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  1. Messed up accounting and currency symbol formatting

    I want to change the format of a cell into accounting category. The currency symbol that I use is Rupiah, which if it's written down along with the numbers, it should be Rp 1,230. But instead, on Excel, the Rupiah symbol (Rp) is written on the back of the numbers. Can someone fix this?

    1 vote
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  2. Can Excel also have smart decimal outline number sorting?

    So 1.24.3 comes before 1.101.4 and after 1.9.14?
    Needed for all sorting in table with classifications numbered according to some standard.

    3 votes
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  3. Remove the addition of "Local Paths" To Hyperlinks, rendering them broken after moving the Spreadsheet in Excel for Mac 2011-2016.

    i.e

    I set a hyperlink as file://localhost/Volumes/Archive/Video Content
    I save I exit the Document. Share it with a user.

    The path is correct, however , reopening, Excel forces an addition an becomes,
    i.e file://localhost/users/archive/../..//Volumes/Archive/Video Content

    This of course starts to causes issues.

    Please contact me should a update for this be in the process.
    Thank you.
    glen_burger@yahoo.com

    2 votes
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  4. Add the ability to set defaults for conditional formatting options

    Saving conditional formatting options for when you are working with multiple spreadsheets that need to stay separate but have the same conditions applied

    3 votes
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  5. Not able to open outlook mail inserted in Excel

    In excel if any outlook mail is embedded or insert, same is not getting opened in Mac but same is opening easily in windows

    2 votes
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  6. default pref choosen ws format forced to an existing worksheet

    I noticed that there is a setting that forced every opened WS to set to dirty state ( unsaved state) and when saved it will use/forced a different, the set default WS format.
    This setting is found, preferences > tab Compatilibity > preffered file format. The popover note says, that I can set this to the one that I used most, but not that it forces me to change an existing WS format to that format.
    So, instead that it is used only with a new document, where and when I do expect it to effect on, Excel doesn't respect…

    1 vote
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  7. Why is it that the most important tool in the Tool Bar, the one for editing what you have entered in a cell, KEEPS DISAPPEARING!!!

    The field that is necessary when you need to edit or add to ANYTHING in a cell seems to have no name and periodically DISAPPEARS FROM THE TOOL BARS!!!!! I can't even find a name for it!!! DAMN! This reminds me of the old Lotus 1-2-3 when you were "Just supposed to know" that f2 was delete, it wasn't written down anywhere, it wasn't even on the key template! This is the same thing, the field I use the most is just GONE!!!!

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you give a bit more info about the control you are talking about? (maybe a screenshot, or describe the control a bit more)

    Unfortunately, while I can tell you’re frustrated, I’m not quite sure what tool you’re referring to. In order to edit a cell, all you should have to do is click the cell and start typing.

    Also – what version of Excel are you using?

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  8. 15 votes
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  9. Select all within pivot table filter drop down search

    In Windows you can select a filter drop down on a pivot table and search for something and select all. On a mac, when you search for something you then have to check all items matching the criteria.

    Example: I want to filter by month and I have each day of the month in my filter field name. If I search "Aug" for "August" I then have to check August 1 - 31 rather than being able to just select all within the search.

    3 votes
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  10. Support Command+Tilde in Full Screen Mode

    When multiple workbooks are open in Excel 2016 for Mac, you are able to switch between them by pressing Command+Tilde only if the workbooks are NOT in full screen mode. If the workbooks ARE in full screen mode, Command+Tilde no longer works.

    This presents a significant usability/productivity problem in that you have to mouse through several layers just to switch between open full screen workbooks.

    Command+Tilde should work regardless of whether workbooks are being viewed full screen or windowed.

    1 vote
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  11. Add a preference to control gesture sensitivity of Magic Mouse

    When scrolling (vertical or horizontal) using Magic Mouse gestures, the sensitivity of the function is set far too high. A tiny, inadvertent brush of the surface of the mouse can send you halfway across the (spreadsheet) galaxy! It has become so annoying that I'm thinking of getting a Mundane Mouse just to use with Excel. Some kind of scaling setting would be very helpful.

    4 votes
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  12. The Solver constraints dialog box is sized too small to see inputs and cannot be resized

    Resize the dialog box so that the information contained within can be viewed.

    2 votes
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  13. Opening .cub files to let us work on B.I. basis

    As many people who works in a Business enviroment, I face off daily data files coming from DBases on Winservers machines.
    Our Dbase export B.I. files with .cub extensions, who can be easily opened and analized with Excel 2010 or above. We have licensed Win and Mac 2016 versions, but Mac users cannot open .cub files...
    Webought Excel for that, and we won't sell our Mac for Win PCs, so why buy MS appplications if they don't work on a Mac? For simple tasks, Libreoffice works great....

    21 votes
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  14. 'Save as...' window is truncated so cannot actually hit the 'Save' button

    'Save as...' window is truncated so cannot actually see/hit the 'Save' button. Can't scroll though the window so have to make the whole screen full size in order for the Save As window to resize to fit the page. Is this a bug that needs fixing (v 2011)?

    9 votes
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  15. Add Contextual Menu to insert Function

    When right clicking on a cell provide a contextual menu option to insert a function.

    3 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Use return key to change cells and retain copied information

    Why doesn't using the return key in 2016 Mac to change cells retain a copied formula to paste? Now we are forced to use navigation arrows (or clicking - both much slower) as the only way to navigate to paste. I miss this function from earlier versions

    2 votes
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  18. Allow the user to clear all unpinned documents from the start-up window

    This applies to all the programs in Office 2016 for Mac. Unlike the previous versions from 2011, in the newer and "improved" applications it is no longer possible to clean unpinned documents from the list that shows when Excel/Word/PowerPoint is launched. It's also impossible to clear the recent documents that show under File > Open Recent. This clearly reflects Microsoft's new and disrespectful stance on the privacy of their customers.

    6 votes
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  19. Simplify formula entry / autocomplete

    If you enter a formular in a cell (e.g., "=Sum...") the autocomplete function pops up and presents you possible functions. You can select one of the functions by pressing the up- and down-keys. However, the most intuitive and consistent way to choose the highlighted function by pressing the enter key does not work as expected. If you press the Enter key, Excel stores what you have typed so far in that cell instead of selecting the function and move on to filling out the arguments.

    3 votes
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  20. When i save a worksheet as CSV format in Xcel 2016 the variables are separated by semi-Colons instead of Commas.This causes severe problems

    When i save a worksheet as CSV format in Xcel 2016 the variables are separated by semi-colons and not comms.
    This causes severe problems when importing CSV files in other applications. Cel 2011 correctly exports CSV files with commas separating the variables.

    5 votes
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