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  1. When creating forms, I'd like to be able to rearrange my questions instead of deletng them and recreating it again later.

    In Google forms, questions can be rearranged after you've created them. I can't do this in Office forms. Please add that feature. It is too cumbersome to have to delete the question(s) and rewrite them if you need to reorder the questions.

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  3. I want a refund for my purchase of Office 2019 for Mac. I have been unable to Activate Office for Mac 2019 for 2 days now since I purchased,

    I want a refund for my purchase of Office 2019 for Mac. I have been unable to Activate Office for Mac 2019 for 2 days now since I purchased, downloaded and installed the program on my MacBook Pro running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.2. I have followed the step by step instructions but your activation process does not work. 9 times, I have Clicked the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of my apps. I have Clicked  Microsoft Excel to start the activation process. The What's New window has opened automatically. I have clicked Get Started > Sign in. I have entered the email address associated with…

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  4. Workaround

    The next version of MacOS will will not allow the editing of UserForms in Excel so I've installed a virtual machine (Parallels) with the current MacOS which I will not update when the new version comes out. I can currently run all of my excel spreadsheets (Excel for Mac 2011) using this (they all run flawlessly) and will be able to update my main OS to the new version.

    Actually, I have installed all of my 32 bit applications on the virtual machine.

    This a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated Windows computer.

    Now I have all the benefits -…

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  5. Import XML into excel

    I need to import a structured xml file into excel. The xml file contains elements which contain other elements. I'd be happy to define a mapping which would excel allow to know, which elements/attributes to put into which column. The File I'd like to import is attached. However, this is jus one example.

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  6. Correct border changes

    When I change existing border settings in cells, rows, or columns the new setting is ignored, and instead, the previous settings are even removed.
    I am using Office 2019.
    Before when I made changes to border setting, for example replacing a thinner with a thicker line, I just had to select the new line style, click the border I wanted to change and the new line style was set.
    Now, when I do the same, the new line style is displayed right after clicking the border I want to change, but when ok'ing back to the form, the border line…

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  7. paste cells into image without box and background

    In a previous version of Excel, I could paste a selection of data cells into an image previously pasted on a spreadsheet page. This was usually a column of text used to label electrophoresis bands arranged horizontally on the image. In the previous version, the text would paste independent of the cell background and outline box. This is what I want. I could make the list horizontal by rotating it, and sizing it to fit the columnar data in the image. The text labeled the columns perfectly and clearly. Now that the software has been updated, when I past the…

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  8. Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 is causing multiple files to open upon startup.

    Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 does not shut down properly and that causes it to open multiple files upon startup. This would seem like it is an autorecovery issue but it is not because it still occurs even after all autorecovery files have been sent to trash. A simple internet search will confirm that this is a long-standing problem many have suffered and there is no methodology offered to fix it. Even reinstalling Excel does not correct the issue.

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  9. Format paint button work for graphs

    Make format paint button work for graphs- click a graph copy format (size, fonts, maybe even legend colours etc- or maybe give us option as to what formats to copy). Give ability in both excel and powerpoint etc

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  10. AutoFilter Dialog box is worse in 2016, the tick boxes don't stay in one place

    1) The tick boxes change locations depending on how many items you have selected. If you have one or two tick boxes selected the tick boxes are lower down because the "Equals" rows above have been filled in. If you have 3 or more tick boxes selected then there is just a single blank "Choose One" row. It makes it very difficult to select a bunch of tick boxes because the location of the tick box jumps around. This is new behavior from Excel 2011.

    2) The cursor is in "Choose One" empty box rather than in the "Search" box.…

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  11. Be more forthcoming about the lack of parity with the Windows product in your online advertising

    When I visited the Microsoft website trying to decide whether to update from an 11 year old application suite (Office 2008 for Mac), learn to use Apple's own suite of applications for the Mac (Numbers and Pages—I'm already competent in Keynote and have abandoned PowerPoint), I read things that intimate that Mac users are "getting some things first"; e.g., in Office 2019. It's not clear what we're getting other than a new moniker.
    It's certainly clear in my first day or two of my 30 day trial that much has changed, but when I try to delve a bit deeper…

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  12. When I type "05-31" it should echo "05-31" not the ugly, stupid "31-May

    If I type "05-31" it shiould echo "05-31", NOT the ugly "31-May" !
    If I had wanted "31-May", I WOULD HAVE TYPED IT THE FIRST
    PLACE!

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  13. Please get rid of this error message: Blame Module Name: MicrosoftFontLibrary

    I find the Blame Module Name: MicrosoftFontLibrary in the error report each time I try to open files with long name lists in Japanese. This is problematic because I cannot enter the grades for my students using Excel on my Mac. I have to go to a Windows machine to open the same file.

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  14. Graphs keep disappearing when I scroll past and scroll back into their area of the sheet and have to wait for them to load again

    Graphs keep disappearing when I scroll past and scroll back into their area of the sheet and have to wait for them to load again

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  15. Graphs keep disappearing when I scroll past and scroll back into their area of the sheet and have to wait for them to load again

    Graphs keep disappearing when I scroll past them and they go offscreen and scroll back into their area of the sheet and they're gone and I have to wait a few seconds for them to load again

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  16. Complaint concerning a disappearance of work!

    I spent 3 hours on a document with four different sheets less than a week ago, I saved it, but today it is nowhere to be found. WHAT THE ****!

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  17. The latest excel for mac version took away the option in the insert tab to "Insert Comment". I phoned microsoft support and spoke with one

    The latest excel for mac version took away the option in the insert tab to Insert Comment. I spoke with two microsoft support technicians and after they did a very diligent job of trying to find the Insert Comment option in the tool bar, the last technician advised me to report the problem to this site. I do not use a mouse so that option is not available to me. Please add the Insert Comment option back to the Insert tab.

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  18. Parse

    I’d like to see a “parse” function that can easily separate out strings in cells and pull just one element instead of doing multiple mid() and find() functions. e.g. =PARSE(“Gift card from Company for $200”,4) would return “Company” or ,6 would return $200 etc. Maybe an optional parameter to specify the separators (sometimes it’s hyphens, sometimes spaces, sometimes bars etc). Another optional would be how many words to pull starting at word x, e.g. =PARSE(“This has useful data about product”,3,2) would return “useful data”

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  19. Add Power Pivot to Mac Excel

    Add Power Pivot to Mac excel

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  20. Recent Files

    Behaviour of "recent files" appears to have changed dramatically with the latest release. The list is empty since the update, and the "Recent Files" Windows refers to a login, but provides no mechanism for login. You are mucking around with the workflow of your users. Why would you make these changes?

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