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  1. 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!

    60 votes
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  2. Pasting multiple cells into single cell (text)

    Excel for Mac text editing needs to be improved.

    It used to be possible to highlight one or more cells (e.g. A1:B1), then double-click a THIRD cell (e.g. C1) and paste the merged contexts of A1 & B1 into C1. Now that is no longer possible.

    This is a step backwards compared to Excel 2011, and both LibreOffice and Google Sheets also supports this functionality.

    3 votes
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  3. Revert the ungodly change to make the first key press open a cell instead of type into it

    Why did Excel 15.22 change to make the first key press open a cell instead of immediately typing into it? That hasn’t changed that since the 90s and is makes Excel incredibly frustrating to use.

    This behavior ONLY occurs on the Mac version and NOT the Windows version.

    12 votes
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  4. 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?

    17 votes
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  5. 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.

    13 votes
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  6. Graph Select Data Y -Axis text entry field bad with long text in text box

    In the “Select Data” for a graph, if you are trying to edit an existing “ axis range which has a long text (i.e the range is longer than fits in the edit box) then it is difficult to move the text entry point/cursor to the part outside the edit box. Using the left and right cursor movement keys changes the selection range rather than moving the text entry cursor. the dialog is of fixed size so you cannot widen the dialog/lengthen the text entry box.

    3 votes
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    Thanks for the great feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  7. Allow edit mode in 'Change PivotTable date source' Location box

    In Excel for windows, when changing the datasource location for pivot tables, you can use F2 to switch to edit mode and move the cursor around the location box to type the datasource location.

    There doesn't appear to be an equivalent edit mode for this dialog box (and presumably others where F2 works in windows Excel) on Excel for Mac.

    This is infuriating - it is often much quicker just to amend the data source location by typing rather than selecting cells. The only solution I've found is to highlight all the text in the location box, paste it to…

    9 votes
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  8. Allow Users to Edit Ranges

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

    15 votes
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  9. Find & Replace - Look In Dropdown Missing

    Please bring the Find & Replace Windows Functionality to the Mac version. You can't Find & Replace items in Formulas.

    8 votes
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  10. 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)

    8 votes
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  11. Make boxes like 'define name' box and define data for charts resizable.

    Not sure if this is editing Make the floating boxes like 'define name' and specify data for charts resizable. They are very difficult to use if names are longer than just a few characters. e.g. when defining a name from a different work book.

    1 vote
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 6 votes
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