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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Include the shortcuts for Fill commands

    Include the Windows shortcuts for Fill commands

    1 vote
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. screenupdating

    screenupdating = false fails in excel 16.13 again

    2 votes
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  8. Bring back all the macro features lost in 2011 and 2016

    With 2011 and especially 2016 many of the vital functions in VBA recording and editing were lost making the writing of VBA macros impossible. User forms, debugging and relative referencing were three such features lost.

    I used VBA to add features not available in Excel. As a transcriber of old church records I enter a lot of pre 1900 dates. These must be in a special dd mmm yyyy format which used to be checked by macro. I also check other fields for CAPITALISATION and Proper Case. None of this is now possible.

    The advanced issue of a new version…

    29 votes
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  9. Add the object, property, method help available in Excel for Windows with the F1 key to the Mac 2016 version.

    Add the link to the "msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vba/excel-vba/articles..." which is available in the Windows version of Excel while using the VBA editor by pressing the F1 key to Mac Excel 2016.

    Thank you.

    1 vote
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  10. why Excel VBA on mac disapere ? :-( :-( :-(

    a BIG mistake ! (and stupid too)

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

    a BIG mistake ! (and sutpid too)

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    15 votes
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  13. Various Bugs in VBA Editor

    In Excel 2016 Mac build 171017

    1. Trying to Import class file... When file dialog appears, you cannot select a .cls file. Clicking on the Options button show "Enable VB Files (*.frm, *.bas, *.cls)" This should work, but class files still cannot be selected. Changing the list to All Files (*.*) still doesn't work. Changing the list to Class Files (*.cls) works and you can select a .cls file.

    2. Exporting a class object to a file defaults to Untitled.cls instead of the name of the class. (Same is true for modules)

    3. Editor should default to a monospaced font…

    4 votes
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  14. Please, let us modify the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar in VBA 2016

    The menus are gone in VBA. Goodbye. But there's no replacement for these menus. It's not possible, when loading a workbook, to modify them.I know you work hard to implement these properties. Thank you. It's urgent.

    3 votes
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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. Ability to use code-signing certificates

    On the Windows side, we sign our XLSM files with a code-signing certificate and set Trust Settings to only enable macros in signed workbooks. Would be great to port this over to the Mac side, with a similar setting, bringing more convenience and security to users.

    1 vote
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  17. ComboBox menu in UserForm partially hidden for the user

    In recent version 15.38 (170902), ComboBox menu in UserForm appears in the background of a UserForm and is therefore partially hidden by the UserForm itself (and not accessible by the User).
    See attached file.
    Sincerely

    3 votes
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  18. Expose a VBE add-in entry point

    The VBE on Windows is reading a registry key to know where and how to load VBE add-ins from; that key is the ProgId of a COM-registered class that implements the IDTExtensibility2 interface.

    It is my understanding that Mac-VBA supports the VBE Extensibility library; if that is indeed the case then there should be a way to write a VBE add-in that can run on the Mac-VBE, and use that extensibility API to provide additional functionality, integrated in the editor. The mechanics would obviously need to be wildly different than on Windows, but there must be a way for the…

    2 votes
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  19. ComboxBox menu partially hidden in UserForm is ShowModal property = True

    Correction of previous post...
    In recent update 15.58 (170902), ComboBox menu in UserForm (which ShowModal property is set to True) appears in the background of a UserForm and is therefore partially hidden by the UserForm itself (and not accessible by the User). It was not the case in the previous version (15.37).
    See attached file (replace the previous one)
    Sincerely

    1 vote
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  20. Bring back the AppleScript menu

    It's easier to use the AppleScript menu than the Services menu to make shortcuts to the scripts. Script also starts up faster in AppleScript menu then in the Services menu. This is important when scripts are used in editing.

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