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  1. Unresponsiveness in Excel for Mac

    Using Excel for Mac (v16.9) on desktop from an Office 365 pkg (issues while working with local files - not online).

    Sporadic issues:
    1. Can't select a cell using a mouse (periodically) - forced to navigate via keyboard arrows
    2. Selected cells (when copying) won't un-select even after saving or double clicking in another cell
    3. Drag and drop doesn't always work - sometimes due to lag times
    4. Lag times in responsiveness (overall)

    I've read about these issues related to v15 and saw that they were reported as fixed in v15.20. Why am I still experiencing these issues? Could…

    13 votes
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  2. Please, let us change the page size again to custom sizes!

    I have to change the paper size to 90cm width, but obviously it isn't possible anymore in Excel 2016! How am I supposed to print my files now? The support assistant told me that it actually isn't possible, but sent me - as a workaround - a link to a forum entry where people were complaining about the lack of this feature... by the way, the workaround didn't work! ^^ People in the forum suggested using Numbers instead. As a matter of fact, I probably will have to do that as the quality of excel is getting worse and worse…

    2 votes
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  3. Condense the icon spacing on the Quick Access toolbar

    I understand that while Excel 2016 has been upgraded to allow customization of the Quick Access toolbar, the icon spacing only allows about half the number as Excel 2011. A couple of months ago I cancelled my Office365 subscription after discovering that the Quick Access toolbar couldn't be customized. I won't be a subscriber until I learn that this productivity problem is solved.

    8 votes
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  4. conditional number format

    Restore the tab that give ability to change number format (currency symbol) in the custom format box when creating a conditional format formula

    3 votes
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  5. 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?

    1 vote
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  6. Insert photos into comment box!!!

    Not sure why this option isn't available, completely leaving your customer base out to hang with a feature I used when I had PC...

    44 votes
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  7. Czech language support

    Many customers in Czech Republic would love to see full Czech language support = localized interface and grammar check. Both features are available in Office for Windows

    6 votes
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  8. Excel 16.8 not loading custom workbook and sheet templates in Startup folder

    Since updating to 16.8, Excel does not open the template files in the Startup folder. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  9. Add design tab to Excel for Mac

    Add design tab to Excel for Mac so I can create custom color and font themes for my graphs so I don't have to re-enter the design elements for every single chart.

    4 votes
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  10. Fix, remove, or allow users to disable the multicore implementation

    Recently the Excel team has introduced an unfortunate attempt at multi-core processing that has rendered the product unusable for some customers. Please either roll this back, fix it, or simply allow users to disable the functionality!

    3 votes
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  11. Fix time formats and internationalization

    Custom time formats are not working anymore

    I have extensive data with sports related time data in the mm:ss.000 format. Recently all my excel sheets stopped working

    Example.

    Format cells A1:A3 custom format mm:ss.000
    A1: 1:12.123
    A2: 1.12.321
    A3: =A1+A2

    On my mac running Sierra and latest Excel 2016 this shows #VALUE! in A3. The computer preferences region settings were set to Switzerland.

    If I change to United States (computer) and close and reopen Excel then the A3 cell is working correctly.

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  12. 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…

    1 vote
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  13. Fix 2011 Mac so numbers accept comma separators again

    As of recent update version 14.6.9 (160926) there are no longer commas as 000's separators, vene though the formatting screen has a button to do so and custom formats show commas - but none are inserted. As a professional accountant, this is unacceptable.

    2 votes
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  14. Excel crashes and cells cannot be edited with High Sierra

    Dear Excel team, this has been posted already and has 74 comments on it, but you closed it. The reason you are not seeing crash reports is because we have to kill the app and this doesn't seem to generate a crash report.

    Issue is as described by 4 pages of comments, please reopen. If not then I have created this as a new issue.

    If you attempt to double click in the cell or click in the function bar, then Excel freezes, by keeping the cursor in the cell and removing keyboard entry. Menu's stop working as well, the…

    15 votes
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  15. Post a list of the improvements and fixes currently under development

    It would be helpful to your customers to be able to see what issues are being worked on and what issues are slated for future fix/implementation. That should include a current estimate of delivery time.

    I sense a lot of frustration on these pages. Having this method of providing you with our feedback helps, but only if you provide meaningful responses about what you plan to address. Black holes do not engender customer loyalty or appreciation.

    You are doing a much better job of providing feedback than your counterpart on the Word team. That is very appreciated. A…

    2 votes
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  16. Fix Unacceptable # of Bugs, make VBA Usable & Add Hot Keys

    First, the number of basic bugs in unacceptable for a product that's been the market for well over a year. Often I type characters in cell and hit Enter yet the cell is blank. I scroll up and then down, and at that point, I see the that previously blank cell is now populated with the characters I had entered. This is unacceptable. When I freeze panes, the top row appears to have been duplicated but if I scroll up and then down, duplicated row disappears. So many different types of bugs that remedied by scrolling up and then down.…

    4 votes
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  17. STOP Compromising the One time Pay Version of Office

    I am getting concerned that many of the new updates/features you have posted only apply to Office 365 users. I paid full price for the software and somehow, I am not entitled to all the features (e.g., toolbar customization) you roll out. Sounds like BAIT AND SWITCH! and deceptive advertising. PLEASE EXPLAIN.

    1 vote
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    Hi Steve,

    As with previous versions of Office (Mac Office 2011, 2008, etc.), once we release a major version of the product, we try to only release bug fixes, performance improvements and security patches for that version (historically in the form of Service Packs, and Monthly Updates).

    With Mac Office 2016, that’s no different – the product still stays largely as it was when we released it, and over time we work to improve the quality and performance in areas where we hear that some customers are running into issues. This is what the cost that you pay for the one-time purchase covers.

    We also have another product now – Office 365 – which is a monthly/yearly subscription. That version of Office is the one that gets regular feature updates as part of that subscription, but it also has a lot of other benefits as well – such as the…

  18. Page Break Preview view

    Please implement the "Page Break Preview" view like in Excel 2016 (Windows Version)

    42 votes
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    This request has been completed. You can now find the Page Break Preview button next to the Page Layout View button on both the ribbon and in the status bar. Thanks again to everyone who asked for and voted for this suggestion.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  19. Rectangles with hyperlinks not visible when Excel opens.

    V16.17 and lots of "buttons" not displaying on file open. The hyperlink can be activated but the buttons (rectangle) are not visible. Can anything be done as need to send to paying customers imminently and if they can't see buttons to click I'm out of business.
    Appalled this update has so many bugs!

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  20. Allow Excel to Mac the ability to change forumla and CSV delimeters.

    Excel on the Mac has not ability to change the delimiters in the formulas and CSV exports. CSVs do not use ";" as delimiters, and if you have your regional settings customized for regions like South Africa, it forces formulas to use ";" and also CSV files have the ";" requiring you to edit them and find and replace each ";" with an ",".

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