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  1. Deselect Cells While Keeping Other Cells Selected

    I would like to be able to deselect cells without having to cancel my whole selection and start over again selecting cells in order to make sure I do not select the offending cell.

    Numbers for mac has this functionality. You can hold down the "Command" key to select non-contiguous cells and then if you make a mistake and want to deselect a cell, you just click on the offending cell while still holding down the "Command" key. I really would like to see this ability come to Excel.

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    12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can now deselect cells in Excel for Mac version 16.×. This is only for O365 subscribers. To update to version 16, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates.

    To deselect, you can CMD+Click on selected cells. CMD+Click again to reselect.

    Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

  2. Support for right to left languages

    We are tired of waiting for a real multilingual Office package for Mac. Please bring right to left languages support to Office

    24 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all,

    As of Mac Excel 15.20, we now support RTL languages – Hebrew and Arabic. We’ll also be adding Thai in the next several months.

    As such, I’m marking this as completed.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

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    Great news – we’re working on this feature request!

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  3. Bring back keyboard shortcut customization

    Believe it or not, what the vast majority of Mac users of Office are looking for is not compatibility with Windows versions of the software, though keeping the features up to date is nice. After having been able to customize keyboard shortcuts for (how many?) years, we are told that Mother Microsoft thinks its better for us to use Windows Control shortcuts that don't do the job we're used to being able to do. Why would you want to make the software _less_ useful?

    I believe this represents a small software development savings relative to the number of customers it…

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