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  1. Just One opening/start Dialog And my Own Cloud service and one more thing...

    Hi,
    1.) When opening Excel, you get the nice, open/recent/new dialog, ( Okay, its is New, recent then Open ;p ) then f.e. you choose open, then you got two choices OneDrive and On My Mac. If we choose MyMac then it close the dialog and then wait, wait, it opens a new file browser. Why?, why not open the file browser in the dialog itself? Much more smooth and logical.
    2) Would be nice if we could add( or an API for developers to write other or our own cloud services at the top left icon.
    3) Please give…

    5 votes
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  2. Distribute Office 2016 apps via the Mac App Store

    Receiving updates would be easier avoiding the malfunctions of the AutoUpdate app.

    9 votes
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  3. Signature line needed in Excel 2016 for MAC

    I have several customers that would like to see the Signature line functionality that is available in the Windows version, also become available in the MAC version. This is needed for a variety of reasons, but the number 1 reason I hear, is so they can have employees 'sign off' on their timesheets, without having to print them or export to PDF. They have also called it 'Inking', where you can sign off with your fingertip.

    18 votes
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  4. The printing/paper Portrait en Landscape Icon... And preview in setup

    I am confused, why is the landscape icon still Vertical with vertical lines, why not how it did looks like in the past, a horizontal paper with horizontal lines. I have always to look twice if I got the right one.

    Also it would be nice if one could see also a preview of the printing to be, document in the printing page-setup dialog.

    And the last for today, A keystroke or button to show the current page print area.

    10 votes
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  5. CHANGE ATTRIBUTES OF THE CURSOR CELL

    I have just started using Excel 2016 on my Mac and find it extremely difficult to locate the position the cursor on the screen. It is an age thing and the eyes are going! I would like to be able to adjust the attributes of the Cursor Cell by:
    (1) Changing the Background Colour of the Cursor Cell and/or
    (2) Changing the Thickness of Border around the Cursor Cell and/or
    (3) Change the Colour of the Border of the Cursor Cell.

    I make the distinction between the Cursor Cell - the Actual Position of the Cursor on the Screen as…

    12 votes
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  6. Odd Clipboard Behavior

    I use TextExpander from Smile Software to do nearly everything on my Mac both personally and professionally. Currently, Excel is doing something that prevents TextExpander from accessing the clipboard the way it has in the past.

    I can use TE in Excel just fine until I copy something to the clipboard from Excel. At that point, TE stops working correctly. This is fixed by quitting and restarting Excel. I would consider this a bug, and it certainly ruins most of my Excel-related workflows.
    I post this here in the hopes that somebody at MS sees it or that some helpful…

    3 votes
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  7. Don't show the return key in the formula bar/field.

    When you select a cell inside a table end the header does have a Return character, then you wont see the whole formula in the formula bar. Why? Why do we have to enlarge the formula bar downwards to see the whole formula. I have one table header which got 4 returns to have a nice layout, but when selectin a cell underneat, it looks terrible in the formula field or bar.
    Its also confusing,
    Thank you.

    Prio 1. Fixed in next version would be great.

    5 votes
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  8. Make it easier to find external links

    Make it easier to find external links, like the windows request, but please give us this before you give it the windows clan

    14 votes
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  9. Keeping the Clipboard filled after Cmd=

    When I copy cell data into another, do f.e. Cmd=, then the clipboard is empty. Why? Just a bug for now or ment to be?

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    118 votes
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  11. Refreshing red knob not working when.....

    Not really an idea, but more a bug. When I got a sheet with two windows, and f.e each has a separate tab visible, and I save a dirty window ( red knob has a dot ) then not al red knob's in each window are updated.

    4 votes
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  12. Czech language support

    Many customers in Czech Republic would love to see full Czech language support = localized interface and grammar check. Both features are available in Office for Windows

    6 votes
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  13. full mail merge and xml mapping ability

    as these are two of the basic features in Excel Windows. Otherwise Office 2016 for Mac is another long waited makeup. It has to perform not just look good.

    11 votes
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  14. Support Korean Characters

    When importing a CSV file with Korean characters inside of it, it turns out all garbled in excel. Please add support for Korean characters.

    2 votes
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  15. Consolidate Multiple Data Sources in a Pivot Table

    Allow users to aggregate data in a pivot table from multiple worksheets.

    296 votes
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    77 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all – we are evaluating this request, but we want to find the best solution for your data analysis needs. It would be helpful if you would describe what you are trying to accomplish with your data so we can understand whether there’s a better way than by using the PivotTable Wizard to consolidate multiple ranges.

    Please add your comments to the suggestion in Excel.UserVoice.com.

    Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

  16. I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.

    I have an Excel file which is encrypted using an Excel add-in on Windows machine. It is then taken to a Mac machine.
    On Excel 2011 Mac machine, this file does not open at all, and does not throw any error. We know on Mac the add-ins won’t work (or is there a way to make them work) but the expectation at least is that Excel for Mac should throw an error saying that an add-in is not installed on the box and thereby the error.
    If you could please add the required error message, it would help us a…

    2 votes
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  17. Add feature to create data connection from web

    Ability to create data connection from web is needed.

    19 votes
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  18. Fonts are rendering very poorly on high-def monitor (2560 pixels).

    Please correct the horrendous font rendering - no anti-aliasing. Barely readable.

    4 votes
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  19. Fix 15.12.3 formatting problems

    Recent Excel for Mac update (15.12.3) is not formatting right justified cells properly (Arial font). Display of same cells in previous version (15.11.2) is fine. See examples at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/anyone-else-note-that-excel-for-mac-15123-is-not/0ca495b4-3e9c-4081-a9be-0279673d416c.

    2 votes
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  20. Have Excel - and other Office programs - follow current OS X standards for menus and title bars

    In your info page for Office, you say:

    "Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac … combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love."

    But Office 2016 seems just like Office 2011 by not updating some menu and title bar features to reflect current OS X standards. It took me a while to get used to these, but now that I have it's frustrating to expect them and find them missing. Two big ones:


    • Save/Duplicate/Save As… Shift-Cmd-S is now supposed to be "Duplicate" by default in OS X, not Save As. Instead, the Option key is used to…

    29 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion, comments and votes for following OS X standards for menus and title bars. Some aspects mentioned here have been addressed, such as switching windows within Excel by pressing CMD+` (key that has ~ on it). We will continue to monitor votes and comments to prioritize accordingly with other suggestions here.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

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