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  1. 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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        0 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.....

                6 votes
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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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                    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • / in filename created as Read-only

                    Dear Microsoft, you are defaulting permissions of my excel files/work book with a / in the filename "Read-Only". What kinda stereotype is that!

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                      1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please fix the Check boxes from the developer tab

                      The check boxes that can be created from the Developer ribbon don't seem to work in Excel for Mac 2016. You can see them but you can't check or uncheck them.

                      Please fix this!!! I can't use a range of reports because they all rely on check boxes.

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a LOOKUP function for conditionally formatted cells

                        A simple LOOKUP function that allows, not unlike the auto sum for a range of cells to be analysed subject to their conditioned formatting. I've a number of dates that relate to project KPI's which appear in a single row. The cell colours are condition formatted so that overdue goes red, 1 month to overdue goes Amber and not overdue are green. Using a "GETCOLOUR" that is interactive with the COUNTIF, IF, SUMIF, AND, OR, VLOOKUP AND HLOOKUP functions in Excel 2016 could be of equal value to Windows and OSX users alike? Quick win which would make analysis much…

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                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow option to "Print Active Sheet" from "Sharing" on Excel on MacBook

                          When using the online version of Excel (on an iPad), going to Sharing / Send Attachment / Email / via PDF, it gives the option to "Print Active Sheet" or "Print Entire Workbook".

                          Unfortunately, when using the downloaded version of Excel on an iMac or MacBook, the Sharing Options / Send Attachment / via PDF, gives no option to print the "active sheet" and automatically sends the entire workbook.

                          Is there any way to send only the "active sheet" directly from Excel on a downloaded version of Excel used on iMac or MacBook?

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open files with alternative extensions

                              I'd like to be able to open files with arbitrary file extensions.

                              Many files I have or work with are tsv files, but don't always have that extension, and it's not even an option to open them in Excel!

                              17 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow sorting using letter-by-letter alphabetization

                                There are two acceptable ways for alphabetical sorting: word by word (which counts spaces as punctuation as characters) and letter by letter (which does not). Add a preference setting to use one approach vs. the other.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable My Apps in the Mac version.

                                  Why can't I use My Apps in the Mac 2016 version. There's a lot of cool stuff going on in the My Apps section that i can't use on my Mac.

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Customisable filter

                                    It would be great to customize the size of the filter box in excel. At present I can only manually resize it, and each time I reopen the filter, I have to resize it again. It would be great if the default opened to whatever size you made it the previous time. Also would be great if the text size could be enlarged.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Option+Green = Maximize (with Yosemite). Word and PowerPoint do this.

                                        With Yosemite, the green window control button changed to cause windows to go Full Screen (rather than Maximize). People who still want the green button to cause the window to Maximize can get that functionality by using the Option key while clicking on the green button. But not with Excel. Works for Word and PowerPoint.

                                        1 vote
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                                          1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools

                                          Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools.
                                          I don't like it that you have to install all tools although I don't use die other ones.

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