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  1. Add webdav support

    Hi,

    I recently discovered that saving files to a webdav volume with Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2016 wouldn't work. I thought it was a bug and I opened a case at the support who explained to me that saving files to webdav volumes was not supported in Office for Mac 2016.

    I think it would be a great feature to re-introduce webdav support in Office 2016 as it is a very good way to access your files from a network drive that works anyware, while keeping your content hosted corporately.

    Best regards

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    • Opening and Saving Files...

      is not allowed in the 2016 Excel for Mac and I'm not sure what happened. Whenever I open an Excel file on my laptop, it always defaults to "15 (read-only) and gets really annoying when I have to open the file, save as "15" or "Copy of 15" just to save it, delete my old file and rename the new file. I can't even save properly named files as a name other than the names listed above. I've strongly considered making the switch to Apple Numbers instead of constantly dealing with how annoying this process has become. Please fix.

      7 votes
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      • Needed to fix copy paste the tables from excel to outlook

        Needed to fix copy paste the tables from excel to outlook without border issue

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          1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multiple selection list boxes in 2016 (Mac) or even latest Win version

          Can we finally have multiple selection list boxes (easily) via data validation (if not at least via VBA User forms)? Also you can create a multiple selection list control that allows this, but the control can't auto dimension to each cell's size. (Say like a pop-up.

          Point: many people would like to be able to make a simple, multiple selection list box that can be easily copied to a column of cells (not just within an Excel form). It doesn't matter how it's done, as long as it's easy.

          11 votes
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          • 20 votes
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            • [num, txt, raw] = XLSREAD(filename.xlsx); should return equally-sized variables

              NUM is a numerical array containing the numeric values from the spreadsheet. Super useful! Because it's numeric, non-numeric values need to be dealt with somehow, so they're converted to NaN. Also great! I can work with that!

              Here's the problem: any non-numeric values on the exterior of the spreadsheet (or, equivalently, of RAW) are omitted instead of being converted to NaN. THIS RUINS EVERYTHING. Indexing become messy, messy guesswork, because NUM is a different size than TXT and RAW. Please just have the function return NaNs, so that NUM can be the same size as TXT and RAW.

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              • Big Integers

                Can we get support for large integers? Right now, Excel converts bigints to floating point, which is just wrong.

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                • HYPERLINK formula link to local file unreliable

                  Bug: The hyperlink formula linking to a local file seems unreliable. there are two issues
                  1. Even with "Confirm before opening other applications" preference disabled, clicking on a hyperlink cell seems to always ask for user confirmation with a warning.
                  2. Sometimes Excel will "get in a mess" and after the warning has been accepted give a very generic error message of failure. Once this error has occurred, closing and re-opening spreadsheet or any other spreadsheet will suffer same problems and you need to exit Excel and re-run for t to start working again.

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                  • Sort Out Scroll Bars

                    Sort Out Scroll Bars. Version 15.14 sorted the "respect OSX scroll bar visibility setting", but they are still not initialising/positioning correctly. When visible all the time, often when you grab the vertical slider with the mouse, the worksheet will jump miles (and by that I mean a really really long way) from the current scroll position.

                    One aspect of the bug has been fixed, but there are still major problems.

                    2 votes
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                    • Pivot table sort totals column

                      Include capability to sort pivot tables by Totals columns/rows. This has been in the Windows version since 2010 at least. Why not include this basic feature in the Mac version?

                      18 votes
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                      • copy a table from Excel and paste it a Mail message keeping all original formats

                        with 2011 version I am obliged to copy a table from Excel and paste it to Word, then copy from Word to Mail, in order to keep all original formats. Very slow and frustrating procedure. I hope the 2016 Excel version allows direct copy/paste of a table from Excel to a Mail message with all its original formats.

                        15 votes
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                        • Keep graph format the same when scrolling to other data

                          When I scroll down to a next set of data to produce line graphs for several items, the format of lines and markers changes, which I do not want (the idea is to produce multiple graphs with identical formats). I can overcome this by copying the graph- paste special-format (onto this graph) before I start scrolling, but I have to do this again each time I re-open the excel file. Very annoying.

                          19 votes
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                          • Calculator

                            I miss the integrated calculator from Excel 2008 and 2011. My duties have been made more difficult because you of arcane reasons have removed this feature from Office 365. I ask you to reintroduce the calculator application.

                            4 votes
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                            • Allow two open spreadsheets to share a search term

                              In my previous version of Excel (Excel for Mac 2011), if I had two different spreadsheets open at the same time, and typed something in the search box for one spreadsheet, when I finished that search, all I had to do was click anywhere in the second spreadsheet and my search string would magically appear in the search box in the second spreadsheet! I loved that & it saved me time. I didn't purposely set it up that way & don't know if it was a built-in feature or not.

                              2 votes
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                              • Make opening files from disk as fluid as opening from OneDrive

                                Opening from disk takes longer than opening from OneDrive

                                That's a really cheesy move to increase OneDrive usage, please stop it

                                5 votes
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                                • Signature line needed in Excel 2016 for MAC

                                  I have several customers that would like to see the Signature line functionality that is available in the Windows version, also become available in the MAC version. This is needed for a variety of reasons, but the number 1 reason I hear, is so they can have employees 'sign off' on their timesheets, without having to print them or export to PDF. They have also called it 'Inking', where you can sign off with your fingertip.

                                  18 votes
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                                  • Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet

                                    Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet with menu Paste/Text/Object like Office for Windows.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • When using

                                      When using "cannot use object linking and embedding" Excel's latest version which "cannot use object linking and embedding" I just installed I get "cannot use object linking and embedding" the message "cannot use object linking and embedding" every couple of "cannot use object linking and embedding" minutes. I realize that "cannot use object linking and embedding" Microsoft disables Macintosh "cannot use object linking and embedding" versions of its software out of "cannot use object linking and embedding" spite, but usually it's just "cannot use object linking and embedding" a feature, like OLE, that "cannot use object linking and embedding" I…

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                                      • Regression Data Must Be In Columns

                                        Regression models generated from data in rows are incorrect. Additional independent variables are added with zeros for there parameters. The last two independent variables are populated incorrectly. To get a correct regression model solution I must arrange the data in columns.

                                        Same thing happens with Excel 2015 for Windows. Data must be in columns. This was not the case with the previous release of Excel 2013.

                                        It is a real pain to have copy and transpose the data into columns to get the correct regression model.

                                        What will it take to get this fixed?

                                        Donald Barar

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Make it easier to find external links

                                          Make it easier to find external links, like the windows request, but please give us this before you give it the windows clan

                                          12 votes
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