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  1. Bring back Window.Top

    In Excel 2016, it is not possible to set the top position of an Excel window, neither with the VBA call 'ActiveWindow.Top = 100' nor with the AppleScript call 'set top of window 1 to 100'. This was no problem in Excel 2011. Please bring back this functionality.

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix https link resolution in Office

      The Office 2011 external-link-checking function needs either:
      - To be less restrictive with https links by resolving them even if the linked website does not present an Excel-readable SSL certificate (in my case, this is because the linked page redirects the browser to a login service).
      or
      - To offer the option of disabling the link checking function on Mac, as is already (partially?) possible on Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/218153

      A Microsoft Communities feed describing this lack of support for https links on Office 2011 can be found here:
      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macexcel/excel-2011-hyperlinks-not-working-error-unable-to/eac46a95-8fcf-43a1-8e69-4e8dc3da9461

      Thank you,
      Kurt

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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Hyperlink (CTRL K) suddenly Excel reports valid URLs cannot be opened

        Excel does not launch/switch to Safari anymore and reports "Unable to open http***** Cannot download the information you requested@.

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        • Bug: fix the error that adds random 0.01 onto sums

          I keep track of my spending in excel. I am up to row 1100.
          When I sum up the value in three cells, they are off by 0.01. It has happened twice now - In row 1089, and now again in row 1101 (both column D).
          For example:
          E1088+D1089-C1089 is 0.01 over what the sum should be
          E1100+D1101-C1101 is 0.01 over what the sum should be

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            0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Major Data Entry Issue

            If a cell contains the number zero, and I enter another number in that cell, the zero gets appended to the new number. For example, if I enter the number 5, Excel shows 50 in that cell instead of just 5.

            Although this doesn't happen all the time, I have actually had it happen to me once out of approximately every three tries.

            This is serious because people using spreadsheets automatically enter numbers into cells and always assume the that new number will replace the old. The fact that it appends the zero to the new number can cause users…

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            • Highlight rows headers of that rows that are filtered

              It is hard to know if there are some columns with the filter activated, because the row header does not shows the numbers in blue, like the office for Windows

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 8 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Dropbox as an online source in the Office Apps

                  When opening new files, there is only the option for Onedrive. I would love to see Dropbox there just like the online versions of office and the Microsoft versions.

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide way to avoid automagical field value reformatting when opening CSV files

                    Theis is related to the leading zeroes one, but it is at least as bothersome that it tries to format as an excel data anything that looks like a date -- including values that are not dates. And the date formatting means you can't use Excel to open a CSV with dates, edit it, and re-save it without completely changing the way dates are formatted.

                    54 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for all the votes and comments for this suggestion. We are considering improvements to how Excel deals with reformatting (or not) as data is imported and entered from CSV and other sources. Your comments are very helpful.

                      Steve K [MS Excel]

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                      • Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

                        Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

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                        • Using applescript, the character does not delete or change it[MAC]

                          I need to delete or change the particular cell contents (more than 255 characters). But, I can't. Because, the cell having more than 255 characters.
                          Please help me anyone!.

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                          • guidelines do not show up now even on layout with them checked

                            now guide lines do not show no mater what i do also you are suppose to show them in color

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow option for header on the first page only

                              allow option for header on the first page only when using headers and footers

                              4 votes
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                              • get rid of the "Data connections have been disabled" error message that appears every time you import anything.

                                get rid of the "Data connections have been disabled" error message that appears every time you import anything.

                                9 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • .docx file format

                                  When I open excel for mac, I get message: Book tasks to be completed.docx file format is not valid.I do not know where it comes from and I cannot stop message from appearing at startup.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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 list would…

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Fix Cell Navigation in 15.17

                                      Since the 15.17 update, there is now a noticeable delay when moving between cells using the arrow keys and sometime the cursor does not respond at all to the key press. Please fix (it was fine in 15.16).

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Oh how I miss the F4 repeat function from Windows Excel!!!

                                        Oh how I miss the F4 repeat function from Windows Excel!!! Ctrl Y works sometimes, then it doesn't - drives me nuts.....

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                                          1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Saving an Excel attachment from Outlook on MAC should retain the file name (as is done with Word, and PowerPoint attachments)

                                          An Excel file that is opened as an attachment to in Outlook (MAC) should be retain its file name when saved (recognizing that the file could be saved with right click before opening) - i.e., process should be the same as Word and PowerPoint attachments

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