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  1. Right Click mini tool bar missing

    Excel for Windows has a great feature of a mini tool bar when right clicking on a cell. This feature is missing from the Mac version.
    Please add this to future releases.

    10 votes
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  2. Allow Users to Edit Ranges

    This function has existed in Excel for PC since 2007. Why doesn't it exist for Excel for Mac?

    9 votes
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  3. SImple way to toggle OSX Excel keyboard shortcuts so that they mimic those in Excel Windows

    Add a simple Excel option toggle that allows OSX users to mimic keyboard shortcuts from Window (F2 = edit, Ctrl+z = undo etc etc).

    Many users tend to user windows Excel in a corporate environment and find it frustrating that their hard learned shortcuts don't work on OSX. Needs to be a simple way to turn on and off (c.f. the Lotus 123 navigation compatibility switch in advanced settings on Windows Excel)

    7 votes
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  4. 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…

    2 votes
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  5. Use enter rather than escape to accept a dropdown entry

    Currently in XL2016, if you're using a cell that has access to a dropdown list and, in the midst of typing an entry decide to use a selection from the dropdown list, to ACCEPT the entry you've chosen, you have to press ESCAPE, whilst the ENTER button results in an error message. That seems counter-intuitive, since everywher else escape means "no", "reject" or "leave", whilst enter/return is equivalent to "yes" or "accept". Please adjust this so it is more in accord with the User Interface.

    2 votes
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  6. After copying/pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory and remove the distracting circling lines.

    After copying and subsequently pasting information, remove the copied information from the memory - or at least remove the distracting circling lines.

    3 votes
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  7. touchbar edit in cell button

    please - its so simple
    or just give me the option to customise it myself

    2 votes
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  8. Include disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copy cell border continues to 'move' like ants. It is very annoying.

    Include a disable function for Excel 2016 (Mac) 'feature' where a copied cell border continues to 'move' like ants. This 'feature' is very annoying.

    7 votes
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  9. Revert the Stupid Automatic Small text->Normal Text in formula bar

    New'ish functionality in the formula bar where text is shown small until the bar is clicked on (to edit the text) when the text suddenly jumps to be normal sized text. Drives me mad as you position the mouse cursor to the point you wish to edit, click and suddenly the text jumps in size and the cursor is at the wrong point!!! Daft functionality that, is some want should be a preference setting. Drives me mad as have to position the cursor and click twice to exit existing text.

    10 votes
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  10. Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cell highlighted after pasting.

    Allow me to turn off the feature that leaves copied cells highlighted after pasting. I'm sure it's helpful to some people, but for a lot of us it's annoying. Please provide a way to turn it off.

    13 votes
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  11. Delete command keystroke

    One of the first customizations that I installed in past versions of Excel was to create a keystroke for the Delete command. I chose command-D.
    Now in the 2016 version I can't find a way to do this. Please give us keyboard customization, or add my command-D to the 'Delete...' menu command.

    2 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Copy and paste - it would be nice to have to option to copy cell including formula and format and then paste this cell to another cell.

    Some times instead of reentering data, formulas, relations, or formating elements, you could just copy (or cut) and paste from one place in spreadsheet to another. This is well understood and an original feature of many software apps including excel of times ago. It seems that this has been removed from the current release of excel 16.10. It might be something to bring back.

    2 votes
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  14. I am unable to edit the comment box, why?

    unable to edit comment box in Excel for Mac

    2 votes
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  15. Add a paragraph tap to the cell format window

    As you open the format cell function, with the paragraph format function (the same that is in word) one can do the following:
    1- Increase / decrease the space before the text.
    2- add bullet points or number points.
    3- adjust the tap position for each cell.
    4- insert a numbering system that can be carried through out the same style in the worksheet.

    2 votes
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  16. First Comment Keystroke Not Recorded

    When creating a new worksheet cell comment or editing an existing one, Excel 2016 (Office 366) fails to recognize and record the first key stroke which, in turn, forces the user to go back to the beginning of the comment and add that missing first character.

    2 votes
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  17. 6 votes
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  18. Excel 2016 does have spell check while 2011 version had it

    It was confirmed after a chat with your help desk that this issue is by design for Excel 2016.

    Check spelling and grammar in Office for Mac:

    Applies To: Outlook 2016 for Mac, Word 2016 for Mac, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Less

    https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Check-spelling-and-grammar-in-Office-for-Mac-05cae673-16e9-4917-9346-6d01a2b9d8efi

    2 votes
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  19. Better shortcut for editing a cells text/formula than "cntr" + "u"

    This is such a cludge, how about something very easy to remember and hit on the keyboard like "cmd" +"enter" or "cntr" + "return". I use this 5 times a minute and sick to death of "cntr" + "u" which also deprives me of a macro shortcut for unhide.

    3 votes
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  20. Keyboard Shortcut for Find and Replace

    Can there be a keyboard shortcut for the Replace command? There's only one for Find.

    4 votes
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