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  1. Pivot Table Field List Improvements Request

    For the Pivot Table Field list, can you please have the option to make this dockable on the right like in windows excel? Please increase the size of the field name box. it starts off so small or allow (like in windows excel) the option to have the field boxes aligned vertically. Thanks.

    6 votes
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  2. Excel crashes when i use the formula searcher ("Search for a function")

    With the Microsoft Office for Mac 20111 when i search for a Formula in the formula searcher ("Search for a function") where we right the name of the function to search it (in the "Formula Builder" interface) - after i put the first letter the excel crashes giving the message "Microsoft Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We Sorry for the inconvenience." and it restarts. It also produces a report and ask if i want to send it to Microsoft...
    Next i show you a green shoot of the error message and in the word file i…

    9 votes
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  3. Why do you sell something that does not work?

    Why do you sell something that does not work?

    3 votes
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  4. Allow spreadsheets with links to other spreadsheets on network drives to work between Mac and Windows

    (we have a case open with Microsoft of this: 117010515137743 )

    We have two spreadsheets on a shared network drive, spreadsheet 1 has links to cells in spreadsheet 2. If we create the links on a Windows machine running Office 2016 (link looks like this: ='\staff01\staffshare\CentralDepts\Technology\NetworkServices\MSTest\Folder2[Main.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$5), when we open the spreadsheet on a Mac running Office 2016, the link is broken! (on the Mac, the link is: ='\staff01\staffshare\CentralDepts\Technology\NetworkServices\MSTest\Folder2[Main.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$5, which is not a valid path on the Mac).

    If we fix it on the Mac, so now the path looks like this: ='\staff01\staffshare\CentralDepts\Technology\NetworkServices\MSTest\Folder2[Main.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$5

    When we open it on Windows, Excel tries…

    3 votes
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  5. I regret very much when I access a drop-down list from a cell to see only the first sixteen elements of this list even if the size of my scr

    I regret very much when I access a drop-down list from a cell to see only the first sixteen elements of this list even if the size of my screen would allow a greater number as in previous versions of excel for mac . This forces me to scroll through the window because I often have forty or fifty items in my lists and it causes me to waste a lot of time doing this manipulation.
    I do not understand what led to this restriction.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. The Shift+Pg Down and Page Up for selecting text is broken

    When trying to select multiple cell/rows of data the Shift+Page Down and page up selection is not working as it should. The worksheet does not move up or down with the selection and so you don't know where the selection is at. it works in excel 2011 but is broken in excel 2016. Please fix.

    4 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. "Paste as pdf" feature is not working properly

    Excel 365 (2016) issue. This is a big problem for me.
    I very frequently copy content from Excel to paste into reports and other documents in WORD. In earlier Excel versions, the most efficient and highest resolution method to do this is to highlight the cells/tables/graph or other content in Excel, copy it. and paste in Word as a pdf. In Excel 2016, Paste as PDF is still an option but the resulting paste does not retain the formatting of the original content, which defeats the purpose of pasting as a pdf. The only other option to get a high…

    2 votes
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  9. Arrange all Feature

    Please create Arrange all feature which able to view multiple workbooks on Mac, it is so important feature for me to save my time.

    2 votes
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  10. Repetitive Text Imports

    The Import Wizard is fine for ad hoc, 1-off imports, but I now receive weekly TXT files with a consistent layout. There should be a way for me to "build a macro" or some "template" for the Import Wizard to use (so that I don't have to tell it each week where all the columns in these TXT files are). Set it up once, and then use that Template to import the TXT files in following weeks.

    2 votes
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  11. Mac Excel 2016 buttons

    Macro-activating buttons (and others) that worked fine in Mac Excel 2011 don't transfer to 2016 upgrade.

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 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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