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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?

    157 votes
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      19 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 32 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Weird issue on latest Fast Track version of Excel for Mac 2016

        I am running MacOS 1013 High Sierra, Developer Beta 9 and the latest Fast Track version has about the weirdest problem. If the workbook is an xlsx format then the sheet is reversed (as in you would have to look at it in a mirror to read it), plus upside down. If I save-as that workbook to an xls and reopen it, it looks fine. More information... I also have the same version on a Sierra, 10.12 machine and all is fine, with either workbook format. I captured a screenshot to be sure that you understand what I am seeing.

        9 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix recent update. Filtering a date column no longer works!

          The filter function for a column of dates has stopped working with a recent Excel for Mac 2016 update. Tip/clue: if you delete one of the dates in the column, the filtering again works as normal & expected.

          6 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add sun-burst chart

            cannot use Sun-burst chart with Excel 2016

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multi-user editing of Excel files on Sharepoint

              Excel for Windows current branch supports shared editing of excel files. Excel for Mac does not yet have this feature which is complicating our business processes. Would like to see this implemented soon.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "Import from Web" to the Mac Excel

                I want to import data from a Website like you can on the windows version. The Mac version has import from HTML which is not the same.

                38 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Give tree map on Mac excel

                  Give new maps in excel on Mac application. this is unfair.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cursor not properly positioned when editing directly inside cell

                    Another user posted this issue and it's been marked as "completed". Many of us are still having the same problem more than a year after the fix was rolled out. I am reposting it as an issue.

                    Original description: I found out that if you have longer texts (>20 chars) inside an Excel Cell and you try to edit them the more you get to the right of the text the more the cursor is drawn off to the left of the characters it is actually between. Cursor Position seems to be calculated wrong. I am using Standard Calibri Font.…

                    11 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • After upgrade to High Sierra Excel crashes when I try to change a cell

                      Excel 15.39 and High Sierra. Changing a cell (whatever, for example a stupid =5000/2 to =(10000/2)/2 Excel crash. Please fix it as it become unuseful and very frustrating!

                      3 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Excel 2016 for Mac more like Excel for Windows

                        Office for mac is slow and lack several features and ergonomy that the windows version has. Microsoft Word lacks those too.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

                          after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow removeduplicates to be used in VBA

                            In windows, remove duplicates function can be used in VBA and is very effective. Currently, Mac doesn't support this function in VBA. Please add this to be used on Mac as well. Thank you.

                            18 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please add the ability to customize the ribbon in the stand alone version of Excel 2016 for Mac.

                              I am very upset that since I bought a stand alone version of Excel for Mac for $109.99 and not the 365 Subscription I can not customize the ribbons. This is just not right. Are there any other options that I can not use?

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Format of data from database

                                When I open files exported from sql database, the numbers appear, but none can be used. Columns that need to be summed need to be converted to numbers ("Columns to text", then choosing finish, since converting cell by cell takes minutes) or columns to text, choosing text if it is a mixed column of numbers and text that need to be referenced.

                                Excel should be able to open them to work with them however, not just as general data that is neither text or value.

                                The text problem is related to the way vlookup works where it needs to either…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Excel or Word to default to open at My Documents instead of always having to select On My Mac the my documents then Excel or Word.

                                  Allow Excel or Word to default to open at My Documents instead of always having to select On My Mac the my documents then Excel or Word.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored

                                    'after upgrade to mac siearra 11, the excel shows text upside down and also mirrored'
                                    The impression is that Microsoft is doing everything possible to annoy Mac users and try to get them to move to use window machine. Each Microsoft upgrade creates a new problem to the office for Mac, and in particular with outlook and now with excel and so on.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • excel 15.49

                                      this latest version displays the file contents upside down. When you refresh the screen, it corrects most but not all of the content.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • version 15.39

                                        It is displaying the file contents upside down. Most lines will correct when you do something to refresh the screen, but not the column headings for a table.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • constantly crashing and losting data - at least always save user work!!!!!!

                                          this app is in need of serious redesign of basic functions - like saving work before a crash. I am done with excel and losing my time due to this horrible application. MS means losing time and money.

                                          2 votes
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