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  1. 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…

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    • Remove "Copy of" to Save as in version 16.17

      In Excel version 16.17, when you click on "Save as" it adds "Copy of" to the filename. In all previous versions, it never did this. Please remove the "Copy of" in the next release of Excel for MAC.

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      • make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

        make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

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        • Bring back 30 years of Keyboard Shortcuts

          Keyboard shortcuts remained fairly standard from Excel's earliest days (I started using it with version 2.2a, don't know if they go back further) until Excel 2001 when somethings like, for example command-b was moved to bold text instead of clear text, but those changes were remapped onto the control key for those of us that had been using them for a long time.

          Now they have mapped BOTH to bold, and removed the keyboard shortcut for clear altogether. Likewise fill down no longer has a keyboard shortcut.

          I was excited to hear that keyboard customization was returning, but neither of…

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          • return the keyboard shortcut for paste values

            there was a keyboard shortcut for paste value in Excel for mac 2011, its missing in Excel 2016

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            • The Quick Access Toolbar

              The Quick Access Tool bar on a Mac needs to be able to be moved below the Ribbon as on the Windows platform

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              • Not working anymore the shift+cmd+* shortcut!!

                Hi!

                Could you please help me with the following issue related to this post?
                I have Excel 2016 in a Mac and previously I was using the following shortcut to select ONLY VISIBLE ROWS from filtered data:

                SHIFT + CMD + *

                After that I could copy the data and will copy only the visible information and not the hidden information, or I could delete only the visible rows without deleting the hidden ones.

                But a month or so ago after an update I cannot longer do that and when I do SHIFT + CMD + * what it does…

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                • After upgrade to Office 365, "cut and paste" does not work correctly.

                  In Excel 2011, if I cut or copied a cell to Clipboard and then inserted a row, I could paste the item in Clipboard into a new cell. With Office 365, if I cut or copy a cell and then do anything such as inserting a row, the Clipboard is erased. This is such a fundamental action in Excel - cutting and pasting - that the "improvement" should be undone. I'd like to know when this fix is accomplished. Thank you.

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                  • Copy and paste from Excel to Word

                    In V 16.7 when copy some cells into word (or another App) it does not respect the with of the columns, it makes it all the same size. In the last version this was not so. So please bring back the old behaviour.

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                    • Bring back the "option-click" shortcut to insert column(s), row(s), or cell(s).

                      Please reinstate the option+click shortcut or at least a way to customize for it. It makes my work much easier and is the only reason I've yet to upgrade. Thanks a lot!

                      41 votes
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                      • Add ribbon buttons and keyboard shortcuts for superscript and subsript

                        Why is it so much harder to make text superscript or subscript in Excel, both for mac and windows?

                        16 votes
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                          • '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.

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                            • 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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                              • 1 vote
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                                • Sync Scrolling

                                  PLEASE add Sync Scrolling for two worksheets in Excel for Mac

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                                  • Still no 'live preview' function in any version of Office for Mac.

                                    Live preview has been a very useful feature of Office programs since 2010, but it's still not featured on any Mac version, at least up to and including Office 2016. Why not??

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                                    • enable an effective spellcheck

                                      have no ideas -I need help or an improvement to the software - I have tried turning on the dictionary in MSWord - that has now stopped working.

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                                      • donner un moyen de sélectionner toutes les zones de texte dans une feuille de calcul, comme c'était possible dans EXCEL 2000

                                        comment sélectionner d'un seul coup toutes les zones de texte dans une feuille de calcul? C'était possible et très simple dans Excel 2000, dans 2011 ça a disparu, et dans 16 ça n'apparaît pas non plus.

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                                        • donner un moyen de sélectionner toutes les zones de texte dans une feuille de calcul, comme c'était possible dans EXCEL 2000

                                          comment sélectionner d'un seul coup toutes les zones de texte dans une feuille de calcul? C'était possible et très simple dans Excel 2000, dans 2011 ça a disparu, et dans 16 ça n'apparaît pas non plus.

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