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  1. 48 votes
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    • 30 votes
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      • 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?

        40 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  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.

          20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Excel for Mac 2016 does not open xlsm files from Excel for Windows !

            Excel for Mac version 16.15 does not open xlsm files from Excel for Windows !

            Excel has a very serious error:
            Do not open the xlsm files maked with Excel for Windows, please correct it... !!!
             
            
I have tried it with all my previous excel macros files and in all it sends me a message of ERROR, when accepting that, Excel proceeds to repair it deletes all the macros that you have programmed in VBA !!!

            What kind of error is that ???

            PLEASE CORRECT THAT HORROR !!!! ...

            The exact message is the following:

            Notice: 
We have found a…

            11 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…

              30 votes
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                1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix the forms functions (combo boxes etc.) that were broken in the upgrade from version 17 to 18.

                In the upgrade from version 16.17 to version 16.18 of Excel, the operations available under the Developer tab were broken. The setup of operations like "Combo Box" works, but the process will not execute. This is a capability in Excel that I use literally every second day. I have solved my problem by downgrading to version 16.17, but anxiously await a patch that will restore their functionality.

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Internet Query Connection (.iqy files)

                    It would be helpful for Excel to Mac to support internet query connections.

                    When exporting a list from Sharepoint, the .iqy file is downloaded, which I subsequently can't open in Excel for Mac.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Spreadsheet Compare

                      Spreadsheet Compare for Mac Excel

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

                        24 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make same function excel for mac and window users

                          Please make same function excel for mac and window users so that we could be easy to use and command or shortcut key also be same.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Pivot Table Power User

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

                              20 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 'Select Objects'

                                How about giving the option 'select objects' for users to highlight which objects they want to delete? My only option on iMac is to press F5, special, then select objects which deletes all objects. Please address this issue as quickly as possible.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Trace Precedents/Dependents) to work on protected sheet

                                  If you protect a sheet, Trace Precedents/Dependents no longer works, even if you can see the formulas. This can be annoying if someone wants to see the calculation flow, but the author doesn't want anything changed.

                                  Either completely disable formula tracing only if the formulas are also set to hidden or add another option to the Protect Sheet dialog to toggle this on or off.

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Speak Cell feature

                                    It has always existed that I could get the speak cell on windows however even after the last updates I don't seem to be able to find on Mac

                                    2 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

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • customize excel default settings, e.g. for charts

                                        hi! i want to suggest to you the implementation of a possibility to change excel default settings, e.g. for charts. i’ve talked to your friendly support team about one such example, but they couldn’t help me with something that’s not programmed.

                                        i’m a chemist. like million other natural scientists, students and experts, i work with lots of complex and diverse data, every day. while the modern versions of excel offer many great and even fancy features, customization possibilities have shriveld. the template feature performs badly and really is only useful if applied to the exact same data set-up.
                                        what is…

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                                        • 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…

                                          3 votes
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