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  1. 4 votes
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  2. Fix appearance of strange characters when copying large columns into text editor

    Squash the bug whereby copying and pasting a column with many rows into a text editor (R Studio, TextEdit, TextWrangler, etc) makes strange characters appear at the end (demonstrated here: https://youtu.be/7rxyxwPTkpA)

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  3. Typo in spanish translation of Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2016

    In spanish version, under "Reduce File Size" there has been a typo for more than a year. It says "màximo" and should be "máximos". I tried to report it within the app months ago but it hasn't been fixed yet.

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  4. Test before release

    Not an angry pointed suggestion but these days so many releases I'm immediately finding bugs meaning I have to revert to an earlier version. To the point where I now always make backup copies of Excel & OneNote before allowing an update as well as checking Time Machine is up-to-date. And I'm reverting to those backups so often it's getting a bit daft and I'm now at the point of looking at LibreOffice. Maybe a few votes to get Microsoft to put a bit more effort into pre-release testing.

    I can appreciate there is pressure to get new features out…

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  5. Startup command prompt to control the update links dialog box

    I realized that there is no feature of controlling the dialog box received when I open destination workbook with external workbook reference links. Also when a file is placed on onedrive, the reference gets changed because of onedrive online and when it is opened from a windows PC. How to fix the external references in any workbook?

    Regards
    Akshay

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  6. Excel auto update is not able to connect to server currently. It would work better if it could.

    Excel auto update is not able to connect to server currently. It would work better if it could. I can't do my work because I can't open the newer version, because excel won't update.

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  7. For Windows, you can change the number of recent files to show in excel which Excel for Mac doesn’t support. I understand it is inconvenient

    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.

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  8. I am not able to attach pdf file on excel on Mac as seen on Windows.

    WE should be able to attach pdf file as icon on Excel on MAC . we can do similar on Eindows Excel. Unfortunately it cannot be done on office 365. Please add this useful feature in new update

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  9. VBA Editor wieder mit Objektansicht zu versehen!!!

    Vba Editor braucht eine Objektansicht

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  10. Interchange Find Diag box with Command + F

    Developer - Pl interchange Control + F (Find Diag box) with Command + F (Search bar on ribbon) . I felt later one is little slow in searching and Diagbox search (Advance search) do job fast OR let user make it default (Advance search ) in Ribbon Search bar itself. It's so annoying with current one.

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  11. Compressing pictures

    When compressing inserted pictures in Excel 2016 for Mac, "Sending in an email message, Email 96 ppi) should be set as default or there should be an option to set a specific picture quality/resolution when inserting pictures in Excel.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Change-the-default-resolution-for-inserting-pictures-in-Office-2016-f4aca5b4-6332-48c6-9488-bf5e0094a7d2

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  12. Add same fuction for Excel for mac as the Windows version

    People have been requested this since 2015 and now years is 2017 and the version in mac are different from version in windows. We miss Power BI and we miss a lot of function that are not in the Excel for mac. Most of us BIA are a mac user and we can't go over to windows computer just for using Excel.

    We want a declaration from MS team and what's your plan about bringing on Power BI and other function to Excel Mac or not? Because we can't pay for Excel and it's different feature depends what we have…

    6 votes
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  13. search entire workbook option, please

    There is no option to search the entire workbook, just the current sheet. This is a crazy design flaw.

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  14. Reduce Font Duplication

    I have just found that Microsoft in its wisdom has decided not to use the standard fonts localities for Mac OS but has decided to store the fonts for Office elsewhere, but even better, has decided to duplicate the fonts for each Office application.

    Each 2016 Office for Mac application stores its fonts in the application package, i.e. Microsoft Excel.app sores its fonts in Contents > Resources > Fonts, as do all of the Office applications with each application having its own copy of the fonts it needs. Therefore, Word has 485.7 MB, Excel 483.7 MB, OneNote 289.1 MB, OutLook…

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  15. 4 votes
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  16. I use both MAC and PC. I would like to be able to delete a file without having to go to another website!

    Make it possible to DELETE A FILE within Excel itself.
    It is rIdiculous, irritating and time consuming to have to go to another websIte (onedrivelive) in order to delete a file. Please make it possible in both Excel and Word. I use both a MAC and a PC

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  17. REDUCE MOTION! Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

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  18. REDUCE MOTION! Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

    Add a menu or preference to reduce motion. Less slithering of boxes around the page. Please help avoid motion sickness.

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  19. Change appearance of Delete Rows & Cols Quick Access buttons

    Using a 5K iMac and recently Office 2016. I added the Insert R & C and the Delete R & C buttons to the quick access toolbar.

    Given the high resolution of the monitor it is impossible to distinguish between the two 'delete' buttons. Been using Excel for >20 years and this is the 1st time I'm not liking it.

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