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  1. 1 vote
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  2. SUMMING - a real problem

    To TOTAL a group of cells ... usually I would use "command+shift+T"

    However, if there is not a number in a cell "above, below, right, left" of the cell I am trying to SUMM into ... it gives an error message that says there is a problem with the formula.

    Often I want to SUMM something into a cell that is far away from the numbers I am summing.

    2 votes
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  3. Changing the decimal points for a full column

    The increase / decrease decimal point buttons in the ribbon do nothing to change the number of decimal points for the entire column (when the column is selected)

    THIS IS A MUST TO FIX

    2 votes
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  4. Common words in a column

    Once again ... a 1-step process is now changed to a 2-step process

    BEFORE: If I want to insert a word or phrase into a cell ... that has the same word or phrase in any one of the cells above it ... I could usually just type the first letter (lower case) and it would insert the word (capitalized) if the same words above it were capitalized (or give me all the words starting with that letter above it).

    NOW: if I key in the first letter ... I have to make it a CAPITAL LETTER if I want…

    1 vote
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  5. Well, I upgraded from Office 2011 to Office 2016 expecting improvement. It takes 10 times longer to start up!!! THIS IS PROGRESS?

    Well, I upgraded from Office 2011 to Office 2016 expecting improvement. It takes 10 times longer to start up!!! THIS IS PROGRESS?

    2 votes
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  6. Fix, remove, or allow users to disable the multicore implementation

    Recently the Excel team has introduced an unfortunate attempt at multi-core processing that has rendered the product unusable for some customers. Please either roll this back, fix it, or simply allow users to disable the functionality!

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. FAZER ELE FUNCIONAR NA VELOCIDADE NORMAL. TA MUITO LENTO. OLHEM NA NET O TANTO DE RECLAMAÇÃO.

    FAZER FUNCIONAR NA VELOCIDADE NORMAL. COMO NO WINDOWS. SO ISSO.

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  9. How about making it work with without crashing!

    Every time I finish, I get a crash message saying it closed unexpectedly. The product should be way mature beyond this nonsense.

    4 votes
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  10. Typing Becomes slow when Freeze some area or Add comments for a cell.

    The typing becomes slow when Freeze a row or Add comments for a cell, especially in larger file. (Excel for mac, version 15.40)

    2 votes
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  11. Even basic things don't work

    I have so many issues that I don't know where to start? Excel for mac keeps freezing every few minutes. I don't even have such a complex or a large spreadsheet.

    1. The edit option in VBA editor keeps freezing. It wasn't even available till a few days ago.

    2. When I try to save a linked filed, it takes forever and some times just crashes.

    3. Many options available on Windows Excel is not even available on Mac. For instance, find/replace has many options in Windows but not so in Mac.

    4. Macro/VBA editors and other related functions are…

    2 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Fix the problem where the entire program runs so slowly it's unusable.

    This program is excruciatingly slow. Every small function such as copy and paste takes minutes. I don't see how Microsoft Excel has any market share given how painfully slow it is. I've been an Excel user for years, but I'm strongly considering changing. Worst program ever.

    9 votes
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  14. Lose all the circa 1980s modal dialogue box stuff

    Interesting you don't have a Category for "Usability"!

    If i want to change background colours for a group of cells I have to click 3 times all at different places on the screen to bring up the macOS colour picker, the only place I can store my own custom colours, just to do it. Where as in Numbers I can just click the floating colour palate if I have the Cells sidebar up (I prefered Numbers and all the iWork apps when almost everything was floating palettes than side bars which although not modal means more clicking)

    This is just…

    2 votes
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  15. Fix ridiculous editing bugs in Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 Mac is a mess.

    Besides the ugly cartoon-like interface of all of Office 2016 (which obviously nothing can be done about now), it has some serious bugs. (Oh, and thanks for messing up so many of the keyboard shortcuts I learned for 2011).

    Select all: Command-A doesn't work if there is an embedded picture/image in the worksheet. Instead, it invokes some kind of 'picture format' toolbar (or ruler - whatever...) item.

    Edit in cell: completely unreliable to try and select contents of cell for editing (either in whole or in part. Sometimes in works, sometimes it doesn't. I've…

    9 votes
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  16. Slow Excel input on Mac, Thoughts

    I have had the problem and see many other also experience super slow input in Excel on certain worksheets. I have been "unfreezing" newly opened Excel spreadsheets and since then have had no issues with waiting forever for the input to populate the cell. Since then I have saved spreadsheets at work, and made sure the cells were not "froze" and saved to the Cloud. I come home to and open it on my Mac and BANG - the cells open frozen and = super slow performance. Why does it do that? Open sheets with cell's unfrozen please.

    8 votes
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  17. Read embedded PDFs

    Unlike Excel for Windows, Excel for Mac can’t read embedded PDFs. When trying to open them, it says “Cannot start the source application for this object. There may not be enough memory available”, which is totally misleading, because the problem is that Excel for Mac doesn’t have this functionality. Please, give us a solution!

    6 votes
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  18. Why do you sell something that does not work?

    Why do you sell something that does not work?

    3 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. chris1.poll@gmail.com

    Excellent is consuming 95% of my battery life and slowing down all applications when excellent is open. This can't be right.
    Please solve

    1 vote
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