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  1. Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas

    Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas.

    Now "command+shift+v" doesn't do anything.

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    • Add "copy hyperlink to this cell"

      If you right click on a cell you can only add the hyperlink to that cell but you cannot copy the hyperlink TO that cell. This could be very useful when you have long sheets and want to jump to a specific section. You can just copy the link to that section cell and paste it in the hyperlink of an index at the top.

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      • Data validation dropdown arrow problem in frozen panes

        There is a problem when using data validation with freeze panes.
        The dropdown arrow does not display on frozen panes, but does on the unfrozen element. See attached example.
        I am using Excel for Mac v16.20 (181208)

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        • Excel for Mac | Spell Check for different languages

          Make spell check for Excel 2016 work with different languages.

          Spell checker works in other Office Apps (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) but not Excel as it only detects English language in Mac OS Mojave.

          Coordinated with Mac Support for possible compatibility issue but they directed the case back to Office 365.

          *tried all troubleshooting steps from this link but still not working
          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/office-365-2016-mac-excel-spell-check-not-working/a04d5533-5ea5-4d7b-ba33-b044dd5a066e?page=3

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          • Simplify Keyboard Shortcut Customization

            Tools > Customize Keyboard is a good start. Thank you for doing this.

            A layout by tab is useless to users that don't think of excel as a collection of tabs. As excited as I was to see this feature arrive, I simply couldn't find any of the items I needed to change.

            How about adding the ability to also find commands by menu bar title? This is easy to understand, and if the order matches the order of the items in the menu bar should be easy to find what we are looking for.

            Finally, it doesn't appear we…

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            • Need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel

              Definitely need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel. There is no command or control button on the iPad keyboard

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              • can not equation symbols to toolbar in mac

                allow mac users to add equation symbols to quick access toolbar (equal, -,+,/,*,(,),: ) . Same as window users.

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                • Touch ID to open a password protected spreadsheet please

                  Please can we have the option of using Touch ID on excel for Mac 2019 in addition to a password?

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                  • In this feedback forum, give us a clue a about progress by showing posting dates for threads

                    Lots of posts, but when a new user signs up and reads previous posts, they're not dated. Many of them ask for specific fixes or optimizations or places where parity with the Windows product is needed, and many of those threads contain "we're working on it," but the thread posts aren't dated.

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                    • Be more forthcoming about the lack of parity with the Windows product in your online advertising

                      When I visited the Microsoft website trying to decide whether to update from an 11 year old application suite (Office 2008 for Mac), learn to use Apple's own suite of applications for the Mac (Numbers and Pages—I'm already competent in Keynote and have abandoned PowerPoint), I read things that intimate that Mac users are "getting some things first"; e.g., in Office 2019. It's not clear what we're getting other than a new moniker.
                      It's certainly clear in my first day or two of my 30 day trial that much has changed, but when I try to delve a bit deeper…

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                      • No forms in VBA what do people do now.

                        It was Microsoft who developed the UserForm capability in VBA for Excel and now it is gone - what do people do now.

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                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Abandoned features list

                          Microsoft must offer publicly information about features and functionality which was present in earlier versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Since versions of the product are branded in a consistent way, consumers (such as me!) expect that the function present in a previous version of, say, Excel, are still present in the new version. There is no warning or notice that this not the case, and it is a reasonable assumption in the absence of such a notice. But by buying Office 365 (pardon me, licensing) I am not receiving all the function which was in my previous version of…

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                          • Fix ability to open XML files

                            Up until Dec 2018 I was able to open an XML file directly in Mac Excel. Last week in Dec and still now I get this message: The file you are trying to open is not a valid Excel XML Spreadsheet.
                            I am currently at Mac Excel version 16.20 (181208)

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                            • Full control of chart titles (left align chart title text)

                              Allow full control of chart titles. I need to be able to left align text and resize chart title boxes (Office for Mac 2016). Right now, I have to replace chart title boxes with text boxes, and then I have extra steps to take to copy over these text boxes when I paste the chart into PowerPoint or Word.

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                                0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Screen Updating in VBA

                                It would be great if, as for the Windows version, the Mac version of Excel enables Screen Updating when running a VBA macro. Currently, starting a macro runs but there is no indication whether the application is indeed calculating or simply frozen. adding the command Application.ScreenUpdating = TRUE has no effect

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                                • "After or equals to" and "Before or equals to" filter in Mac version

                                  Please add the option of sorting dates "After or Equal to" and "Before or Equal to" a specific date range back into the Mac version of Excel. It still works that way on the Windows version, but disappeared with Version 16. This is a very commonly used filter with our entire team.

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                                  • Copying cells from 1spreadsheet to another

                                    On iPad in excel when I copy cells ( some with data, some without ) form one spreadsheet and pasting to another spreadsheet the cells with data are compressed together, without regard to blank cells

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                                    • Return clickable icons for formula operators

                                      Previous editions of Excel had clickable icons for formula operators, very handy for inputting formulas using a mouse.

                                      PLEASE give them back

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                                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

                                        When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Excel will freeze when you try to copy any cell. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Word. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

                                        I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
                                        https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

                                        I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

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                                        • The new format for pivot table chart analysis is awful. Very limited in options from previous versions and I don't understand why.

                                          Need to role back pivot table chart analysis and options. Very limmited options from previous versions. I can't get the right look and don't like the loss of control.

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