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  1. There is a bug on the date function Excel believes that February 29, 1900 exist but this date does not exist

    Microsoft Excel believes that February 29, 1900 exist when there is no such date as 1900 is not a leap year.

    2 votes
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  2. Excel crashes when I try to change colors (OS X High Sierra)

    Excel 15.14 (150911) and High Sierra (10.13.4). Every time I try to change cell background/text colors, Excel crashes (more specifically when opening color palette (after clicking cell color/text color change button) Excel suddenly stops working and crashes).

    5 votes
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  3. Tell me feature for Mac

    I would like to see the Tell me Feature on office for Mac

    6 votes
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  4. Fix Autorecover

    Please fix the autorecover feature.

    Both my computers fail to save autorecover files for Excel in version 16.9 (though fine for Word) and when crashes occur the "recovered" files are in fact the last files I manually saved, though sometimes with "(version 1)" added to the filename at the top of the window.

    For a productivity application, a non-working autorecover feature is terrible.

    The AutoSave option isn't much of a substitute as it only seems to work with files opened from OneDrive online, not the OneDrive or any other folder on the Mac itself.

    3 votes
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  5. 2018 losing copy and paste

    In 2010 and 2017 one could copy and repeatedly past text acrosss multiple cells. A Microsoft update in 2018 has killed that function. Work around is cumbersome
    I have reverted to my 2011 Macbook with 2010 excel and copy the completed file to a usb stick, then copy file to 2017 Macbook Microsoft admits this is a known issue.

    2 votes
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  6. Cursor not properly positioned when editing directly inside cell

    Another user posted this issue and it's been marked as "completed". Many of us are still having the same problem more than a year after the fix was rolled out. I am reposting it as an issue.

    Original description: I found out that if you have longer texts (>20 chars) inside an Excel Cell and you try to edit them the more you get to the right of the text the more the cursor is drawn off to the left of the characters it is actually between. Cursor Position seems to be calculated wrong. I am using Standard Calibri Font.…

    20 votes
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  7. Improve auto-recovery!

    It is notIdea, rather requirement for correction of Office for Mac;

    Excel (and Word) are crashing, Auto-recovery does not work and Auto-recovery folder is not traceable in Library

    4 votes
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  8. Hyperlinks that worked in Excel for Mac 2011 no longer work in Excel for Mac 2016

    I regularly hyperlink documents to transactions recorded in Excel, e.g. easy to locate and view the pdf invoice that relates to an invoice entry in a spreadsheet.

    This worked perfectly in Excel for Mac 2011 (no longer supported), but won't work in Excel for Mac 2016.

    If a hyperlink is created in Excel for Mac 2016 it will work, BUT ONLY UNTIL you close Excel. Next time you open Excel the links no longer work even though they are retained.

    Interestingly, if you try to use the hyperlinks in Excel for Mac 2011 again, they work perfectly whether created in…

    4 votes
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  9. refresh data

    MacOS High Sierra
    Version:10.13.3

    Excel Version:16.11(180311)

    When I use "DATA-REFRESH(ALL)" , the application gets force quit, and the "extremal data connections has been enable". I re-installed the software, never for good.
    It happens every time I use it, still have not resolved this problem.

    2 votes
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  10. Excel withouth crashing

    Please make the new version of excel like the version was in early 2016. Since an update in 2016 Excel is crashing when I'm trying to add background color to the cells. Even on Sierra and High Sierra. I've sent error reports, but nothing happened - that's why it seems like it is a feature not a fault for Microsoft. So please, make Excel like it was before. Without crashing, without any troubles.

    5 votes
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  11. Include Ribbon customizing for Macs - like you pretend is available when bought!!!!

    In the online statement AND help, Microsoft states that ribbon customizing is available for Macs - BUT, IT IS NOT!!! a disservice to Mac users - include it or don't tell us its available!!!
    Found this out after HOURS with tech support!!!
    Would like to add curse words here!!!!

    7 votes
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  12. modify page breaks in excel

    Improve the ability to modify page breaks in excel (as in the windows version): often the cursor to move page breaks does not appear or does not shift the breaks

    5 votes
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  13. Displaying number of decimal places

    Excel 15.412. A new glitch. I enter a number, say 56, in a cell, but the display shows 0.56. In Preferences-Edits, I do have the “Display number of decimal places” checked for 2 decimal places, as I have always liked this as my default for displaying numbers. Therefore, I would expect that entering 56 would display as 56.00, as it always had in all previous versions of Excel. What is going on? This glitch is adding a lot of valuable time to my work, since I have to uncheck the "2 decimal places" box and then reformat all work to…

    3 votes
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  14. Since 25 February 2018 the 'Freeze Panes' command crashes the workbook

    Since 25 February 2018 the 'Freeze Panes' command crashes the workbook

    2 votes
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  15. Stop Messing Up Row Height

    release 16.9 sees the return of the bug that automatically increases row heights on some sheets - completely messes-up layout of sheets.

    Was this release actually tested? (pretty disastrous to have this - I've had to downgrade to 15.41)

    3 votes
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  16. Make third party fonts usable in charts and graphs

    It's currently acting as if it changes the font but just stays the same visually. Very buggy considering I can change the cell to a third-party font, just not the charts which is annoying as it makes them difficult to customise in accordance with branding guidelines.

    2 votes
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  17. Put Ribbon Icons/Controls back to previous release size!

    release 16.9 has slightly larger icons and controls in the ribbon making it larger (taking more vertical screen space. No good reason for this and we don't all have 42" screens - so put it back how it was and restore the previous icon size.

    2 votes
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  18. Cannot paste into field in UserForm when displayed on Mac in Excel 2016

    Context: A spreadsheet with a macro created on a PC with a UserForm.
    When run on a PC, the user can copy and paste values into the form fields (in our case, a long URL). When run on a Mac, the Paste command is unavailable, both from menus, context menus and the keyboard.

    4 votes
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  19. Default view for ALL documents - so they aren't opening in tiny windows?

    In the new version press release it says 'it's a bit rough around the edges'. In my experience, so is the current version. There's not even a 'view' default that can be set - so excel docs open at whatever size they decide.(?) So I'm spending all my time resizing tiny excel windows and all support can do is pass me over here - quite how that cures the bugs in my program I have no idea.

    3 votes
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  20. Latest fast build crashes during launch

    Excel will not open. Attached screenshots. Have restarted, force quit, and the like. Signed out/in. Excel always crashes on start.

    3 votes
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