fix.

        4 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Printing  ·  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.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

            7 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Restore data form functionality

              I miss the data form feature available in previous versions of Excel and would like to see it restored in Excel for Mac.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support searching on Mac OS for unicode characters e.g. 0x000D carriage return

                support searching for unicode characters e.g. 0x000D carriage return.

                Many data sources use 0x0D for a carriage return.

                There are times where it needs to be replaced with something else, like a tab character.

                "Carriage return" is often present in imported text.
                Also it can be created by Option-Command-Enter (useful in making a list within a cell), or
                using the Apple Unicode Hex Input keyboard by holding option and typing the 4 digit hex code Option-000D

                When searching for this character in Excel 2011 (or Word 2011) for Mac, Microsoft instead finds the space character.

                In the attached file (the…

                1 vote
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                  2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • After upgrade to Office 365, "cut and paste" does not work correctly.

                      In Excel 2011, if I cut or copied a cell to Clipboard and then inserted a row, I could paste the item in Clipboard into a new cell. With Office 365, if I cut or copy a cell and then do anything such as inserting a row, the Clipboard is erased. This is such a fundamental action in Excel - cutting and pasting - that the "improvement" should be undone. I'd like to know when this fix is accomplished. Thank you.

                      5 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fixed Width Data Import Wizard Needs Scroll Bars Like Windows Version

                        The fixed width data import wizard does not allow horizontal or vertical scrolling in the data preview like it does in the Windows version. This makes it impossible to create or edit Connections for complex text data files. I see at least one other person here with the same request and the issue is far from a new one to me.

                        2 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Touchbar absolute/relative formula shortcut (F4)

                          When entering a formula, please add a touchbar button (ideally around where F4 used to be) to toggle relative/absolute cell reference. Again, would be much simpler than pressing Fn + F4, which often doesn't work at the moment either.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Text import Wizard

                            The font used in the text import wizard really needs to be changed. 1. The preview window is to small and the font used in the preview window is to small and should be like Helvetica or something so the text is much easier to read. The zero's wth slashes is awful. please fix this so it is as nice as the windows version. Thank you.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Excel crashes when i use the formula searcher ("Search for a function")

                              With the Microsoft Office for Mac 20111 when i search for a Formula in the formula searcher ("Search for a function") where we right the name of the function to search it (in the "Formula Builder" interface) - after i put the first letter the excel crashes giving the message "Microsoft Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We Sorry for the inconvenience." and it restarts. It also produces a report and ask if i want to send it to Microsoft...
                              Next i show you a green shoot of the error message and in the word file i…

                              5 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  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.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Slicer with Tables

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

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Mac versions and Windows versions open the files with the same column width, font sizes, and margins

                                    Currently, a column 215 px wide on a Mac (Excel 2015) will open at 251 px on a PC (Excel 2010 and 2016).
                                    also, fonts are not the same size. Bookman 8 words in the 215 px will not fit in 251 px.
                                    And the windows version does not maintain the margin settings of the Mac file.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Touchbar "edit cell contents" shortcut

                                      Please put a "edit cell contents" touchbar button roughly where F2 used to be. Would save me hours. Much more useful than the current "Paste" button.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Microsoft Excel 15.30 (Office 2016 for Mac) and earlier versions cannot open files

                                        Microsoft Excel 15.30 (Office 2016 for Mac) and earlier versions cannot open files if pathname is long or contains special characters, generating the error message below which is not correct:
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                                        Microsoft Excel cannot access the file... There are several possible reasons:
                                        • The file name or path name does not exist.
                                        • The file you're trying to open is being used by another program. Close the document in the other program, and try again.
                                        • The name of the workbook you're trying to save is the same as the name of another document that is read-only. Try saving the…

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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