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  1. horizonal error bars for Mac

    There is no possibility to do dumbbell dot plot charts if we cannot add error bars that are horizontal in excel mac, windows excel has it! thanks

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  2. Money in Excel, add account manually

    Please allow adding manual accounts, such as the current value of home (to offset mortgage liability, which is automatically imported from my bank). Another example would be manually adding other assets, such as cryptocurrency, physical precious metals, ownership in partnerships etc.

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  3. Conditional formating of LInes

    If number above this cell is less than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is greater than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is equal than number below than this type of line.

    I have spoken to others about this, and am 'told' that the formatting is possible. When I try to do it, it has never worked. Either I am not understand it, OR something is not complete in the Conditional Formatting protocols. I'ld like to format hundreds of cells for this evaluation. and right…

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  4. Ctrl+M to merge cells

    I've noticed that there is no default key binding for ctrl + M and think this would be fantastic for it to be the "merge" function of highlighted cells. Having to select cells and then click merge each time is more arduous than it needs to be.

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  5. Scollable tabs / sheets

    Please make the tabs / sheets scrollable (gestures) and not only with arrows to click. A quick swipe would advance faster through several dozen tabs.

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  6. Leap year dates

    Leap year dates: Excel accepts 29th February 1900 (day number 60 on the excel calendar) as a valid date ..... but the Gregorian calendar rules state that 1900 is NOT a leap year.

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. add the function to search an entire excel database that is made up of many tabs

    add the function to search an entire excel database that is made up of many tabs

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  11. Improve Filtered Columns

    On a table that's filtered, when you hit the little filter drop down arrow the cursor should immediately go to the search box in the drop down, rather than having to click it again. As you've just hit the dropdown you obviously want to filter and as that's the only field you can type in while filtering it should go there automatically

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  12. Recent file list

    Allow users of MS Office application users on Macs to customize or disable the recent list. It was on previous versions and available on the current PC version, so why not on the Mac?

    Stop treating Mac users as second-class citizens and provide full functionality to the Mac version of your apps. You’ll never convince a Mac user to switch to a PC — giving us ****** apps just begets resentment.

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  13. Color Bucket Tool

    I have two Excel workbooks open side-by-side. I frequently change the cell color based on what I need to do, follow up on, etc. And it's different colors on the workbooks. This is a not a conditional format situation, because these are manual changes (no formula or pattern).

    For example, in Workbook 1, I'm using the color bucket to fill in the cells I select to be the color red. When I click on Workbook 2, I notice that it's color bucket is now red. If I change Workbook 2's color bucket to purple, Workbook 1's color bucket also changes…

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  14. Pivot totals cannot be formatted independent of data columns

    Pivot tables in Mac don't allow for total columns to be edited independently of the fields listed. I would like to summarise by average whilst maintaining the sum function in the columns.

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  15. Make quick acces toolbar for Mac. same as in Windows, colored end option tu use bellow the ribbon

    Make quick acces toolbar for Mac. same as in Windows, colored end option tu use bellow the ribbon

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  16. Get Data

    Please add the "Get Data" button to Mac Excel. I am unable to complete a school project because of this. I cannot import a database file. It is infuriating that Windows users have this feature and Mac users do not. We are paying the same amount of money for this software. I have seen forum posts requesting this all the way back to 2017. Ridiculous.

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  18. Save formatting when scaling down pages...Column widths do not save when pages are scaled!

    ..For instance, after saving a document that is scaled (where all pages are scaled exactly the same even), column widths change and inserted pictures are stretched. I'm having to redo all my company templates to be 100% scaled and hope this will fix the issue.
    Excel is not well-tailored to layout and design. If only Adobe had a spreadsheet product ...

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  19. Please add the support to insert files (objects) in the sheet

    File won't autosave if there's an object inserted.

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  20. Email button in Comman Ribbon on Excel does not work

    Issue Description: Customized email button for sending the sheet/document as an attachment via email application MS Outlook doesn’t work in Excel for MAC. No error messages are given. Nothing happens when you push the email button on the Command Ribbon

    Impact: High

    Steps to reproduce (step by step):
    How to add the customized button to send documents as an attachment.
    Open Excel > go to preferences > under authoring click on ribbons and toolbars
    From the popular commands select the options says Email and move it to the right using the arrow buttons after created a customized folder under any…

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