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  1. Fix ability to open XML files

    Up until Dec 2018 I was able to open an XML file directly in Mac Excel. Last week in Dec and still now I get this message: The file you are trying to open is not a valid Excel XML Spreadsheet.
    I am currently at Mac Excel version 16.20 (181208)

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  2. Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

    When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Excel will freeze when you try to copy any cell. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Word. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

    I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

    I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

    7 votes
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  3. Excel crashes and cells cannot be edited with High Sierra

    Dear Excel team, this has been posted already and has 74 comments on it, but you closed it. The reason you are not seeing crash reports is because we have to kill the app and this doesn't seem to generate a crash report.

    Issue is as described by 4 pages of comments, please reopen. If not then I have created this as a new issue.

    If you attempt to double click in the cell or click in the function bar, then Excel freezes, by keeping the cursor in the cell and removing keyboard entry. Menu's stop working as well, the…

    13 votes
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  4. Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 is causing multiple files to open upon startup.

    Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 does not shut down properly and that causes it to open multiple files upon startup. This would seem like it is an autorecovery issue but it is not because it still occurs even after all autorecovery files have been sent to trash. A simple internet search will confirm that this is a long-standing problem many have suffered and there is no methodology offered to fix it. Even reinstalling Excel does not correct the issue.

    2 votes
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  5. solver multiple range

    Using Solver, you cannot select multiple ranges in the "By changing variable cells box. If you select a range, type "," and select another range, the first range is overwritten rather than appended as in the Windows version of Excel.

    Version 16.12

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  6. Fix encoding problem with Japanese

    I work at a school that uses Excel for grades and must work with files that are made on Excel with a Windows machine. Each time I try to open a file with long lists of names in Japanese and corresponding scores from the student's test, the Excel on my Mac crashes.

    I believe the problem has to do with how Excel 16 is encoding the Japanese characters from the Windows machine. I thought it might be a problem of fonts on my Mac but I have checked and all the fonts are in working order, with no problems in…

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  7. Fix encoding problem with Japanese

    I work at a school that uses Excel for grades and must work with files that are made on Excel with a Windows machine. Each time I try to open a file with long lists of names in Japanese and corresponding scores from the student's test, the Excel on my Mac crashes.

    I believe the problem has to do with how Excel 16 is encoding the Japanese characters from the Windows machine. I thought it might be a problem of fonts on my Mac but I have checked and all the fonts are in working order, with no problems in…

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  8. I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels

    I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels.
    I am not able, and understand other users experience the same problem:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/thousand-separator-changes-on-charts/703239f6-3323-4de3-8e6e-7f0f1143dcd5
    Jose Renato Mannis
    jrmannis@jrmannis.com
    +55 11 9 8279 9944

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  9. Reinstall Developer tab in toolbar

    I am running Excel 2016 on a MacBook. Today, the "Developer" option has disappeared from the toolbar. When I went to Excel>Preferences>Ribbon & Toolbar, I get the message that "This feature is only available if you haven an Office 365 Subscription" This is totally unacceptable. I paid for my licence and when I did so, I got access to the Developer tab. Suddenly, it has disappeared (Microsoft has removed it) and is now asking me to pay for it again!
    Please reinstate access to the Developer tab for licenced copies.
    Thanks

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  11. solver

    Excel 16.23 for Mac no longer has a functional Solver. Trying to use it results in Alert:

    Sorry, Excel can't open two workbooks with the same name at the same time.

    Works on PC and lower versions. What to do?

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  12. What is going on with this program?

    This morning, as I was reading through the news on my Mac, Excel began to start itself randomly. I thought it might be time for an update, so I downloaded and install 2, but it still starts itself repeatedly. Quitting the program does not help, it just starts back up. The only way I can stop this is to minimize the window and park it in the Dock.

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  13. high sierra

    Chart editing issues. Seems to be the refresh of the chart is not working, so it looks like (for example) you have not selected or are not typing in the Chart Title, but when you scroll away and then back again the editing appears.

    We are running Excel 16.6.6 on Mac OS High Sierra and getting the issue described in the attached video.

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  14. Fix an important hyperlink issue!

    When I insert a new hyperlink to a file located on an external disc (HDD) in my Excel chart, everything works well. When I open again the chart after I've saved it, I have to give an additional authorisation to open each hyperlink I previously inserted in the chart. Besides, there is no way to deactivate the warning window that appears each time I try to open one of the hyperlinks (there isn't the "security centre" like in Excel for Windows).

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  15. somme inscrite

    entrer la somme

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. After installing update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents

    After installing the latest (as of Jan-2019) update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents. Attached are the crash dump and two videos. First video shows a successful opening of a protected document and starting of the update installation. Second video continues when the update installation is finished, and then shows opening of the same document and Excel crashing.

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  18. 26 votes
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  19. I found a sintaxis mistake on funcion "buscarv", on my excel version for mac.

    En mi version de excel, la sintaxis de la funcion buscarv en lugar de la opcion ordenado aparece la opcion rango,

    aparece de esta forma

    =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{rango})

    cuando deberia de ser asi

    =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{ordenado})

    como se puede cambiar?, o que procede?

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  20. Que Excel 2018 for Mac abra bien los archivos xlsm de versiones anteriores

    Excel 2016 for Mac tiene un error muy grave :

    No abre archivos xlsm elaborados por versiones anteriores, favor de corregir... !!! lo he probado con todos mis archivos excel anteriores y en todos me manda un mensaje de ERROR, y Excel, al intentar repararlo le quita todas las macros que le hayas programado !!!

    Qué es eso ??? POR FAVOR CORRIJAN ESE HORROR !!!!... El mensaje exacto es el siguiente:

    Aviso:

    Hemos encontrado un problema con contenido de ‘libro.xlsm'. ¿Desea que intentemos recuperar el máximo de contenido posible? Si confía en el origen de este libro, haga clic en…

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