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  1. Keep lines when filling cells with color

    Make it so lines between cells don't disappear when you add fill. Having the lines gone makes it hard to read across the sheet horizontally.

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    • actualizar

      quiero actualizar para el Mac excel 2011porque tengo archivos que si no no los puedo abrir.

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      • Support waffle charts natively

        While it is possible to create waffle charts manually in Excel, please add functionality to create waffle charts with one click. Waffle charts are arguably superior to pie charts for visualising proportions.

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        • Customizable Touchbar, Please!

          The default settings for the touchbar are a good start, but these Mac's have been out for years - where's the ability to customize the touchbar?

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          • 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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            • Wrap text doesn't work anymore with multiline cell

              Since last Insider Version (190123), the "Wrap Text" cell formatting is giving totally wrong carriage return with multiline cell text (way too much spaces are taken)
              See red zone in the printscreen attached.

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              • Correct border changes

                When I change existing border settings in cells, rows, or columns the new setting is ignored, and instead, the previous settings are even removed.
                I am using Office 2019.
                Before when I made changes to border setting, for example replacing a thinner with a thicker line, I just had to select the new line style, click the border I wanted to change and the new line style was set.
                Now, when I do the same, the new line style is displayed right after clicking the border I want to change, but when ok'ing back to the form, the border line…

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                • Ribbon: Allow import and export as in Excel for Windows

                  In Excel for Windows you can export and import ribbons.

                  In Excel 2019 for macOS you can't.

                  Please add that function.

                  To be honest, I'm disappointed about the fact, that users of the mac version have such disadvantages.

                  I cannot see any reason, why that feature is not offered.

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                  • Create a button to import data from WEB just like in the Windows version

                    Just insert the button "From Web" as the same way in Excel for Windows

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                    • Restore ability to display and print graphs full size in Excel Office 2019 Home & Student!

                      I am running Office 2019 Home & Student on a Mac with Mojave V. 10.14.3 on an iMac with a 27" display and have a question to request help with. Why has MS eliminated the ability of Excel 2019 Mac to display a graph at full size on a monitor or print the graph full size at 8 1/2" * 11.0" on a printer.? I have been using Excel since the first edition came out some thirty years or so years ago and am frustrated by the lack of this function in the current version. The inability to display or…

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                      • Mouse cursor disappears after running a macro in Excel for Mac version 16.15

                        Need to fix a bug with mac Excel. After running a macro, the mouse cursor disappears. It reappears after typing in another program and coming back to Excel. This fix works sometimes but not all. This gets frustrating. The same macro runs fine in Windows Excel.

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                        • Resize full sheet charts

                          I'm told by your support staff that one cannot resize a chart that is itself a sheet, ie not an object in a sheet. So to resize a chart I have to copy/move it to be an object in another sheet. Big pain.

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                          • Please fix new glitch in preparing graphs

                            Another new glitch. Having created a formatted graph to my liking, I expect that copying the graph and changing only the cell addresses for the data (in Select Data) for a new graph, will not change the formatting. But no, the line and marker formats change. What a pain. Annoying but OK to re-format if only 1 graph but I am preparing a report with more than 30 graphs. What a time waste.

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                            • Find and Replace Formatting

                              E.g., Find all blue text and Replace with white text and blue fill.

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                              • Please add an option to choose UI language independently of the MacOS language

                                The idea is similar to what is described in the "Enable english formulas in Excel with any other predefined language" suggestion (http://bit.ly/2R268Gs)
                                Not only formulas in Excel, but the whole UI language should be an option, independently of the OS setting.
                                This would greatly help user support, education, helpdesk in multilingual environments

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                                • ssas

                                  Allow Excel for Mac to connect to MS SSAS cubes.

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                                  • After installing update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents

                                    After installing the latest (as of Jan-2019) update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents. Attached are the crash dump and two videos. First video shows a successful opening of a protected document and starting of the update installation. Second video continues when the update installation is finished, and then shows opening of the same document and Excel crashing.

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                                    • method for multiple-cell, single-keystroke, conversion to absolute references

                                      Multiple-cell, one-keystroke, change to absolute reference

                                      I suggest you add a method of converting (say) a blocked 20 row x 30 column shaded portion of a work page from "standard" to absolute references. I have such a need, but I must make the change cell-by-cell, meaning 600 keystroke, not one. Each cell has a different. cell to which it refers.

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                                      • Fix ExportAsFixedFormat method

                                        ExportAsFixedFormat method produces a "Run-time error '1004':

                                        Application-defined or object-defined error" when trying to save (export) a pdf to a user folder (/Users/user/Documents for example)

                                        As I see it only works if one saves to the sandbox path of Office (Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office), which is quite uncomfortable to work with.

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                                        • Tool tips on Quick Access Toolbar

                                          Provide an option to have text (tool tips) below the icons on the Quick Access Toolbar. There could be icon+text or icon only.

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