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  1. In Excel for

    In Excel Windows I can choose between dot (.) or comma (,) as decimal separator in Options/ Advanced/ Editing options. Since comma is used in most European countries and dot in the U.S. and many other coutries this causes a lot of problems and sometimes accidents when Excel files from other countries are used. Please introduce the same option in Excel/ Mac/ Preferences – or even better - as a choice for each file. Now I have to replace all dots with commas or vice versa with the risk of involuntarily changing dots that should be dots. And I know…

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  2. Blinking briefly or highlighting matching/ pared parentheses when checking through or writing a formula in the formula bar for Mac

    Blinking briefly or highlighting matching/ pared parentheses when checking through or writing a formula in the formula bar for Mac. Like it does on windows.

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  3. useful minor suggestions

    Just moved from Excel 2011. to version 16.24

    1 there should be more space in the chart select data window so it is not necessary to scroll to change details
    2 any way to avoid the auto insertion of "." after inserting 2 spaces very annoying ??
    3 formatting from the home tab should work universally and not be greyed out for certain actions on charts
    4 the last format used should be remembered for reuse
    5 the home copy format button should work for charts.

    Hope you find theses ideas useful and can implement them in coming versions

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  4. Excel para Mac Versão 16.24

    Não está salvando planilha com mesmo nome ou com outro nome.

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  5. Allow Excel to Mac the ability to change forumla and CSV delimeters.

    Excel on the Mac has not ability to change the delimiters in the formulas and CSV exports. CSVs do not use ";" as delimiters, and if you have your regional settings customized for regions like South Africa, it forces formulas to use ";" and also CSV files have the ";" requiring you to edit them and find and replace each ";" with an ",".

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  6. Sporadic Failure to Sync Changes to a Password Protected Spreadsheet in a Private OneDrive Folder

    Steps to reproduce:
    - store a spreadsheet in a OneDrive folder that is private (in my case no one else can access this folder)
    - Protect the spreadsheet with a password to open AND a password to edit (while I am not certain these criteria are necessary, I suspect so since I have not observed this UX fail in cases where private spreadsheets do not have passwords)
    - while editing a file, click save at any point (doesn't appear to matter what has been added/edited/deleted in the spreadsheet)

    Sporadically "on save" the attached alert bar will display. Sometimes the update…

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  8. 入力規則のドロップダウンリストの表示をセルの左右どちらでも選択できるようにしてほしい

    入力規則のドロップダウンリストの表示をセルの左右どちらでも選択できるようにしてほしい

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  9. Print Default Selected Area

    when I select a print area, and then go to print - it seems to be the default to have print entire workbook - and I can't seem to change the default, or set up new presets that return automatically, so I just get print the print area selected and set? I used to be able to do this. This slows down my work process considerably and is a massive inconvenience. Who wants print entire workbook as a default? No-one I know. I've tried doing the string as a new preset, but can't get it to return automatically. Printing a…

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  10. Excel for Mac bad PDF export font kerning problems and other messy details

    Today at work I encountered this problem while making PDF's of charts for a print publication. The Mac version of Excel is not able to produce proper PDF's! Look at the wonky kerning of the numbers under these charts, and the wobbly dotted lines. Compare them to the perfect kerning in the Excel for Windows 2017 PDF export...!
    The same sheet was used for this export. First I thought it was the zoom level of Adobe Acrobat interferring with the pixel mapping of my screen but it is not, the PDFs are just jiggy and messy when exported on a…

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  11. Upgrade Microsoft "Analysis ToolPak" to include additional statistical tools as found in "Data Analysis Plus"

    Would it be possible to upgrade the Microsoft "Analysis ToolPak" for Excel (Office 365) to include additional statistical tools as found in "Data Analysis Plus" provided by the following third party:

    http://www.kellerstatistics.com/KellerStatistics/DataAnalysis

    Or, provide instruction on how to install the "Data Analysis Plus" for Excel Office 365 (in which folder to import it in for Mac)

    See attached file

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  14. Ayni Dosyalari Windows ve Mac de ayri ayri yaparken Windows menülerde kullanabildigim menü ve sekmeler maalesef Mac de mevcut degil. Dolayis

    Ayni Dosyalari Windows ve Mac de ayri ayri yaparken Windows menülerde kullanabildigim menü ve sekmeler maalesef Mac de mevcut degil. Dolayisiyla makro kayıtlarda doğru Calisma olmuyor. Makro kayıt yaparken kopya yapistir islemi, geliştirici menüsünde göreli başvuru kullan vede veri menüsünde Form sekmesinin bulunmayisi gibi. Yani Windows da yapılan bir dosyayı kopyalayıp Mac e yapistir yaparak acmak degil, Mac de de ayni dosyayı hazırlarken menü kullanımındaki eksikliklerden kaynaklanan bir sorun gibi bence. Windows da bulunan ve kullanılan menü ve sekmeler Mac de yok veya islev yapmıyor. Bu konuda bilgilendirirseniz sevinirim. Saygilar

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  15. Fix encoding problem with Japanese

    I work at a school that uses Excel for grades and must work with files that are made on Excel with a Windows machine. Each time I try to open a file with long lists of names in Japanese and corresponding scores from the student's test, the Excel on my Mac crashes.

    I believe the problem has to do with how Excel 16 is encoding the Japanese characters from the Windows machine. I thought it might be a problem of fonts on my Mac but I have checked and all the fonts are in working order, with no problems in…

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  16. Fix encoding problem with Japanese

    I work at a school that uses Excel for grades and must work with files that are made on Excel with a Windows machine. Each time I try to open a file with long lists of names in Japanese and corresponding scores from the student's test, the Excel on my Mac crashes.

    I believe the problem has to do with how Excel 16 is encoding the Japanese characters from the Windows machine. I thought it might be a problem of fonts on my Mac but I have checked and all the fonts are in working order, with no problems in…

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  17. conditional formatting

    Update Conditional Formatting wizards on Excel 2019 for Mac - to Excel for Windows.

    Conditional Formatting panes were completely revamped on Windows in Excel 2007. The Mac version UI still uses the legacy design that's over a decade old

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  18. Fix HTML export from AppleScript

    Since 16.15, running the following AppleScript has either crashed Excel (versions 16.16–16.23) or (16.15 and since 16.24) produced a badly formatted HTML file.

    tell application "Microsoft Excel" to save as active sheet filename theFolder & "test.html" file format HTML file format

    Note that theFolder is a valid folder in the Office sandbox folder. The equivalent code in VBA works fine:

    ActiveSheet.SaveAs FileName:=theFolder & "test.html", FileFormat:=xlHtml

    Alternatively, could the VBA PublishObject object be added to the AppleScript dictionary?

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  19. I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels

    I want to use dots as thousand separator in Excel charts labels.
    I am not able, and understand other users experience the same problem:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/thousand-separator-changes-on-charts/703239f6-3323-4de3-8e6e-7f0f1143dcd5
    Jose Renato Mannis
    jrmannis@jrmannis.com
    +55 11 9 8279 9944

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  20. Please optimize Excel for Mac! Its so lagging... only 15.41 version is still workable... I have new MacBook Air 13 2018 retina

    Please optimize Excel for Mac! Its so lagging... only 15.41 version is still workable... I have new MacBook Air 13 2018 retina

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