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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. I am unable to edit the comment box, why?

    unable to edit comment box in Excel for Mac

    3 votes
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  6. Insert Sheet Row As Default Instead of Insert Copied Cells

    When data is on the clipboard, clicking "Insert" in the Ribbon automatically inserts that data, again and again and again. I'd rather disable this "feature" or enable inserting blank rows/columns instead of the clipboard data.

    I often insert the data and then two or three blank rows after it, but this keeps on pasting the data on the clipboard. It's a huge pain.

    Let us customize how Insert works (Ribbon button).

    9 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. Not working anymore the shift+cmd+* shortcut!!

    Hi!

    Could you please help me with the following issue related to this post?
    I have Excel 2016 in a Mac and previously I was using the following shortcut to select ONLY VISIBLE ROWS from filtered data:

    SHIFT + CMD + *

    After that I could copy the data and will copy only the visible information and not the hidden information, or I could delete only the visible rows without deleting the hidden ones.

    But a month or so ago after an update I cannot longer do that and when I do SHIFT + CMD + * what it does…

    2 votes
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  9. Text formatting

    Can we please have a one button control in the formatting tab which will format text to upper, lower, sentence or proper case. Eg:

    upper --> UPPER
    LoWeR --> lower
    sentence Case -->Sentence case
    proper case --> Proper Case

    I would write a macro to do this but the VBA editor is useless.

    4 votes
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  10. First Comment Keystroke Not Recorded

    When creating a new worksheet cell comment or editing an existing one, Excel 2016 (Office 366) fails to recognize and record the first key stroke which, in turn, forces the user to go back to the beginning of the comment and add that missing first character.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. auto correct in a text box

    why doesn't auto correct work in text boxes???
    I use text boxes in my quote template and i always have to write everything out. i have created some of my own text replacement inside of the auto correct preference tab so i do not always have to type out common things i write. They will only work in a cell and not a text box.
    this is very annoying and also time consuming. e.g. si = Supply and install.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 6 votes
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  16. Close this file

    When you are done editing a file, you should be able to "close" the file and be returned to the default Excel Online screen which shows templates or recent files. This would prevent the locking issue we keep running into when Excel desktop continues to think you or another user is still logged into Excel online. Once the "locked" issue happens, it seems no combination of closing, restarting browser, or even rebooting machine will unlock a "locked for editing" situation. Only time seems to fix it at this point. A "close this file" button would remove all the uncertainty over…

    3 votes
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  17. Please include the ability to modify the ribbon for Excel 2016 outright purchased Mac edition

    I have purchased the 2016 Mac edition of Office and have noticed that Microsoft has dropped the option to modify the ribbon for the outright purchased edition. This has caused me problems as I am unable to do the work required for my course on how to use Excel. I have attached what my Excel looks like compared to what is on you support sight (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-Ribbon-and-the-Quick-Access-Toolbar-in-Office-2016-for-Mac-26911d4c-4971-41cd-b606-5fbc0318f499), as it is only available for those that subscribe. Can you please add this feature for the outright purchased editions. I really do need it.

    6 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Bring back keyboard shortcut for align right!

    Am I missing something or are we no longer able to align right a group of cells using command+R? Looking at the list of shortcuts provided by Microsoft, "align right" is not there. This is very basic excel functionality. How could it have been removed??

    7 votes
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  20. support searching on Mac OS for unicode characters e.g. 0x000D carriage return

    support searching for unicode characters e.g. 0x000D carriage return.

    Many data sources use 0x0D for a carriage return.

    There are times where it needs to be replaced with something else, like a tab character.

    "Carriage return" is often present in imported text.
    Also it can be created by Option-Command-Enter (useful in making a list within a cell), or
    using the Apple Unicode Hex Input keyboard by holding option and typing the 4 digit hex code Option-000D

    When searching for this character in Excel 2011 (or Word 2011) for Mac, Microsoft instead finds the space character.

    In the attached file (the…

    2 votes
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