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  1. Keystroke instead of Drop-Down Menu

    Office 2016 FORCES us to now go to a Drop-Down Menu OFTEN ... when before the action could be done with a keystroke:

    Examples:
    1) Command W ... to close a file ... now forces you to move your mouse cursor up to the blue word SAVE ... rather than simply hitting the letter "S" (which is right below the letter "W"). We should be able to hit the letter "D" for "DON'T SAVE" as well

    2) BORDERS: I often use the "option+command +arrows" to provide borders. SOMETIMES IT WORKS ... Other times it does NOT WORK ... and I…

    2 votes
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  2. 4 votes
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  3. It's happened for the second time that after a Mac Office update everything I had done during the past seven days had vanished.

    It's happened for the second time that after a Mac Office update everything I had done during the past seven days had vanished. The Time machine data for this week very also gone. Should not have happened.

    2 votes
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  4. 在Mac上使用不是很流畅

    Macbook上使用不是很流畅,很多功能也没有。希望能在Mac上用到跟Windows系统上一样的office。特别是很多插件Mac上面都没有

    1 vote
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  5. Consistency in the More Commands options

    I have recently been looking for 3 things that I always add to my toolbar: Paste Values, Paste Formatting and Light Shading. Windows has all of these, Mac not so - and even the ones in Mac don't appear until you select the option for "items not on the toolbar". Surely the options should now be consistent between platforms, and why Paste Formatting isn't there escapes me completely. I use these all the time.

    2 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. It is SO annoying that Excel always presents a blank page, without any prompting, nor is there a way to turn it off.

    Allow users (in Preferences) to disable the automatic pop-up of a blank page. We can accomplish this with one stroke, and the pervasive "gnats" of blank pages are annoying.

    3 votes
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  8. Introduce "Offline Mode" to Reduce Latency and Improve Performance

    Please create an "Offline Mode" feature for Office 365 to reduce overhead and improve performance when network connections are not required for one's basic Office app use.

    While using Excel (Office 365 for Mac) there is too much latency in the most simple tasks. Additionally, the application(s) attempt to make multiple network connections to various sites for subscription, sharepoint, and other apps connectivity. All of these actions reduce performance and create an overhead which impacts the users' experience (one only needs to google the feedback to date on the latest Office for Mac issues). Additionally, there are times when traveling…

    42 votes
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    This suggestion is from quite a while ago and we’ve had lots of updates since then. Please comment whether this is still an issue or let us know that it’s gotten better. We’ll keep this open and monitor for votes and comments.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  9. Make Office Mac simpler.

    I have used various incarnations of Office for years and now have Office 2011 on my Mac running El Capitan. While some of the additions, particularly those in the ribbons, may be useful to some people I'm sure that many could do without most of them. Ability to edit the menus and ribbons would be most useful.

    Some previous functions seem to have been removed completely, including some of the add-ins (Excel) and toolbars such as Drawing (Word). If they are still there I haven't been able to find them.

    I would dearly love to be able to go back…

    3 votes
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  10. Dual Monitor Filtering and Scaling

    Using dual monitors the filter option doesn't work properly. When I use my workbook on the secondary screen and try to filter columns filter window displays for a split second on main screen and then disappears. I can't actually filter anything unless I use excel on my main screen which is annoying as I use the secondary (bigger) screen to view large excel files which is difficult on small screen.

    Another issue I have is that if I try to move the excel workbook from larger to smaller screen it doesn't scale down like other applications. It stays the same…

    2 votes
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  11. Very Slow when Calculating, Need Calculations much faster in bigger Workbooks.

    I have several workbooks no bigger than 5mb. My workbooks can take up to 15min just to Caculate one change inside one of my worksheets. The workbooks open and save just fine, but when calculating, they slow tremendously. We need these to be much faster in the near future.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Excel 16.16 for Mac OSX High Sierra Crashing after opening

    The update for Mac Excel v 16.16 issued 6/2818 is a disaster. All my Excel spreadsheets open then crash. I have no access to budgets or client worksheets. This is a major extremely serious issue that's affecting all accounting and other businesses. Microsoft has crashed all Mac OSX systems running this update. On the latest crash, I get a note to turn off sounds for Excel when you hit "save?" Who in the world is designing these updates, certainly not Mac oriented people. Please take the Microsoft brainwashed programmers of Mac Office. You are killing us. Fix this ASAP! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!…

    4 votes
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  14. Fix Excel or get out of the industry

    Excel 2016 is just loaded with every bug known to IT plus some. What a joke. Never have I seen it been this bad. Please tell me what's a reliable working alternative to Excel because presently Excel next to useless on our Apple devices. How come it was passed for public release in this appalling state? It's just rubbish.

    2 votes
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  15. Fix cell selection misalignment (likely out of memory) issues on High Sierra

    I have High Sierra and Excel version 16.14.1. The issue I describe below has been there in Sierra, and prior versions of Excel - at least last 6 months.

    Basically, sometimes after just a few new entries, sometimes after multiple entries, I'm unable to select and enter data/edit the cell I want. The cursor lands on another cell, typically one or two above.

    The only way to recover is to quit Excel, not just close and reopen file. That's why I think it's a memory leak...

    The file is less then 200 rows with 15 columns. Most cells have a…

    2 votes
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  16. Moving from one cell to the other to copy/paste takes WAY TOO LONG.

    Improvement suggestion: get rid of whatever is causing the slowdown/bloat! Here's a screencast of me doing a normal routine: https://youtu.be/PHl88O2ym-c

    3 votes
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  17. Restore the ability to automatically save a backup copy of a file when saving a file iN Excel 2016

    In previous versions of Excel, the user had the capability under Save As to create a backup copy of a file that would be automatically backed up whenever a file was saved. It currently is functional in the last two versions of Word. Please restore this feature.

    2 votes
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  18. stop the excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14

    excel file format and extension alert popup on mac 16.14 whenever an .xls file is downloaded from net or copied from one of the older system. this also prevents linking of dat in the file.

    this is leading my entire organisation to ditch the office 365 and revert back to office 2013.

    1 vote
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  19. spaces

    Office for mac does not take into account the Finder spaces/desktop. When you switch from on space/desktop to the other one, the Office window follows...

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  20. Provide the user with the capability to enlarge and bolden the command icons in the menu bar

    The icon graphics for the command icons the menu bar in Excel 2016 for Mac are undersized and too faint

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