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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Please add Note function to Office 2019 Home or Student.

    I need to be able to insert images (jpg or png) into a comment, and with the newer change of how comments and notes function, I am unable to do this when only having the comment option.

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  3. Cell formats in Excel for Mac

    When modifying the format of a cell in Excel for MAC, one should be able to either save a custom format (currently it disappears when you shut Excel) or edit a default style or add a style to the drop down list. I have a date format I like and have to re-create if every time I want to apply it.

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  4. When creating forms, I'd like to be able to rearrange my questions instead of deletng them and recreating it again later.

    In Google forms, questions can be rearranged after you've created them. I can't do this in Office forms. Please add that feature. It is too cumbersome to have to delete the question(s) and rewrite them if you need to reorder the questions.

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  5. activate the metric ruler

    Past excel programs, I've spent hours formatting precise guidelines for my calligraphy students in millimeters. But under this new Excel, I've lost all of that work. It has shifted the file into some unnamed unit, even though I've changed it to millimeters in my Preferences. Very frustrated that my previous formatting has been lost.

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  6. allow open type fonts - switching from proportional to tabular number format

    A number of user installed open type fonts have optional number spacing formats. It seems most however have proportional number spacing selected by default. This looks great in body text and other MS applications, but does not work well for Excel tables. Please look into providing an option to switch the default number spacing of open type fonts to tabular or monospaced. (I'm using Excel 2019 for Mac.)

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  7. In the recent update to excel 2019, the feature to format cells using find and replace has been removed. Please bring this back!

    In the recent update to excel 2019, the feature to format cells using find and replace has been removed. Please bring this function back!!! If you have a list of thousands of numbers and you need to search out a specific number then you could replace the cell format with a background color to highlight the cell. Basically you could highlight all cells that contained the number you were "finding." Now this isn't possible and I have to sort throug thousands of numbers using the find next and getting out of the function, then highlighting, then moving on to the…

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  8. Correct border changes

    When I change existing border settings in cells, rows, or columns the new setting is ignored, and instead, the previous settings are even removed.
    I am using Office 2019.
    Before when I made changes to border setting, for example replacing a thinner with a thicker line, I just had to select the new line style, click the border I wanted to change and the new line style was set.
    Now, when I do the same, the new line style is displayed right after clicking the border I want to change, but when ok'ing back to the form, the border line…

    3 votes
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  9. Keep lines when filling cells with color

    Make it so lines between cells don't disappear when you add fill. Having the lines gone makes it hard to read across the sheet horizontally.

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  10. Bring back option to remove black line around embedded Word documents

    Enable Shape Format --Shape Outline options for embedded Word documents on spreadsheet that appear as objects. In past versions of Excel, you could remove the black line in formatting so that text appeared on the sheet without a border. Haven't been able to turn in reports for over a year in newer version. Only works with the text box which defeats the purpose of being about to Word functions such as grammar, etc. inside Excel.

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  11. Please return the customized keyboard!!!

    Customized Keyboard option is really helpful to make the app work for you efficiently.

    4 votes
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  12. Superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z.

    Please add a superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z. Formatting a letter as superscript in the cell doesn't translate to Microsoft Word table legends. These are the only letters currently missing a superscript symbol option.

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  13. Let user control decimals; do not automatically modify input values

    Excel will change the number of decimals displayed when a user inputs numbers. For scientific and engineering applications, this has huge impacts on our data.
    The input 2.00 is very different than 2, because fewer decimals displayed implies that we have not measured precisely or that we have a large amount of error in the number.
    This applies across Excel. For example, I recently made a chart where the data was measured to three significant figures (ie my inputs were 5.24, 6.00, 6.25) but the line graph on the y-axis shows the markers "5.2, 5.6, 6, 6.4." This makes my…

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  14. Pensez-vous revenir au + par défaut lorsque l'on crée une formule utilisant plusieurs sommes à additionner, comme vous le faisiez dès l'orig

    A l'origine l'addition de plusieurs sommes non alignées se faisait par un clic, le signe + étant pris par défaut. Depuis 'origine de Mac j'utilise cette faculté. La suppression de cette possibilité est très handicapante.

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  15. Please, let us change the page size again to custom sizes!

    I have to change the paper size to 90cm width, but obviously it isn't possible anymore in Excel 2016! How am I supposed to print my files now? The support assistant told me that it actually isn't possible, but sent me - as a workaround - a link to a forum entry where people were complaining about the lack of this feature... by the way, the workaround didn't work! ^^ People in the forum suggested using Numbers instead. As a matter of fact, I probably will have to do that as the quality of excel is getting worse and worse…

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  16. Translator Function... add it.

    Need the Translator function add to Microsoft Excel for Mac... all versions...

    6 votes
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  17. Text overflow in a cell using Soft hyphen

    We need a mechanism in Excel what to break the words for text wrapping according to column width. Please give us hyphenate by syllables.
    This feature is supported in Word as a soft hyphen; if the line doesn't break at the hyphen, it is invisible.
    Now using text wrapping is 95% of the time ugly.

    6 votes
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  18. Clarify the units of measure for row height and column width. What are these dimensionless numbers? conversion factors? clarify!

    Whatever the cell width and length are, be clear what it is and give conversion factors to some common units of measure like cm or inches - anything actually measurable with a ruler or micrometer.

    You are not even using the same units for vertical and horizontal - Pick one well known unit to use for both directions. Then Help file could give a list of conversions to anyone in any country.

    Metric system seems appropriate rather than some unexplained dimensionless number.

    Inches is not accepted in my edition of EXCEL contrary to what is described by other users who…

    4 votes
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  19. Changing the Colors or shape of the Comments in Excel 2016

    Give an option feature to change the background color of comment box in Excel 2016 for Mac

    5 votes
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  20. include a date picker function for excel, similar to the the date picker on the developer tab in word

    include a date picker function for excel, similar to the the date picker on the developer tab in word

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