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  1. Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad

    Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad
    Would be awesome to have the same options like in mac or windows excel.

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  2. Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad

    would be awesome to have different views in ipad excel app like it is in excel for mac/win

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  3. sheet tabs

    Allow user to specify location of sheet tabs (top, bottom, left, right)

    3 votes
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  4. Drag sheet to new book excel

    Allow users to simply drag the sheet tab to another open Excel window to move the sheet to that book (Office 2019 MAC)

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  5. No fixed headers in online view available.

    in local version that works and is very helpful to navigate big sheets/WBs.

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  7. Add Find All to Excel for Mac

    There is currently no 'Find All" function in excel for Mac. This pretty severely limits how easy it is to navigate large workbooks. I used this function quite a bit when I was on a PC and would love to see it added in.

    2 votes
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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. Comments are not displayed in cells ISSUE

    When the mouse pointer is over a cell with comments, these must be displayed while the pointer is over the cell. In the latest version of Excel for iMAC this is not the case.
    I had to contact Technical Support and they could not solve it (ticket 1443809072), what they did was uninstall my latest version of Excel and install an earlier version.
    How can I know that they have solved this problem?

    Thank you

    2 votes
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  10. Row and column targeting highlighter

    Row and column targeting highlighter. I would love a feature that when I point or click on a cell, the entire row and column is highlighted with a
    color that I can choose from a pallet. This feature would confirm when entering values into a specific cell, that you can ensure you are working on the right row or column because often sheets are very large and making sure you enter a value into the right cell can be a problem especially after hours of staring at a spreadsheet with many values. This feature can of course be turned on…

    4 votes
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  11. "Night" version

    Make a setting that turns cells a dark/black color and the lines white. Twitter has a setting like this, where your timeline turns dark blue and the words turn white.

    12 votes
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    Since the cells are formatted for what they will look like when printed, the default is to have white background with black text. You can make your own worksheets “Night” theme by selecting the entire sheet and then setting the background of the cells to a dark color, the font to a light color, and the cell borders to a light color. You could also apply a small dark image as the background image, which will be tiled across the entire sheet.

    It would be great to hear how you think Excel should handle a Night mode for the sheet automatically. For example, if the sheet has content that is in a wide range of colors, should they automatically be adjusted to be easily visible with a dark background, even if that’s not how the author wants them to show up in the light mode?

  12. Dragging tabs in a workbook

    Unable to drag tabs in a workbook beyond the edge of the page. In the past, you could drag the tab to the end of the page and it would scroll until you released it. Very helpful when alphabetizing.

    2 votes
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  13. Since last update tabs move around within doc all by themselves

    This is driving me nuts - happens while I"m in a workbook and also when I open a workbook. Please can you fix and send an update ASAP? Thank you

    2 votes
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  14. Allow users to configure the active cell. It's so hard to find the active cell e.g., performing control+f and finding the cell referred to.

    Allow users to configure the active cell. It's so hard to find the active cell e.g., performing control+f and then finding the cell referred to. Allow us to highlight the active ell, or change the outline color / weight of the line. The green color provided does not "pop" at all.

    12 votes
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  15. Remove "Add Header" or "Add Footer" from Page View

    Remove the grayed "Add Header" and "Add Footer" from being visible in Page View (example below). It wasn't visible in Excel 2011 but is visible by default on 2016. Or, maybe it's only visible when grids are visible? I create many forms with Excel and often leave the view for users to tab through the form in page view and magnified at a view that is best. Now all our customers submitting these forms have a big "Add Header" at the top of our nicely designed forms. Example attached.

    This was my initial post in the community forum:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-mso

    2 votes
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  16. Pinned excel files

    Excel on MAC automatically un-pins a file from the pinned recent files view. Can you pls fix this to leave the file pinned until the user unpins it.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    3 votes
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  17. Put Scroll Bars back

    Put scroll bars (horizontal and vertical) back. Or at least put the slider back - the scroll bars are actually there but without any slider are totally unusable (took me a long time to even notice that the white bar was actually a scroll bar without any slider!

    It's a nightmare trying to work without scroll bars and this feature needs to be put back really urgently.

    6 votes
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  18. Make Find/Replace dialog non-modal

    Please consider making the Find/Replace dialog work as it does on Windows.

    In Excel for Windows the dialog box is non-modal and automatically adjusts position if the selected cell is behind the dialog.

    5 votes
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  19. Weird issue on latest Fast Track version of Excel for Mac 2016

    I am running MacOS 1013 High Sierra, Developer Beta 9 and the latest Fast Track version has about the weirdest problem. If the workbook is an xlsx format then the sheet is reversed (as in you would have to look at it in a mirror to read it), plus upside down. If I save-as that workbook to an xls and reopen it, it looks fine. More information... I also have the same version on a Sierra, 10.12 machine and all is fine, with either workbook format. I captured a screenshot to be sure that you understand what I am seeing.

    10 votes
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  20. Maximise window the way macOS apps are supposed to

    When you click the maximise green circle in top left of a document window it now goes to full screen mode. "Option" + clicking does what the older version of the green circle did with the original OS X and many other iterations for most apps. For some reason Microsoft has not got the memo "Human Interface Guides" was never something MS paid too much attention to unfortunately, just implement maximise please.

    2 votes
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