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  1. AppleScript to save as PDF not working

    This script no longer works.

    tell application "Microsoft Excel"
    save as active sheet filename "test.pdf" file format PDF file format with overwrite
    end tell

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  2. Fix the forms functions (combo boxes etc.) that were broken in the upgrade from version 17 to 18.

    In the upgrade from version 16.17 to version 16.18 of Excel, the operations available under the Developer tab were broken. The setup of operations like "Combo Box" works, but the process will not execute. This is a capability in Excel that I use literally every second day. I have solved my problem by downgrading to version 16.17, but anxiously await a patch that will restore their functionality.

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  3. Please support Excel for Mac on the current plus 2 previous macOS operating systems

    https://support.office.com/article/upgrade-your-macos-to-access-new-office-365-for-mac-features-f6efc6b6-90f8-4e69-82dd-d0de32a111aa

    There is some indication that Office for Mac 2019 will only support the latest current release of macOS plus the previous operating system. This is a formal request from an Enterprise admin to have Microsoft provide support for the current macOS operating system plus the two previous operating systems.

    Apple has been absolutely horrendous in documenting and providing the appropriate management tools to deal with major restrictions they've been adding to macOS. This makes it much more difficult to deploy the latest macOS release on day 1. As an example, the majority of our users are still on macOS…

    6 votes
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  4. The next version for the Mac should compensate 2016 users

    Those people who have bought Excel 2016 for the Mac should be compensated for lack of functionality (VBA, UserForms etc) when the new version comes out in 2019. We should get a FREE upgrade and an assurance that these issues have been sorted.

    4 votes
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  5. Alternate format for documentation and/or Help

    Although the documentation for Excel in Office360 for Mac is quite good, it could be improved.

    Windows and Mac advice should not be mixed: It's confusing.

    Breaking up each topic into bite-sized chunks is great, but the chucks seem to wander away to a series of links to other topics.

    There should be a terse summary for each function/action etc. in one statement because links tend to be distracting and lead to rabbit holes that lead to ... any number of topics. Links have been found to be less effective for learning than a narrative in one place.

    Excel is…

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  6. 2 votes
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  7. You should have alerted all users of Office 2008 for Mac about the "inadvertent" upgrade to Office 2016 that came through your AutoUpdate

    You should alert all Office 2008 for Mac users that you will fix the "inadvertent" upgrade that screwed up Office performance for months and prevented subsequent upgrades. Now, I have lost many tediously produced spreadsheets important to our business that I must spend hundreds of hours to reproduce. The only fix you offer is to RE-INSTALL? Microsoft caused this problem, Microsoft should fix it!

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  8. New Feature

    Select multiple rows of numbers and return a =SUM() of multiple numbers that equal a user designated number. See attachment

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  9. Please do not close out files upon quitting the application. This requires one to remember file locations and names when working multiples.

    Old versions of Excel did not close open files when closing the application. This was very convenient when working with multiple files and the need to close Excel (and Word and PowerPoint) occurred, as in restart needed, or whatever. Remembering all file names and locations is time consuming and needless.

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  10. Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016?

    Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016? I was forced to upgrade to Office 2016 because Office 2011 is no longer supported. However, I have found Excel 2016 to be so buggy and unreliable that I need to go back to Excel 2011.

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  11. Signes opératoires

    Dans la liste des commandes de personnalisation de la barre d'outils accès rapide, ajouter les signes opératoires : + - * / ( ) % . et , .

    C'était bien pratique à utiliser dans Excel 2011.

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  12. I need a way to insert multiple rows & columns in excel

    Please create a way to insert multiple rows & above or below other rows when I right click on a row. Also if you could do that for columns as well.

    2 votes
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  13. 增加MAC系统安装GB系列字库,如常用的仿宋_GB2312字体,希望能予以解决。

    不仅仅是excel,整套office都有一个字库相互兼容问题。现MAC系统未安装GB系列字库,使用极不方便。如常用的仿宋_GB2312字体,希望能予以解决。

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  14. 41 votes
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  15. The software not optimized for Mac OS version 10.13.4

    The Software has to be upgraded to be optimized for latest Mac OS

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  16. Support MacOS Tabs

    Make Excel look and behave like all the other apps I use on my Mac. So if I want multiple documents would open in tabs. Then the controls I can't perform with a shortcut will be in the same place on the screen all the time, not moving around in multiple windows or hidden in a narrow window somewhere.

    Alternatively bring back the formatting palette and get rid of the clunky, infuriating ribbon, growing like a vile cancer on every document I have open.

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Tell me needs a shortcut key

    The "Tell me" box in Excel (16.13.1, 180523) doesn't have a shortcut to get to it... meaning, we're still stuck using the mouse... which the whole point of Tell Me is not to have to do!

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  19. Scientific User Community - functional regression

    Hello - I wanted to make the development team at Microsoft aware of an EXCEL use case that was once addressed in its design long ago, but has been lost. Many users in the scientific community use EXCEL to display and plot relatively large (~86000 rows) data sets. Here are the specifics, which are EXTREMELY VALUABLE to us in support of such work: (1) The ability to work with multiple windows open at the same time (like a dashboard). Current problems hindering this - The CLOSE command only closes one window, and causes loss of the arrangement of the others…

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  20. Upgrade bug in 2016

    I have found a bug (I believe) in the latest update to 2016. If you create a VBA macro in Excel 2011 for Mac first and then open it in 2016 you can't view or edit the new module(s). If you attempt to open them nothing happens - the editing window remians blank. I have 2011 on an iMac and 2016 on a MacBook Pro. I often switch between the two depends on circumstances. I do not want to "upgrade" the older 2011. It is not worth it.

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