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  1. return the keyboard shortcut for paste values

    there was a keyboard shortcut for paste value in Excel for mac 2011, its missing in Excel 2016

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        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pivot Table - Add the option to "include new items in manual filters"

        Include the option to add new items in manual filters (same as the one that exists in the windows version)

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        • Bring back option to remove black line around embedded Word documents

          Enable Shape Format --Shape Outline options for embedded Word documents on spreadsheet that appear as objects. In past versions of Excel, you could remove the black line in formatting so that text appeared on the sheet without a border. Haven't been able to turn in reports for over a year in newer version. Only works with the text box which defeats the purpose of being about to Word functions such as grammar, etc. inside Excel.

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          • When are you going to fix the Print Comments feature on Excel for MAC? Its been months and still does not work

            Fix the Print Comments feature on Excel for MAC, Been months without it

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            • Strange Korean characters in formula bar.

              Sometimes, Korean characters are look strange In Excel formula bar while the cell looks fine.
              Strange characters look like overlapped Korean characters "가".

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              • Fix view header problem

                Opening files in Excel Mac 365 created with a template using Excel (Mac) 2011, headers are overwritten when I use View->Headers and Footers while viewing in "Normal" mode. Instead of displaying the header contents from the opened file, a blank header is created, erasing the previous header contents. When this happens, the footer is unchanged. If instead, the file is being viewed in "Page Layout" mode, the header is displayed correctly and can be modified. Seems like a bug in the Normal view while operating on some older files.

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                  • it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

                    it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

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                    • Fix all the printing problems in the new versions. 2011 Worked great, the new one is horrible and I cannot use it

                      IN Every version of Excel up to and including 2011, Excel could do a page set-up for a PLOTTER and I could print BIG spreadsheets on 48" Wide plotters. The "New" Excel CANNOT do this correctly. Anything bigger than tabloid, Excel interprets as letter size, it is disastrous. FIX THIS! or I will never upgrade.

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                      • If type "11-12", have it echo "11-12'", NOT "12-Nov" !!!

                        Why that ugly, stupid format?
                        If I has wanted "12-Nov",I WOULD HAVE TYPED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

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                        • Superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z.

                          Please add a superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z. Formatting a letter as superscript in the cell doesn't translate to Microsoft Word table legends. These are the only letters currently missing a superscript symbol option.

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                          • 2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add 'Convert toText' to right click menu

                              Calculated value(s) in the selected cell(s) Convert to Text would accept the results of functions, etc so that they are more difficult to change accidentally.

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                              • Alternate format for documentation and/or Help

                                Although the documentation for Excel in Office360 for Mac is quite good, it could be improved.

                                Windows and Mac advice should not be mixed: It's confusing.

                                Breaking up each topic into bite-sized chunks is great, but the chucks seem to wander away to a series of links to other topics.

                                There should be a terse summary for each function/action etc. in one statement because links tend to be distracting and lead to rabbit holes that lead to ... any number of topics. Links have been found to be less effective for learning than a narrative in one place.

                                Excel is…

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                                • How about a function that returns the root of a cubic equation?

                                  How about a function that returns the root of a cubic equation? That is, return the value of x for the equation ax^3+bx^2+cx+d=0 for given parameters a, b, c, d.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New Test function BETWEEN

                                    BETWEEN(Value,Cellref1,Cellref2, [Num/Alfa])
                                    NOTE: Punctuation shown above may not match Excel usage...

                                    BETWEEN would return a Boolean.

                                    Value is the item being tested

                                    Cellref1 and Cellref2 define spreadsheet area.

                                    Num/Alpha would default to Numeric if not specified

                                    Num/Alfa defines two uses of BETWEEN:

                                    ----Num: sorted numeric content (usual math sense) ==> BOOLEAN

                                    ----Alpha: Value matches (unsorted) item within area ==> BOOLEAN

                                    For Numeric:

                                    Here Cellref1 is considered lower in sort order than Cellref2

                                    (Value ≥ Cellref1) AND (Value ≤ Cellref2) ==> BOOLEAN

                                    For Alpha:

                                    The area on spreadsheet simply brackets unsorted items it contains.

                                    Anything could be included (converted to text…

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                                      • Improve compatibility with files from Office Mac 2011

                                        I recently got scared by the warnings about continuing to use Office for Mac 2011 and signed up for a trial subscription to Office 365. My wife uses Excel for billing in her business and has about 200 .XLSX files for which print formatting is important. I've found that opening the files with Mac Excel 16.18 results in two types of problem.

                                        The files are opened by default in "normal" view mode, showing the content cells (without the header and footer containing customer information unique to each file). If I attempt to view the header via "view->header & footer", a…

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