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  1. Please remove "Elements" toolbar! Takes precious space on my monitor, have seen many others with similar complaint. Excel 2008.

    Excel 2008 - found out on my wife's older iMac that is running Excel 2008 that the so-called "Elements" toolbar is taking precious screen space and is useless for me. Seen many others post similar complaint. Doesn't seem to be in my AirBook version of Mac, but what can I do to eliminate this in this version?? Thanks

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  2. Making the File-Properties-Content window scalable would be advantageous for finding a tab within a workbook, and as a tab list.

    Making the File-Properties-Content window scalable would be advantageous for finding a tab within a workbook, and as a tab list.

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  4. Since last update tabs move around within doc all by themselves

    This is driving me nuts - happens while I"m in a workbook and also when I open a workbook. Please can you fix and send an update ASAP? Thank you

    2 votes
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  5. slide feature in sheet list

    Is possible to add slide feature to sheet list? Clicking on small arrows on the left bottom side is very slow and uneffective. This feature I'm talking about works in Google Drive Sheets or in your Excel for iOS and it's really great.

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  6. Hyperlink to New Documents? I can't figure out how to do this.

    Their is no hyperlink option to link to new documents.

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  7. Weird issue on latest Fast Track version of Excel for Mac 2016

    I am running MacOS 1013 High Sierra, Developer Beta 9 and the latest Fast Track version has about the weirdest problem. If the workbook is an xlsx format then the sheet is reversed (as in you would have to look at it in a mirror to read it), plus upside down. If I save-as that workbook to an xls and reopen it, it looks fine. More information... I also have the same version on a Sierra, 10.12 machine and all is fine, with either workbook format. I captured a screenshot to be sure that you understand what I am seeing.

    10 votes
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  8. Make Find/Replace dialog non-modal

    Please consider making the Find/Replace dialog work as it does on Windows.

    In Excel for Windows the dialog box is non-modal and automatically adjusts position if the selected cell is behind the dialog.

    5 votes
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  9. Zoom using track pad

    introduce zoom in and zoom out function using track pad. delete function to delete the contents of a cell (as in windows os) is missing

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  10. Fix problem of locked workbook screen when moving between freeze and unfreeze panes. I can't scroll horizontally without unfreezing.

    Fix problem of locked workbook screen when moving between freeze and unfreeze panes. I can't scroll horizontally without unfreezing sometimes. The scroll bar at the bottom indicates the screen is scrolling, and the cursor can move across cells, but the screen does not move so that I can see the cursor as it moves. Scrolling vertically is ok. It seems to also be a problem linked to hidden columns.If I unhide all, and unfreeze all, then I can scroll horizontally again. A pain when I have so many odd columns of data that I don't want to look at! Please…

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  11. Maximise window the way macOS apps are supposed to

    When you click the maximise green circle in top left of a document window it now goes to full screen mode. "Option" + clicking does what the older version of the green circle did with the original OS X and many other iterations for most apps. For some reason Microsoft has not got the memo "Human Interface Guides" was never something MS paid too much attention to unfortunately, just implement maximise please.

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  12. Allow user-specific zoom and document view settings

    If users were able to personalize the viewing experience and have it remain consistent through documents, that would be a **** of a lot nicer than adjusting the zoom, row & column width every single time a new document is opened just because the last person had different preferences.

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  13. A way to lock a Worksheet tab so that tab stay's visible at the left side of the tabbar all the time

    A way to lock a Worksheet tab so that tab stay's visible at the left side of the tabbar all the time.
    If we have 10+ tabs, and we want go quickly switch to an important tab, like a total Worksheet or TOC tab, it would be welcome to have an tab that is fixed in place on the left side of the tabbar, that will not moved away when we are on a tab far on the right.

    9 votes
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  14. Incorporate default zoom level into preferences rather than saved into the workbook

    I'd like to see zoom level as an individual preference by machine/license rather than incorporated into the workbook.

    5 votes
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  15. in Full screen view, the file name is not approving on screen.

    in Full screen view, the file name is not appearing on the screen, one has to open Window of excel to understand which file he is operating when he opened multiple files together.

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  16. A way to avoid scrolling to deep down below.

    A way to fast scroll no further then:
    1. - last line of a table + a few line's
    2. - a preset last line in a workbook.
    3. - last line of the print area

    Often you want to scroll or copy things down til a certain row, but often the scrolling start slow or crapy and then flies downwards, passing the line you want. Specially within tables.

    3 votes
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  17. Limit the number of columns

    I have a seemingly infinite number of columns. This makes navigating and viewing difficult as when I quickly scroll to to the side or down (with magic mouse) I end up in Column AJP or some such.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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