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  1. Duplicate a conditional formatting rule WITHIN the "Manage Rules" pane

    I frequently have conditional formatting rules that are nearly identical except for one minor detail. For example, if I wanted to highlight a cell red when it says "Apple" or "Cherry"," I have to create two completely different rules in the "Manage Rules" window from scratch. I would like to be able to duplicate a rule within the window, then change the one difference between them.

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  2. Allow math symbols & equations to be used in cells like normal text?

    Please allow the math symbols that we can use in Excel ("Insert" > "Symbols") to be treated as normal text and not pictures.

    The fact they are handled like images makes formatting them difficult and tiring. This is a very important feature, please add it. Thank you very much!

    1 vote

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  3. Copying and pasting hyperlinks

    When I disable autohyperlinking in Excel for Mac
    (Preferences - AutoCorrect and unchecked Replace the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks check box), it still autohyperlinks it when I copy and paste directly an email address or website url to a cell. When I paste to the formula bar, it does not hyperlink it. Is it possible to fix it so that, like in Excel for Windows, it won't auto hyperlink when I paste an email or url directly to a cell?
    Thanks.

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  4. Please add Print preview back to Excel and Word for Mac

    Please add Print preview back to Excel and Word for Mac

    2 votes

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  5. Default to "Set precision as displayed" for every excel document I open?

    Please provide the option to "set precision as displayed" as a default preference in excel for Mac. It's ridiculous to have to remember to mark that option for every workbook.

    1 vote

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  6. Preserve conditional formatting in Mac pivot table

    Please add the conditional formatting "Apply Rule To" feature to Mac Excel. This is already in Windows. It is insanely frustrating that I need to re-apply the conditional formatting to every column every time I expand a pivot table or add data or really do anything to the pivot table. Thank you.

    Also discussed here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/how-do-you-apply-conditional-formats-to-fields-in/7235070e-eeca-4b09-abd2-424e80333b06

    7 votes

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  7. Fix the missing ADD TO PRINT AREA function

    In Excel for PC there are 3 options SET PRINT AREA, CLEAR PRINT ARE and ADD TO PRINT AREA, the last option is missing in Excel for MAC

    3 votes

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  8. Auto Row Height does not work.

    Auto Row Height does not work on Mac.

    1 vote

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  9. Auto Row Height does not work.

    Auto Row Height does not work on Mac.

    1 vote

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  10. Request of revival of gradient color feature on cells

    I'd like to use Excel as sketch of the knitting diagram of Hawaiian codes.
    Then, I could express silver colors at Excel ver. before 2016, but now I cannot.
    I cannot make difference between silver color and gray color.

    To express such shiny color; silver, gold, I hope that the feature will be availeble again.

    2 votes

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  11. opentype

    Enable the "features" of an OpenType font. Especially the "Number Spacing" feature is really important to line up in tabular form

    2 votes

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  12. Can't use Myanmar Unicode, Pyidaungsu Font on Mac's Excel

    In word and powerpoint of excel, we can use the font easily. But in excel the font is always misplace.

    Please find the solution for that.

    65 votes

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    Thanks for posting about this issue. It would be very helpful if you would provide more information and screen shots to show how the words appear in Word and PowerPoint so that we can see the difference in Excel.

    Also, if you could provide a small example of the keystrokes that are used to enter one of the words on a US English keyboard (set to Myanmar or Myanmar QWERTY), it will be very helpful.

  13. Add option to disable recent fonts

    It would be a great idea if there were a way to disable recent fonts.

    The recent font list can get clogged up very quickly when testing which font to use.

    1 vote

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  15. Options to disable all and parts of auto formatting

    When importing data either from other applications or copy and pasting from other sources excel's auto-formatting corrupts data sets. It would be useful to have an option to turn off auto-formatting in part and in whole. This has been one of the biggest drawbacks of the programme for years now.

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  16. Options to disable all and parts of auto formatting

    When importing data either from other applications or copy and pasting from other sources excel's auto-formatting corrupts data sets. It would be useful to have an option to turn off auto formatting in part and in whole. This has been one of the biggest drawbacks of the programme for years now.

    0 votes

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  17. Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac

    Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac same as for the windows based excel.

    1 vote

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  18. Is there any function to allow users to edit ranges before protecting sheet?

    There is no function to allow users to edit ranges before protecting a sheet (as we can do in Windows' version)

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  20. Conditional formating of LInes

    If number above this cell is less than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is greater than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is equal than number below than this type of line.

    I have spoken to others about this, and am 'told' that the formatting is possible. When I try to do it, it has never worked. Either I am not understand it, OR something is not complete in the Conditional Formatting protocols. I'ld like to format hundreds of cells for this evaluation. and right…

    1 vote

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