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  1. 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.

    41 votes
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  2. Make Excel for Mac Exactly the same as in Windows

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and also the option to place it bellow the ribbon.
    There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    28 votes
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  3. Gradient Cell for Excel Mac

    To have compatibility for Windows & Mac suggested to have gradient fill for Excel Mac as well.

    28 votes
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  4. Key Commands

    Can you create Key Commands for the following:
    Add a ROW
    Add a COLUMN
    Delete a ROW
    Delete a COLUMN
    Insert COPIED cells

    16 votes
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  5. Change Default Currencies in Dropdown Menu Excel

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to change the default currencies I see listed in the dropdown menu for currencies.

    I'm in the EURO zone. Microsoft has decided I see GBPound/Euro/RMB/CHF which makes no sense to me! I never EVER use the Swiss Franc or Chinese RMB, while the USD is not in there... ????

    It should be such an easy software adjustment to select your own currencies (and order) of which currencies show in the dropdown menu. Why have currencies in shortcuts that do nothing to help the user?

    12 votes
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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

    1 vote
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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

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

    Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

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  10. Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

    Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

    1 vote
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  11. implement a way to split cells in a table.

    Have a way to split a single cell in a table into multiple rows or columns (subrows and subcolumns of the main table)

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  12. Allow setting cell padding

    I would like to see the ability to set the inside padding for all cells. Especially with wrapping text, I want some extra spacing between the text in adjacent cells to improve its readability. Currently I add blank columns/rows to add the spacing, but this makes navigation worse.

    E.g., for headers I want extra top and bottom padding, and for data cells something like 3pt left and 12pt right padding would give enough margin to keep text visually separate between lines.

    There is already an indent option, but this allows only changing one side, and thus is not able to…

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  13. 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.

    1 vote
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  14. Conditional Formatting (Blink/Flash) when value is TRUE

    Hi.. Wouldn't be it great to when we apply any condition formatting to any cell or a row/column instead of having a still color we can make it flashing/blink color. This can easily allow the user to identify the records.
    Criteria for flashing/blinking
    1. Number of Blinks/Flash
    2. Recurrence Blink/Flash
    3. Customize blink or not to blink upon opening the workbook

    Regards, Faraz Shaikh

    9 votes
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  15. Make toolbars in Mac same as in Windows , with colored Icons

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and same as in office for Windows 2016, and also put the option to place the toolbar bellow the ribbon.

    Added to above comment, There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    1 vote
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  16. Make office for Mac , same as in Windows

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and also the option to place it bellow the ribbon.
    There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Please add Print preview back to Excel and Word for Mac

    Please add Print preview back to Excel and Word for Mac

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  20. 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.

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