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  1. Excel Uses Incorrect Cursor On Mac

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

    https://gfycat.com/SadPettyKitten

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    6 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Fix Cell Navigation in 15.17

    Since the 15.17 update, there is now a noticeable delay when moving between cells using the arrow keys and sometime the cursor does not respond at all to the key press. Please fix (it was fine in 15.16).

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  8. Make Option+Green = Maximize (with Yosemite). Word and PowerPoint do this.

    With Yosemite, the green window control button changed to cause windows to go Full Screen (rather than Maximize). People who still want the green button to cause the window to Maximize can get that functionality by using the Option key while clicking on the green button. But not with Excel. Works for Word and PowerPoint.

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  9. arrangement on dual screen

    I have 2 displays attached to my apple computer. If I want to display one document on one display and the other document on another display, the windows are moved to the primary display when switching between documents using cmd + ~ (switch window). This makes it almost impossible to have 2 documents open next to each other. It would be better if the window position is not affected when switching between documents.

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  10. Add scrolling arrows at bottom to allow easy viewing

    Some arrows on the scroll bars would be nice to navigate individual cells without using the mouse scroll or shift+mouse scroll to view Excel sheets.

    Becomes rather tedious working on large sheets and is quite clunky.

    3 votes
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  11. Fix PageUp/Down Left/Right key functions that were broken by 15.16.0 Update

    If you are in the middle of a large spreadsheet, these keys apparently move the cursor off screen, but the display does NOT move. They seem to work OK if you start from the R1C1 cell, but not otherwise. It all worked fine before the 15.16.0 update on 11/10/15.

    2 votes
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  12. Bigger Default Powerpoint View

    Make default cell size larger like the PC version, or allow user changing of default zoom to 125% which is comparable to PC. Both Word and Excel open in unchangeable default views too small on Mac and people have been asking for this size change for years now.

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