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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. VBA Editor wieder mit Objektansicht zu versehen!!!

    Vba Editor braucht eine Objektansicht

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