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  2. greek font

    Greek fonts are commonly used in physics and mathematics.

    In Excel, the 'Insert Symbol' menu line opens a table with many kinds of greek fonts (bold, italic, gothic, whatever ...) but when I just want to enter a plain greek character in an Excel cell, I often get it rather weird, never looking as in the table.

    It was straight and easy before Office 365. May be linked to the default font chosen for the cell ??? Changing it sometimes improves, sometimes not.

    I finally found which symbol I had to chose in that table to get a plain 𝞅…

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  3. Picture

    Insert pdf picture

    (Excel 365 on Mac Mojave)

    If I directly insert a small pdf picture by dragging it in an Excel worksheet, it looks nice, but after saving and re-opening, it's blurred ! See pdf insert1 for comparing before and after saving.

    If I use 'Insert/Picture from file' from the menu, I only get a quater of it ! See pdf insert2.

    This was not happening with Office versions prior to Office 365. Consequently, all documents I had now look quite odd, and I cannot fix them because of these bugs.

    When Microsoft will treat that bug ???

    When…

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  4. Make Microsoft Excel for Mac EXACTLY THE SAME as Microsoft Excel for PC.

    If Mac subscribers of Office 365 are getting less features and PC subscribers, prorate the Mac annual subscription accordingly. If not, MAKE BOTH VERSIONS OF EXCEL HAVE THE SAME MENU FEATURES!

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  5. 1 vote
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  6. have a print button

    pretty self explanatory

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  7. update MAC with Windows version

    Why does the MAC version still use threaded comments? Why is this version not compatible with Windows? When ever a feature is Removed from one version, it should be removed from all versions. Otherwise, what is the purpose of having cloud storage to work on the same file from multiple devices? Makes no sense.

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  8. Open UTF-8 .csv

    When opening UTF-8 encoded CSVs, text is still garbled, despite the previous issue raising this concern (below) being marked as completed - Excel fails to recognise the UTF-8 encoding.

    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/9783765-support-utf-8-for-csv-import-export

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  9. conditional formatting help with rules that are incorrect of wrong

    as you can see I have error in my conditional formation but I don't know how to fix this I have some cell in the green but in the same row I have white field that I would like green

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  10. when i select a graph, put a temporary highlighted border around it so i can see which graph i'm referring to (out of many)...

    ....when i eg have to select/change source data for this graph, and have many graphs and tables lying around, a border would help me recognise the graph, especially for those with poor short term memories

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  11. Comma Separation Option for Text String Values in Single Cell

    I have an .xlsx containing the titles of a bunch of books I'm using for a project with columns for things like the Title, Author, Year Published, etc. One of those columns is a "Keyword" column for classifying the book: e.g. novel, science fiction, anti-hero, etc. Each book has an entry containing multiple keywords, separated by commas.

    What I would like to be able to do is set up a filter for the entire sheet so that I can quickly pull up books tagged with a particular keyword. Unfortunately, Excel treats the text in the cell as a single value,…

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  12. Fix Search Bug

    Using search field in upper part of Excel for Mac document, cannot find content even though it's clearly there.

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  13. Clicking on the validation list arrow do not update the cells

    Excel for mac do not execute formula when you click on the arrow of a validation list, but on the windows it runs normal. It is very important to me.

    To reproduce:

    1 - On the B1 cell put the formula: =A1
    2 - Make a list with 2 (or more) items
    3 - On the A1 cell, register a validation list with the list created on the step 2

    Ok, now, anything you write on the cell A1, will be replicated to B1.
    But, when you write something on the A1, and click on the arrow of the validation…

    2 votes
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  14. Simplify the process of adding check boxes

    Google sheets has a very simple way to add check boxes into cells, which is genuinely the major reason why i prefer it to excel. The check boxes in google sheets can also be copied, pasted and extended.

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  15. 1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. weighted randomizer function

    Make a randomizer (for contests, sample data, or simply randomizers) which uses 2 columns; one with the value, one with the weight of said value. Making a randomizer which uses weighted values is a huge pain as of right now!

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  18. open embedded text file

    Opening embedded text file in Excel for Mac

    When you try to open an embedded txt file, you'll have this error "Cannot start the source application for this object."

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  19. open embedded text file

    Opening embedded text file in Excel for Mac

    When you try to open an embedded txt file, you'll have this error "Cannot start the source application for this object."

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  20. I just want to tell you all you're doing great and hang in there. luv u babes, also, ur hair is cute.

    the only thing I would ask for is a collaborative function, so that multiple people could work on the same doc at the same time, like with google docs. it would be very useful for my work. all the same, I think you all are great, and I'm proud of u. hugs.

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