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  1. Arrange all Feature

    Please create Arrange all feature which able to view multiple workbooks on Mac, it is so important feature for me to save my time.

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    • Text boxes that are inserted into cells in 'rows to repeat', do not show in Page Layout scrolling (although in PDF preview they do)

      Because Excel for Mac 2016 won't allow you to insert a picture into the header (which is the subject of another thread!) I did the following:

      Inserted a textbox into a cell in the first row -
      Inserted the picture and text into that textbook -
      Selected that row to repeat at the top of each page.

      However....in Page Layout, when scrolling down, the text boxes didn't appear on each page. When opened with PDF in preview, however, the text boxes were there!! Please sort out Page Layout scrolling and image insertion!!!!

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      • ウィンドウ左上の緑の「最適化ボタン」が期待通りに働かない。

        Office for Mac 2011 (Excel)
        ウィンドウ左上の緑の「最適化ボタン」を[option]+クリックしてもウィンドウの大きさが変わらない。[ウィンドウ]メニュー -> [ウィンドウの拡大/縮小]を使うと大きさが変わる。Wordなどでは問題なくウィンドウの拡大・縮小ができるので、Excel 2011特定の問題だ思われる。

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          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make zoom scale consistently

          I reported in Microsoft Answers that the scaling is inconsistent in Excel 2016. It worked fine in 2011. There are many examples of this, but a few are listed in the post. The MS Rep says this is the new normal.

          This should be fixed so Excel developers have control over what the end user sees, no matter what zoom level they choose.

          Here's my post:
          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac/zoom-scales-inconsistently-in-excel-2016-for-mac/47da0534-acb3-4741-ba3f-add3d5af7153

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          • arabic connected letters

            connect the letter for arabic

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            • Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

              Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

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              • Display two worksheets at once

                Allow two worksheets to display at the same time to expedite copy/paste from one worksheet to another. It would also help setting cell links for form controls.

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                • Worksheet Tab Editing Issue

                  When double clicking a worksheet tab and edit it, upon pressing enter you cannot resume in the worksheet until you actually click in the worksheet itself then the cursor will become active. This is not correct behavior. After pressing enter in the sheet tab, the worksheet the cursor should automatically be movable without having to click the worksheet after pressing enter. Please fix.

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                  • Allow users to define Programmable Hotkeys for any Simple or Advanced Functions!

                    You don't need to break Excel's hotkeys to do this! You can keep your shortcut key TOTALLY INTACT!

                    Here's how you do it: Give us programmable hotkeys, for example Option 1 - 9 Can be user-programmable hotkeys.

                    For any given user, there are 10 involved tasked that they most commonly perform, for which there are no hotkeys.

                    For example, for a user they might be:

                    1) Drawing a box around a cell

                    2) Converting a Number to a Percent

                    3) Creating a line graph specifically out of two columns (which normally requires 2-3 clicks - the hotkey will enable the…

                    13 votes
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                    • Keep the Count of the Rows and Columns involved ALWAYS on hand

                      Example:

                      If I want to sum 300 rows, I write: =Sum(M30:M330), I often can't remember the COUNT. Have I just summed 300 rows in that equation, or have I summed 301 rows? You see!? I WASTE A LOT OF TIME double checking that the area selected by my formulas selected the number of rows I intended or 1 row too much/too few.

                      It's hard to figure this out! It shouldn't be.

                      When I'm double clicked on the cell with a sum function, for example, highlighting a range of (M30:M330) within the function, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SCROLL OVER TO…

                      11 votes
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                      • Font/Zoom size difference between Mac and PC

                        Different Font/Cell sizes between PC and Mac are driving me crazy.
                        In order to view Excel sheets created on a PC in an appropriate size I always have to set the zoom value to 130% on my Mac. When I send these sheets back the PC guys they are annoyed because they have to change the zoom back to 100%
                        I know this is an oooold "problem" between Mac and PC and the 72 dpi / 96 dpi difference but please there is no reason to finally get this sorted out.

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                        • Support Command+Tilde in Full Screen Mode

                          When multiple workbooks are open in Excel 2016 for Mac, you are able to switch between them by pressing Command+Tilde only if the workbooks are NOT in full screen mode. If the workbooks ARE in full screen mode, Command+Tilde no longer works.

                          This presents a significant usability/productivity problem in that you have to mouse through several layers just to switch between open full screen workbooks.

                          Command+Tilde should work regardless of whether workbooks are being viewed full screen or windowed.

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                          • Excel Uses Incorrect Cursor On Mac

                            Please make Excel use the proper carson on the Mac. Here is a video:

                            https://gfycat.com/SadPettyKitten

                            3 votes
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                            • Interlinking worksheet hyperlinks in spreadsheet to work in offline mode not only in browser

                              Currently opening a spreadsheet from Sharepoint online and editing locally/offline, hyperlinks interlinking to other worksheets in the same spreadsheet will not work; i.e. a hyperlink in sheet 1opening sheet 2 or 3 or 4 directly to navigate to other spreadsheet locations will not open that spreadsheet location in offline mode. It appears that it attempts to contact the Sharepoint server to look for the local/offline mode worksheet address location in the spreadsheet and cannot resolve it, so nothing happens. Can this issue be remedied in a future release?

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                              • Upward Search/Find

                                If you're at a specific cell in a workbook, the current Find functionality (command-F) only allows you to search downward, to the NEXT cell that matches the value. I frequently need to search UP to find the PREVIOUS cell that matches that value, and there seems to be no such function. In a program as mature as Excel, this lack of basic functionality seems rather idiotic, and downright lame. I think you even used to have it, many years ago, and then got rid of it in a flash of lunacy. A simple checkbox in the search dialogue box that…

                                3 votes
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                                • open last saved location

                                  After upgrading to 10.11.x I have noticed when opening another excel spreadsheet, the last location is my Documents and not the last place I opened. Example.. I open a spreadsheet located on my Desktop and want to open another in the same location, I have to navigate through 4 folders before I reach my desired location. Why, does excel not remember my last local?

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                                  • Fix Hyperlinks in Excel 2016 - Unable to use to navigate around workboks

                                    I created a link in my workbook to another tab in the same workbook using the CTRL-K feature. However, when I click on the link, it always asks if I want to open a workbook from my d.docs.live.net server, which is OneDrive. This is a OneDrive 365 account.

                                    I've removed and readded the hyperlink with the same results. It

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                                    • Turn off partial column scrolling (bring back snap to grid scrolling)

                                      In previous versions of Excel, moving the sheet around in the window was done column by column, or row by row. With a MacBook Pro touchpad, I can move the sheet with two fingers, but instead of moving cell by cell, I keep losing half of a cell off the left side of the window. Drives me crazy.

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                                      • When selecting multiple tabs using command button it keeps auto scrolling back to the first tab. how to disable this please?

                                        In Excel for Mac 2016, when selecting multiple tabs using command button it keeps auto scrolling back to the first tab. in older versions you could use the arrows to move along the tabs and select them without it auto scrolling back to tab1.
                                        Also, how do you make the tabs smaller? for large excel doc's there aren't enough tab's visible.

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                                        • Pin the header row

                                          It would be great to have ability to pin the header row so that it would be easy to see the header while scrolling down.

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