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  1. Put the keyboard shortcuts for deletes back on? the ctrl-K and Ctrl-i (that italicizes everything)

    We use Ctrl-K to delete an entire line and Ctrl-I inserted a line (copied or just a blank). Both of those are missing and we need them back desperately! Using ctrl-i just italicizes everything instead. Please put these back?

    4 votes
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  2. VLOOKUP and 256 characters limit

    Many functions in EXCEL for MAC 2011 don't work at all (they return the dreaded #VALUE field) if the one of the reference cells has more than 256 characters. This is the case already for VLOOKUP, and for TEXT. Possibly for others as well?
    Users shall have a list of these, to avoid disappointment. Of course if it could be corrected it would be better.

    6 votes
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  3. Find and replace text without affecting font style[Bold,Italic,Subscript,Superscript]

    I want to find some text and replace to null string, After the text will be replaced. But, the following words font style would be affect.

    Any idea to fix this?
    Thanks.

    5 votes
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  4. Error with VLOOKUP and GETPIVOTDATA double-populating characters

    When I try entering a formula in which the range references cells in a separate workbook, I get a double-character in the formula when I start typing again.

    For example, I try to enter the formula:
    =VLOOKUP(A1,'[Workbook-Name]Sheet1'!$A$C,3,FALSE)

    To populate the cell range, I click into the other workbook and highlight the desired columns. Then I enter the comma and 3. Excel will automatically turn the 3 into a 33.

    For GETPIVOT, I see similar issues, but this time it tends to insert two commas after the workbook cell reference.
    Sample formula:
    =GETPIVOTDATA("Field",'[Workbook-Name]Sheet1'!$A1,"Name","Value")

    If I create formulas reference ranges within the…

    2 votes
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  5. Bring back Window.Top

    In Excel 2016, it is not possible to set the top position of an Excel window, neither with the VBA call 'ActiveWindow.Top = 100' nor with the AppleScript call 'set top of window 1 to 100'. This was no problem in Excel 2011. Please bring back this functionality.

    6 votes
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  6. Highlight rows headers of that rows that are filtered

    It is hard to know if there are some columns with the filter activated, because the row header does not shows the numbers in blue, like the office for Windows

    2 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

    Since downloading 2016 I get this alert everytime I do anything: Cannot use object linking or embedding. How do you stop that???

    2 votes
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  9. guidelines do not show up now even on layout with them checked

    now guide lines do not show no mater what i do also you are suppose to show them in color

    6 votes
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  10. Post a list of the improvements and fixes currently under development

    It would be helpful to your customers to be able to see what issues are being worked on and what issues are slated for future fix/implementation. That should include a current estimate of delivery time.

    I sense a lot of frustration on these pages. Having this method of providing you with our feedback helps, but only if you provide meaningful responses about what you plan to address. Black holes do not engender customer loyalty or appreciation.

    You are doing a much better job of providing feedback than your counterpart on the Word team. That is very appreciated. A list would…

    2 votes
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  11. Fix Cell Navigation in 15.17

    Since the 15.17 update, there is now a noticeable delay when moving between cells using the arrow keys and sometime the cursor does not respond at all to the key press. Please fix (it was fine in 15.16).

    7 votes
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  12. Allow sorting using letter-by-letter alphabetization

    There are two acceptable ways for alphabetical sorting: word by word (which counts spaces as punctuation as characters) and letter by letter (which does not). Add a preference setting to use one approach vs. the other.

    2 votes
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  13. Enable My Apps in the Mac version.

    Why can't I use My Apps in the Mac 2016 version. There's a lot of cool stuff going on in the My Apps section that i can't use on my Mac.

    6 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools

    Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools.
    I don't like it that you have to install all tools although I don't use die other ones.

    2 votes
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  16. Make VBA GetFileName work in Mac. It works fine in Windows.

    There is no simple means of selecting a file name from a VBA macro on the Mac platform. The only workaround devised (as far as I know) is incredibly clumsy and does not allow use of the GetFileName or ChDir routines.

    16 votes
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  17. EXCEL SUCKS for mac 2011. it crashes, formulas do not work properly. no one has answers to fix these problems. what a waste of my $$$

    Excel sucks. i hate it. version 2011 for mac is such a piece of crap. it crashes often when switching between windows, formulas do not work properly. i have never seen such a piece of crap.

    2 votes
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  18. Can you fix the mail merge bug in Office Mac 2011?

    Mail merge does not work with an xlsm file, are there plans to fix this, it is extremely frustrating and time consuming using work arounds.

    2 votes
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  19. Add scrolling arrows at bottom to allow easy viewing

    Some arrows on the scroll bars would be nice to navigate individual cells without using the mouse scroll or shift+mouse scroll to view Excel sheets.

    Becomes rather tedious working on large sheets and is quite clunky.

    3 votes
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  20. Saving file after crash and no internet connection

    After Excel for Mac crashes while the computer is not on an internet connection, it fails to verify that the software is authenticated and thus disables the 'save' function. This has been very problematic especially in areas without internet connection/ during exams!

    7 votes
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