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  1. Add PowerPivot to Mac excel

    is it possible to open an existing Windows Power Pivot Excel on Mac?

    I have already created a Power Pivot Excel report on Excel 2013.
    Now i want to use that report on mac.Is there any way to do so?

    1,627 votes
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      379 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 60 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        40 votes
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          32 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  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?

          49 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide all the options that are available to Windows users

            MAC users are severely limited with what they can do in Excel compared to Windows users. I am doing an Excel course and creating a Pivot Chart is not an option for me nor do I have the option to create a PowerPivot as my classmates who use Windows PCs. All that needs to be done is to make things comparable. What you do for one- Windows PC users, you do for the other- Mac users. Level the playing field so to speak.

            It's not only about Pivot Tables. All Mac Excel applications and features need to be updated and…

            54 votes
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              3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 36 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Power Pivot to it.

                Add Power Pivot to Mac for Excel.
                I would be willing to pay an additional fee for it.

                30 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Excel for Mac | Spell Check for different languages

                  Make spell check for Excel 2016 work with different languages.

                  Spell checker works in other Office Apps (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) but not Excel as it only detects English language in Mac OS Mojave.

                  Coordinated with Mac Support for possible compatibility issue but they directed the case back to Office 365.

                  *tried all troubleshooting steps from this link but still not working
                  https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/office-365-2016-mac-excel-spell-check-not-working/a04d5533-5ea5-4d7b-ba33-b044dd5a066e?page=3

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • EXCEL For Mac needs a XML import data

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

                    66 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  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.

                      78 votes
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                        22 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.

                      • Pivot Table Power User

                        Bring Pivot Tables up to the same capabilities as the Windows version

                        28 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 161 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  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

                            91 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide data get and tranform including JSON to Excel transformation

                              This feature is provided with Windows Excel 2016 but not with Mac. Isn't it time to make the Mac software a first-class citizen with Microsoft. It seems like forever that Microsoft started supporting Mac Office, yet it still does not have all the features. Why not? I am paying you every month. Yet you still don't provide many advanced features. I will consider Pages then.

                              10 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…

                                12 votes
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                                  17 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.

                                  36 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts

                                    In this answer to "Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts" https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac?query=Bring%20back%20custom%20keyboard%20shortcuts the MS team states I can find the customization option under Tools > Customize Keyboard and links to this article to show how: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-custom-keyboard-shortcut-for-office-for-mac-6bbeb90e-96d9-4e03-b199-fc026ebdc321?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                                    This is NOT the case. There is no option for Customize Keyboard in the Tools menu in Excel 2016 for MAC. You guys blew it when you removed the ability of a user to create a custom key combo to complete a command.

                                    For example I always used the F1 key to delete cells and rows, which I do a lot. I used Option+click to add…

                                    7 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

                                      When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Excel will freeze when you try to copy any cell. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Word. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

                                      I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
                                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

                                      I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  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

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC, just like Windows

                                          Make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC, just like Windows

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