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  1. Filter Drop Down Menu Search Box

    When invoking a filter drop down menu, can you please have the cursor start in the search box instead of the sort button? it is more usable to have the cursor there instead of on the sort button.Screenshot attached. Thank you.

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  2. arabic connected letters

    connect the letter for arabic

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  3. Autosum Keyboard Shortcut Bug

    Can you please fix the autosum keyboard shortcut to behave like that of Excel 2011. It seems like the behavior is broken in Excel 2016. it sum a row at the bottom of a column way to fast and doesn't let you see the selection and press enter to except it. Also, when summing from the side it does a fast 1 cell sum but you need to hold down the key combination to get the selection cursor in order to make a larger column selection. Please fix. Thank you.

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  5. EXCEL POUR MAC INVALIDANT SI UNE FORMULE CONTIENT 1 ERREUR

    EXCEL EST Invalidant en ce sens que s'il y a une erreur dans une formule, le message s'affiche "Votre formule Contient une Erreur mais
    ce qui est paralysant si on n'a pas le temps de corriger une formule, on ne peut pas quitter la feuille, on ne peut pas sauvegarder le classeur.
    C'est pour cela que je dis et je répète qu'il faut trouver un meilleur moyen d'investigation en indiquant sur quoi EXCEL Tombe et l'empêche d'avancer ; une solution serait qu'excel affiche le détail de toutes les étapes de son calcul de façon à avoir une idée précise de…

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  6. Message "Votre Formule contient une erreur " Pas d'évaluateur de Formule

    L'idée est qu'EXCEL devrait indiquer par l'affichage de toutes les étapes de son calcul sur quoi il bloque. Sur Mac il n'y a pas d'évaluateur de formule, et il ne corrige pas le nombre de parenthèses fermantes à la fin
    contrairement à excel windows/

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  7. What is with the "Read Only" Files?

    Keep getting a message that my spread sheet is a "read only" file. I have used excel for 20+ years and have never seen so many convoluted errors. I am the ONLY one who uses my computer - what am I missing here. Wow so tired of the conflicts between nazi Apple computers and Excel. Do you really have no use for Apple clients? Please put the control back in the program and stop trying to manipulate our documents. I DON'T WHAT YOU KEEPING MY DOCUMENTS ONLINE NOR WILL I EVER!! Leave me alone.

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  8. Excel for Mac won'ty shoe the sum, average, count, etc all at the same time, SO SAD AND UNHELPFUL!!!

    Fix this, if Windows can do something so simple why can't Mac?!?

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  9. STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

    STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

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  11. Auto file backup

    Prior to 2016, there exist an option set "Auto file backup". When I recently upgraded to 2016, this file backup feature has disappeared. Please bring it back as this is so vital for protecting previous work if I wanted to go back to the previous

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  12. 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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  13. Remove the Alert message for Trace Precedents/Dependents

    Please consider removing the Alert message when using the Trace commands which are activated when there are no precedents or dependents for the cell in question. In my previous Excel version, I get a sound to indicate there are no precedents or dependents and can immediately move on. When troubleshooting large spreadsheets in Excel 2016 it is very annoying to receive that Alert every time and requires doubling up mouse clicks to get rid of the alert. It is very inefficient and time consuming if one is troubleshooting a large workbook.

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  14. It is not possible to select big parts of the excel files on Excel online (drag down or side)

    In Excel online, I need to select data which are not on the screen but further down or to the right part of my file. In the normal Excel, this is easy to do by just holding down the trackpad (Mac) and select big areas while the file moves around. In the Excel file, the screen seems frozen and it is impossible to select big parts.

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  16. Zip and Unzip

    Hi, After I updated my MacOS to Sierra, I noticed that changing the extension of an "xlsx" or "docx" file to "zip" and then trying to unzip it doesn't work anymore (generates a cpgz file and thus a loop of zip and cpgz). I have the latest office updates. Office version - 15.30.
    Is there some compatibility issue?

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  17. Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

    Allow different view options (list, columns etc) for Opening Recent Files

    2 votes
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  18. Display two worksheets at once

    Allow two worksheets to display at the same time to expedite copy/paste from one worksheet to another. It would also help setting cell links for form controls.

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  19. Worksheet Tab Editing Issue

    When double clicking a worksheet tab and edit it, upon pressing enter you cannot resume in the worksheet until you actually click in the worksheet itself then the cursor will become active. This is not correct behavior. After pressing enter in the sheet tab, the worksheet the cursor should automatically be movable without having to click the worksheet after pressing enter. Please fix.

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  20. Formatting cells using the format dialog box.

    The way it's supposed to work doesn't happen. Each cell when selected afterwards reverts to something other than what was selected in the format cells dialog box. The only way I got a string of cells to change the cell format is to copy and paste special (format). I tried to change the format into a General number and each cell when selected later reverted to Time which was the original use of the cells. The cells were not locked.

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