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  1. Resume for Office Applications

    Intro: For almost 5 years, since Apple released Mac OS X Lion in July 2011), Mac users enjoyed "Resume" feature that enables applications to re-open in exactly the same state as before quitting the application or restarting the system, including window positions and contents of unsaved files.

    Problem: Lack of the "Resume" feature is what makes me dread logging off and restarting Windows. Especially when I have multiple Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents open in different virtual desktops on two monitors - having to re-create this setup after the restart is really annoying.

    Suggestion: I suggest Microsoft implements this functionality…

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Pin the header row

    It would be great to have ability to pin the header row so that it would be easy to see the header while scrolling down.

    4 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Highlight rows headers of that rows that are filtered

    It is hard to know if there are some columns with the filter activated, because the row header does not shows the numbers in blue, like the office for Windows

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions

    The "Application.MacroOptions" as described but the Microsoft documentation https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff838997.aspx does not appear to be fully implemented for Excel 2016 MAC. The argument "ArgumentDescription" that is described in the Excel VBA reference causes a compile error to be raised. How about full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Open Dialogue

    The open dialogue starts by displaying location options - One Drive, SharePoint and OnMy Mac.

    Two issues - yes they are minor but I find them really annoying:


    1. For corporate security reasons, I store virtually nothing online - it is all on my Mac. This extra step is very annoying and adds an extra click to every open document I do. Please add a way to always go directly to the On My Mac dialogue for those who so choose. We can always then click on the Online Locations button if we really want to go to one of the…

    13 votes
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  6. Number of Decimal Points

    The default way Excel displays numbers after the decimal point needs an update. Right now, here are the results of Excel default formatting settings. (the values in brackets are in different cells)

    A1 = [1.234]
    A2 = [1.234]
    A3 = [A1*A2] displays [1.522756]
    2X increase in values displayed post decimal!
    4 sig figs become 7 sig figs

    A1 = [2]
    A2 = [Log(A1)] displays 0.30103
    5X increase in values displayed post decimal!
    1 sig figs become 7 sig figs

    Excel is clearly just displaying all the digits it calculates. This is not the proper way to account for significant figures,…

    13 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Unable to insert pdf files as an objects

    Enabling insert pdf file as an object. Currently only word can be added as an object...

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

    Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

    2 votes
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  10. Return features from Office 2010

    When copy and pasting, in Office 2010 you get a veriety of options when you right click, but in Excel 2016, it does not, you have to click on Paste Special and then choose from only 2 options! - Thos feature in excel 2010 is brilliant and gives so many useful options for paste special.
    In excel 2010, you can create your own personalised menu with shortcuts to the icons that you use most often... This I can not find how to do in 2016. It makes working in Excel so much easier and quicker.
    Unfortunately, I can not see…

    14 votes
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  11. Post a list of the improvements and fixes currently under development

    It would be helpful to your customers to be able to see what issues are being worked on and what issues are slated for future fix/implementation. That should include a current estimate of delivery time.

    I sense a lot of frustration on these pages. Having this method of providing you with our feedback helps, but only if you provide meaningful responses about what you plan to address. Black holes do not engender customer loyalty or appreciation.

    You are doing a much better job of providing feedback than your counterpart on the Word team. That is very appreciated. A list would…

    2 votes
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  12. Allow Excel for Mac to run .xll files

    There are many .xll add-ins that work under windows, but none of these can be run natively on Excel for Mac. Using a windows emulator is painful, buggy and sometimes slow.

    15 votes
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  13. / in filename created as Read-only

    Dear Microsoft, you are defaulting permissions of my excel files/work book with a / in the filename "Read-Only". What kinda stereotype is that!

    1 vote
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  14. how about fixing the spinning beachball for 30-40 seconds whenever I start excel or word? What could it possibly be doing?

    Office 2011 mac, yosemite, fully up to date. Whenever I start excel or word - they load up, the window is there but I can't do ANYTHING with the app for another 30-40 seconds. I have good internet, and updates turned off (I run manually), so is this just about making me think about getting a new version?

    8 votes
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  15. Bring back Window.Top

    In Excel 2016, it is not possible to set the top position of an Excel window, neither with the VBA call 'ActiveWindow.Top = 100' nor with the AppleScript call 'set top of window 1 to 100'. This was no problem in Excel 2011. Please bring back this functionality.

    6 votes
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  16. Allow option to "Print Active Sheet" from "Sharing" on Excel on MacBook

    When using the online version of Excel (on an iPad), going to Sharing / Send Attachment / Email / via PDF, it gives the option to "Print Active Sheet" or "Print Entire Workbook".

    Unfortunately, when using the downloaded version of Excel on an iMac or MacBook, the Sharing Options / Send Attachment / via PDF, gives no option to print the "active sheet" and automatically sends the entire workbook.

    Is there any way to send only the "active sheet" directly from Excel on a downloaded version of Excel used on iMac or MacBook?

    2 votes
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  17. Saving a file in new folder

    while saving the opened file through 'save as' option, it does not give option for 'new folder'

    5 votes
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  18. allow option for header on the first page only

    allow option for header on the first page only when using headers and footers

    5 votes
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  19. Fix Numeric Keypad on Excel 2016 for Mac

    I love the NumPad.

    Who doesn’t? It’s the fastest way to enter numbers. It’s even been used to support specialised input methods.

    But I’m not loving the numerical keypad on Excel 2016.

    I currently use a Chinese Input software called Q9, which uses the 9 number keys on the NumPad as a method to input Chinese. On Excel 2016 for Mac, every time I hit a number key on the NumPad, Excel interprets it as me entering a number, even though I am just trying to use the NumPad to interact with my input software.

    European users are experiencing a…

    15 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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