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  1. After copying/pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory and remove the distracting circling lines.

    After copying and subsequently pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory - or at least remove the distracting circling lines.

    3 votes
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  2. Include disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copy cell border continues to 'move' like ants. It is very annoying.

    Include a disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copied cell border continues to 'move' like ants. This 'feature' is very annoying.

    7 votes
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  3. Revert the Stupid Automatic Small text->Normal Text in formula bar

    New'ish functionality in the formula bar where text is shown small until the bar is clicked on (to edit the text) when the text suddenly jumps to be normal sized text. Drives me mad as you position the mouse cursor to the point you wish to edit, click and suddenly the text jumps in size and the cursor is at the wrong point!!! Daft functionality that, is some want should be a preference setting. Drives me mad as have to position the cursor and click twice to exit existing text.

    10 votes
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  4. Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cell highlighted after pasting.

    Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cells highlighted after pasting. I'm sure it's helpful to some people, but for a lot of us it's annoying. Please provide a way to turn it off.

    13 votes
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  5. Delete command keystroke

    One of the first customizations that I installed in past versions of Excel was to create a keystroke for the Delete command. I chose command-D.
    Now in the 2016 version I can't find a way to do this. Please give us keyboard customization, or add my command-D to the 'Delete...' menu command.

    2 votes
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  6. Copy and paste - it would be nice to have to option to copy cell including formula and format and then paste this cell to another cell.

    Some times instead of reentering data, formulas, relations, or formating elements, you could just copy (or cut) and paste from one place in spreadsheet to another. This is well understood and an original feature of many software apps including excel of times ago. It seems that this has been removed from the current release of excel 16.10. It might be something to bring back.

    2 votes
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  7. Add a paragraph tap to the cell format window

    As you open the format cell function, with the paragraph format function (the same that is in word) one can do the following:
    1- Increase / decrease the space before the text.
    2- add bullet points or number points.
    3- adjust the tap position for each cell.
    4- insert a numbering system that can be carried through out the same style in the worksheet.

    2 votes
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  8. 6 votes
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  9. Excel 2016 does have spell check while 2011 version had it

    It was confirmed after a chat with your help desk that this issue is by design for Excel 2016.

    Check spelling and grammar in Office for Mac:

    Applies To: Outlook 2016 for Mac, Word 2016 for Mac, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Less

    https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Check-spelling-and-grammar-in-Office-for-Mac-05cae673-16e9-4917-9346-6d01a2b9d8efi

    2 votes
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  10. Better shortcut for editing a cells text/formula than "cntr" + "u"

    This is such a cludge, how about something very easy to remember and hit on the keyboard like "cmd" +"enter" or "cntr" + "return". I use this 5 times a minute and sick to death of "cntr" + "u" which also deprives me of a macro shortcut for unhide.

    3 votes
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  11. Keyboard Shortcut for Find and Replace

    Can there be a keyboard shortcut for the Replace command? There's only one for Find.

    4 votes
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  12. Why is it that the most important tool in the Tool Bar, the one for editing what you have entered in a cell, KEEPS DISAPPEARING!!!

    The field that is necessary when you need to edit or add to ANYTHING in a cell seems to have no name and periodically DISAPPEARS FROM THE TOOL BARS!!!!! I can't even find a name for it!!! DAMN! This reminds me of the old Lotus 1-2-3 when you were "Just supposed to know" that f2 was delete, it wasn't written down anywhere, it wasn't even on the key template! This is the same thing, the field I use the most is just GONE!!!!

    3 votes
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    Can you give a bit more info about the control you are talking about? (maybe a screenshot, or describe the control a bit more)

    Unfortunately, while I can tell you’re frustrated, I’m not quite sure what tool you’re referring to. In order to edit a cell, all you should have to do is click the cell and start typing.

    Also – what version of Excel are you using?

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  13. Put the keyboard shortcuts for deletes back on? the ctrl-K and Ctrl-i (that italicizes everything)

    We use Ctrl-K to delete an entire line and Ctrl-I inserted a line (copied or just a blank). Both of those are missing and we need them back desperately! Using ctrl-i just italicizes everything instead. Please put these back?

    4 votes
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  14. Reinstate ability to temporarily evaluate part of a formula in the formula bar

    In all previous versions of Excel for Mac, it was possible, while building a complex formula in the formula bar, to temporarily evaluate part of the formula by highlighting it and then using Cmd-= (Command & <equal sign>). To return the highlighted expression to what it was before evaluating, you then used Cmd-. (Command & <period>).

    In Mac Excel 2016, the first part of this works fine, but the second part doesn't work at all - you are stuck with the evaluation, and there is no way to return to the expression that gave rise to it. In other words,…

    4 votes
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  15. Unable to paste between two different workbooks open on same instance of Excel on Mac version of Excel

    Unable to paste between two different workbooks open on same instance of Excel on Mac version of Excel

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