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  1. Make it so that anowner of a Mac and a PC can have the app on both machines with one license.

    I use both the Mac(mainly) and sometimes Windows 10 PC. I would like to use Excel on both machines with one license.

    5 votes
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  2. Please add a Print icon to the Excel Quick Access toolbar!

    It would be a lot more efficient if there was a simple Printer icon in the Quick access toolbar of Excel.

    7 votes
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  3. Please add ALL of the functionality in Windows Excel and make Mac Excel to be the same


    1. In Windows Excell you can search for data in one tab or in all tabs in the workbook.

    In Mac Excel the functionality exists to search for the positioned to tab only.

    To search all, user will have to select each tab and search on that tab.

    If you have 255 tabs, you have to repeat that search 255 times.

    That is an inconsistent functionality.


    1. In Windows Excel, user can utilise keyboard to toggle between several open workbooks. In Mac excel, user cannot do same.

    21 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for posting this suggestion. This request is already supported in Excel for Mac. You can search the workbook and if you click Next/Previous in the search field, it will take you to the sheets where the search result is found. You can also go to Edit > Find > Find…, and choose the option to find “Within” the workbook or the sheet.

    With regard to switching between open workbooks, you can press CMD + ` (the key above the TAB key on US keyboard). This switches between windows in Excel.

    Steve K [Microsoft Excel]

  4. Please allow to disable the GetPivotData function as is the case in Excel for Windows

    Excel for Windows allows you to disable this function.
    Most users don't need the GetPivotData function and keep forgeting that the behavior of Pivot Table cells is different: you have to erase the function, carefully find out which column and row belong to the cell and manually type them in: Time wasted aplenty plus frustration

    74 votes
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    4 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Just as in Excel for Windows, the “Generate GetPivotData” option is a mode that you can turn on or off. It affects the behavior of what happens when you’re creating a formula and you select a cell in a PivotTable to create a reference to it. If you enable the Generate GetPivotData option, it will create a formula that will calculate the value of the PivotTable cell. If you disable the Generate GetPivotData option, it will create a plain reference to the cell.

    This option is not a setting for each PivotTable. It is an application setting that you can turn on or off at any time.

    To enable/disable the Generate GetPivotData option, select a cell in any PivotTable, then click PivotTable Analyze > Options, and then check or uncheck the option.

  5. Ability to reorder chart series

    In previous versions, you were able to rearrange the order in which series appeared in a chart or graph by reordering them in the "Select Data source" box. There doesn't appear to be a way to change the order of series without just recreating it in a different order.

    51 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Command+Shift+[right arrow/down arrow] does not work in Excel 2016 for mac

    If I want to select all the rows from a certain row, I can no long use command+shift+ [down arrow] to select rest of the rows. the selection does not move at all. (The purpose is that I want to hide all the rows below a certain row)
    The same goes for column selection too.
    Can you please tell me how to do it in Excel for mac?

    24 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please find all the keyboard shortcuts here – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Keyboard-shortcuts-in-Excel-2016-for-Mac-acf5419e-1f87-444d-962f-4e951a658ccd#bkmk_movescroll

    Note that in some cases, a key combination may be used by Mac OS for some purpose and therefore not work as expected in Excel. An example is when you have more than one keyboard input source added to your Mac, and then press CTRL+Space, it may switch input sources rather than selecting the entire column. You can turn off this shortcut in the Keyboard preferences > Shortcuts > Input Sources of your Mac so that the key combination will work as expected in Excel.

  7. Excel for Mac 2016 lots of bugs

    Need the ability to turn off Glide/Cell animation.

    There is a glitch in the Formula Bar when changing formulas (cursor position off when clicking)
    The "transpose" in paste special has been removed.
    You can no longer paste from one excel file into the cell of another file with a formula already in there. 

    4 votes
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  8. Chart titles linked to spreadsheet cells

    In the Excel for Mac 2011 version you could link a chart title to a spreadsheet cell. Chart title would update if content of spreadsheet changed. While this still works in existing files you cannot link chart titles in Excel for Mac 2016 to spreadsheet cells. – Pls enable again. Data input field is grayed out…

    8 votes
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