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  1. copy a table from Excel and paste it a Mail message keeping all original formats

    with 2011 version I am obliged to copy a table from Excel and paste it to Word, then copy from Word to Mail, in order to keep all original formats. Very slow and frustrating procedure. I hope the 2016 Excel version allows direct copy/paste of a table from Excel to a Mail message with all its original formats.

    15 votes
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    • Handoff

      You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

      4 votes
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      • Pivot table sort totals column

        Include capability to sort pivot tables by Totals columns/rows. This has been in the Windows version since 2010 at least. Why not include this basic feature in the Mac version?

        18 votes
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        • GUI Query Builder

          The lack of the GUI Query Builder makes Excel 2016 for Mac Useless for our organization.

          13 votes
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          • Just click individual cells to sum

            Excel 2011 had the possibility to sum individual cells by typing "=", and then just clicking on individual cells across the workbook that you want to sum, and "return" when done. This functionality is no longer available in Excel 2016 (you have to type "=sum(", then clicking on the individual cells while holding down the command key, "return". I would be happy if the old functionality is brought to Excel 2016.

            304 votes
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              265 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Update – thanks for the continued support of this feature. We’ll keep this request open for voting, but we’ll need to consider modifying the behavior slightly if it is to be brought back. For this suggestion, we would want to enable such behavior on both Mac and Windows, but we would need to do it in a way that does not cause problems for people who don’t want this behavior. For example, it may be that you would type =, then hold the CMD key as you click the cells to be added. Or perhaps you would need to enable a preference to get the old behavior. Please comment on these options or offer other ideas.

              We’ve been working to make Excel more consistent between Mac and Windows, as can be seen by the updates over the past several months, which have satisfied several thousand votes on this forum (multi-thread…

            • Keep graph format the same when scrolling to other data

              When I scroll down to a next set of data to produce line graphs for several items, the format of lines and markers changes, which I do not want (the idea is to produce multiple graphs with identical formats). I can overcome this by copying the graph- paste special-format (onto this graph) before I start scrolling, but I have to do this again each time I re-open the excel file. Very annoying.

              19 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Asian fonts inconsistent in sheet name tabs on redraw

                There seems to be a problem with the display of Asian fonts.

                When I first type the names of the sheets, it works perfectly and displays with the expected font:
                http://i.imgur.com/AXxAqN5.png

                When I change something in one of the sheets, however, and the names of the sheets are redrawn, the font for the Japanese and Chinese characters becomes bolder and harder to read, while the Korean script simply doesn't display at all:
                http://i.imgur.com/wGHWQsl.png

                2 votes
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                • Function highlighting in formula bar

                  Additional to
                  https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/9580005-adjust-font-size-of-formula-bar

                  Syntax coloring / Highlighting would be of great use.

                  One should be able to toggle different highlighting (applying a colored background to certain parts of the expression) modes for the function bar.

                  For instance:
                  – a mode that highlights the current function
                  – a mode that highlights all functions in different colors

                  7 votes
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                  • Adjust font size of formula bar

                    I have been struggling with ultra-tiny characters in the formular bar when editing complex formulas. One should be able to increase the font size within the formular bar in order to better grasp complex formulas and color coding (colored brackets).

                    9 votes
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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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.

                            9 votes
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                            • 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…

                              11 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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

                                    12 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • 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.

                                        103 votes
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                                          24 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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