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  1. fixing deletion of first part of formula when type and insert a function from popup in formula bar + an great idea request

    when I have a formula like '=A1*D44+(100/3)' in a field and then I put the cursor in front of 'A1' and start typing 'Afron...' ( dutch for roundup ) then there pops up a popup list with rounding function. Fine so far. But when I choose any formula function then it removes the first few items of the existing formula. Bad bad boy's! Very annoying when you have to do this for a lot of changes.
    When you get this solved, it would be nice that when I have a formula part selected, that when inserting a formula function that…

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    • Make VBA GetFileName work in Mac. It works fine in Windows.

      There is no simple means of selecting a file name from a VBA macro on the Mac platform. The only workaround devised (as far as I know) is incredibly clumsy and does not allow use of the GetFileName or ChDir routines.

      16 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hi Iove the new excel for mac but i keep having problems with selection of cell in graph for new data and solver is a nigthmare to use!

        Hi Iove the new excel for mac but i keep having problems with selection of cell in graph for new data and solver is a nigthmare to use! Change in the old way please!

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        • Allow autofill to do more than 99 increments

          Any time I try to autofill a date column by more than 99 rows at a time, Excel glitches. If I have an interval of five minutes, the 100th row filled will be incremented by either 5:01 or 4:59 minutes.

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          • SImple way to toggle OSX Excel keyboard shortcuts so that they mimic those in Excel Windows

            Add a simple Excel option toggle that allows OSX users to mimic keyboard shortcuts from Window (F2 = edit, Ctrl+z = undo etc etc).

            Many users tend to user windows Excel in a corporate environment and find it frustrating that their hard learned shortcuts don't work on OSX. Needs to be a simple way to turn on and off (c.f. the Lotus 123 navigation compatibility switch in advanced settings on Windows Excel)

            5 votes
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            • Excel 15.16 crashes each time I want to save

              I updated to 15.16 this morning, and now I can't work any more; Excel 15.16 crashes each time I want to save. Me too, I'm back to excel 2011, so frustrating.......

              6 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • EXCEL SUCKS for mac 2011. it crashes, formulas do not work properly. no one has answers to fix these problems. what a waste of my $$$

                Excel sucks. i hate it. version 2011 for mac is such a piece of crap. it crashes often when switching between windows, formulas do not work properly. i have never seen such a piece of crap.

                2 votes
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                • Allow Users to Edit Ranges

                  This function has existed in Excel for PC since 2007. Why doesn't it exist for Excel for Mac?

                  4 votes
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                  • Edit cell shortcut should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell

                    Edit cell should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell

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                    • Enable batch convert cell refs in formulas from relative to absolute in one go.

                      Sometimes we need to convert a relative reference in a cell (e.g. A1) to absolute values (e.g. $A$1) or the contrary. This is a painstaking process, requiring to click in the cell, locate the references, and adding/removing the $ as required. It is tedious and has to be done cell by cell, and within a cell ref by ref. Like the middle ages! It would be useful and great to enable to select the cell (and even a group of cells) and toggle ALL REFS at once to absolute and relative.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove all subtotals on pivot tables

                        Add a checkbox for removing all subtotals on a Pivot Table like Windows Excel. It's frustrating to remove subtotals from each item individually.

                        14 votes
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                        • Add Right (indent) to formatting options

                          Excel for PC has had Left and Right (indent) in formatting since 2007. Excel for Mac only has Left (indent).

                          2 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • USB numeric keypad

                            Numeric keypad is not working after upgrading to El Capitan.
                            Please update ASAP. working without mentioned keypad is very hard.

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                            • arrangement on dual screen

                              I have 2 displays attached to my apple computer. If I want to display one document on one display and the other document on another display, the windows are moved to the primary display when switching between documents using cmd + ~ (switch window). This makes it almost impossible to have 2 documents open next to each other. It would be better if the window position is not affected when switching between documents.

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                                0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Can you fix the mail merge bug in Office Mac 2011?

                                Mail merge does not work with an xlsm file, are there plans to fix this, it is extremely frustrating and time consuming using work arounds.

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                                • A way to disable "Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer" each time I click on a linked file

                                  If that notification could be disabled that would be great. I use excel a lot to keep a long list of powerpoints organized as we get them in med school and each one I click on I have to grant permissions for that file and then I also get the other pop-up about that it can contain viruses. I understand it's important to be there but I would really like a way to turn it off or a "do not ask me again"

                                  8 votes
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                                    • Release notes and updated documentation

                                      In the Help menu->New Functions I would like to see the latest 5, 10 or last years additions and fixes from Excel with links to their updated counterpart documentation/release notes on the web.

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                                      • Add scrolling arrows at bottom to allow easy viewing

                                        Some arrows on the scroll bars would be nice to navigate individual cells without using the mouse scroll or shift+mouse scroll to view Excel sheets.

                                        Becomes rather tedious working on large sheets and is quite clunky.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • fix it

                                          excel for mac 2011 fucking sucks. i hate it. it crashes very often. formulas don't work properly. linked workbooks don't work properly. it keeps asking to update to a linked workbook EVERY FUCKING time i open my file. what a joke. I'm such an asshole for buying it.

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