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  1. macOS Mojave is only 64 bit update Excel 2011 to 64

    At present if you want to use Forms in VBA you cannot in the latest version of Excel for Mac one has to stay with 2011

    2 votes
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  2. fuzzy lookup for Mac

    Fuzzy lookup for Mac

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

    159 votes
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  3. Add the same items in the developer bar as in windows. Many VBA commands are missing, such as insert form

    add the same items in the developer bar as in windows. Many VBA commands are missing, such as insert form

    9 votes
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  4. macro options...

    If you select Tools - Macros - Macros... you get a list of macros. Select a macro and click Options... You're then presented with a box that allows you to set a Shortcut key. Either Option+Cmd (for a lower case letter) or Ctrl+Shift (for an upper case letter).

    It doesn't matter what I enter into the little box. Nothing works. No letter, upper or lower case, seems to work.

    Since generally keyboard shortcuts seem to be an issue has this ever worked?

    2 votes
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  5. Allow Userforms that are modeless

    Allow Excel for Mac to support Userforms that are modeless, so that the Userform will not interrupt editing of the worksheet while the user form is shown.

    17 votes
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  6. VBA bugs

    Hi. Thanks for providing a new VBA editor for Office 2016. I have a vba add-in I've been working on that shortly after some recent updates started having errors pop-up. Please fix Mac Office 2016 so in vba I can close open xlam files.

    In the attached add-in, I install statprogo.xlam, then in the ribbon, I can select, eg, Regression Analysis->Multiple... and then press cancel on the user form to get the error. The workbooks().close call is causing the error when it did not previously.

    4 votes
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  7. User defined functions

    I developed an Excel Add-in that is coupled to a Fortran code in Excel 2016 for Mac. This works perfectly. However, it would be nice if the list of (user defined) functions could be visualised in a separate category or visualised anyway in the "Formula Builder" pane on the right side of the screen (in between the already existing categories and functions). I tried to use

    Sub AddUDFToCustomCategory()

    Application.MacroOptions Macro:="MyFunction", Category:="MyCat"
    

    End Sub

    but that does not work, nor in my develop Add-in, nor in a very simple Add-In with only one simple function.

    Looking forward to an answer!

    Teus

    4 votes
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  8. Allow attaching symbols to quick-access toolbar buttons (as is the case in Excel for Windows)

    For many years I had a customized set of buttons in the toolbar at the top of Excel spreadsheets. Some of these were standardized commands (splitting the worksheet); others were macros I had created. These sped up my work significantly. I had hoped to use the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel for Mac 2016 to recreate the most important of these. I can do this, but they all have the same button symbol!! Could you allow me to replace the buttons with symbols, as I could in Excel for Mac 2011 and apparently could if I used Excel 2016 for…

    5 votes
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  9. I have Excel 365 for Mac. I want to have a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for FIND & REPlACE! I sorely miss the one I used on Excel 2011.

    I have Excel 365 for Mac. I want to have a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for FIND & REPLACE! I sorely miss the one I used on Excel 2011.

    6 votes
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  10. Solver in Excel for Mac gives wrong answers to problems with binary variables. I teach an optimization class where this is a big problem.

    Solver in the latest version of Excel for Mac gives wrong answers to problems with binary variables. I am a professor and I teach an optimization class where this is a big problem. Running Solver in the attached file (and many others) generates wrong answers in the latest Excel for Mac. It works fine in other versions of Excel, including Excel for Mac 2011.

    25 votes
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  11. Fix Solver Solving Method drop down in Mac Excel 2016

    The drop down for select Solving Method in Solver does not work in Mac Excel 2016. Nothing happens when one clicks to reveal the drop down menu.

    One can select an alternate solving method via the arrow keys. Please fix the Solver drop down.

    Thank you.

    5 votes
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  12. vba ODBC connection

    ActiveWorkbook.Connections("ConnectionName").ODBCConnection is broken. Please fix this single command. It is a blocking issue. All other ODBC commands are working as expected. Please fix this one so everything is working. Thanks

    20 votes
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  13. Enable VBA Support for creating and editing UserForms (not the Data Form)

    In previous versions of Mac Excel you could create a Form/Dialog using VBA (called a VBA UserForm). In Mac Excel 2016, you can no longer do this. Please bring that functionality back. Note that this is different than the "Form" option on the Data menu. There's a separate suggestion on UserVoice for that.

    (March-2018: MS updated the Title and Description to avoid confusion with the Data Form request)

    815 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion and for the support of this feature. If you meant to vote for the Data Form, which is different than VBA UserForms, please change your vote to that suggestion instead. From reading the comments on this one, it seems that some clarification was needed.

    I updated the title and description for this one and we’ll continue to monitor for comments and votes.

    Here’s the link to the Data Form suggestion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/17930662-restore-data-form-functionality

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  14. I still cannot use "Add-in" on my mac

    I've already sign the "add-in solver" in the Excel add ins options. But I still cannot use the Add-in took kit that windows have.

    2 votes
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  15. Could you please document/explain the differences in form control/VBA usage in Office 2016 for Mac?

    I'm building an Excel spreadsheet tool that I would like to be compatible across different versions of Office. It's not terribly complicated; just a few sheets and buttons that allow you to manage data & do some basic analysis. I was able to make it completely compatible with Excel 2011 for Mac by using only form controls and by getting rid of any "Missing" references in the VBA editor, but in Office 2016, I get errors trying to set the value of a drop-down/combobox using .ControlFormat.ListIndex or .ControlFormat.Value. Both versions work fine in Excel 2010 & 2013 for Windows and…

    24 votes
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  16. Full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions

    The "Application.MacroOptions" as described but the Microsoft documentation https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff838997.aspx does not appear to be fully implemented for Excel 2016 MAC. The argument "ArgumentDescription" that is described in the Excel VBA reference causes a compile error to be raised. How about full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions.

    8 votes
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  17. Excel for Mac Macro cannot record data analysis operations

    Excel for Mac's macro cannot record my operations when I use data analysis tools(e.g. using random number generation),but when I do the same steps on windows it can be done.
    Could please fix that
    Details pls follow the link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0vygE2JN4o

    2 votes
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  18. screenupdating

    screenupdating = false fails in excel 16.13 again

    2 votes
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  19. why Excel VBA on mac disapere ? :-( :-( :-(

    a BIG mistake ! (and stupid too)

    3 votes
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  20. why Excel VBA on mac disapere ? :-( :-( :-5

    a BIG mistake ! (and sutpid too)

    3 votes
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