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  1. Why is to difficult to get microsoft office activate in my Mac

    Every time I am asked for an update from Microsoft regarding the office I bought, system is requesting me to activate but when logging in I get a message that license not found... really frustrating... I am unable to use my license already purchased...

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  2. Previous edition of Word and Excel showed Dropbox icon on side of screen to ensure that I was editing the Dropbox Copy.

    Just enable me to view the File location in the left margin, so I know that I am editing the right document from the Dropbox Cloud Files

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  3. lambda function naming

    why can't you use =lambda('myfunc', [param1,...,param253], calculation) instead of that horrible name manager...it breaks the flow of programming, negating the potential of an otherwise brilliant feature

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  4. RE: Blank pages are unexpectedly

    it's long been an issue where you go to print something from excel and the print preview shows blank. I've noticed that if I select multiple pages it still shows as one page attempting to print (i.e. I cannot scroll through the sheets at preview).

    This indicates that there is an issue with the system print function within Excel.

    I have been able to reestablish this connection by opening a different file (than the one that "prints blank") and going to the print function on that document. It generally works so I follow through by either printing or making a…

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  5. check subscription status

    Somewhere within the application to check the current status of your Office Subscription

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  6. "downloading missing fonts for Excel" (Fehlende Schriftarten werden heruntergeldaden)

    I am using Office 365 now approx for a year on my device (iMac, most current iOS-version). Since a few weeks, whenever I open Excel I get the message shown above. That does not happen with other Office 365-application but only with Excel. It is not really a problem but a little annoying. Instructions to solve the problem found in the internet did not remedy the situation.

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  7. Bring back Excel VBA User Forms. I cannot believe that Excel Mac 2016 and newer has disabled this feature.

    I have created and coded User Forms to manage data in Excel for years on both Mac and Windows. I am appalled that this important feature is no longer available on Excel Mac, 2016 and newer.

    What could Microsoft possibly be thinking in crippling Excel this way.

    Fix this!

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  8. Preserve conditional formatting in Mac pivot table

    Please add the conditional formatting "Apply Rule To" feature to Mac Excel. This is already in Windows. It is insanely frustrating that I need to re-apply the conditional formatting to every column every time I expand a pivot table or add data or really do anything to the pivot table. Thank you.

    Also discussed here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/how-do-you-apply-conditional-formats-to-fields-in/7235070e-eeca-4b09-abd2-424e80333b06

    5 votes
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  9. 21 votes
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  10. Refresh a power query

    Allow Mac users to refresh a Power Query that gets files from a folder (and was created with windows).

    39 votes
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  11. possibility to assign a star to a file for quick access on the go (i.e. price lists for quick reference)

    Often I need to open some specific files on the go for quick referencing like price lists and manuals. A similar function like the star in Adobe Acrobat that allows you to quickly open a starred file without digging into the directories. It will help improving the productivity.

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  12. 3 votes
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  13. split cell feature

    Please support split cell feature not just merge cells.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Make Calendar Week - Year into a dated format

    Please make a format that helps excel recognize that calendar week and year put together is a dated format. It does not do that currently and won't sort properly into a pivot table --> chart. Currently a very manual process to move the individual pivot data one by one. I imagine it will be very helpful for KPIs in businesses across multiple industries.

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  16. Display the file name when working on a file

    Display the file name when working on the file.

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  17. Don't use scientific notation for 13-digit numbers

    13-digit ISBNs are widely used in the publishing and related industries. It is beyond frustrating that there is no option to set the default to storing and displaying numbers fully, rather than in scientific notation. If one is sent a CSV containing 13-digit ISBNs, opens the CSV then saves it again, they are corrupted and unusable. It is a bug, in my view!

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  18. Restore the "Do Not Open" button to "This workbook contains macros" warning dialog

    In Excel 16.44 the only choices are "Enable Macros" and "Disable Macros". If the user has selected for loading the workbook that contains the macros by mistake, there is no longer an option to revoke the request. The user is forced to accept the load, and then close the workbook.

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  19. Restore the "Do Not Open" button to "This workbook contains macros" warning dialog

    In Excel 16.44 the only choices are "Enable Macros" and "Disable Macros". If the user has selected for loading the workbook that contains the macros by mistake, there is no longer an option to revoke the request. The user is forced to accept the load, and then close the workbook.

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