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  1. Excel save state quit - allow Excel to quit without saving your changes while keeping edits

    I frequently find myself force quitting Excel to save my window state. While not ideal, it accomplishes saving my work without committing the changes to the documents I'm working on. Sometimes a user just needs to close Excel without taking time to figure out what they're saving. Adding save state OUTSIDE OF ONE DRIVE would be an immense addition to creating more flexible workflows and allow users to save and edit files at their own pace.

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      1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Find and Replace Formatting

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

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        0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv) - Missing in new version of Excel

          With the new update of Excel for Mac (ver.15 -> ver.16) we lost the ability to Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv)

          It also lost the ability to read these files with foreign characters (my case Swedish). I have my system in English and Excel in English, but I do work with .csv files in Swedish from time to time.

          Now I needed to downgrade my system to 15.32, and can't keep my Office 365 suit up to date before I know that this works again.

          (Attached are a screenshot of the "Save as" option that we lost with the…

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            6 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Excessive use of memory even for simple operations

            I have tried to isolate the issue, but I couldn't find one exact scenario that I can link to this problem: Excel starts using memory at galloping speed when doing simple operations such as remove or insert a row.

            I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro 13, Macos High Sierra and I have the latest Office 2016 updates. I did a fresh install.

            I suspected the conditional formatting is an issue (which it is another problem because you cannot format fonts on Mac). I removed all formatting, yet I have the same problem. It seems that Excel is using the…

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              2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ssas

              Allow Excel for Mac to connect to MS SSAS cubes.

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                0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • After installing update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents

                After installing the latest (as of Jan-2019) update 16.20.0 (18120801), Excel crashes when opening ADRMS-protected documents. Attached are the crash dump and two videos. First video shows a successful opening of a protected document and starting of the update installation. Second video continues when the update installation is finished, and then shows opening of the same document and Excel crashing.

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                • method for multiple-cell, single-keystroke, conversion to absolute references

                  Multiple-cell, one-keystroke, change to absolute reference

                  I suggest you add a method of converting (say) a blocked 20 row x 30 column shaded portion of a work page from "standard" to absolute references. I have such a need, but I must make the change cell-by-cell, meaning 600 keystroke, not one. Each cell has a different. cell to which it refers.

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                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix ExportAsFixedFormat method

                    ExportAsFixedFormat method produces a "Run-time error '1004':

                    Application-defined or object-defined error" when trying to save (export) a pdf to a user folder (/Users/user/Documents for example)

                    As I see it only works if one saves to the sandbox path of Office (Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office), which is quite uncomfortable to work with.

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                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tool tips on Quick Access Toolbar

                      Provide an option to have text (tool tips) below the icons on the Quick Access Toolbar. There could be icon+text or icon only.

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                      • Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas

                        Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas.

                        Now "command+shift+v" doesn't do anything.

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "copy hyperlink to this cell"

                          If you right click on a cell you can only add the hyperlink to that cell but you cannot copy the hyperlink TO that cell. This could be very useful when you have long sheets and want to jump to a specific section. You can just copy the link to that section cell and paste it in the hyperlink of an index at the top.

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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Data validation dropdown arrow problem in frozen panes

                            There is a problem when using data validation with freeze panes.
                            The dropdown arrow does not display on frozen panes, but does on the unfrozen element. See attached example.
                            I am using Excel for Mac v16.20 (181208)

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                            • When opening a CSV file, make Excel recognise it as a CSV file!

                              Currently when I import data from a CSV file, Excel doesn't recognise that it is CSV even though the file name ends in ".csv"! I have to tell the program that the data file has delimited fields and define the separator as comma for it to import the data correctly. Surely this is basic stuff for a program like Excel?

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                              • Simplify Keyboard Shortcut Customization

                                Tools > Customize Keyboard is a good start. Thank you for doing this.

                                A layout by tab is useless to users that don't think of excel as a collection of tabs. As excited as I was to see this feature arrive, I simply couldn't find any of the items I needed to change.

                                How about adding the ability to also find commands by menu bar title? This is easy to understand, and if the order matches the order of the items in the menu bar should be easy to find what we are looking for.

                                Finally, it doesn't appear we…

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                                • Static timestamps that has an option to be updated when a target cell is updated.

                                  It would be great to have the ability to use a function that targets a cell and when the target cell receives a value gives a "static" Date and Time stamp. Also have a true/false option for updating timestamp when target cell value changes.

                                  Currently the only options are VBA or circular reference. NOW just isn't any use for static timestamps?? Or have

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                                  • Need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel

                                    Definitely need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel. There is no command or control button on the iPad keyboard

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                                    • can not equation symbols to toolbar in mac

                                      allow mac users to add equation symbols to quick access toolbar (equal, -,+,/,*,(,),: ) . Same as window users.

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                                      • In this feedback forum, give us a clue a about progress by showing posting dates for threads

                                        Lots of posts, but when a new user signs up and reads previous posts, they're not dated. Many of them ask for specific fixes or optimizations or places where parity with the Windows product is needed, and many of those threads contain "we're working on it," but the thread posts aren't dated.

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                                        • No forms in VBA what do people do now.

                                          It was Microsoft who developed the UserForm capability in VBA for Excel and now it is gone - what do people do now.

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