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  1. Strange Korean characters in formula bar.

    Sometimes, Korean characters are look strange In Excel formula bar while the cell looks fine.
    Strange characters look like overlapped Korean characters "가".

    5 votes
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  2. 64-bit Version for Excel for Mac 2011

    Recent warnings via macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 are stating:
    "App" is not optimised for your Mac. This app needs to be updated by its Developer to improve compatibility.

    2 votes
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  3. Enable Label Options for Pareto Charts--can't rotate column data labels

    After creating a Pareto Chart, I am unable to use the Size and Properties options in the Format Data Labels pane.

    After chatting with MS support for an hour, the tech. was able to replicate my issue. I'm running Excel for Mac, v 16.16.1. My data labels are for dollar amounts which are too long to fit next to each other. I simply want to rotate the labels so they are readable.

    I made a basic column chart of the same data and I can rotate those data labels.

    2 votes
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  4. Excel 2018 for Mac does not open xlsm files from previous versions

    Excel 2018 for Mac has a very serious error:

    Do not open the xlsm files prepared with previous versions, please correct ... !!! I have tried it with all my previous excel files and in all it sends me a message of ERROR, when accepting that Excel proceeds to repair it deletes all the macros that you have programmed in VBA !!!

    What kind of error is that ???

    PLEASE CORRECT THAT HORROR !!!! ...

    The exact message is the following:

    Notice:

    We have found a problem with 'book.xlsm' content. Do you want us to try to recover as much…

    3 votes
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  5. Que Excel 2018 for Mac abra bien los archivos xlsm de versiones anteriores

    Excel 2016 for Mac tiene un error muy grave :

    No abre archivos xlsm elaborados por versiones anteriores, favor de corregir... !!! lo he probado con todos mis archivos excel anteriores y en todos me manda un mensaje de ERROR, y Excel, al intentar repararlo le quita todas las macros que le hayas programado !!!

    Qué es eso ??? POR FAVOR CORRIJAN ESE HORROR !!!!... El mensaje exacto es el siguiente:

    Aviso:

    Hemos encontrado un problema con contenido de ‘libro.xlsm'. ¿Desea que intentemos recuperar el máximo de contenido posible? Si confía en el origen de este libro, haga clic en…

    2 votes
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  6. I can't always click on cells/tabs in excel when using on the mac. this happens fo about 1 minute every 5 minutes

    I can't always click on cells/tabs in excel when using on the mac. this happens fo about 1 minute every 5 minutes

    7 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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。

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  9. 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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  10. Compile error in hidden module

    Compile error in hidden module: 'Module_General'. This error usually occurs when the code is not compatible with the version, platform or architecture of this application.

    Pleas repair this error, I can't open any files because of this error. It's a company file I'm working with, from a company that's working on MS machines. Opening the file on a MS laptop is no problem at all. Excel on Mac version 16.14.1

    2 votes
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  11. 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

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Fix memory leak when using Filtering

    Excel has a crazy memory leak!
    I load a sheet with 26,000 rows, no problem. It's all just text and the file size is only 4MB. I turn on data filtering, and the memory usage climbs to 10GB until the beach ball stops spinning and the filtering is in place. But then, while I'm not doing anything with Excel, Activity Monitor shows the memory usage continuing to climb. Excel is sitting there in some loop just sucking up memory, climbing at about 1GB every 2-3 seconds.
    Last week it showed Excel using 156GB of memory
    When I quit Excel, it's…

    2 votes
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  14. 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…

    18 votes
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  15. 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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  16. cannot sort data without it crashing after High Sierra upgrade

    Every time I try to sort my data the whole spreadsheet crashes. Now I save everything almost after I put data in a cell. This is crazy. Just updated to High Sierra. Guess that was a really bad move.

    2 votes
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  17. MacOS High Sierra Ver 10.13.4

    MacOS High Sierra Ver 10.13.4. MS Excel 2008 keeps crashing every time I enter data.

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  18. Need to fix the problem with https hyperlinks generating a "Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server" message.

    Need to fix the problem with https hyperlinks generating a "Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server" message. This is unacceptable!

    6 votes
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  19. 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

    36 votes
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  20. Open embedded pdf files in PPTX, XLSX & DOCX for Office 2011

    PDF files embedded in PPTX, XLSX and (probably) DOCX documents using the Windows versions of Office cannot be opened by MAC versions of Office (specifically Office 2011).

    Error message is given as: “Cannot start the source application for this object. There may not be enough memory available”. But it is actually a lack of functionality. Please add this functionality.

    12 votes
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