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 different but related problem. Users who previously used the NumPad decimal point key to produce a comma can no longer do so. No matter how they change the settings, if they press the decimal point key, it will produce a decimal point – even if they really want to produce a comma.
I think what is happening is that Excel is directly taking input from the numeric keypad and mapping it to a set of default values, disregarding any special rules which may be defined elsewhere.
This is hurting users of the NumPad.
Please fix this problem. I want to love the NumPad forever.
I tried the same thing on Office 2016 for Mac. I did not get the same problem.
I am using Mac OS X Yosemite.
Possibly related issues:
So annoying. Since updating to High Sierra my numeric Keypad will not work with Excel 2011 for Mac. Microsoft said it would be resolved with Excel 2016 for Mac. It wasn't and I spent 2 hrs on the phone with a MS tech. I'm getting my money back for Excel 2016. I remember the same problem with El Capitan and Excel; there was a fix with Karbiner, but I can't remember what it was, or if it would work with High Sierra.
Any updates on this? I am facing the same problem, this is terrible
I have the same issue here. I thought that the upgrade from 2011 to 2016 should be beter. It proved me wrong.
Please fix this issue
Francisco Antunes commented
Same issue here.
Even at Microsoft's support they can't provide a solution (they suggested there to came over here).