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  1. 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.

    2 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Keep format the same when pasting an Excel graph into Word

    When I paste an Excel graph into a Word file (just copy-paste), the color of some of the lines and markers change. I would like to keep the format the same.

    10 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    12 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Import XML Files

    Excel 2013 for PC has the ability to import XML. I'm SHOCKED that a product 3 years ahead doesn't. Not asking for a lot here - just functional parity for Excel on the PC.

    74 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Condense the icon spacing on the Quick Access toolbar

    I understand that while Excel 2016 has been upgraded to allow customization of the Quick Access toolbar, the icon spacing only allows about half the number as Excel 2011. A couple of months ago I cancelled my Office365 subscription after discovering that the Quick Access toolbar couldn't be customized. I won't be a subscriber until I learn that this productivity problem is solved.

    8 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 20 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Handoff

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

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. GUI Query Builder

    The lack of the GUI Query Builder makes Excel 2016 for Mac Useless for our organization.

    18 votes
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  20. Just click individual cells to sum

    Excel 2011 had the possibility to sum individual cells by typing "=", and then just clicking on individual cells across the workbook that you want to sum, and "return" when done. This functionality is no longer available in Excel 2016 (you have to type "=sum(", then clicking on the individual cells while holding down the command key, "return". I would be happy if the old functionality is brought to Excel 2016.

    347 votes
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    Update – thanks for the continued support of this feature. We’ll keep this request open for voting, but we’ll need to consider modifying the behavior slightly if it is to be brought back. For this suggestion, we would want to enable such behavior on both Mac and Windows, but we would need to do it in a way that does not cause problems for people who don’t want this behavior. For example, it may be that you would type =, then hold the CMD key as you click the cells to be added. Or perhaps you would need to enable a preference to get the old behavior. Please comment on these options or offer other ideas.

    We’ve been working to make Excel more consistent between Mac and Windows, as can be seen by the updates over the past several months, which have satisfied several thousand votes on this forum (multi-thread…

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