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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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".

    6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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

    6 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. 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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  8. 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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  9. "linked picture"

    One of the most exciting features in Office 365 is Linked pictures and the opportunity to dropdowns with images via named ranges to create interactive content. It is a game changer in terms of being able to hold people's attention.

    This works perfectly on Windows 10, but on the Mac, the Linked pictures (png or PDF) are scaled ~ 4x beyond the cell border and fuzzy. I reported this bug in July through feedback within Excel. I reported this bug 3x in 2019 to no avail. It is still not fixed. Ironically, linked pictures of text content are scaled correctly.…

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    5 votes
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  13. 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.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    5 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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