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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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??

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  4. 3 votes
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  5. The Mac Excel 2017 always lag

    The Mac Excel 2017 always lag.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Ignore this error

    When I set formatting in a cell for "text" and paste a number, stop giving an error that the number is formatted as text. I know. You know why?

    See if you can follow:
    I set the formatting manually. I already know it's a number being displayed as text. If I set something manually, stop telling me it's set that way. Especially if there are already important contextual clues (like the number sticking to the right side of the cell or not truncating or adopting date format, etc) showing that it's formatted as text.

    I hate having to manually declare…

    3 votes
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  8. Fix the bug whereby "Ready" in the Status Bar is not working reliably

    I am seeking a workaround, or a fix by Microsoft, for this behaviour in Excel for Mac:

    In Excel for Mac 16.35 (20030802), the word “Ready” does not appear in the Status Bar when a file is first opened or after a save, instead the Status Bar is empty. The act of entering data in a cell changes to Status Bar to “Enter” and then (correctly) back to “Ready”. This occurs in .xlsx and .xlsm files. The vba expression Application.StatusBar = False does not result in the word "Ready" being displayed in the Status Bar (as specified in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/vba/api/excel.application.statusbar).…

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  9. Excel v 16.33 not saving my work and freezing my screens.

    im on OS Catalina v10/15/3. Did Excel update to 16.33 now cant save anything and app freezes and have to force quit. HELP

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  10. Spillage Errors

    This applies to Excel for Mac as well as Windows. I have been an Excel user since 1993 and I build spreadsheets frequently. Most of my spreadsheets perform simple arithmatic operations - e.g. they utilize simple algebra and trigonometry formulas. Very rarely do I use Dynamic Array Functions. I use Range Names so that I can easily check my formulas. Within the last few weeks I have been getting "Spillage Errors" associated with Dynamic Arrays even though I did not use a Dynamic Array Function. These errors seem to be associated with my Range names. I've never had this in…

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  11. Obtaining Hang Seng Index from the Stocks module

    I am using Excel for Mac, version 16.30 (always updated to the latest version)

    I can easily obtain stock quotes all index members of the Dow Jones, Hang Seng Index, Swiss Market Index. Also to retrieve the index quotes for DJIA, S&P500, DAX, etc. is not an issue at all.

    Obtaining the quote for the Hang Seng Index itself I haven't figured out for a couple of months already.

    “HSI” returns "H.I.S. Co Ltd (OTCM:HISJF)” “Hang Seng” returns “No results found for Hang Seng” “^HSI” returns results such as H-Source Holdings, etc.

    I have reached out to Microsoft calling the…

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  12. Please update excel to open files in Catalina OSX, all other 365 programs working

    Please update excel to open files in Catalina OSX, all other 365 programs working.
    Excel will open but will not open an excel file

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  13. Mac OS update to Catalina

    Just ugraded to Catalina and now unable to use my Office package, contacted Microsoft and been told I need to pay and upgrade to 64 bit version, Catalina does not support 32 bit. I was happy with what I had and previously paid for. This is ridiculous surely office packages should be supported and future proofed against OS updates,

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  14. Line break in Excel for Mac

    I have tried either "Control + Option + Return" or "Commant + Option + Return" but didn't work. Please consider this small thing.

    2 votes
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  15. I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels

    I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels.
    I am not able, and understand other users experience the same problem:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/thousand-separator-changes-on-charts/703239f6-3323-4de3-8e6e-7f0f1143dcd5
    Jose Renato Mannis
    jrmannis@jrmannis.com
    +55 11 9 8279 9944

    2 votes
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  16. Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 is causing multiple files to open upon startup.

    Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 does not shut down properly and that causes it to open multiple files upon startup. This would seem like it is an autorecovery issue but it is not because it still occurs even after all autorecovery files have been sent to trash. A simple internet search will confirm that this is a long-standing problem many have suffered and there is no methodology offered to fix it. Even reinstalling Excel does not correct the issue.

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  17. password

    Entry in a password field of a UserForm should be masked in Excel 2016 Mac (as it was in Excel 2011 and in every Excel version on Windows)

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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…

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