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  1. Make Excel save CSV files

    Currently, when you are editing a .csv file, Excel will not save any changes when you go to File > Save or press ⌘S. It only saves the file when you quit Excel because it prompts you then to save your unsaved work.

    Please make Excel actually save your documents when you press save.

    4 votes
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  2. Fix Unacceptable # of Bugs, make VBA Usable & Add Hot Keys

    First, the number of basic bugs in unacceptable for a product that's been the market for well over a year. Often I type characters in cell and hit Enter yet the cell is blank. I scroll up and then down, and at that point, I see the that previously blank cell is now populated with the characters I had entered. This is unacceptable. When I freeze panes, the top row appears to have been duplicated but if I scroll up and then down, duplicated row disappears. So many different types of bugs that remedied by scrolling up and then down.…

    4 votes
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  3. You can start by FIXING THE CAUSE OF THE RECURRING EFFING CRASHES!!!

    The frequency of crashes I experience with Excel for Mac Version 14.7.2 (170228) has reached EPIC status! I also experience the unexplained crashes in my Word for Mac program. With a bajillion dollars supporting you people, one would think you could fix these errors! But NO....it's been going on for over 5 years now, through many MANY updates and to no avail. Either you people are intentionally trying to send me to the edge of going postal just for kicks and giggles or you are MORONS. Which is it?

    6 votes
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  4. Excel crashes when i use the formula searcher ("Search for a function")

    With the Microsoft Office for Mac 20111 when i search for a Formula in the formula searcher ("Search for a function") where we right the name of the function to search it (in the "Formula Builder" interface) - after i put the first letter the excel crashes giving the message "Microsoft Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We Sorry for the inconvenience." and it restarts. It also produces a report and ask if i want to send it to Microsoft...
    Next i show you a green shoot of the error message and in the word file i…

    9 votes
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  5. Wont save an Excel file too many characters

    Trying to save an Excel .XLS file, with a short name-I get the error message..."can't save too many characters" I reduced the name to just "Excel Sucks" and it still won't save - tried over 7 times. I do hate Microsoft and I do hate Excel - a necessary evil for work. MS - use some of your billions to fix your **** software please.

    2 votes
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  6. 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…

    16 votes
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  7. What is with the "Read Only" Files?

    Keep getting a message that my spread sheet is a "read only" file. I have used excel for 20+ years and have never seen so many convoluted errors. I am the ONLY one who uses my computer - what am I missing here. Wow so tired of the conflicts between nazi Apple computers and Excel. Do you really have no use for Apple clients? Please put the control back in the program and stop trying to manipulate our documents. I DON'T WHAT YOU KEEPING MY DOCUMENTS ONLINE NOR WILL I EVER!! Leave me alone.

    2 votes
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  8. STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

    STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

    2 votes
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  9. EXTERNAL LINKs

    PLEASE PLEASE, FIX THE EXTERNAL LINK ISSUE. I'M TRYING TO BREAK A LINK BUT THE ACTION IS NOT TAKEN EFFECT.

    11 votes
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  10. BUG: Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, error

    Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, attempting to switch workbook windows using Command+~ while entering a formula results in an error message. See the attached screen shot.

    2 votes
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  11. Fix 2011 Mac so numbers accept comma separators again

    As of recent update version 14.6.9 (160926) there are no longer commas as 000's separators, vene though the formatting screen has a button to do so and custom formats show commas - but none are inserted. As a professional accountant, this is unacceptable.

    2 votes
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  12. Don't prompt to save at opening a file

    As soon as I open a file, Excel believes that there a changes to the file, just because there are formulas in the workbook, and automatic evaluation of formulas is on by default. This is annoying because I cannot only open a workbook to quickly take a look at something and close again, without being prompted to save 'changes'.

    I would like this behaviour to be like in Windows, where formulas are also evaluated automatically by default, but Excel considers only my manual changes as true changes.

    5 votes
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  13. applescript "save ... as PDF file format" does not work properly

    I have tried the following code several different ways:

    "save (sheet 1 of varReferencedWorkbook) in varPDFName as PDF file format"

    I end up with the entire workbook converted to PDF (60+ pages) instead of only that sheet. If I am doing something wrong please tell me, otherwise please fix!!! Thank You.

    1 vote
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  14. Not able to open outlook mail inserted in Excel

    In excel if any outlook mail is embedded or insert, same is not getting opened in Mac but same is opening easily in windows

    2 votes
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  15. The Solver constraints dialog box is sized too small to see inputs and cannot be resized

    Resize the dialog box so that the information contained within can be viewed.

    2 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Excel 2016 Mac external numerical keypads, number is immediately deleted

    In Excel 15.22 for Mac
    When an usb external numerical keypad (Targus and Belkin) is used to enter numbers, the numbers appear but are immediately deleted.

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  18. Why can I open excel but not office?

    Office 365 is really awful, and I don't know how to get a standalone version again. Crashing often. Right now I cannot get back into my office after crashing, but excel and powerpoint are still open? I've reset my password twice, nothing works. Really really really don't like the new format.

    1 vote
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  19. Excel could not open because some content is unreadable

    Hello -

    We use a collaborate Google Sheets to mark daily hours we spend on specific projects. Every month, I create a pivot table to tally the numbers/project. I want to back up this table for my records in an Excel workbook. When I download as .xlsx, I get an error message "Excel could not open .... because some content is unreadable". Then I click "Open and repair", and it says "Excel repaired or removed unreadable content from this workbook. Do you want to review or save the log file?". Therefore, I can assume some of my data is lost.

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  20. 5 votes
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