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  1. auto recovery and everything else.

    Auto recovery never works. Since this awful version of Excel (now on 15.39) crashes frequently, I am losing work too many times. Not once have I been able to recover a file after a crash. The autorecovery directory is always empty. I think I'm done with this. In a real attempt to post positive feedback to improve the OFFICE 2016 programs, not one of my suggestions, often supported by dozens of other users, have been acted on. Microsoft clearly has no interest in supporting the MAC version of Office. It's a disgrace that a company with such a global monopoly…

    3 votes
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  2. Page orientation for printing should default to how document setting so it doesn't have to be re-set every time you print for every sheet.

    Page orientation set in an Excel document/worksheet should stay put until the user changes it and it should print in that orientation unless otherwise changed during print. It should not revert to portrait (in both worksheet & printer) whenever print is selected. Hence, you should be able to have a workbook that contains worksheets of both portrait and landscape orientation and be able to print them all together. This is an unbelievable shortcoming.

    5 votes
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  3. constantly crashing and losting data - at least always save user work!!!!!!

    this app is in need of serious redesign of basic functions - like saving work before a crash. I am done with excel and losing my time due to this horrible application. MS means losing time and money.

    2 votes
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  4. Fix the Insane Number of Bugs in Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 has so many bugs I don't even know where to start. I encounter various forms of Scrolling Bugs about every 10 minutes. Others have identified these bugs so I don't need to repeat the specifics. How can a product be on the market for over a year have so many basic bugs? Excel 2011 never ever had this many bugs nor did Excel 2008.

    8 votes
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  5. Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

    Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

    2 votes
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  6. Crashes and yet more crashes

    After yet another all-too-frequent crash, more work lost since the auto-recover NEVER works. Ironically, since the auto-recover NEVER works, the current crash was triggered by a manual save command. What the heck are you guys going to do about the MAC Office 2016. I seem to spend as much time informing you of glitches and lost functionality as doing real work. Please fess up and declare it a disaster and re-issue an earlier version (2008 preferably) until you can provide a real fix.

    6 votes
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  7. 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…

    17 votes
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  8. I guess you aren't reading the comments and suggestions or...

    ....you simply DON'T GIVE A **** about your customers who continue to suffer crashes out of NOWHERE!

    Autorecovery - not ONE single time has this alleged function worked for me when a crash occurs.

    Autosave - see above! Why have the feature if it simply creates a FALSE HOPE that it can assist when one of your frequent crashes occur on my computer.

    BEFORE you offer some egg head, dipshit comment like "you should just save your work frequently as you move along" I'll throw it back at you and say "WHY WOULD I NEED TO IF YOU WOULD FIX…

    5 votes
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  9. 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.

    5 votes
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  10. When a user has illegal characters when trying to save a document, inform the user; don't confuse the user with permission.

    When a user has illegal characters when trying to save a document, inform the user; don't confuse the user with permission. I have encountered this with a few users. Sometimes they attempt to put slashes or splats in their document and are greeted with "You do not have permission to save to "NAME OF FOLDER". Don't expect everyone to know that they can't use special characters!

    6 votes
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  11. Links between spreadsheets don´t work !!!!

    As tittle says, with the new update, links with another excel spreadsheets don´t work. And this is very very important !!!! Please, fix it asap.

    5 votes
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  12. Persistent font downloads

    Office 2011 v14 seems to have persistent font downloads whenever I open Excel and Powerpoint. The downloads appear to be random, and it keeps asking me to download the same fonts over and over again (e.g. Osaka) when I re-launch the app. Any idea on how to fix this? It just started recently.

    3 votes
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  13. Correct the "Font Size Must Be Between 1 and 409" error that prevents using the ribbon control to alter the color of the borders.

    Correct the "Font Size Must Be Between 1 and 409" error that prevents using the ribbon control to alter the color of the borders.
    Reset

    18 votes
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  14. speed it up - improve the Office 365 so that it works like Office used to...

    Since going to the subscription ($99/year) instead of purchasing the application on a CD, Excel is terribly slow: slow to load, mainly. Once it is up and running, it's ok, I think, though I haven't been doing anything very demanding on it.

    4 votes
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  15. A way to disable "Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer" each time I click on a linked file

    If that notification could be disabled that would be great. I use excel a lot to keep a long list of powerpoints organized as we get them in med school and each one I click on I have to grant permissions for that file and then I also get the other pop-up about that it can contain viruses. I understand it's important to be there but I would really like a way to turn it off or a "do not ask me again"

    9 votes
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  16. how about fixing the spinning beachball for 30-40 seconds whenever I start excel or word? What could it possibly be doing?

    Office 2011 mac, yosemite, fully up to date. Whenever I start excel or word - they load up, the window is there but I can't do ANYTHING with the app for another 30-40 seconds. I have good internet, and updates turned off (I run manually), so is this just about making me think about getting a new version?

    8 votes
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  17. there is no selection tool for objects in excel for mac 2016 - so very hard to edit objects in a spreadsheet, such as arrows

    we need a selection tool to grab objects like arrows or shapes in a group of cells. Then the cells are selected, we can only edit the cells contents but not the objects. Trying to get round this omission is very hard. And deleting objects does not mean they disappear. It is all very hit and miss.

    5 votes
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  18. Characters being used the default japanese font "Yu-gothic" are not display correctly on worksheets.

    Characters being used the default Japanese font "Yu-gothic" are not display correctly on worksheets. They look like Mincho style. This is just a bug of Excel for Mac Japanese edition. I hope that the bug is fixed as soon as possible.

    日本語のデフォルトのフォントである游ゴシックを使った文字は、ワークシート上で正しく表示されません。それらは明朝体に見えます。これは日本版のExcel for Macのバグです。できるだけ早く修正されることを望みます。

    3 votes
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  19. Office 365/Excel updated today on MacOS High Sierra late 2013 mac and wouldn't open. Had to roll back to 15.xx version.

    Office 365/Excel 16.xx updated today on MacOS High Sierra late 2013 mac and wouldn't open. Had to roll back to 15.xx version. Online help/chat helpful. Will check next month for update

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  20. Microsoft issues 16.16 update for Mac OSX High Sierra Number format not working?

    Well? Yesterday, Microsoft issues 16.16 update for Mac OSX High Sierra and all worksheets crashed that had Office sounds marked. So, I had to un-mark my Office sounds. Today, (6/30/18) Microsoft issued a update 16.16.0. Guess what now??? They fixed the Office sounds, but now you can NOT enter the comma in Numbers or change any numbers you have input. As an example...I put in number 231. It came up on the spread sheet as 2. SO I checked the format "Cells" and it was on Number, and decimal zero and with commas...BUT, it doesn't change anything to how the…

    2 votes
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