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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Row and column targeting highlighter

    Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
    color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

    4 votes
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  4. 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?

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    4 votes
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  6. disable horizontal scrolling

    Please allow users to disable horizontal scrolling (when trying to scroll vertically). When using two-finger scroll on a trackpad (like on a MacBook) it's impossible to pull straight down. There used to be a feature to disable this in Excel for Mac, but it has gone away.

    The reason for this is that normally we only need to scroll vertically and am finding the when I use the trackpad I often scroll horizontally as well without intending to.

    3 votes
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  7. Pinned excel files

    Excel on MAC automatically un-pins a file from the pinned recent files view. Can you pls fix this to leave the file pinned until the user unpins it.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    3 votes
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  8. Frozen Panes scrolling issues

    There's a post titled "Freeze Panes broken in 15.19.1" that is marked as "completed,", but those issues are still occurring. I'm on a Mac (Yosemite 10.10.5) and my Excel version is 15.34.

    Link to post referenced above: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/12428436-freeze-panes-broken-in-15-19-1

    3 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Add Find All to Excel for Mac

    There is currently no 'Find All" function in excel for Mac. This pretty severely limits how easy it is to navigate large workbooks. I used this function quite a bit when I was on a PC and would love to see it added in.

    2 votes
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  15. Comments are not displayed in cells ISSUE

    When the mouse pointer is over a cell with comments, these must be displayed while the pointer is over the cell. In the latest version of Excel for iMAC this is not the case.
    I had to contact Technical Support and they could not solve it (ticket 1443809072), what they did was uninstall my latest version of Excel and install an earlier version.
    How can I know that they have solved this problem?

    Thank you

    2 votes
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  16. Dragging tabs in a workbook

    Unable to drag tabs in a workbook beyond the edge of the page. In the past, you could drag the tab to the end of the page and it would scroll until you released it. Very helpful when alphabetizing.

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Remove "Add Header" or "Add Footer" from Page View

    Remove the grayed "Add Header" and "Add Footer" from being visible in Page View (example below). It wasn't visible in Excel 2011 but is visible by default on 2016. Or, maybe it's only visible when grids are visible? I create many forms with Excel and often leave the view for users to tab through the form in page view and magnified at a view that is best. Now all our customers submitting these forms have a big "Add Header" at the top of our nicely designed forms. Example attached.

    This was my initial post in the community forum:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/remove-add-header-or-add-footer-from-page-view/b7529e13-2994-43e2-8bf9-979e4ac4080a

    2 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. 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.

    2 votes
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