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  1. Add PowerPivot to Mac excel

    is it possible to open an existing Windows Power Pivot Excel on Mac?

    I have already created a Power Pivot Excel report on Excel 2013.
    Now i want to use that report on mac.Is there any way to do so?

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      350 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide all the options that are available to Windows users

      MAC users are severely limited with what they can do in Excel compared to Windows users. I am doing an Excel course and creating a Pivot Chart is not an option for me nor do I have the option to create a PowerPivot as my classmates who use Windows PCs. All that needs to be done is to make things comparable. What you do for one- Windows PC users, you do for the other- Mac users. Level the playing field so to speak.

      It's not only about Pivot Tables. All Mac Excel applications and features need to be updated and…

      43 votes
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        3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Excel for Mac should have the new Stocks functionalty

        It would be great if Excel for Mac (Insiders) is able to have the new Stocks functionality currently used by Excel for PC (Insiders)

        This functonality is described in https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-a-stock-quote-e5af3212-e024-4d4c-bea0-623cf07fbc54

        In respect of this particular capability, it would bring Excel for Mac more in line with Apple Numbers which currently offers something similar.

        Thank you for considering this addition.

        30 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • EXCEL For Mac needs a XML import data

          There is not way to import and map XML data to excel for mac,

          60 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Axis Format For New Chart Types in the Excel 2016 for Mac 16.9 Release

            In Excel 2016 for Mac, new chart types were introduced, including Histogram, Tree Map, Sunburst and Box and Whisker. When attempting to format the X & Y Axes, either the Format box appeared with no parameters, or no Format box shows at all. This is critical, core functionality and is needed ASAP, for example a 16.10 update. With my specific case, /i was trying to adjust Bin parameters on a Histogram, and the Format Axis box never appeared.

            76 votes
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              22 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi All – We are working to add the formatting capabilities for the new chart types. We’re hoping to release the update for this in June 2018.

              We recognize there are currently some limitations with how you can use the chart types that have only recently been available in Excel for Mac, especially Histogram, and we are working hard to complete these.

            • 155 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pivot Table - Add the option to "include new items in manual filters"

                Include the option to add new items in manual filters (same as the one that exists in the windows version)

                4 votes
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                • Make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC, just like Windows

                  Make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC, just like Windows

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts

                      In this answer to "Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts" https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac?query=Bring%20back%20custom%20keyboard%20shortcuts the MS team states I can find the customization option under Tools > Customize Keyboard and links to this article to show how: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-custom-keyboard-shortcut-for-office-for-mac-6bbeb90e-96d9-4e03-b199-fc026ebdc321?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                      This is NOT the case. There is no option for Customize Keyboard in the Tools menu in Excel 2016 for MAC. You guys blew it when you removed the ability of a user to create a custom key combo to complete a command.

                      For example I always used the F1 key to delete cells and rows, which I do a lot. I used Option+click to add…

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove "Copy of" to Save as in version 16.17

                        In Excel version 16.17, when you click on "Save as" it adds "Copy of" to the filename. In all previous versions, it never did this. Please remove the "Copy of" in the next release of Excel for MAC.

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                          3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

                          make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

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                            3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back 30 years of Keyboard Shortcuts

                            Keyboard shortcuts remained fairly standard from Excel's earliest days (I started using it with version 2.2a, don't know if they go back further) until Excel 2001 when somethings like, for example command-b was moved to bold text instead of clear text, but those changes were remapped onto the control key for those of us that had been using them for a long time.

                            Now they have mapped BOTH to bold, and removed the keyboard shortcut for clear altogether. Likewise fill down no longer has a keyboard shortcut.

                            I was excited to hear that keyboard customization was returning, but neither of…

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • don't delete the list of recent files when updating

                              don't delete the list of recent files when updating

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • return the keyboard shortcut for paste values

                                there was a keyboard shortcut for paste value in Excel for mac 2011, its missing in Excel 2016

                                2 votes
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                                • Bring back option to remove black line around embedded Word documents

                                  Enable Shape Format --Shape Outline options for embedded Word documents on spreadsheet that appear as objects. In past versions of Excel, you could remove the black line in formatting so that text appeared on the sheet without a border. Haven't been able to turn in reports for over a year in newer version. Only works with the text box which defeats the purpose of being about to Word functions such as grammar, etc. inside Excel.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

                                    it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add Australian towns to the Map feature.

                                      It seems that currently the maps feature can only be used on a state level for Australia. Would it be possible to have additional towns added so it could be a more useful tool please?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Paste value different excel file

                                        When copying cells with values to a different excel file, paste values does not work. Ctrl--cmd--v. Rather it does the annoying paste special

                                        Paste values works within the same excel file, but not to a different.

                                        Please fix

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          Entry in a password field of a UserForm should be masked in Excel 2016 Mac (as it was in Excel 2011 and in every Excel version on Windows)

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