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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. McAfee Antivirus software

    The cloud-based offline and online protection of McAfee Antivirus software is adept in defending the devices against multiple online threats, including ransomware, phishing sites, viruses, or other unwanted programs. McAfee also offers bank-grade encryption to give high-level security to some of your confidential data. Apart from all this, the WebAdvisor feature gives you an instant warning regarding any suspicious links or sites.

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  12. Autosave frequency

    hope to be able to change autosave frequency on Mac excel

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  13. How can i have the latest version where I can make comment threads

    This version of excel don't have a comment thread.

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  14. Autofit Row Height of Merged Cells

    It would be great if we excel could auto-fit the row height of merged cells like we can with un-merged cells.

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  15. Selecting a file from the Open File list error.

    When selecting a file from the Open File list, the application displays an error message noting that it can't fine the file.

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  16. Spreadsheet Data group/ungroup is broken.

    The Data group/ungroup feature in Excel 16.43 isn't working.

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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. 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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