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  1. 62 votes
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    • Excel for Mac | Spell Check for different languages

      Make spell check for Excel 2016 work with different languages.

      Spell checker works in other Office Apps (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) but not Excel as it only detects English language in Mac OS Mojave.

      Coordinated with Mac Support for possible compatibility issue but they directed the case back to Office 365.

      *tried all troubleshooting steps from this link but still not working
      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/office-365-2016-mac-excel-spell-check-not-working/a04d5533-5ea5-4d7b-ba33-b044dd5a066e?page=3

      7 votes
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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…

        8 votes
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        • 2 votes
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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

            2 votes
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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.

              3 votes
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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

                3 votes
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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

                  3 votes
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                  • Customizable Touchbar, Please!

                    The default settings for the touchbar are a good start, but these Mac's have been out for years - where's the ability to customize the touchbar?

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                    • excel mac bug. holding down command and selecting a cell multiple times will eventually darken the cell to black.

                      excel mac bug. holding down command and selecting a cell multiple times will eventually darken the cell to black.

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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…

                        2 votes
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                        • Text formatting

                          Can we please have a one button control in the formatting tab which will format text to upper, lower, sentence or proper case. Eg:

                          upper --> UPPER
                          LoWeR --> lower
                          sentence Case -->Sentence case
                          proper case --> Proper Case

                          I would write a macro to do this but the VBA editor is useless.

                          2 votes
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                          • auto correct in a text box

                            why doesn't auto correct work in text boxes???
                            I use text boxes in my quote template and i always have to write everything out. i have created some of my own text replacement inside of the auto correct preference tab so i do not always have to type out common things i write. They will only work in a cell and not a text box.
                            this is very annoying and also time consuming. e.g. si = Supply and install.

                            4 votes
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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.

                              8 votes
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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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                                • Please include the ability to modify the ribbon for Excel 2016 outright purchased Mac edition

                                  I have purchased the 2016 Mac edition of Office and have noticed that Microsoft has dropped the option to modify the ribbon for the outright purchased edition. This has caused me problems as I am unable to do the work required for my course on how to use Excel. I have attached what my Excel looks like compared to what is on you support sight (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-Ribbon-and-the-Quick-Access-Toolbar-in-Office-2016-for-Mac-26911d4c-4971-41cd-b606-5fbc0318f499), as it is only available for those that subscribe. Can you please add this feature for the outright purchased editions. I really do need it.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Bring back keyboard shortcut for align right!

                                    Am I missing something or are we no longer able to align right a group of cells using command+R? Looking at the list of shortcuts provided by Microsoft, "align right" is not there. This is very basic excel functionality. How could it have been removed??

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Touchbar "edit cell contents" shortcut

                                      Please put a "edit cell contents" touchbar button roughly where F2 used to be. Would save me hours. Much more useful than the current "Paste" button.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Bring back the clipboard in version 2016 for mac

                                        Bring back the clipboard. It makes copying and pasting so much easier.

                                        11 votes
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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!

                                          45 votes
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