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  1. Add local Mac support for Auto-save

    In earlier versions of Office for Mac (e.g. 2011) the auto-save function saved a copy to wherever on the Mac hard drive you desired - either a native folder, or iCloud or DropBox. Then 2016 and Office 365 came along and slyly required you to license OneDrive in order for this function to work. FOUL PLAY! Make it work on the native hard drive and other (more popular) cloud file-sharing services again.

    2 votes
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  2. Add local Mac support for Auto-save

    In earlier versions of Office for Mac (e.g. 2011) the auto-save function saved a copy to wherever on the Mac hard drive you desired - either a native folder, or iCloud or DropBox. Then 2016 and Office 365 came along and slyly required you to license OneDrive in order for this function to work. FOUL PLAY! Make it work on the native hard drive and other (more popular) cloud file-sharing services again.

    3 votes
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  3. Excel for Mac bad PDF export font kerning problems and other messy details

    Today at work I encountered this problem while making PDF's of charts for a print publication. The Mac version of Excel is not able to produce proper PDF's! Look at the wonky kerning of the numbers under these charts, and the wobbly dotted lines. Compare them to the perfect kerning in the Excel for Windows 2017 PDF export...!
    The same sheet was used for this export. First I thought it was the zoom level of Adobe Acrobat interferring with the pixel mapping of my screen but it is not, the PDFs are just jiggy and messy when exported on a…

    5 votes
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  4. Touch ID to open a password protected spreadsheet please

    Please can we have the option of using Touch ID on excel for Mac 2019 in addition to a password?

    3 votes
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  5. don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    4 votes
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  6. Excel save state quit - allow Excel to quit without saving your changes while keeping edits

    I frequently find myself force quitting Excel to save my window state. While not ideal, it accomplishes saving my work without committing the changes to the documents I'm working on. Sometimes a user just needs to close Excel without taking time to figure out what they're saving. Adding save state OUTSIDE OF ONE DRIVE would be an immense addition to creating more flexible workflows and allow users to save and edit files at their own pace.

    2 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. Export to CSV or TXT file using a custom or specific delimiter

    Add the feature to export an excel file to a .CSV or .TXT file with custom/specific delimiters.

    So if you want to create a pipe file, you can select the delimiter ( | ) and there you go, you have your pipe file from excel.

    4 votes
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  9. Excel will not open file from Onedrive - stuck on 'Starting' pop up

    Excel will not open file from Onedrive - stuck on 'Starting' pop up - and if Excel opens (same with Word), it does not open the file - just goes white and crashes.

    Any help is welcome!

    2 votes
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  10. Excel routinely freezes on save/open with files saved in my onedrive folder

    Since switching to onedrive, and trying to use the onedrive sync tool, I am having constant freezes and crashes when saving to the local copy of the onedrive folder, but only from within excel. Sometimes its the spinning beachball of death, but most of the time it just says "saving" in the title bar forever and I have to force quit

    2 votes
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  11. stop the excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14

    excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14 whenever an .xls file is downloaded from net or copied from one of the older system. this also prevents linking of dat in the file.

    this is leading my entire organisation to ditch the office 365 and revert back to office 2013.

    2 votes
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  12. I have a file who doesn`t open anymore, where can I find a solution to recover this file ?

    I have a file who doesn`t open anymore, where can I find a solution to recover this file ?

    3 votes
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  13. Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv) - Missing in new version of Excel

    With the new update of Excel for Mac (ver.15 -> ver.16) we lost the ability to Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv)

    It also lost the ability to read these files with foreign characters (my case Swedish). I have my system in English and Excel in English, but I do work with .csv files in Swedish from time to time.

    Now I needed to downgrade my system to 15.32, and can't keep my Office 365 suit up to date before I know that this works again.

    (Attached are a screenshot of the "Save as" option that we lost with the…

    21 votes
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  14. Remove spurious CSV warning

    Opening, via drag-and-drop or File > Open (but not File > Import) a just-downloaded CSV file produces the following warning in Excel (on a yellow background):

    "Possible Data Loss: Some features might be lost if you save this workbook in the comma-delimited (.csv) format. To preserve these features, save it in an Excel file format."

    I then have to click the 'x' to get rid of this warning...and that's really annoying, especially because it doesn't apply. I have just downloaded the CSV file from the net. It's a CSV file, unedited, and as such, it can't possibly contain any features…

    7 votes
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  15. stop warning dialog on every save (xls)

    Since the 16.x version of Excel 365, I get a warning dialog every time I try to save a file in xls format. Since I am working on dozens of existing spreadsheets, this is a total nightmare because every time I save I get a warning about possible data loss because of the xls format. There is no way to disable the dialog. This did not happen with 15.x versions of Excel. Please add a "do not show anymore" checkbox to that dialog or an option in settings to disable that check.

    4 votes
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  16. the most recent update for office 2011 for mac breaks excel save on osx sierra 10.12.3

    the most recent update for office 2011 for mac breaks excel save on osx sierra 10.12.3 please fix as it renders excel unusable for saving!

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. changing the number of recent files in Excel for Mac

    Please add and match functionality to allow Mac Users to be able to change the number of recent files in Excel (and Word, too) from the preset of 10.

    11 votes
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  19. Automatically Re-open Excel Files on Reboot or Login

    Mac Excel doesn't support native Mac application behaviours such as Sudden Termination and User Interface Preservation.

    In practice what this means, is that whenever you log off, reboot, or hard reboot, Excel will not open the files which you were previously editing, but will pop up an open file dialog (or worse, a popup stating that Excel was improperly shut down; and this popup consumes 100% cpu until Excel is clicked on).

    Mac users are not usually subjected to these very Windows-like practices.

    The usual Mac experience with shutting down, logging off, or re-booting, is that when you log on…

    7 votes
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  20. Loading and deled files

    Loading files with my new excell 2016 takes an extremely long time compared to my previous excell 2011.
    The program also requires an infinite amount of charging time when removing, copying and pasting.
    Gladly a solution for this problem.

    2 votes
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