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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…

    8 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…

    14 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.

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  5. Please get rid of this error message: Blame Module Name: MicrosoftFontLibrary

    I find the Blame Module Name: MicrosoftFontLibrary in the error report each time I try to open files with long name lists in Japanese. This is problematic because I cannot enter the grades for my students using Excel on my Mac. I have to go to a Windows machine to open the same file.

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  6. 365 does not appear to save AutoRecover or AutoSave files anywhere on my Mac or in the cloud..

    I use a MacBook Pro and Have Office 365. Excel and Powerpoint crash fairly often and tech support found that AutoRecover and AutoSavedo not save anything anywhere. It seems to be because I don't use OneCloud for my cloud storage. I use iCloud for My Documents folder. The fact that your apps are so unstable and you don't do the right thing by helping users save their data, seems to be a short-sighted tactic to sell OneDrive. In reality you are forcing me to discontinue Office 365 and switch to Apple or Google's office apps. Very poor product management of…

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  7. 図形から作成の矢印の太さ設定がプリントアウトに反映されないです。

    はじめまして。
    Office 2016 Mac Excel(Ver.16.16.10)使用です。
    複合機はCanon C2230Fになります。
    『挿入』→『図形』→『矢印』で矢印を使うことが多いのですが、細い矢印が印刷に反映されません。
    どのように設定すればよいでしょうか?
    モニター上の状態と、それをプリントアウトしたものの画像を添付いたします。
    太さが2pt以下はすべて同じ太さのようです。
    ご確認願います。

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  8. Character spacing issues when creating PDFs using Excel for Mac (16.16.10) When creating PDFs of charts from Excel for Mac 16.16.10, there i

    see Pictures of
    1. EXCEL file : with normal spacing between characters
    2. PDF file (made out of the EXCEL file : with the inconsistent spacing between characters, which gives a unprofessional and blury image.

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  9. In Excel for

    In Excel Windows I can choose between dot (.) or comma (,) as decimal separator in Options/ Advanced/ Editing options. Since comma is used in most European countries and dot in the U.S. and many other coutries this causes a lot of problems and sometimes accidents when Excel files from other countries are used. Please introduce the same option in Excel/ Mac/ Preferences – or even better - as a choice for each file. Now I have to replace all dots with commas or vice versa with the risk of involuntarily changing dots that should be dots. And I know…

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  10. 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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  11. Excel para Mac Versão 16.24

    Não está salvando planilha com mesmo nome ou com outro nome.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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