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# Excel for Mac

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1. ## Add feature to list all functions and include all functions offered on PCs

Add feature to list all functions and include all functions offered on PCs

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2. ## Grand totals at top of pivot table columns

Scrolling to the bottom of a huge pivot can be prohibitive. Give us the option to show grand totals for columns as the zeroth row !!

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3. ## Remove all subtotals on pivot tables

Add a checkbox for removing all subtotals on a Pivot Table like Windows Excel. It's frustrating to remove subtotals from each item individually.

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4. ## Add real subdivisions for logarithmic plots!

In college I've had so many lab assignments where we were required to submit a semilog or log-log plot that only spanned one or two decades, but still needed subdivision gridlines (e.g. gridlines at {10, 20, 30, 40, etc.}, not just at {10, 100}). I end up finding an image of graph paper with the subdivisions I need and just dragging that underneath the plot and moving and resizing it to match the plot. I don't have to explain how much a pain that is. It would be so much better if Excel could add these subdivision gridlines automatically!

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5. ## A way to disable "Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer" each time I click on a linked file

If that notification could be disabled that would be great. I use excel a lot to keep a long list of powerpoints organized as we get them in med school and each one I click on I have to grant permissions for that file and then I also get the other pop-up about that it can contain viruses. I understand it's important to be there but I would really like a way to turn it off or a "do not ask me again"

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6. ## Provide way to avoid automagical field value reformatting when opening CSV files

Theis is related to the leading zeroes one, but it is at least as bothersome that it tries to format as an excel data anything that looks like a date -- including values that are not dates. And the date formatting means you can't use Excel to open a CSV with dates, edit it, and re-save it without completely changing the way dates are formatted.

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Thanks for all the votes and comments for this suggestion. We are considering improvements to how Excel deals with reformatting (or not) as data is imported and entered from CSV and other sources. Your comments are very helpful.

Steve K [MS Excel]

7. ## Improve Graph Drawing Performance

When scrolling (e.g. with mousewheel) and a graph that was previously outside the view area moves into the view area there is a significant delay before the graph is drawn (1+ sec). If there are several graphs there is an even worse delay.

The workbook is not complex and the same spreadsheet in Excel (for Mac) 2008 did not suffer such delays i.e. nothing to do with the volume of data or the spreadsheet - something to do with Excel 2016.

I've not tried different styles or types of graph, mine are just simple line plots based in data in…

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We are investigating the best way to improve the performance of drawing charts after scrolling, and are prioritizing this along with all the other requests here.

Steve K [MS Excel]

8. ## Enable VBA Support for creating and editing UserForms (not the Data Form)

In previous versions of Mac Excel you could create a Form/Dialog using VBA (called a VBA UserForm). In Mac Excel 2016, you can no longer do this. Please bring that functionality back. Note that this is different than the "Form" option on the Data menu. There's a separate suggestion on UserVoice for that.

(March-2018: MS updated the Title and Description to avoid confusion with the Data Form request)

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Thanks for the suggestion and for the support of this feature. If you meant to vote for the Data Form, which is different than VBA UserForms, please change your vote to that suggestion instead. From reading the comments on this one, it seems that some clarification was needed.

I updated the title and description for this one and we’ll continue to monitor for comments and votes.

Here’s the link to the Data Form suggestion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/17930662-restore-data-form-functionality

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Bug: The hyperlink formula linking to a local file seems unreliable. there are two issues
1. Even with "Confirm before opening other applications" preference disabled, clicking on a hyperlink cell seems to always ask for user confirmation with a warning.
2. Sometimes Excel will "get in a mess" and after the warning has been accepted give a very generic error message of failure. Once this error has occurred, closing and re-opening spreadsheet or any other spreadsheet will suffer same problems and you need to exit Excel and re-run for t to start working again.

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10. ## Sort Out Scroll Bars

Sort Out Scroll Bars. Version 15.14 sorted the "respect OSX scroll bar visibility setting", but they are still not initialising/positioning correctly. When visible all the time, often when you grab the vertical slider with the mouse, the worksheet will jump miles (and by that I mean a really really long way) from the current scroll position.

One aspect of the bug has been fixed, but there are still major problems.

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11. ## Opening and Saving Files...

is not allowed in the 2016 Excel for Mac and I'm not sure what happened. Whenever I open an Excel file on my laptop, it always defaults to "15 (read-only) and gets really annoying when I have to open the file, save as "15" or "Copy of 15" just to save it, delete my old file and rename the new file. I can't even save properly named files as a name other than the names listed above. I've strongly considered making the switch to Apple Numbers instead of constantly dealing with how annoying this process has become. Please fix.

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12. ## Keep format the same when pasting an Excel graph into Word

When I paste an Excel graph into a Word file (just copy-paste), the color of some of the lines and markers change. I would like to keep the format the same.

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13. ## Allow two open spreadsheets to share a search term

In my previous version of Excel (Excel for Mac 2011), if I had two different spreadsheets open at the same time, and typed something in the search box for one spreadsheet, when I finished that search, all I had to do was click anywhere in the second spreadsheet and my search string would magically appear in the search box in the second spreadsheet! I loved that & it saved me time. I didn't purposely set it up that way & don't know if it was a built-in feature or not.

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Hi,

I recently discovered that saving files to a webdav volume with Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2016 wouldn't work. I thought it was a bug and I opened a case at the support who explained to me that saving files to webdav volumes was not supported in Office for Mac 2016.

I think it would be a great feature to re-introduce webdav support in Office 2016 as it is a very good way to access your files from a network drive that works anyware, while keeping your content hosted corporately.

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15. ## Multiple selection list boxes in 2016 (Mac) or even latest Win version

Can we finally have multiple selection list boxes (easily) via data validation (if not at least via VBA User forms)? Also you can create a multiple selection list control that allows this, but the control can't auto dimension to each cell's size. (Say like a pop-up.

Point: many people would like to be able to make a simple, multiple selection list box that can be easily copied to a column of cells (not just within an Excel form). It doesn't matter how it's done, as long as it's easy.

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16. ## Calculator

I miss the integrated calculator from Excel 2008 and 2011. My duties have been made more difficult because you of arcane reasons have removed this feature from Office 365. I ask you to reintroduce the calculator application.

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I understand that while Excel 2016 has been upgraded to allow customization of the Quick Access toolbar, the icon spacing only allows about half the number as Excel 2011. A couple of months ago I cancelled my Office365 subscription after discovering that the Quick Access toolbar couldn't be customized. I won't be a subscriber until I learn that this productivity problem is solved.

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18. ## Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet

Paste a PDF-File in an Excel-Sheet with menu Paste/Text/Object like Office for Windows.

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19. ## Make opening files from disk as fluid as opening from OneDrive

Opening from disk takes longer than opening from OneDrive

That's a really cheesy move to increase OneDrive usage, please stop it

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20. ## Regression Data Must Be In Columns

Regression models generated from data in rows are incorrect. Additional independent variables are added with zeros for there parameters. The last two independent variables are populated incorrectly. To get a correct regression model solution I must arrange the data in columns.

Same thing happens with Excel 2015 for Windows. Data must be in columns. This was not the case with the previous release of Excel 2013.

It is a real pain to have copy and transpose the data into columns to get the correct regression model.

What will it take to get this fixed?

Donald Barar