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  1. EXCEL For Mac needs a XML import data

    There is not way to import and map XML data to excel for mac,

    37 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Excel crashes and cells cannot be edited with High Sierra

      Dear Excel team, this has been posted already and has 74 comments on it, but you closed it. The reason you are not seeing crash reports is because we have to kill the app and this doesn't seem to generate a crash report.

      Issue is as described by 4 pages of comments, please reopen. If not then I have created this as a new issue.

      If you attempt to double click in the cell or click in the function bar, then Excel freezes, by keeping the cursor in the cell and removing keyboard entry. Menu's stop working as well, the…

      5 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac

        Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac.

        I read about this feature here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2014/02/04/filtering-charts-in-excel/

        But I couldn't find how to use them in Excel for Mac (16.12).
        I found https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/chart-filter/e5e49410-6ffc-499f-bdeb-e6f8a151bd4c which claims they are not supported. This would be a useful feature to bring Excel for Mac closer to Excel for Windows.

        27 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • solver multiple range

          Using Solver, you cannot select multiple ranges in the "By changing variable cells box. If you select a range, type "," and select another range, the first range is overwritten rather than appended as in the Windows version of Excel.

          Version 16.12

          23 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Axis Format For New Chart Types in the Excel 2016 for Mac 16.9 Release

            In Excel 2016 for Mac, new chart types were introduced, including Histogram, Tree Map, Sunburst and Box and Whisker. When attempting to format the X & Y Axes, either the Format box appeared with no parameters, or no Format box shows at all. This is critical, core functionality and is needed ASAP, for example a 16.10 update. With my specific case, /i was trying to adjust Bin parameters on a Histogram, and the Format Axis box never appeared.

            50 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi All – We are working to add the formatting capabilities for the new chart types. We’re hoping to release the update for this in June 2018.

              We recognize there are currently some limitations with how you can use the chart types that have only recently been available in Excel for Mac, especially Histogram, and we are working hard to complete these.

            • Excel for Mac should have the new Stocks functionalty

              It would be great if Excel for Mac (Insiders) is able to have the new Stocks functionality currently used by Excel for PC (Insiders)

              This functonality is described in https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-a-stock-quote-e5af3212-e024-4d4c-bea0-623cf07fbc54

              In respect of this particular capability, it would bring Excel for Mac more in line with Apple Numbers which currently offers something similar.

              Thank you for considering this addition.

              5 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Macro buttons and other controls on Chart sheets

                In Excel Windows versions it is possible to place macro buttons and other controls also on chart sheets - an awesome toolset to create dynamic charts where content can be altered by user.
                Why is this feature not available on Mac?
                Add control does not respond on chart sheets. Even worse - charts with controls created in windows versions lose all this content when opened on Mac!

                35 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Excel 16.16 for Mac OSX High Sierra Crashing after opening

                  The update for Mac Excel v 16.16 issued 6/2818 is a disaster. All my Excel spreadsheets open then crash. I have no access to budgets or client worksheets. This is a major extremely serious issue that's affecting all accounting and other businesses. Microsoft has crashed all Mac OSX systems running this update. On the latest crash, I get a note to turn off sounds for Excel when you hit "save?" Who in the world is designing these updates, certainly not Mac oriented people. Please take the Microsoft brainwashed programmers of Mac Office. You are killing us. Fix this ASAP! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!…

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring VBA on Excel for Mac to parity with Excel for Windows

                    Bring VBA on Excel for Mac to parity with Excel for Windows.
                    Currently, there are too many missing VBA elements missing. It is a major problem for those of us with mixed environments. Many things that worked under Excel 2011 no longer work in 2016.

                    Why is the not being addressed?

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016?

                      Is it possible to install Excel 2011 and Excel 2016? I was forced to upgrade to Office 2016 because Office 2011 is no longer supported. However, I have found Excel 2016 to be so buggy and unreliable that I need to go back to Excel 2011.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include IFS function in Office 2016 Excel

                        Why isn’t the IFS function in Office for Mac 2016 Excel? I can’t imagine it’s a technical problem. An explanation would be interesting.

                        2 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Quick analysis tool

                          Please have a quick analysis tool in mac. I am doing an Excel based course for my degree and there is a whole section for quick analysis but i dont have it on mac

                          56 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "Manual" calculation setting should not affect other spreadsheets

                            If a user has a spreadsheet that has calculations set to "Manual" (for what reason, I can't fathom), if they open that spreadsheet *first*, then all subsequent spreadsheets open in that session will do manual calculation.

                            Calculation settings should not be *global* like that. If you have to have a Manual calculation spreadsheet, that should only affect *that single spreadsheet* -- not any others that may be concurrently opened.

                            This is a terrible design choice.

                            21 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I need a way to insert multiple rows & columns in excel

                              Please create a way to insert multiple rows & above or below other rows when I right click on a row. Also if you could do that for columns as well.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copy cell border continues to 'move' like ants. It is very annoying.

                                Include a disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copied cell border continues to 'move' like ants. This 'feature' is very annoying.

                                7 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Revert the Stupid Automatic Small text->Normal Text in formula bar

                                  New'ish functionality in the formula bar where text is shown small until the bar is clicked on (to edit the text) when the text suddenly jumps to be normal sized text. Drives me mad as you position the mouse cursor to the point you wish to edit, click and suddenly the text jumps in size and the cursor is at the wrong point!!! Daft functionality that, is some want should be a preference setting. Drives me mad as have to position the cursor and click twice to exit existing text.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • power view and power maps for MacBook

                                    Why isn't power view and powermaps as a add in for Mac available?

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • After copying/pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory and remove the distracting circling lines.

                                      After copying and subsequently pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory - or at least remove the distracting circling lines.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Text overflow in a cell using Soft hyphen

                                        We need a mechanism in Excel what to break the words for text wrapping according to column width. Please give us hyphenate by syllables.
                                        This feature is supported in Word as a soft hyphen; if the line doesn't break at the hyphen, it is invisible.
                                        Now using text wrapping is 95% of the time ugly.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cell highlighted after pasting.

                                          Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cells highlighted after pasting. I'm sure it's helpful to some people, but for a lot of us it's annoying. Please provide a way to turn it off.

                                          13 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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