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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    13 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    15 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    128 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    12 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Consolidate Multiple Data Sources in a Pivot Table

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

    314 votes
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    86 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]

  13. 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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  14. Add feature to create data connection from web

    Ability to create data connection from web is needed.

    22 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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…

    32 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]

  18. ALT key ribbon access

    The ability to utilize the ALT keys to access any button or command on the ribbon greatly improves productivity on the PC versions of excel. Implementing this feature on the Mac version of excel would be greatly appreciated.

    223 votes
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  19. Webservice and FilterXML functions are needed!

    The Webservice and FilterXML functions are supported in Excel 2013 for Win, they are useful function and I need the same functions in my work. Please add Webservice and FilterXML functions in Excel 2016 for MAC.

    29 votes
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  20. Bug: Excel in Office 2016 search box focus is not maintained when switching apps

    I found a search focus problem when switching apps.

    For example, I have multiple Excel spreadsheets open. In one of them my input cursor is in the search field at the top right. Then I use CMD+Tab to switch to another app to check a list for the next thing I want to search. Then I use CMD+Tab to switch back to Excel.

    Even though the search field seems to still be selected, the input focus is actually now in a completely different open spreadsheet. So if I start typing, instead of entering a new search, I'm typing in a…

    3 votes
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