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  2. Offer More How To's

    I am not very savy in the computer world , i can get around one but im not super techy. However Excel is a great tool that i want to learn more about and i think promoting how to or new features more would be great!!

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  3. Units for linked Data Types

    When using the linked Geographical Data Type, it's important to know what the units are for the data available. For example, Area is in square kilometers and CO2 emissions are in kilotons per year. I was eventually able to find these units, but it wasn't easy. These are just two examples, there were many other data columns that did not include unit data. It would be better if information about the units of the data showed up when the linked data is inserted.

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  4. IT USING TOO MUCH BATTERY IN MY MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH 2019, UNLESS U QUIT THE APP

    KINDLY IMPROVE THE POWER MANAGEMENT OF THE EXCEL APP, it's USING TOO MUCH BATTERY WHILE WORKING AND IF U LEAVE THE APP OPEN, ITS DRAINING THE BATTERY VERY FAST

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  5. Quick Access Toolbar should have the same options, visual context, iconography, colors etc as Excel on Windows

    The quick access toolbar still does not have feature parity with Excel on Window. Users should be able to move the QAT above or below the "Ribbon". The QAT should have the same color icons as those on the Excel on Windows. As of 7/18/2020, the icons are only visible in the same colors as other icons in the Green application header bar. This is highly frustrating when needing to find the right command button at the right time. Also, the icons are very low resolution and pixelated, so even if there were colors and the background header bar were…

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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Unhide sheets (group)

    It would be a useful feature if, in addition to hiding worksheets, the unhide also works for group worksheets.

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  8. allow the top menu to remain visible when in full screen mode.

    allow the top menu to remain visible when in full screen mode. When I press the undue button, the screen falls out of full screen mode

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  9. Chapter Creation

    Chapter Creation

    Select a group of spreadsheets and form with them a kind of chapter, with the same color as the guide. So when you click on a chapter all spreadsheets are available for viewing (as is current Excel) and those that don't belong are collapsed (hidden) within your chapter. In the attached file only the yellow tabs would appear and below them the chapter names. When you clicked on the Green chapter the green tabs would be displayed and the others hidden. It's a way of working with multiple linked documents within Excel with a clearer view of spreadsheets…

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  10. Add Buttons to Quick Access Toolbar (Excel 2016, Mac)

    For Excel 2016 (Mac), it is not possible to add "Open File" to the Quick Access Toolbar.

    New File is there.
    Close File is there.
    Why is Open file not there? It's there in Word.

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  11. Money in Excel - Adding Additional Accounts or Allowing Manual Entry

    Would be great to have the ability to manually add accounts. Would eliminate the need for devs to update linking information which can be out of date. For example, when you look to add an NYCE IRA account it links to the old account servicer as opposed to the new one which is Voya (https://my.voya.com/voyassoui/index.html?domain=nycdcp.voya.com#/login-pweb)

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  12. Ctrl+M to merge cells

    I've noticed that there is no default key binding for ctrl + M and think this would be fantastic for it to be the "merge" function of highlighted cells. Having to select cells and then click merge each time is more arduous than it needs to be.

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  13. Leap year dates

    Leap year dates: Excel accepts 29th February 1900 (day number 60 on the excel calendar) as a valid date ..... but the Gregorian calendar rules state that 1900 is NOT a leap year.

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  14. add the function to search an entire excel database that is made up of many tabs

    add the function to search an entire excel database that is made up of many tabs

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  15. Add Musical Symbols/Notation to "Symbol" Popup

    Please add musical note symbols and musical notation symbols to "Symbols" drop down. Seems like more people would use these, than some of the more esoteric symbols such as those used in dentistry . . . (which are there). Thank you.

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  17. Office for Mac: Close window Don't Save needs keyboard command

    To close without saving and keep hands on keyboard: Command W to close window, but then you have to use mouse to select Don't Save. Needs keystroke like D or Command D. Used to exist, but not now.

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  19. have a print button

    pretty self explanatory

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  20. open embedded text file

    Opening embedded text file in Excel for Mac

    When you try to open an embedded txt file, you'll have this error "Cannot start the source application for this object."

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