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  1. The Excel 16.9 for Mac update has caused serious cursor lag issues as well as a copy outline that doesn't go away.

    The Excel 16.9 for Mac update has caused serious cursor lag issues and the marching ants outline when copying and pasting is now bolder and doesn't go away after completing the operation. It seriously slows down use of the application.

    10 votes
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  2. Since Last Update Excel Crashing When Selecting Different Tab

    Excel 16.11 in Mac OS 10.13.3: Excel crashes upon selecting a different populated tab. Occurring in every workbook that I open. Please provide an update fix ASAP.

    3 votes
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  3. Fix the scroll wheel in the VBA editor in version 16.10.

    In the VBA editor window of v. 16.10, the edit window doesn't seem to recognize the system-preferences setting for scrolling speed and defaults to the slowest-possible value. This effectively disables the scroll wheel on the mouse, creating a serious nuisance for anyone who's accustomed to using the thing. The problem affects only the mouse wheel and not scrolling from a touchpad suggesting that it's a small oversight rather than a major issue. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  4. Excel 2016 complete freeze with 99% CPU usage

    After launching Excel on a simple file with macros disabled.
    Looking at CPU 99-100% is used making Excel completely frozen.

    Not sure it has anything to do with it, after killing excel, a process parentalcontrolsd is spawn (even if disabled on that Mac)

    Attach a dump of the running process and after the kill, plus screenshot on MAC config.

    4 votes
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  5. Fix Format Cells shortcut (now it’s creating a new sheet instead of opening Format Cells)

    Since the last update to Excel 16.10 (180210) used on macOS 10.11.6, when I use the Command+1 combination it creates a new sheet instead of opening the Format Cells dialog. I tried working with Microsoft Support by chat, but their solution of trashing the Excel plist did nothing.

    This problem happens the first 6 or 10 times I use that key combination, but then it seems to revert back to normal operation until I close Excel. The next time I open Excel, the problem’s back.

    2 votes
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  6. Excel 16.8 not loading custom workbook and sheet templates in Startup folder

    Since updating to 16.8, Excel does not open the template files in the Startup folder. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  7. Excel error

    When I try to close excel or save a file, the following error appears as per attachments. I noticed the error started when iMac updated to version 10.13.1 (High Sierra)

    I have also updated Excel software, but error still appears. Please fix.

    Thanks Steve

    4 votes
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  8. Nothing works in Excel 16.7 after upgrade to build 171017

    Yesterday (2017-10-19) I received a Office Insider Fast upgrade for Excel and after that nothing works. I have the danish version of Excel installed and I can't work on neither new spreadsheets nor existing ones. If I try to enter a value in a cell I get the message "Advarsel: Ingen objekter fundet." (translates to "Warning: No objects found") If I try to edit existing content I get a new window asking me what I want to group by... Nothing works. Please see attached screenshots.

    Anybody got any ideas to what this could be?

    Please help, I'm desperate.

    3 votes
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  9. Excel Error in Date Format with vers 16.9 (171206)

    When applying a date format like "dddd" to a spreadsheet-cell, Excel does not recon this. The appropriate "date" format pre-set form (Format -> Cell) seems to be corrupted. (see image enclosed)

    2 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Fix bug with CPU Straining

    Whenever Excel is "left alone" with an open dialogue box (usually when trying trying to log out of the user) it starts hogging CPU like crazy. We're talking 99% CPU usage just for excel even though the sheets are just a few columns of numbers.

    3 votes
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  12. after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

    'after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored'
    The impression is that Microsoft is doing everything possible to annoy Mac users and try to get them to move to use window machine. Each Microsoft upgrade creates a new problem to the office for Mac, and in particular with outlook and now with excel and so on.

    5 votes
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  13. after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

    after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

    4 votes
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  14. trusted locations

    Why is there no way to create a trusted location for the mac?
    After upgrading to 15.38 (170902). And for heavens sake why should I get for every minute get a warning dialog about trust issues. My document doesn't have a macro or any thing. Isn't there any quality checking??

    3 votes
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  15. Excel for Mac 11 vs 16

    I've been using office 11 as my major app at work and it was almost perfect until High Sierra. Easy customizable keyboard shortcuts, customizable toolbar and menu. User friendly VBA and merge with Word. A bit slow while filtering applied, but I could cope with that.
    After High Sierra came along, I switched to Office 16. Nothing to be customized, funky and very annoying animation when click on a cell and tonnes of bugs. VBA has some new limitations. Very inconvenient to use application, so I had to switch back to Office 11. It's working fine on High Sierra, but…

    2 votes
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  16. Content scaling on 4K screens is terrible.

    MS, the content scaling on MS excel is terrible for macs. any doc that has 85% zoom on windows must be zoomed to 120% on mac for the same level of viewing. This can be proven by opening the same file via VMs.

    3 votes
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  17. excel 15.49

    this latest version displays the file contents upside down. When you refresh the screen, it corrects most but not all of the content.

    4 votes
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  18. version 15.39

    It is displaying the file contents upside down. Most lines will correct when you do something to refresh the screen, but not the column headings for a table.

    3 votes
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  19. Fix the Basic bugs so many have complained about. Is the Office of the President aware of the Mac Business Unit's refusal to help?

    There are an incredible number of basic bugs that Microsoft refuses to address. For instance, 90% of the time I delete data from a cell, I must scroll up and then down for the worksheet view to appear blank. That is, deleting data from a cell, does in fact delete the data but the grid view of the cell still looks as though the data has not been deleted. I'm fed up with these kinds of basic bugs. Excel 2016 for Mac was released almost 2 years ago. I will be contacting MSFT's Office the President to inform them of…

    11 votes
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  20. Make Application.CalculateFull work again...

    After a recent update (15.39 is current) Application.CalculateFull does not work as before. I have a spreadsheet with calls to several vba functions in cells. To update the cells from time to time I made a button with an "Application.CalculateFull" call. Before it worked like a charm, now I get a "#Value!" error in every cell with a function call. When I press "fn+ctrl+alt+F9" the cells get updated correctly. Why is Application.CalculateFull broken? Please fix!

    2 votes
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