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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,

    22 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  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.

      16 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  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.

        40 votes
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          17 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.

        • 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

          14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  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!

            26 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  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.

              17 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

                41 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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.

                  5 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  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.

                    10 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 29 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 20 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 79 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  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.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for full-functioning charts to be built from pivot tables

                              This used to be a feature on past versions of excel, where you could select data in a pivot table and create a chart from it that is fully customizable. Now, if you create a chart from a pivot table set of data, the "chart design" tab does not show and it limits the abilities to customize the chart effectively.

                              Can we get this back, please?

                              Original issue is here, along with specifics https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/chart-design-tab-is-now-missing-on-excel-for-mac/919fea2d-b7b9-4a42-aa1e-25b0550ccbc4?messageId=4c949783-8231-4fc8-b868-e4fdee27ba76

                              16 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Night" version

                                Make a setting that turns cells a dark/black color and the lines white. Twitter has a setting like this, where your timeline turns dark blue and the words turn white.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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?

                                  709 votes
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                                    151 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Align the validation button on the right side when cells are merged

                                    When for layout purposes i need cells to be merged and need a validation list in that merged cel, the button isn’t alligned at the most right cell.
                                    Please fix this. Now it , the button, is aligned on the right side of the most left cell. However the text is right alligned in the right cell. The button covers the text, when the cell is selected????

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • cannot sort data without it crashing after High Sierra upgrade

                                      Every time I try to sort my data the whole spreadsheet crashes. Now I save everything almost after I put data in a cell. This is crazy. Just updated to High Sierra. Guess that was a really bad move.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Font format or cell width changed in 2016

                                        I have many spreadsheets in which I had tailored cell widths to just fit the text I had in column headers, and upon upgrading to 2016, either the font format has changed or the cell widths have become smaller to the extent that many of my column headers have words that are split on two lines now. What did Microsoft do to make a global change in formats that has affected many of my spreadsheets? Is anyone else seeing this?

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Unresponsiveness in Excel for Mac

                                          Using Excel for Mac (v16.9) on desktop from an Office 365 pkg (issues while working with local files - not online).

                                          Sporadic issues:
                                          1. Can't select a cell using a mouse (periodically) - forced to navigate via keyboard arrows
                                          2. Selected cells (when copying) won't un-select even after saving or double clicking in another cell
                                          3. Drag and drop doesn't always work - sometimes due to lag times
                                          4. Lag times in responsiveness (overall)

                                          I've read about these issues related to v15 and saw that they were reported as fixed in v15.20. Why am I still experiencing these issues? Could…

                                          11 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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