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  1. Option to disable the Financial Market Disclaimer and the Linked Data Type Security Warning

    Please create the option to disable the Financial Market Disclaimer and the Linked Data Type Security Warning. They are annoying and they show every time I open the spreadsheet.

    5 votes

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  2. Improve performance on Mac version of Excel

    I have a cheap company-issued Dell laptop. My Mac is a Core i7 with 16gb of RAM and yet Excel (and all Office apps) run so, so much better on the Dell. I get that Microsoft makes Windows so of course that's going to be their priority, but the Mac apps are just poorly coded. There's no reason for them to be as sluggish as they are. I will be switching to a Mac for work soon, and I'm really disappointed that my Excel performance is going to drop so significantly.

    4 votes

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  3. Many Shortcuts are not available in the Mac version

    Like Excel in the Windows version, many shortcuts are not available in the Mac version.

    MAC version should be more user friendly.

    6 votes

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  4. Lose the number of rows and columns and make it more stable and quicker

    it takes forever and keeps crashing even when you are using less than 500 rows and columns

    2 votes

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  5. Lose the number of rows and columns and make it more stable and quicker

    it takes forever and keeps crashing even when you are using less than 500 rows and colomns

    2 votes

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  6. my Exel for Mac is not working like when I am using it with Windows

    I experienced a lot of flickering/flashing cursor on my Excel & Word doc.

    3 votes

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  7. Repeating Rows cause 1st page cell not to hold outline!

    This is a bug - PLEASE fix it!!! I have talked to engineers and I have several other friends on Mac Big Sur and latest 365 Excel and IF you have a repeating row selected in Page Set up/ Sheet... then, no matter what that row is, when you click into a cell on first pg, the outline disappears immediately so you may forget which cell or cells you were about to work in! Besides the lagginess, this is an awful problem, please fix it! Your engineers told me it's a BUG... please fix ASAP!!!

    1 vote

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  8. 1 vote

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  9. Lagginess on Excel

    I use Excel to take Script notes and post Screen Grabs for Films and Commercials.... when I scroll down the pages it is very laggy and also the more screen grabs (that are small) that I put on my document, the more laggy the document gets and setting print area may give me the spinning ball of death unless I quit excel....HELP!!!

    1 vote

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  10. Many Shortcuts are not available in the Mac version

    Like Excel in the Windows version, many shortcuts are not available in the Mac version.

    MAC version should be more user friendly.

    2 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. Should be full screen when double click to title bar same as previous version

    As my title, previous version, when I double click to title bar, the window will be increased full screen. Now, it's no more, I have to drag the corner to increase the window.

    1 vote

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  13. dictation microphone in xl plz

    dictation microphone in xl would be nice

    2 votes

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  14. Freezing time every 10 seconds

    On mac OS Catalina, since the last update of Excel, I got ,on many on my files , freezing time almost every 10 seconds that last for 5 seconds or so. Just by moving within the cells.

    The CPU is way far from being overloaded.

    The customer service via remote experienced the problem and tried to reinstall office and told me that it happened with complex files with a lot of formatting.

    It's not acceptable to get that answer and have Excel almost unusable from one update to another.

    Please make this app reliable as it should be.

    Regards,
    Guillaume

    2 votes

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  15. Add print icon at top near shortcuts

    print icon needs to be added like word has at top on shortcuts for user accessibility

    1 vote

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  16. Can you offer an option to have the cursor return its original starting point?

    Can you offer an option to have the cursor return its original starting point?

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  17. Since last update October 2020, problem is huge log files created by Excel

    Each time we use Excel (full version installed), it generates growing log files. If working on a 300 mg Excel file, the log file can be as huge as 18Gigs !!!! Started, for me, 16OCT2020. Thanks for having a look into this..

    1 vote

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  19. Keyboard shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts for Mac Excel should be there just like in Windows. Then it will be Perfect.

    4 votes

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  20. scroll and drag

    Hi, I am using a MacBook with a touch pad and cannot simultaneously drag data and scroll around my document. If I need to drag something beyond my screen of view, I need to hold the data over the border of the file screen, which isn't terribly wide, and my data goes into some other, non-passable format if I drag it out too far. Definitely making for some slow progress.

    Is there a setting I can change, or have it fixed?

    1 vote

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