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  1. Fix ability to open XML files

    Up until Dec 2018 I was able to open an XML file directly in Mac Excel. Last week in Dec and still now I get this message: The file you are trying to open is not a valid Excel XML Spreadsheet.
    I am currently at Mac Excel version 16.20 (181208)

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    • Excel crashes and cells cannot be edited with High Sierra

      Dear Excel team, this has been posted already and has 74 comments on it, but you closed it. The reason you are not seeing crash reports is because we have to kill the app and this doesn't seem to generate a crash report.

      Issue is as described by 4 pages of comments, please reopen. If not then I have created this as a new issue.

      If you attempt to double click in the cell or click in the function bar, then Excel freezes, by keeping the cursor in the cell and removing keyboard entry. Menu's stop working as well, the…

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      • Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

        When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Excel will freeze when you try to copy any cell. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Word. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

        I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

        I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

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        • solver multiple range

          Using Solver, you cannot select multiple ranges in the "By changing variable cells box. If you select a range, type "," and select another range, the first range is overwritten rather than appended as in the Windows version of Excel.

          Version 16.12

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          • somme inscrite

            entrer la somme

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              • After installing update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents

                After installing the latest (as of Jan-2019) update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents. Attached are the crash dump and two videos. First video shows a successful opening of a protected document and starting of the update installation. Second video continues when the update installation is finished, and then shows opening of the same document and Excel crashing.

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                  • I found a sintaxis mistake on funcion "buscarv", on my excel version for mac.

                    En mi version de excel, la sintaxis de la funcion buscarv en lugar de la opcion ordenado aparece la opcion rango,

                    aparece de esta forma

                    =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{rango})

                    cuando deberia de ser asi

                    =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{ordenado})

                    como se puede cambiar?, o que procede?

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                    • password

                      Entry in a password field of a UserForm should be masked in Excel 2016 Mac (as it was in Excel 2011 and in every Excel version on Windows)

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                      • Changing Dark-/ Black Mode isn`t possible (Mac Version)

                        In the Office Version "16.20 (181208)" for Mac, a "Change Theme" Drop Down Menu is missing. Me and Microsoft Support didn`t find any Menu.

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                        • 入力規則で日本語がオフにならない。

                          Mojave10.14.2 + Excel fo Mac バージョン16.20(181208)+ 標準の「日本語入力」を使用。

                          入力規則で、日本語をオフ(英語モード)にしてあるセルを選んでも、オフにならない。

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                          • Strange Excel bug I encountered, curious for an explanation.

                            so try this out. in one cell do 13/6 in another do 7/6. you'll get 2.166666667 and 1.166666667. Subtract 2 from the cell with 2.166666667 and 1 from the 1.166666667. You now have 2 cells with .166666667. Do an if statement on them to ensure they're the same. now take both cells and multiply them by 6. Both cells should contain 1. Do another If statement......They're different now right? Blow out the decimal places so it goes about 10 decimals deep and one changes to .9999999999990 while the other remains 1.....weird right?

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                            • Excel has new Bug tries to open ATP.xll file version 16.21 attempts to open file Remove please.

                              Just received updated Excel when opening Excel either from scratch or a document, an alert appears about ATP.xll File. Mac considers it a possible malware. Please remove.

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                              • Open embedded pdf files in PPTX, XLSX & DOCX for Office 2011

                                PDF files embedded in PPTX, XLSX and (probably) DOCX documents using the Windows versions of Office cannot be opened by MAC versions of Office (specifically Office 2011).

                                Error message is given as: “Cannot start the source application for this object. There may not be enough memory available”. But it is actually a lack of functionality. Please add this functionality.

                                11 votes
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                                • Strange Korean characters in formula bar.

                                  Sometimes, Korean characters are look strange In Excel formula bar while the cell looks fine.
                                  Strange characters look like overlapped Korean characters "가".

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                                  • Enable Label Options for Pareto Charts--can't rotate column data labels

                                    After creating a Pareto Chart, I am unable to use the Size and Properties options in the Format Data Labels pane.

                                    After chatting with MS support for an hour, the tech. was able to replicate my issue. I'm running Excel for Mac, v 16.16.1. My data labels are for dollar amounts which are too long to fit next to each other. I simply want to rotate the labels so they are readable.

                                    I made a basic column chart of the same data and I can rotate those data labels.

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                                    • There is a bug on the date function Excel believes that February 29, 1900 exist but this date does not exist

                                      Microsoft Excel believes that February 29, 1900 exist when there is no such date as 1900 is not a leap year.

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                                      • Latest Excel updates break compatibility with Windows Pivot Charts

                                        I'm running Excel 2016 in two Macs. One of them is running a version from before March (or so). The other one is fully updated.

                                        When I open a XLSX file that has Pivot Charts and was created on Windows, it runs fine on the non-updated Mac, but on the updated one I get an error like this: (sorry: Spanish message because it's the version I'm using) "Hemos encontrado un problema con contenido de 'example.xlsx'. ¿Desea que intentemos recuperar el máximo de contenido posible? Si confía en el origen de este libro, haga clic en Sí."

                                        I've been getting this…

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                                        • Need to fix the problem with https hyperlinks generating a "Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server" message.

                                          Need to fix the problem with https hyperlinks generating a "Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server" message. This is unacceptable!

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