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  1. Name Manager non-existant

    The name manager in Excel for Mac is virtually non-existant compared to the version in Windows. Please add the same functionality for the Mac-version.

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  2. Autofit row height of merged cells

    It would be great if we could autofit row height of merged cells (either by double-clicking or after entering data) like it happens with un-merged cells.

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  3. "downloading missing fonts for Excel" (Fehlende Schriftarten werden heruntergeldaden)

    I am using Office 365 now approx for a year on my device (iMac, most current iOS-version). Since a few weeks, whenever I open Excel I get the message shown above. That does not happen with other Office 365-application but only with Excel. It is not really a problem but a little annoying. Instructions to solve the problem found in the internet did not remedy the situation.

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  4. Make Calendar Week - Year into a dated format

    Please make a format that helps excel recognize that calendar week and year put together is a dated format. It does not do that currently and won't sort properly into a pivot table --> chart. Currently a very manual process to move the individual pivot data one by one. I imagine it will be very helpful for KPIs in businesses across multiple industries.

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  5. Make a preview setting

    I would recommend making a preview setting whereas you can look at the document without the other tabs getting in the way :)

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  6. Support for Engineering Number Format

    Same as Scientific format, but exponent is limited to multiples of 3 to correspond with metric system Kilo, Mega, Giga

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  7. Support Colorindex in the custom number format

    Currently if you open an excel created on windows using color index inside the cell format i.e. [Color10]#,##0 this is not supported by Excel for Mac and gives a file repair error ...

    Currency Mac support [Red], [Blue] etc but not color index.. which is annoying as ColorIndex are already working on Windows and Excel online..

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  10. Excel was a much better program before you changed it. I want to go back about 5 years.

    Excel was a much better program before you changed it. I want to go back about 5 years.

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  11. Support multi-row worksheet tabs

    Plz allow Support to multi-row worksheet tabs

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  12. Let us put cell contents in a header or footer

    Lotus 123 used to have this and it was very handy. You'd nominate a reference to a cell, and the contents of that cell would appear in the footer. It was useful when producing a multi-page report, so the report serial number would appear on every page.

    I've got a macro doing this at the moment, but I want to phase out macros because they're fundamentally insecure.

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  13. Hairline does not display properly (coding issue?)

    Printing Excel, More Borders, Line Style - first option. In Windows, prints as Hairline (Great!) but on Mac prints as blurry, dotted line (Not good.)

    Happened on my HP, and also on my Canon

    Just started with a fresh excel file. boxed four cells. Went to borders > line styles and used the first, second, fifth and sixth. Looks like it might be an error in coding - as first and second print out the same. Even with a magnifying glass it looks almost identical. it looks as though there's an issue with the first line in the Mac OS…

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  15. Make the Excel worksheet SEARCH BOX visible

    Either make the top bar a light colour so the "Search box" can be seen or make the search box WHITE. A DARK GREEN search box with BLACK lettering on a DARK GREEN background is meaningless and totally invisible. |I have very large Excel files, typically 105 fields by 34,000 lines and the search box is very important to my activity. Thank you

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  16. Date error

    Date error occurs in entering a specific date in a format of 11/12/20, and 12/11/20, excel auto formats the date 2011-12-20 for 11/12/20, and for 2012-11-20. This happens in any blank cell or even if the cell is formatted as a date

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  17. Fix the missing ADD TO PRINT AREA function

    In Excel for PC there are 3 options SET PRINT AREA, CLEAR PRINT ARE and ADD TO PRINT AREA, the last option is missing in Excel for MAC

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  18. I have a cell where I align the text to the right with an indent -- 0 is too small, 1 is too big

    I have a cell where I align the text to the right with an indent -- 0 indent leaves the text touching the separator line while 1 indent gives too much space. You can see in the courier case, a non-proportional font, the right most number is indented more than the needed space for a character [number]. I tried both general and text for the data type. I suppose what I need is a fractional indent.

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  19. UNABLE TO USE CHARACTERS ON EXCEL

    I had the 2011 office version and I was able to used special characters on excel and save them on downloads, today I found out that if I use any character I am not able to save the file like before. That doesn't make any sense, The old version works better than the new version?
    I want to be able to use any character and save my file.

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  20. Autofit Row Height of Merged Cells

    It would be great if we excel could auto-fit the row height of merged cells like we can with un-merged cells.

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