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  1. Enable Macros permanently for a given file

    Make my response on whether I want macros enabled on any given file part of the saved details with the file.
    I know it has macros - I wrote it and yes I want them enabled - always - every time I open this file. Ask me for the next file and remember my response for that one also.

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      • repair problem

        When using <Control><;> to input the date it sometimes goes in correctly as per settings (English NZ) dd/mm/yyyy and sometimes it is mm/dd/yyyy. This is in the same excel file and same formatted cells.
        I'm using Excel for Mac 16.21.1

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        • I would like a stable service - not to be treated as a paying guide pig for Microsoft to try out new ideas, like deleting Forms.

          I would like a stable service - not to be treated as a paying guide pig for Microsoft to try out new ideas, like deleting Forms. If Microsoft want to trail stuff and take away functionality they shouldn't be doing it to the people who pay them each year via 365

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          • Keep lines when filling cells with color

            Make it so lines between cells don't disappear when you add fill. Having the lines gone makes it hard to read across the sheet horizontally.

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            • actualizar

              quiero actualizar para el Mac excel 2011porque tengo archivos que si no no los puedo abrir.

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              • Support waffle charts natively

                While it is possible to create waffle charts manually in Excel, please add functionality to create waffle charts with one click. Waffle charts are arguably superior to pie charts for visualising proportions.

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                • Customizable Touchbar, Please!

                  The default settings for the touchbar are a good start, but these Mac's have been out for years - where's the ability to customize the touchbar?

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                  • Cannot open password protected spreadsheet because password is too long

                    Problem: I am attempting to open a password-protected spreadsheet, but the dialog box asking for the password will not let me type the full password. Why does the password box have a character limit that doesn't match Excel 2010? I cannot open this spreadsheet now..
                    Solution: Please don't set up a password limit... the limit for file level passwords now is 15 characters. The PC Office 2007 & 2010 apps now support up to 256 characters, but on Mac this feature isn't taken over.

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                    • Wrap text doesn't work anymore with multiline cell

                      Since last Insider Version (190123), the "Wrap Text" cell formatting is giving totally wrong carriage return with multiline cell text (way too much spaces are taken)
                      See red zone in the printscreen attached.

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                      • PivotTable

                        When I click into a PivotTable from out of it (just from out of it) or when I move the selected cell over a PivotTable and stop there in the moment the PivotTable Analyze and Design menus appear the keyboard arrows don't move anymore.

                        If I click again over any cell of the PivotTable (i.e., when the menus are already loaded) I can use the arrow keys - what I think should be done automatically.

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                        • 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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                          • Ribbon: Allow import and export as in Excel for Windows

                            In Excel for Windows you can export and import ribbons.

                            In Excel 2019 for macOS you can't.

                            Please add that function.

                            To be honest, I'm disappointed about the fact, that users of the mac version have such disadvantages.

                            I cannot see any reason, why that feature is not offered.

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                            • Bring back pivot table wizard

                              Why did this go away in excel 2016 on Mac? Bring it back I need it bad

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                              • Create a button to import data from WEB just like in the Windows version

                                Just insert the button "From Web" as the same way in Excel for Windows

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                                • Restore ability to display and print graphs full size in Excel Office 2019 Home & Student!

                                  I am running Office 2019 Home & Student on a Mac with Mojave V. 10.14.3 on an iMac with a 27" display and have a question to request help with. Why has MS eliminated the ability of Excel 2019 Mac to display a graph at full size on a monitor or print the graph full size at 8 1/2" * 11.0" on a printer.? I have been using Excel since the first edition came out some thirty years or so years ago and am frustrated by the lack of this function in the current version. The inability to display or…

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                                  • Mouse cursor disappears after running a macro in Excel for Mac version 16.15

                                    Need to fix a bug with mac Excel. After running a macro, the mouse cursor disappears. It reappears after typing in another program and coming back to Excel. This fix works sometimes but not all. This gets frustrating. The same macro runs fine in Windows Excel.

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                                    • Resize full sheet charts

                                      I'm told by your support staff that one cannot resize a chart that is itself a sheet, ie not an object in a sheet. So to resize a chart I have to copy/move it to be an object in another sheet. Big pain.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please fix new glitch in preparing graphs

                                        Another new glitch. Having created a formatted graph to my liking, I expect that copying the graph and changing only the cell addresses for the data (in Select Data) for a new graph, will not change the formatting. But no, the line and marker formats change. What a pain. Annoying but OK to re-format if only 1 graph but I am preparing a report with more than 30 graphs. What a time waste.

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                                        • Excel save state quit - allow Excel to quit without saving your changes while keeping edits

                                          I frequently find myself force quitting Excel to save my window state. While not ideal, it accomplishes saving my work without committing the changes to the documents I'm working on. Sometimes a user just needs to close Excel without taking time to figure out what they're saving. Adding save state OUTSIDE OF ONE DRIVE would be an immense addition to creating more flexible workflows and allow users to save and edit files at their own pace.

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