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  1. disable horizontal scrolling

    Please allow users to disable horizontal scrolling (when trying to scroll vertically). When using two-finger scroll on a trackpad (like on a MacBook) it's impossible to pull straight down. There used to be a feature to disable this in Excel for Mac, but it has gone away.

    The reason for this is that normally we only need to scroll vertically and am finding the when I use the trackpad I often scroll horizontally as well without intending to.

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    • More efficient process for changing data for graphs

      Here’s an idea… When changing the coordinates for a graph using “Select Data” after right clicking in the graph, it is great that the view switches to the actual data so that ranges can be easily selected. However, it would be even better if the view returns to the graph on leaving the “Select Data” dialog box. Often I have very large databases with the data I want to graph, often 40 or more for a single report. SO MUCH time is spent going back and forth between graphs and data, which are usually on different sheets, if not in…

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      • Comments are not displayed in cells ISSUE

        When the mouse pointer is over a cell with comments, these must be displayed while the pointer is over the cell. In the latest version of Excel for iMAC this is not the case.
        I had to contact Technical Support and they could not solve it (ticket 1443809072), what they did was uninstall my latest version of Excel and install an earlier version.
        How can I know that they have solved this problem?

        Thank you

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        • Highlight to INCREASE

          I am using Version 15.32 .xls for Mac. The Finder, when we search for a specific word or number, impossible to see it ! The highlight is not bright or evident enough. Should be VERY COLORFUL to see it... in a big table, when I click search for a word...it just jump...but impossible to see where it is.

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          • Row and column targeting highlighter

            Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
            color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

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            • Have GOTO place the target cell as the upper-left corner cell

              Currently, when you ask Excel to goto a cell or named range, you never know where the target cell will appear within the screen. This voids the goto feature of any real convenience, since, if I have to scroll the target cell to a place where I can actually see the pertinent data and access it, then why use the goto feature in the first place? I may as well just scroll all the way to where I want to go!

              If, however, the cell always ends up in the upper-left corner of the display, then I am actually where…

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              • Please remove "Elements" toolbar! Takes precious space on my monitor, have seen many others with similar complaint. Excel 2008.

                Excel 2008 - found out on my wife's older iMac that is running Excel 2008 that the so-called "Elements" toolbar is taking precious screen space and is useless for me. Seen many others post similar complaint. Doesn't seem to be in my AirBook version of Mac, but what can I do to eliminate this in this version?? Thanks

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                • Making the File-Properties-Content window scalable would be advantageous for finding a tab within a workbook, and as a tab list.

                  Making the File-Properties-Content window scalable would be advantageous for finding a tab within a workbook, and as a tab list.

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                  • "Night" version

                    Make a setting that turns cells a dark/black color and the lines white. Twitter has a setting like this, where your timeline turns dark blue and the words turn white.

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                      • Since last update tabs move around within doc all by themselves

                        This is driving me nuts - happens while I"m in a workbook and also when I open a workbook. Please can you fix and send an update ASAP? Thank you

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                        • slide feature in sheet list

                          Is possible to add slide feature to sheet list? Clicking on small arrows on the left bottom side is very slow and uneffective. This feature I'm talking about works in Google Drive Sheets or in your Excel for iOS and it's really great.

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                          • Dragging tabs in a workbook

                            Unable to drag tabs in a workbook beyond the edge of the page. In the past, you could drag the tab to the end of the page and it would scroll until you released it. Very helpful when alphabetizing.

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                            • Allow users to configure the active cell. It's so hard to find the active cell e.g., performing control+f and finding the cell referred to.

                              Allow users to configure the active cell. It's so hard to find the active cell e.g., performing control+f and then finding the cell referred to. Allow us to highlight the active ell, or change the outline color / weight of the line. The green color provided does not "pop" at all.

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                              • Remove "Add Header" or "Add Footer" from Page View

                                Remove the grayed "Add Header" and "Add Footer" from being visible in Page View (example below). It wasn't visible in Excel 2011 but is visible by default on 2016. Or, maybe it's only visible when grids are visible? I create many forms with Excel and often leave the view for users to tab through the form in page view and magnified at a view that is best. Now all our customers submitting these forms have a big "Add Header" at the top of our nicely designed forms. Example attached.

                                This was my initial post in the community forum:
                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/remove-add-header-or-add-footer-from-page-view/b7529e13-2994-43e2-8bf9-979e4ac4080a

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                                • Hyperlink to New Documents? I can't figure out how to do this.

                                  Their is no hyperlink option to link to new documents.

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                                  • Put Scroll Bars back

                                    Put scroll bars (horizontal and vertical) back. Or at least put the slider back - the scroll bars are actually there but without any slider are totally unusable (took me a long time to even notice that the white bar was actually a scroll bar without any slider!

                                    It's a nightmare trying to work without scroll bars and this feature needs to be put back really urgently.

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                                    • Pinned excel files

                                      Excel on MAC automatically un-pins a file from the pinned recent files view. Can you pls fix this to leave the file pinned until the user unpins it.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Jeff

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                                      • Weird issue on latest Fast Track version of Excel for Mac 2016

                                        I am running MacOS 1013 High Sierra, Developer Beta 9 and the latest Fast Track version has about the weirdest problem. If the workbook is an xlsx format then the sheet is reversed (as in you would have to look at it in a mirror to read it), plus upside down. If I save-as that workbook to an xls and reopen it, it looks fine. More information... I also have the same version on a Sierra, 10.12 machine and all is fine, with either workbook format. I captured a screenshot to be sure that you understand what I am seeing.

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                                        • Make Find/Replace dialog non-modal

                                          Please consider making the Find/Replace dialog work as it does on Windows.

                                          In Excel for Windows the dialog box is non-modal and automatically adjusts position if the selected cell is behind the dialog.

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