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  1. Excel for Mac bad PDF export font kerning problems and other messy details

    Today at work I encountered this problem while making PDF's of charts for a print publication. The Mac version of Excel is not able to produce proper PDF's! Look at the wonky kerning of the numbers under these charts, and the wobbly dotted lines. Compare them to the perfect kerning in the Excel for Windows 2017 PDF export...!
    The same sheet was used for this export. First I thought it was the zoom level of Adobe Acrobat interferring with the pixel mapping of my screen but it is not, the PDFs are just jiggy and messy when exported on a…

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  2. don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    don't delete the list of recent files when updating

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  3. Hyperlink from Excel to a Bookmark in Word

    When I create a hyperlink to a Word file, I want to be able to add a bookmark and let the link open die Word file directly to the bookmark. In Office for Windows you can do this by adding #Bookmarkname to the hyperlink in Excel. In Office for Mac this doesn't work.

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  5. Touch ID to open a password protected spreadsheet please

    Please can we have the option of using Touch ID on excel for Mac 2019 in addition to a password?

    2 votes
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  6. Enable hyperlinks in Pdf export from Excel

    In previous reactions from Microsoft to a user question if hyperlinks can be exported to Pdf from Excel, it says this is not possible due to the structure of Pdfs. This doesn't seem a valid reason, as it does work from a Word export. Numbers from Apple does it too. There you can even add hyperlinks to individual words inside a tekst cell. In Excel this is only possible for the whole cell. So, please implement this function in Excel, so we can make reports without hassle.

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  7. DisableHyperlinkWarning

    De bij het openen van een PDF file, via een in excel aangemaakte hyperlink telkens terugkerende "trusted locations" melding, uitschakelbaar te maken. De waarschuwing voorzien van een aanvink mogelijkheid : deze melding niet meer weergeven !

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  8. Cannot open password protected spreadsheet because password is too long

    Problem: I am attempting to open a password-protected spreadsheet, but the dialog box asking for the password will not let me type the full password. Why does the password box have a character limit that doesn't match Excel 2010? I cannot open this spreadsheet now..
    Solution: Please don't set up a password limit... the limit for file level passwords now is 15 characters. The PC Office 2007 & 2010 apps now support up to 256 characters, but on Mac this feature isn't taken over.

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  9. Excel save state quit - allow Excel to quit without saving your changes while keeping edits

    I frequently find myself force quitting Excel to save my window state. While not ideal, it accomplishes saving my work without committing the changes to the documents I'm working on. Sometimes a user just needs to close Excel without taking time to figure out what they're saving. Adding save state OUTSIDE OF ONE DRIVE would be an immense addition to creating more flexible workflows and allow users to save and edit files at their own pace.

    2 votes
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  10. Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv) - Missing in new version of Excel

    With the new update of Excel for Mac (ver.15 -> ver.16) we lost the ability to Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv)

    It also lost the ability to read these files with foreign characters (my case Swedish). I have my system in English and Excel in English, but I do work with .csv files in Swedish from time to time.

    Now I needed to downgrade my system to 15.32, and can't keep my Office 365 suit up to date before I know that this works again.

    (Attached are a screenshot of the "Save as" option that we lost with the…

    15 votes
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  11. XML formato per la fatturazione elettronica

    Fatturazione elettronica. Il foglio di calcolo più recente di Excel di Office 365 è 2004?

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  12. don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    don't delete the list of recent files when updating

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  13. 3 votes
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  14. Export to CSV or TXT file using a custom or specific delimiter

    Add the feature to export an excel file to a .CSV or .TXT file with custom/specific delimiters.

    So if you want to create a pipe file, you can select the delimiter ( | ) and there you go, you have your pipe file from excel.

    2 votes
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  15. Remove spurious CSV warning

    Opening, via drag-and-drop or File > Open (but not File > Import) a just-downloaded CSV file produces the following warning in Excel (on a yellow background):

    "Possible Data Loss: Some features might be lost if you save this workbook in the comma-delimited (.csv) format. To preserve these features, save it in an Excel file format."

    I then have to click the 'x' to get rid of this warning...and that's really annoying, especially because it doesn't apply. I have just downloaded the CSV file from the net. It's a CSV file, unedited, and as such, it can't possibly contain any features…

    6 votes
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  16. changing the number of recent files in Excel for Mac

    Please add and match functionality to allow Mac Users to be able to change the number of recent files in Excel (and Word, too) from the preset of 10.

    7 votes
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  17. Fix High Sierra file tag bug - Excel and Word both clear the file tags

    Excel v15.39 clears the MacOS file tags. I had numerous files tagged in MacOS, I upgraded to High Sierra and Excel/Word clear the tags each time it saves the file. Easy to reproduce.

    - tag file
    - open file
    - change something
    - save file
    - tag gone

    2 votes
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  18. stop warning dialog on every save (xls)

    Since the 16.x version of Excel 365, I get a warning dialog every time I try to save a file in xls format. Since I am working on dozens of existing spreadsheets, this is a total nightmare because every time I save I get a warning about possible data loss because of the xls format. There is no way to disable the dialog. This did not happen with 15.x versions of Excel. Please add a "do not show anymore" checkbox to that dialog or an option in settings to disable that check.

    2 votes
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  19. Format of data from database

    When I open files exported from sql database, the numbers appear, but none can be used. Columns that need to be summed need to be converted to numbers ("Columns to text", then choosing finish, since converting cell by cell takes minutes) or columns to text, choosing text if it is a mixed column of numbers and text that need to be referenced.

    Excel should be able to open them to work with them however, not just as general data that is neither text or value.

    The text problem is related to the way vlookup works where it needs to either…

    8 votes
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  20. Allow Excel or Word to default to open at My Documents instead of always having to select On My Mac the my documents then Excel or Word.

    Allow Excel or Word to default to open at My Documents instead of always having to select On My Mac the my documents then Excel or Word.

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