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  1. don't delete the list of recent files when updating

    don't delete the list of recent files when updating

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      0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  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 →
      • The Quick Access Toolbar

        The Quick Access Tool bar on a Mac needs to be able to be moved below the Ribbon as on the Windows platform

        2 votes
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        • 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.

          3 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Be more forthcoming about the lack of parity with the Windows product in your online advertising

            When I visited the Microsoft website trying to decide whether to update from an 11 year old application suite (Office 2008 for Mac), learn to use Apple's own suite of applications for the Mac (Numbers and Pages—I'm already competent in Keynote and have abandoned PowerPoint), I read things that intimate that Mac users are "getting some things first"; e.g., in Office 2019. It's not clear what we're getting other than a new moniker.
            It's certainly clear in my first day or two of my 30 day trial that much has changed, but when I try to delve a bit deeper…

            2 votes
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            • 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

              3 votes
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              • 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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                • 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.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve Excel for Mac performance

                    Please improve Excel performance. I have Microsoft for Windows opened in a virtual machine alongside Excel for Mac. And despite limited resources Excel for Windows performs MUCH better.
                    For example when I put any value in a cell and hit enter and do it multiple times in a row then I experience a noticeable lag. There's no lag when I use the Windows version for the same file.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • power view and power maps for MacBook

                      Why isn't power view and powermaps as a add in for Mac available?

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please bring back "PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard" to Excel on Mac

                        PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard works well on Windows. It is important to analyze data. I am sure most us our missing it

                        16 votes
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                        • Unable to create a Pivot table from multiple tables in Excel for Mac - seriously???

                          Create a pivot table from multiple tables (feature appears to be missing from Excel for Mac!)

                          2 votes
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                          • Resize full sheet charts

                            I'm told by your support staff that one cannot resize a chart that is itself a sheet, ie not an object in a sheet. So to resize a chart I have to copy/move it to be an object in another sheet. Big pain.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix ExportAsFixedFormat method

                              ExportAsFixedFormat method produces a "Run-time error '1004':

                              Application-defined or object-defined error" when trying to save (export) a pdf to a user folder (/Users/user/Documents for example)

                              As I see it only works if one saves to the sandbox path of Office (Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office), which is quite uncomfortable to work with.

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                                0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

                                Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

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                                  0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas

                                    Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas.

                                    Now "command+shift+v" doesn't do anything.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "copy hyperlink to this cell"

                                      If you right click on a cell you can only add the hyperlink to that cell but you cannot copy the hyperlink TO that cell. This could be very useful when you have long sheets and want to jump to a specific section. You can just copy the link to that section cell and paste it in the hyperlink of an index at the top.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Data validation dropdown arrow problem in frozen panes

                                        There is a problem when using data validation with freeze panes.
                                        The dropdown arrow does not display on frozen panes, but does on the unfrozen element. See attached example.
                                        I am using Excel for Mac v16.20 (181208)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Import XML into excel

                                          I need to import a structured xml file into excel. The xml file contains elements which contain other elements. I'd be happy to define a mapping which would excel allow to know, which elements/attributes to put into which column. The File I'd like to import is attached. However, this is jus one example.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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