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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 3 votes
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  4. The Mac Excel 2017 always lag

    The Mac Excel 2017 always lag.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

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  16. 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…

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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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