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  1. Don't show the return key in the formula bar/field.

    When you select a cell inside a table end the header does have a Return character, then you wont see the whole formula in the formula bar. Why? Why do we have to enlarge the formula bar downwards to see the whole formula. I have one table header which got 4 returns to have a nice layout, but when selectin a cell underneat, it looks terrible in the formula field or bar.
    Its also confusing,
    Thank you.

    Prio 1. Fixed in next version would be great.

    5 votes
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    • 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

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      • Odd Clipboard Behavior

        I use TextExpander from Smile Software to do nearly everything on my Mac both personally and professionally. Currently, Excel is doing something that prevents TextExpander from accessing the clipboard the way it has in the past.

        I can use TE in Excel just fine *until* I copy something to the clipboard from Excel. At that point, TE stops working correctly. This is fixed by quitting and restarting Excel. I would consider this a bug, and it certainly ruins most of my Excel-related workflows.
        I post this here in the hopes that somebody at MS sees it or that some helpful…

        3 votes
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        • Webservice and FilterXML functions are needed!

          The Webservice and FilterXML functions are supported in Excel 2013 for Win, they are useful function and I need the same functions in my work. Please add Webservice and FilterXML functions in Excel 2016 for MAC.

          24 votes
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          • Asian fonts inconsistent in sheet name tabs on redraw

            There seems to be a problem with the display of Asian fonts.

            When I first type the names of the sheets, it works perfectly and displays with the expected font:
            http://i.imgur.com/AXxAqN5.png

            When I change something in one of the sheets, however, and the names of the sheets are redrawn, the font for the Japanese and Chinese characters becomes bolder and harder to read, while the Korean script simply doesn't display at all:
            http://i.imgur.com/wGHWQsl.png

            2 votes
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            • Keeping the Clipboard filled after Cmd=

              When I copy cell data into another, do f.e. Cmd=, then the clipboard is empty. Why? Just a bug for now or ment to be?

              3 votes
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              • Horizontal scroll is not working.

                When I import a text file and want to select all of the columns as text the horizontal scroll feature does not work and I can only change what ever I can see in the window to text. I use the feature on a weekly basis. This makes excel 2016 unusable for me on a Mc.

                38 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  By setting your scroll bars to be always shown in your MacOS general settings, you are able to scroll horizontally in the text import wizard.

                  We will prioritize this issue accordingly with other issues based on the votes and interest that we see here.

                  Steve K [MS Excel]

                • Refreshing red knob not working when.....

                  Not really an idea, but more a bug. When I got a sheet with two windows, and f.e each has a separate tab visible, and I save a dirty window ( red knob has a dot ) then not al red knob's in each window are updated.

                  4 votes
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                  • Support Korean Characters

                    When importing a CSV file with Korean characters inside of it, it turns out all garbled in excel. Please add support for Korean characters.

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                    • Fonts are rendering very poorly on high-def monitor (2560 pixels).

                      Please correct the horrendous font rendering - no anti-aliasing. Barely readable.

                      4 votes
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                      • I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.

                        I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.
                        On Excel 2011 Mac machine, this file does not open at all, and does not throw any error. We know on Mac the add-ins won’t work (or is there a way to make them work) but the expectation at least is that Excel for Mac should throw an error saying that an add-in is not installed on the box and thereby the error.
                        If you could please add the required error message, it would help us a…

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                        • Fix 15.12.3 formatting problems

                          Recent Excel for Mac update (15.12.3) is not formatting right justified cells properly (Arial font). Display of same cells in previous version (15.11.2) is fine. See examples at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/anyone-else-note-that-excel-for-mac-15123-is-not/0ca495b4-3e9c-4081-a9be-0279673d416c.

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                          • Bug: Excel in Office 2016 search box focus is not maintained when switching apps

                            I found a search focus problem when switching apps.

                            For example, I have multiple Excel spreadsheets open. In one of them my input cursor is in the search field at the top right. Then I use CMD+Tab to switch to another app to check a list for the next thing I want to search. Then I use CMD+Tab to switch back to Excel.

                            Even though the search field seems to still be selected, the input focus is actually now in a completely different open spreadsheet. So if I start typing, instead of entering a new search, I'm typing in a…

                            3 votes
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                            • ODBC tables break

                              I have a file that uses QODBC on a remote desktop (Excel 2010) that whenever I copy to my Mac and try to open breaks. It strips the tables' connections and deletes any formula that points to the table.

                              Is there a way to fix this?

                              3 votes
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                              • solve the leading spaces in front of barcode I scanned with Honeywell vg1452 into an excel 2016 on Mac

                                I am using Honeywell VG1452 connected with bluetooth to my MacBook Pro. Every time I scan a barcode into an excel 2016 for Mac sheet, it comes with leading spaces in front of it. It shows question mark inside a box. my scanner works well on the excel on my windows PC and other applications on my Mac.

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                                • There is a serious problem with the latest version 16.9 (180116). Among other things array arithmetic no longer works. mbabele@999info.net

                                  Bug in Version 16.9 (180116) array arithmetic that I've been using for years no longer works.

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                                  • Feedback box broken

                                    Pretty unlikely that I will recommend Excel when presented with a broken feedback survey box...

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                                    • Is possible to implement ROLLBACK for Excel for Mac?

                                      Recent update (17/10/2017) of Excel for Mac to the versione 16.7 made the program useless.

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                                      • Save in CSV "comma separated" will ONLY produce a "semicolon seperated" --- This was unbelivable. Add CSV saving option and correct the ISSU

                                        Is not my IDEA.
                                        Saving in "Comma separated CSV" produce a CSV seprataed wuth semicolon, NON CUSTOMIZZABILE exportation.
                                        Huge issue for professional use of Excel.

                                        The OS Sierra version of Excel was a shy bad copy of Excel for windows but at the same FCK price.

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                                        • Fix Header/Footer "Scale with Document" option

                                          The header/footer option "scale with document" has no effect on whether the header/footer content actually gets scaled. The header/footer is always scaled with the page scaling. Having the header/footer content stay independent of the page scaling keeps a consistent look of the document as pages are scaled differently. The function works as intended in the Windows version.

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