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  1. Improve Graph Drawing Performance

    When scrolling (e.g. with mousewheel) and a graph that was previously outside the view area moves into the view area there is a significant delay before the graph is drawn (1+ sec). If there are several graphs there is an even worse delay.

    The workbook is not complex and the same spreadsheet in Excel (for Mac) 2008 did not suffer such delays i.e. nothing to do with the volume of data or the spreadsheet - something to do with Excel 2016.

    I've not tried different styles or types of graph, mine are just simple line plots based in data in…

    100 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. conditional number format

    Restore the tab that give ability to change number format (currency symbol) in the custom format box when creating a conditional format formula

    3 votes
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  3. Correct the "Font Size Must Be Between 1 and 409" error that prevents using the ribbon control to alter the color of the borders.

    Correct the "Font Size Must Be Between 1 and 409" error that prevents using the ribbon control to alter the color of the borders.
    Reset

    18 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Keystroke command to open excel to the last file used

    It would really be great if you could enable a keystroke command to both open excel and open to the last file used in Mac Office excel 2016.

    I guess I could learn to write an apple script to do that but I'm a bit challenged at that...also no doubt better if the app engineer is the one fussing with it :-)

    thanks for considering.

    Tom O'Connell

    2 votes
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  5. Pivottable - Repeat Item Labels

    Hi, there is an important function missing in Excel for Mac ... the repeat item labels in pivot tables. ¿Could you please add this function asap or tell me how could I do this? I really need it in order to copy and filter pivot table data. Regards, Tais

    21 votes
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  6. A better Name manager

    Dear all,
    What I love, please read this a need, is a better Name manager.
    The size of the list is way to small. If you work a lot with names, then you get longer names which are not easy to select.
    Also would like to see an easier way to replace, rename and exchange Names and references. When I make a Template sheet with names/reverences and want to make multiply copies bij code or manualy, its a crime to change or update the Name.

    155 votes
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  7. Allow copy/paste fraction input w/o converting to a freaking date!!!

    Excel for Mac insists upon converting a fraction into a date. Believe or not, people still use fractions, and number/number is not always a date.

    Allow copy/paste fraction input w/o converting to a freaking date!!!

    7 votes
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  8. Revert the ungodly change to make the first key press open a cell instead of type into it

    Why did Excel 15.22 change to make the first key press open a cell instead of immediately typing into it? That hasn’t changed that since the 90s and is makes Excel incredibly frustrating to use.

    This behavior ONLY occurs on the Mac version and NOT the Windows version.

    12 votes
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  9. 6 votes
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  10. Add Scope in Define name dialog

    Can we please get a option to change the scope in the define name dialog when you define a name in Mac Excel 2016. Like to change it to sheet sometimes, the only way to do it now is to type the sheet name before the name like 'sheet name'!namerange . I like to see that it is working the same as in all the other Excel versions (Win and Mac)

    4 votes
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  11. Resize columns in multiple sheets at the same time in the same workbook

    In Office 2016 Excel on Windows, when I select multiple sheets, then resize a column in one sheet, that change is applied to all of the other sheets in the workbook. This does not seem to work on Excel 2016 for Mac.

    20 votes
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  12. Add ribbon buttons and keyboard shortcuts for superscript and subsript

    Why is it so much harder to make text superscript or subscript in Excel, both for mac and windows?

    17 votes
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  13. Make Office Mac simpler.

    I have used various incarnations of Office for years and now have Office 2011 on my Mac running El Capitan. While some of the additions, particularly those in the ribbons, may be useful to some people I'm sure that many could do without most of them. Ability to edit the menus and ribbons would be most useful.

    Some previous functions seem to have been removed completely, including some of the add-ins (Excel) and toolbars such as Drawing (Word). If they are still there I haven't been able to find them.

    I would dearly love to be able to go back…

    3 votes
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  14. Allow for more than 7 nested IF() logical operators.

    This would be helpful for teaching and assigning letter grades since there are 12 options.

    12 votes
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  15. Dual Monitor Filtering and Scaling

    Using dual monitors the filter option doesn't work properly. When I use my workbook on the secondary screen and try to filter columns filter window displays for a split second on main screen and then disappears. I can't actually filter anything unless I use excel on my main screen which is annoying as I use the secondary (bigger) screen to view large excel files which is difficult on small screen.

    Another issue I have is that if I try to move the excel workbook from larger to smaller screen it doesn't scale down like other applications. It stays the same…

    2 votes
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  16. Cell with a cell (Sub-cell)

    Have the ability to create sub-cells that allow for calculations to appear as values within a cell in brackets: example1- cell: Sales-Less Sales discounts (value) and example2- cell: Confidence interval (1.96)

    3 votes
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  17. Excel 2016 Please return the "enable: all files" in the text import box so we can import files that have extensions other than .txt

    Excel 2011 had the option at the bottom to switch to "all files" when importing text files so that files that had extensions other than .txt would not be greyed out. This is now gone in Excel 2016 so it is impossible to import text files that have other file extensions unless you rename them (which is very impractical for me).

    Please put the option back! I want to be able to import .dat, .ici, .ocw and so on as I used to on Excel 2011.

    20 votes
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  18. Scale to Fit

    In Excel 2011 and for Windows you used to be able to scale the spreadsheet when printing by setting the Scale to Fit option on the print menu to 1 page wide and leave the pages tall blank (or vice versa). This will no longer work, setting pages wide or pages tall to blank is no longer allowed, 1 tall or 1 wide is the minimum setting. To get this option to work you have to go to the File Page Setup window and set the scaling on the Page tab. This is clumsy and inconvenient. Please bring back the…

    11 votes
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  19. I need to be able to include an image/picture/graph -inside- a cell, as cell content and filetype.

    This I need so very often! And so great features would be possible.
    Just to name the most obvious, a sortable list, where one column is for representative images. It would be sortable by the other columns and resize the cells accordingly.

    I know, that pictures are linked with their left top pixel to the respective cell, but that is way too less to be feasible for all the necessary applications.

    14 votes
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  20. Right Click mini tool bar missing

    Excel for Windows has a great feature of a mini tool bar when right clicking on a cell. This feature is missing from the Mac version.
    Please add this to future releases.

    14 votes
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