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  1. 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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  2. refresh data

    MacOS High Sierra
    Version:10.13.3

    Excel Version:16.11(180311)

    When I use "DATA-REFRESH(ALL)" , the application gets force quit, and the "extremal data connections has been enable". I re-installed the software, never for good.
    It happens every time I use it, still have not resolved this problem.

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  3. 2018 losing copy and paste

    In 2010 and 2017 one could copy and repeatedly past text acrosss multiple cells. A Microsoft update in 2018 has killed that function. Work around is cumbersome
    I have reverted to my 2011 Macbook with 2010 excel and copy the completed file to a usb stick, then copy file to 2017 Macbook Microsoft admits this is a known issue.

    2 votes
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  4. Fix Format Cells shortcut (now it’s creating a new sheet instead of opening Format Cells)

    Since the last update to Excel 16.10 (180210) used on macOS 10.11.6, when I use the Command+1 combination it creates a new sheet instead of opening the Format Cells dialog. I tried working with Microsoft Support by chat, but their solution of trashing the Excel plist did nothing.

    This problem happens the first 6 or 10 times I use that key combination, but then it seems to revert back to normal operation until I close Excel. The next time I open Excel, the problem’s back.

    2 votes
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  5. Since 25 February 2018 the 'Freeze Panes' command crashes the workbook

    Since 25 February 2018 the 'Freeze Panes' command crashes the workbook

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  6. Make third party fonts usable in charts and graphs

    It's currently acting as if it changes the font but just stays the same visually. Very buggy considering I can change the cell to a third-party font, just not the charts which is annoying as it makes them difficult to customise in accordance with branding guidelines.

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  7. Put Ribbon Icons/Controls back to previous release size!

    release 16.9 has slightly larger icons and controls in the ribbon making it larger (taking more vertical screen space. No good reason for this and we don't all have 42" screens - so put it back how it was and restore the previous icon size.

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  8. Excel 16.8 not loading custom workbook and sheet templates in Startup folder

    Since updating to 16.8, Excel does not open the template files in the Startup folder. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  9. Excel Error in Date Format with vers 16.9 (171206)

    When applying a date format like "dddd" to a spreadsheet-cell, Excel does not recon this. The appropriate "date" format pre-set form (Format -> Cell) seems to be corrupted. (see image enclosed)

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Excel for Mac 11 vs 16

    I've been using office 11 as my major app at work and it was almost perfect until High Sierra. Easy customizable keyboard shortcuts, customizable toolbar and menu. User friendly VBA and merge with Word. A bit slow while filtering applied, but I could cope with that.
    After High Sierra came along, I switched to Office 16. Nothing to be customized, funky and very annoying animation when click on a cell and tonnes of bugs. VBA has some new limitations. Very inconvenient to use application, so I had to switch back to Office 11. It's working fine on High Sierra, but…

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  12. Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

    Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

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  13. Make Application.CalculateFull work again...

    After a recent update (15.39 is current) Application.CalculateFull does not work as before. I have a spreadsheet with calls to several vba functions in cells. To update the cells from time to time I made a button with an "Application.CalculateFull" call. Before it worked like a charm, now I get a "#Value!" error in every cell with a function call. When I press "fn+ctrl+alt+F9" the cells get updated correctly. Why is Application.CalculateFull broken? Please fix!

    2 votes
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  14. Excel is taking 100% CPU even though I have only 2 spreadsheets open with not much data and no complex formulas (no VB) and just a few tabs

    This is a problem. If I reopen the very same spreadsheets, it takes less than 5% of a CPU. (In fact, it often terminates with an error.)

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  15. constantly crashing and losting data - at least always save user work!!!!!!

    this app is in need of serious redesign of basic functions - like saving work before a crash. I am done with excel and losing my time due to this horrible application. MS means losing time and money.

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  16. stop selling ****

    You can stop producing excel for Mac, it just doesn't work, it will be a gain of time and money for everybody

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  17. functions fail unless = is find and replaced with =

    this is a new bug 7.10.2107
    previously when enter any formula e.g = VLOOKUIP(.... the formula would automatically compute. Now I need to replace the fx provided = with a find and replace =

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  18. fix column selection ( click column header on another WS ) in formula

    When I have a formula in worksheet 5 and want to select for inside the formula column worksheet3!K:K I get worksheet3!A:N.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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