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  1. Add pivot chart feature for Mac.

    There isn't a pivot chart feature available, and if anyone uses excel above middle school level will require the tool. On behalf of every college student out there, please solve this issue asap, there is absolutely no reason to why this would be acceptable.

    20 votes
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      2 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy ... remember the roots of the original Excel development (for Mac !!) and make Mac and Win Excel versions equal (they cost the same !!)

      Excel for Mac has a VBA editor which is total ****. The VBA editor in Windows is better (although with latest upgrade the help function has been completely removed and replaced by a link to www, which makes it totally useless when working off-line (on a plane for example). I am paying the same price for my Office products, and Excel was BORN on a Mac back in 1984-1985, so why is Office so blatantly discarding their Mac customers ??? Why can't I use VBA User Forms on Excel 2016 for Mac ??? (just as one example) ??? Why can't…

      11 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • plaese create POwer Pivot fro MAC EXCEL

        plaese create POwer Pivot fro MAC EXCEL

        38 votes
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          3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make a Mac 2016 version of Excel that has all the same key commands as the Windows Excel

          There are missing key commands on the Mac version of Excel that I need to use. These features are exclusive to Windows Macs which makes it a complete hassle to work with Excel if you are a Mac user. Some features include the Quick Analysis, Find & Select, including such layouts as the Page Break layout.

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            2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Layout for Excel for Mac make it exactly like Windows, Adobe did it with all their apps

            The MAC version of Excel (and all Office apps) are different than the Windows version. Why!!!
            I have participants coming to my college classes to learn Office, most are on Windows PCs. But there are a few that are on MACs. I have to tell them that MACs are different. Why not make both version exactly the same. Adobe did it with all their products. Please make both versions the same so we can use one book for both. Then we can also teach for either platform in one class!

            4 votes
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            • fuzzy lookup for Mac

              Fuzzy lookup for Mac

              It would be great to have fuzzy lookup add-in for Mac.

              5 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix VBA recording issue

                Something I came across - which I suspect has been documents elsewhere but I can't readily see it so here goes.

                When recording a macro in excel for mac 2016 for some reason the action of opening a file does not get recorded. The recorder literally doesn't register that you have opened the file. (Its a very useful step to provide the full syntax for the file path of the relevant file).

                However when you close the file - that step is recorded as ActiveWorkbook.Close.

                It took me a while to work out that the syntax from 2011 to 2016…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tiresome to mention it, but I'm still waiting to upgrade from Office 2011 to Office 2016 but there's no point.

                      Having a workable Visual Basic Editor in Office 2016 that has a few more features than just typing would be nice. We're close to two years down the line with this and still not close to Office 2011 for VBA capability. I'm an optimist though. I'm sure you'll put some effort in before everyone buggers off elsewhere.

                      24 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mac Excel 2016 VBA

                        Mac Excel 2016 runs the Macros I wrote with 2011, but it won't refresh charts with the macro-altered data.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix ridiculous editing bugs in Excel 2016

                          Excel 2016 Mac is a mess.

                          Besides the ugly cartoon-like interface of all of Office 2016 (which obviously nothing can be done about now), it has some serious bugs. (Oh, and thanks for messing up so many of the keyboard shortcuts I learned for 2011).

                          Select all: Command-A doesn't work if there is an embedded picture/image in the worksheet. Instead, it invokes some kind of 'picture format' toolbar (or ruler - whatever...) item.

                          Edit in cell: completely unreliable to try and select contents of cell for editing (either in whole or in part. Sometimes in works, sometimes it doesn't. I've…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 8 votes
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                            • fix the freeze!

                              excel keeps freezing! I have to force quit and have reentered the same lines multiple times as a result. FRUSTRATING!

                              22 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • please make excel automatically save all the files every 5 minutes

                                Please make excel automatically save files every 5 minutes. Its super annoying when my computer shuts down on it's own and my whole days work is lost on excel because I did not manually save it

                                4 votes
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                                • A way to avoid scrolling to deep down below.

                                  A way to fast scroll no further then:
                                  1. - last line of a table + a few line's
                                  2. - a preset last line in a workbook.
                                  3. - last line of the print area

                                  Often you want to scroll or copy things down til a certain row, but often the scrolling start slow or crapy and then flies downwards, passing the line you want. Specially within tables.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please give Mac users of Office 365 Excel the SWITCH function too

                                    I have an Office 365 subscription and it's infuriating that the SWITCH command which I can use on my PC will not work on my MacBook version (OF THE SAME SOFTWARE FROM THE SAME SUBSCRIPTION!).....Isn't it time you synchronised all versions of the software to give the same functionality to all users regardless of platform?

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Fire the manager and Higher who are involved in Excel mac development and hire people who are willing to spend development time in macos

                                      There are more errors then ever. Come on guys, we pay you every year, but we get more misery back, SHAME ON YOU.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Tables : Like 'Lock Titles' also Locked footer/total row

                                        We can lock the title from a table on top of the window, but I would be really nice to have the footer from a table also locked but then at the bottom of the window. Or de footer/total row just under the title row.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 3 votes
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