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  1. Stop trying to sell, and support your customers.

    How about actually forwarding your customers to a helpful site when they select the help tab? Instead it just goes to a marketing page to buy a different program.

    3 votes
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  2. You have to bring back Clipboard in Excel 2016

    Sorry, I have commented before on this topic but I have to comment again. This is crazy and incredibly frustrating. The Clipboard is so essential. Right now I am trying to copy about 22 individual rows of data (each about 32 columns wide) but spaced about 50 rows apart, so they have to be done individually, to another part of the sheet quite some distance away. Without clipboard it is so frustrating. Once the row is copied,iIf I make one little error, like selecting the wrong staring cell to paste or pressing some other key, the copy is lost and…

    3 votes
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  3. Issue with tracing dependents

    EXCEL 15.30. I know one can use the Precedent tool to see what cells are used in the formula of a particular cell but the tool requires finding, activating, and turning off, not to mention the really annoying and completely unnecessary new feature of the message box that tells you that there is no dependent or precedent, thus requiring another mouse click to remove the message. In all previous versions of Excel, simply double clicking in a cell would highlight cells that are dependents. OK, this happens in 15.30 as well but the highlights disappear as soon as one starts…

    2 votes
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  4. Microsoft Excel 15.30 (Office 2016 for Mac) and earlier versions cannot open files

    Microsoft Excel 15.30 (Office 2016 for Mac) and earlier versions cannot open files if pathname is long or contains special characters, generating the error message below which is not correct:

    Microsoft Excel cannot access the file... There are several possible reasons:
    • The file name or path name does not exist.
    • The file you're trying to open is being used by another program. Close the document in the other program, and try again.

    • The name of the workbook you're trying to save is the same as the name of another document that is read-only. Try saving the workbook

    4 votes
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  5. how to protect vba proyect in excel 2016 for mac

    how to protect vba proyect macro in excel 2016 for mac

    4 votes
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  6. Autosum Keyboard Shortcut Bug

    Can you please fix the autosum keyboard shortcut to behave like that of Excel 2011. It seems like the behavior is broken in Excel 2016. it sum a row at the bottom of a column way to fast and doesn't let you see the selection and press enter to except it. Also, when summing from the side it does a fast 1 cell sum but you need to hold down the key combination to get the selection cursor in order to make a larger column selection. Please fix. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  7. What is with the "Read Only" Files?

    Keep getting a message that my spread sheet is a "read only" file. I have used excel for 20+ years and have never seen so many convoluted errors. I am the ONLY one who uses my computer - what am I missing here. Wow so tired of the conflicts between nazi Apple computers and Excel. Do you really have no use for Apple clients? Please put the control back in the program and stop trying to manipulate our documents. I DON'T WHAT YOU KEEPING MY DOCUMENTS ONLINE NOR WILL I EVER!! Leave me alone.

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

    STUPID EXCEL GO TO ****!!!! I worked for 3 hours and now i cant find (I SAVED IT 10 TIMES)

    2 votes
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  10. Auto file backup

    Prior to 2016, there exist an option set "Auto file backup". When I recently upgraded to 2016, this file backup feature has disappeared. Please bring it back as this is so vital for protecting previous work if I wanted to go back to the previous

    2 votes
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  11. Excel Solver

    A Life saver of an ADD-IN. It's like --- why even bother using excel without it?

    . And Yet. Why can't I just solve multiple iterations of a column of say 10 different cells I want to solve using the same solution?

    I can't -- unless I go to PC. write some ugly looking VB code... put some ridiculously ugly looking button on my spreadsheet.. which works for maybe 1 out of 5 people i'll send the XLSM file too.

    Excel is the one product i paid the office license for --- it's still a decent workhorse. But don't you…

    5 votes
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  12. Display two worksheets at once

    Allow two worksheets to display at the same time to expedite copy/paste from one worksheet to another. It would also help setting cell links for form controls.

    3 votes
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  13. Inserting photo from file should default to previously selected file location

    Insert photo should revert to the last used file location, not the Documents file. Every time I want to insert a photo I have to click through about 10 menus to get to the relevant folder, this is extremely annoying! On my previous PC it would revert to last selected folder.

    Also it should be possible for multiple image files to be inserted in one click. On a PC these would just be cascaded into the selected cell.

    2 votes
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  14. I am learning Excel and in all training i find just how to use excel in little steps, not a explanation how it works

    I am learning Excel and in all training i find just how to use excel in little steps, not a explanation how it works in general. There seems to be a basic structure in which data and text are filled, but then there are elements like chart and graphics on this and they can be arranged to look nice.
    But at the end I need a good layout ore printout, its not clear how this works from explanation of little steps. So i miss explanation how to come from "numbers" to representation.

    2 votes
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  15. BUG: Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, error

    Version 14.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5, attempting to switch workbook windows using Command+~ while entering a formula results in an error message. See the attached screen shot.

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Hebrew Lunar Calendar

    Excel gives calendar support for the Arabic calendar.

    I am sure there are many highly technical users working with spreadsheets with arabic calendars (pyrotechnic engineers? Pilot trainees?)

    Certainly Microsoft is making enough money off the backs of the many Jewish engineers working for them in Israel, that they could finally get around to converting the Lunar calendar, which would Jewish Excel users to sort a column on Jewish dates. And please add it as patch for Office 2011, as many are more comfortable with that version vs later revs.

    PS - Someone did most of the work here, but it…

    3 votes
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  18. Autofill for decimal numbers calculates wrong

    Used autofill with a {1.1, 1.2, 1.3} sequence for 50 values it seem to work and completed to 6.0 as expected however I noticed the 6.0 is actually 5.99999999999999, but this behavior is not consistent and other numbers are correct like 4.5 and 1.5.

    My 0.2 cents ... is using a float for calculation.

    2 votes
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  19. Extend Support to VB.NET on Xamarin

    This will support cross-platform addins, native custom worksheet controls, an existing cross-platform IDE, and, especially, an easier migration for current VBA coders than moving to the javascript API.

    5 votes
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  20. Fix the bug that prevents using File Save or File Save As to name or rename or copy a file

    Get rid of the "Tags" line in the File Save and File Save As dialogue boxes. Since this was introduced in an "Update" it causes the Cancel and Save/OK buttons to be off the bottom of the screen and inaccessible. Thus you cannot either Save the File or Cancel the operation ad return to the unsaved spreadsheet. The only way out of this impasse is to Force Quit Excel, thereby losing all prior work, re-starting Excel and starting another spreadsheet.

    The only workaround I have found is to select a file in Finder, use Duplicate File to create a copy…

    2 votes
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    What version of Mac Excel are you running now, and what version didn’t have the issue you’re raising?

    Thanks,
    Dan [MS]

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