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add basic functions that exist in excel for windows! Wouldn't have bought it if I had known that it didn't include these basic functions!
basic functions for excel
2 votes 
Filter/explode category in Formula Builder
One can search and Scroll in the Formula dialog. If you don't know what excel will call a function you need to scroll. What you usually know is if you will need a function on text, Date/time, number, stats etc... It would then be very nice to filter the enormous list of functions based on topic / data type you are to operate on.
Seems like a small feature add, that would help a lot.
1 vote 
translation function
It would be a great time saver if there was a translation function that worked like a reference function. Especially if you work internationally and have to enter 2 languages in e.g. a list to make it easier to understand, this function would be very practical, because you would have to enter it once and then you could transfer it to the other cells.
For example: column A is German and column B should contain the corresponding English translations. Instead of having to translate everything manually, a function would be simpler here, which would transfer the following information: If A1…2 votes 
add Let function to Excel for macOS
Please add the Let function to macos excel. Some people/colleagues are already using the Let function in the Excel Windows version documents and the file doesn't work on the Mac.
1 vote 
improve the filter function in excel for Mac  make it work the same as with excel for PC
improve the filter function in excel for Mac  make it work the same as with excel for PC
9 votes 
I would need to use result of a formula as the lookup value in VLOOKUP, Hlookup....
The lookup value in this set of functions (vlookup, Index, match...) need to be a value or a reference to the cell containing a value. I would need the possibility of that value being the result of another formula or function. For example : Vlookup(A2;b2:f9:3;0) where A2 would not contain a value but a formula such as =M1+m2 or simply M1
1 vote 
全環境、全バージョン、配列数式の 引数引き渡し
配列数式を 組む際に、
・セル間配列数式値の 受け渡し、
・ネスト間配列数式値の 受け渡し、
此等において、ご存じの通り、
阻害条項が 横たわっており、連れて、
名前定義を 介したり、
INDEX構文を 持ちいたり、
等、阻害への 特殊な、
対応が 求められます。又、
OFFSET構文等の、
索引関数の 結果を、
上位ネスト関数に 引き渡す際にも、かなり 以前から、
不具合が 見られるように、
なっていますし、他にも 有る、
可能性も 横たわっています。一方、
もし 此等を、
VBAで なそうと、
する場合、ループ等での 対応が、
一般的です。ですが、
此では オブジェクトタッチ数が、
飛躍的に 増え、連れて、
必要処理時間が 飛躍的に、
増加するだけでなく、プリセット機能である シート関数の、
有用性を 殺し、併せれば、
Excel 其の物の、
価値を、能力を、
毀損しています。Excelの、
持てる 能力の、
全てを 毀損させず、
余す事なく 発揮させるためにも、配列数式への 改善を、
図っては 如何でしょうか、ご検討を 願います。
1 vote 
Temporary variables in formulas
It would be amazing if you could implement a function that allows you to set a temporary variable to use within a formula! Something like the syntax used in OpenRefine's "with()" control (borrowing their syntax for my example  link to their wiki below).
Syntax:
WITH( [Function A], [Variable Name: string], [Function B] )[Function A] would get evaluated first, and then the result could be referenced within [Function B] using the [Variable Name] string (essentially as if it was a named range). With this you can reuse a value in a formula multiple times without needing to repeat the…
3 votes 
Please improve the ASC and JIS functions
Please improve the ASC and JIS functions so that:
they can apply to:
 only romajis,
 only katakanas,
 both of them
For instance, this could be like:
 ASC(Text,1) / JIS(Text, 1) would apply only to romajis
 ASC(Text,1) / JIS(Text,1) would apply to katakanas only
 ASC(Text,0) / ASC(Text) / JIS(Text,0) / JIS(Text) would apply to both, just as the present versions.This would be very helpful for a variety of usages.
The main usage would be to force romajis to singlebyte while forcing kanas to doublebyte.
In fact, in many cases, ones would prefer transform only…1 vote 
Please improve ASC and JIS functions
Please improve the ASC and JIS functions to that:
they can apply to:
 only romajis,
 only katakanas,
 both of them
For instance, this could be like:
 ASC(Text,1) / JIS(Text, 1) would apply only to romajis
 ASC(Text,1) / JIS(Text,1) would apply to katakanas only
 ASC(Text,0) / ASC(Text) / JIS(Text,0) / JIS(Text) would apply to both, just as the present versions.This would be very helpful for a variety of usages.
The main usage would be to force romajis to singlebyte while forcing kanas to doublebyte.
In fact, in many cases, ones would prefer transform only…1 vote 
Reinstate ability to use the TAB or RETURN key to finish a formula and move to next over or down cell
I'm on a Mac OS10.14.6 using Excel v16.34. Neither the Enter nor Return nor Tab key will autoselect the Done button to finalize a created formula and then bring me to the next cell over or down.
I've hesitated to move from Excel 2011 because I'm able to, for instance, put my cursor in a cell, doubleclick SUM in the function dialog box (which I keep open in the window), drag/select the range of cells I want to add, then hit the Tab button to finalize the formula and move me to the cell to the right, to then use…
1 vote 
Select only visible cell as COMMAND+Shift+8
On older versions of Mac Excel the key combination of COMMAND+SHIFT+8 would select only visible cells. Now (v.13.64) it does not. You need to press OPTIONS+;
Please readd this function back1 vote 
When editing in cell, please readd COMMAND+A as a select all option
On older version of Excel, when you were editing a formula in a cell, if you pressed COMMAND+A, all the text would be selected. Now, the same combination of keys does nothing.
Please readd this function!1 vote 
md5 hash function
Please implement the MD5 hash function
1 vote 
Simplify SUBTOTAL
Simplify SUBTOTAL function by eliminating codes: use the underlying functions instead. Use TRUE or FALSE to include hidden rows.
1 vote 
Excel: UserForm option should be returned in Excel.
The UserForm command is not available in Office 365 (Excel). I need it!!
Especially as user interface to fill in data in large Excelsheets.4 votes 
Find
Why after so many years of people requesting that Find All button be added to the Find dialog box in Mac Excel version it's still not there? How difficult is it just to add a button?
3 votes 
You could scrap the function that automatically changes numbers to dates.
Its completely useless and just frustrating.
2 votes 
Sheet numbers change as you drag the formulae down
Can there please be the ability to drag the below function down the column and the sheet number changes automatically only. The '$' sign fixes the cell but I need the ability for the sheet number to change automatically in numerical order as I have over 200 rows and 25 columns to change manually!!
='18'!$B$3
2 votes 
In Office 2011 for Mac in the pulldown File menu under Recent the user has the option to Clear Recent. This option does not exist in Office
In Office 2011 for Mac in the pulldown File menu the user had the option to Clear Recent. This option is missing in Office 2016. It was a useful feature. You should put it back.
2 votes
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