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  1. Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016?

    Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016? I was forced to upgrade to Office 2016 because Office 2011 is no longer supported. However, I have found Excel 2016 to be so buggy and unreliable that I need to go back to Excel 2011.

    3 votes
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  2. 2 votes
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  3. 4 votes
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  4. Test before release

    Not an angry pointed suggestion but these days so many releases I'm immediately finding bugs meaning I have to revert to an earlier version. To the point where I now always make backup copies of Excel & OneNote before allowing an update as well as checking Time Machine is up-to-date. And I'm reverting to those backups so often it's getting a bit daft and I'm now at the point of looking at LibreOffice. Maybe a few votes to get Microsoft to put a bit more effort into pre-release testing.

    I can appreciate there is pressure to get new features out…

    4 votes
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  5. For Windows, you can change the number of recent files to show in excel which Excel for Mac doesn’t support. I understand it is inconvenient

    Please add and match functionality to allow Mac Users to be able to change the number of recent files in Excel (and Word, too) from the preset of 10.

    2 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. REDUCE MOTION! Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    2 votes
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  8. REDUCE MOTION! Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    2 votes
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  9. Fill cells with a series by using the fill handle doesn't work since Update 15.35.0

    Please excuse my poor english.
    In one of Your descriptions it is called


    1. You can also specify the type of series by using the right mouse button to drag the fill handle over the range and then clicking the appropriate command on the shortcut menu.

    but it doesn't work anymore since the last Update.
    If You do so, a new window is open.

    You will see on the attached file.

    I hope You would be able to recognise an fix it.

    4 votes
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  10. Fire the manager and Higher who are involved in Excel mac development and hire people who are willing to spend development time in macos

    There are more errors then ever. Come on guys, we pay you every year, but we get more misery back, SHAME ON YOU.

    8 votes
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  11. 4 votes
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  12. Can the 2016 version and return to the 2011 version. You have seriously messed up a good thing. I wasted my money on Office 2016.

    Can the 2016 version and return to the 2011 version. You have seriously messed up a good thing. I wasted my money on Office 2016. There are too many issues to describe them here.

    3 votes
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  13. The Shift+Pg Down and Page Up for selecting text is broken

    When trying to select multiple cell/rows of data the Shift+Page Down and page up selection is not working as it should. The worksheet does not move up or down with the selection and so you don't know where the selection is at. it works in excel 2011 but is broken in excel 2016. Please fix.

    4 votes
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  14. Stop trying to sell, and support your customers.

    How about actually forwarding your customers to a helpful site when they select the help tab? Instead it just goes to a marketing page to buy a different program.

    3 votes
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  15. Excel Solver

    A Life saver of an ADD-IN. It's like --- why even bother using excel without it?

    . And Yet. Why can't I just solve multiple iterations of a column of say 10 different cells I want to solve using the same solution?

    I can't -- unless I go to PC. write some ugly looking VB code... put some ridiculously ugly looking button on my spreadsheet.. which works for maybe 1 out of 5 people i'll send the XLSM file too.

    Excel is the one product i paid the office license for --- it's still a decent workhorse. But don't you…

    5 votes
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  16. Autofill for decimal numbers calculates wrong

    Used autofill with a {1.1, 1.2, 1.3} sequence for 50 values it seem to work and completed to 6.0 as expected however I noticed the 6.0 is actually 5.99999999999999, but this behavior is not consistent and other numbers are correct like 4.5 and 1.5.

    My 0.2 cents ... is using a float for calculation.

    2 votes
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  17. "Office sounds" are too loud

    Hi. Office 2016 sounds are far louder than they were in Office 2011. For example, if playing music using iTunes with the iTunes volume slider at maximum, the Office sounds are far louder than the music. I've had to turn off Office sounds for now. Please consider reducing them in a maintenance release or in the next version.

    2 votes
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  18. Remove the addition of "Local Paths" To Hyperlinks, rendering them broken after moving the Spreadsheet in Excel for Mac 2011-2016.

    i.e

    I set a hyperlink as file://localhost/Volumes/Archive/Video Content
    I save I exit the Document. Share it with a user.

    The path is correct, however , reopening, Excel forces an addition an becomes,
    i.e file://localhost/users/archive/../..//Volumes/Archive/Video Content

    This of course starts to causes issues.

    Please contact me should a update for this be in the process.
    Thank you.
    glen_burger@yahoo.com

    2 votes
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  19. 15 votes
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  20. Customization of status bar (show multiple aggregates - SUM, COUNT, MIN, MAX, etc) like Windows Excel

    In Excel for Windows the status bar can show multiple information of the selected cells (sum, count, min, max etc.), which is extremely useful. This feature would be nice to have in Excel for Mac as well.

    5 votes
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