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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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…

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. The printing/paper Portrait en Landscape Icon... And preview in setup

    I am confused, why is the landscape icon still Vertical with vertical lines, why not how it did looks like in the past, a horizontal paper with horizontal lines. I have always to look twice if I got the right one.

    Also it would be nice if one could see also a preview of the printing to be, document in the printing page-setup dialog.

    And the last for today, A keystroke or button to show the current page print area.

    9 votes
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  8. Handoff

    You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

    4 votes
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  9. Distribute Office 2016 apps via the Mac App Store

    Receiving updates would be easier avoiding the malfunctions of the AutoUpdate app.

    9 votes
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  10. Function highlighting in formula bar

    Additional to
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/9580005-adjust-font-size-of-formula-bar

    Syntax coloring / Highlighting would be of great use.

    One should be able to toggle different highlighting (applying a colored background to certain parts of the expression) modes for the function bar.

    For instance:
    – a mode that highlights the current function
    – a mode that highlights all functions in different colors

    7 votes
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  11. Just One opening/start Dialog And my Own Cloud service and one more thing...

    Hi,
    1.) When opening Excel, you get the nice, open/recent/new dialog, ( Okay, its is New, recent then Open ;p ) then f.e. you choose open, then you got two choices OneDrive and On My Mac. If we choose MyMac then it close the dialog and then wait, wait, it opens a new file browser. Why?, why not open the file browser in the dialog itself? Much more smooth and logical.
    2) Would be nice if we could add( or an API for developers to write other or our own cloud services at the top left icon.
    3) Please give…

    5 votes
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  12. Don't show the return key in the formula bar/field.

    When you select a cell inside a table end the header does have a Return character, then you wont see the whole formula in the formula bar. Why? Why do we have to enlarge the formula bar downwards to see the whole formula. I have one table header which got 4 returns to have a nice layout, but when selectin a cell underneat, it looks terrible in the formula field or bar.
    Its also confusing,
    Thank you.

    Prio 1. Fixed in next version would be great.

    5 votes
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  13. Czech language support

    Many customers in Czech Republic would love to see full Czech language support = localized interface and grammar check. Both features are available in Office for Windows

    6 votes
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  14. Odd Clipboard Behavior

    I use TextExpander from Smile Software to do nearly everything on my Mac both personally and professionally. Currently, Excel is doing something that prevents TextExpander from accessing the clipboard the way it has in the past.

    I can use TE in Excel just fine *until* I copy something to the clipboard from Excel. At that point, TE stops working correctly. This is fixed by quitting and restarting Excel. I would consider this a bug, and it certainly ruins most of my Excel-related workflows.
    I post this here in the hopes that somebody at MS sees it or that some helpful…

    3 votes
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  15. Asian fonts inconsistent in sheet name tabs on redraw

    There seems to be a problem with the display of Asian fonts.

    When I first type the names of the sheets, it works perfectly and displays with the expected font:
    http://i.imgur.com/AXxAqN5.png

    When I change something in one of the sheets, however, and the names of the sheets are redrawn, the font for the Japanese and Chinese characters becomes bolder and harder to read, while the Korean script simply doesn't display at all:
    http://i.imgur.com/wGHWQsl.png

    2 votes
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  16. Keeping the Clipboard filled after Cmd=

    When I copy cell data into another, do f.e. Cmd=, then the clipboard is empty. Why? Just a bug for now or ment to be?

    3 votes
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  17. Refreshing red knob not working when.....

    Not really an idea, but more a bug. When I got a sheet with two windows, and f.e each has a separate tab visible, and I save a dirty window ( red knob has a dot ) then not al red knob's in each window are updated.

    4 votes
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  18. Support Korean Characters

    When importing a CSV file with Korean characters inside of it, it turns out all garbled in excel. Please add support for Korean characters.

    2 votes
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  19. Fonts are rendering very poorly on high-def monitor (2560 pixels).

    Please correct the horrendous font rendering - no anti-aliasing. Barely readable.

    4 votes
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  20. I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.

    I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.
    On Excel 2011 Mac machine, this file does not open at all, and does not throw any error. We know on Mac the add-ins won’t work (or is there a way to make them work) but the expectation at least is that Excel for Mac should throw an error saying that an add-in is not installed on the box and thereby the error.
    If you could please add the required error message, it would help us a…

    2 votes
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