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  1. Allow two open spreadsheets to share a search term

    In my previous version of Excel (Excel for Mac 2011), if I had two different spreadsheets open at the same time, and typed something in the search box for one spreadsheet, when I finished that search, all I had to do was click anywhere in the second spreadsheet and my search string would magically appear in the search box in the second spreadsheet! I loved that & it saved me time. I didn't purposely set it up that way & don't know if it was a built-in feature or not.

    2 votes
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  2. Make opening files from disk as fluid as opening from OneDrive

    Opening from disk takes longer than opening from OneDrive

    That's a really cheesy move to increase OneDrive usage, please stop it

    5 votes
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  3. Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet

    Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet with menu Paste/Text/Object like Office for Windows.

    3 votes
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  4. Handoff

    You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

    4 votes
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  5. Distribute Office 2016 apps via the Mac App Store

    Receiving updates would be easier avoiding the malfunctions of the AutoUpdate app.

    9 votes
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  6. Just One opening/start Dialog And my Own Cloud service and one more thing...

    Hi,
    1.) When opening Excel, you get the nice, open/recent/new dialog, ( Okay, its is New, recent then Open ;p ) then f.e. you choose open, then you got two choices OneDrive and On My Mac. If we choose MyMac then it close the dialog and then wait, wait, it opens a new file browser. Why?, why not open the file browser in the dialog itself? Much more smooth and logical.
    2) Would be nice if we could add( or an API for developers to write other or our own cloud services at the top left icon.
    3) Please give…

    5 votes
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  7. Don't show the return key in the formula bar/field.

    When you select a cell inside a table end the header does have a Return character, then you wont see the whole formula in the formula bar. Why? Why do we have to enlarge the formula bar downwards to see the whole formula. I have one table header which got 4 returns to have a nice layout, but when selectin a cell underneat, it looks terrible in the formula field or bar.
    Its also confusing,
    Thank you.

    Prio 1. Fixed in next version would be great.

    5 votes
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  8. Odd Clipboard Behavior

    I use TextExpander from Smile Software to do nearly everything on my Mac both personally and professionally. Currently, Excel is doing something that prevents TextExpander from accessing the clipboard the way it has in the past.

    I can use TE in Excel just fine until I copy something to the clipboard from Excel. At that point, TE stops working correctly. This is fixed by quitting and restarting Excel. I would consider this a bug, and it certainly ruins most of my Excel-related workflows.
    I post this here in the hopes that somebody at MS sees it or that some helpful…

    3 votes
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  9. 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

    2 votes
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  10. 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?

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. Fonts are rendering very poorly on high-def monitor (2560 pixels).

    Please correct the horrendous font rendering - no anti-aliasing. Barely readable.

    4 votes
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  13. 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…

    2 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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?

    3 votes
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  17. Unable to paste between two different workbooks open on same instance of Excel on Mac version of Excel

    Unable to paste between two different workbooks open on same instance of Excel on Mac version of Excel

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  18. Options to disable all and parts of auto formatting

    When importing data either from other applications or copy and pasting from other sources excel's auto-formatting corrupts data sets. It would be useful to have an option to turn off auto formatting in part and in whole. This has been one of the biggest drawbacks of the programme for years now.

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  19. Pivot totals cannot be formatted independent of data columns

    Pivot tables in Mac don't allow for total columns to be edited independently of the fields listed. I would like to summarise by average whilst maintaining the sum function in the columns.

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  20. open embedded text file

    Opening embedded text file in Excel for Mac

    When you try to open an embedded txt file, you'll have this error "Cannot start the source application for this object."

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