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  1. 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

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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?

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      • 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.

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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.

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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?

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                    • Find and Replace Formatting

                      E.g., Find all blue text and Replace with white text and blue fill.

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                      • Please add an option to choose UI language independently of the MacOS language

                        The idea is similar to what is described in the "Enable english formulas in Excel with any other predefined language" suggestion (http://bit.ly/2R268Gs)
                        Not only formulas in Excel, but the whole UI language should be an option, independently of the OS setting.
                        This would greatly help user support, education, helpdesk in multilingual environments

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                        • Strange Korean characters in formula bar.

                          Sometimes, Korean characters are look strange In Excel formula bar while the cell looks fine.
                          Strange characters look like overlapped Korean characters "가".

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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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                                      • stupid

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                                        • Make Excel in Office 2011 for Mac compatible with OS X El Capitan

                                          Excel files with macros have slow response with beach balling every time the mouse is clicked.

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