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  1. "Night" version

    Make a setting that turns cells a dark/black color and the lines white. Twitter has a setting like this, where your timeline turns dark blue and the words turn white.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Since the cells are formatted for what they will look like when printed, the default is to have white background with black text. You can make your own worksheets “Night” theme by selecting the entire sheet and then setting the background of the cells to a dark color, the font to a light color, and the cell borders to a light color. You could also apply a small dark image as the background image, which will be tiled across the entire sheet.

    It would be great to hear how you think Excel should handle a Night mode for the sheet automatically. For example, if the sheet has content that is in a wide range of colors, should they automatically be adjusted to be easily visible with a dark background, even if that’s not how the author wants them to show up in the light mode?

  2. 210 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add PowerPivot to Mac excel

    is it possible to open an existing Windows Power Pivot Excel on Mac?

    I have already created a Power Pivot Excel report on Excel 2013.
    Now i want to use that report on mac.Is there any way to do so?

    2,335 votes
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    519 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Restore data form functionality (different from VBA UserForms)

    I miss the data form feature available in previous versions of Excel and would like to see it restored in Excel for Mac. Note that the Data Form feature is not the same as VBA UserForms. There's a separate suggestion if you want to vote for VBA UserForms.

    251 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We will still accept votes on this suggestion. Please note that this suggestion is not for VBA UserForms. There’s a separate suggestion you can vote for if that’s most important to you.

    Some comments on the other suggestion indicate that clarification was needed, so I’ve updated the titles and description to be clearer.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  5. Median function on Pivot Tables

    Please add a median function for Pivot Tables. It is mind boggling how Google Sheets has this capabilities but the much more powerful MS Excel does not

    140 votes
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    6 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Please Add Quick Analysis for Formatting

    Quick Analysis is available on Windows Excel 2016, but not Mac 2016 - please add.

    229 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow Ribbon AUTOHIDING in Mac Excel

    The idea is simple.

    IF AUTOHIDE RIBBON is turned on,

    THEN the Ribbon collapses into the TITLES OF THE RIBBON TABS automatically as your mouse moves off it. The Ribbon re-expands when your mouse hovers over the Title Tabs that the Ribbon collapsed into.

    The whole key to this is to have NO DELAY between when you hover on it and the Ribbon Autoexpands, and NO DELAY when you hover off it and the Ribbon Autocollapses.

    Please Don't even put in a 0.1ms delay for aesthetics. Default to 0.00ms delay, so that it SNAPS OPEN AND CLOSED. If you want…

    34 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow exporting of Sharepoint lists

    It would be great if you could export a Sharepoint list to Excel for Mac. At present you have to use Excel on a PC - as I believe this requires some kind of ActiveX component.

    136 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion and the votes. We will continue to monitor the votes to help prioritize this along with other data connection requests. You may want to add a comment about connecting to SharePoint in the thread discussing PowerQuery.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  9. F11 shortcut for charts

    Cannot understand why this shortcut is not included.

    41 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Trend line to cell

    Function that references a chart and gives trendline parameters.

    80 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Improve the Help

    I am a former PC user now with the Mac version. Some of the graphics functions I have been doing for years on the PC (e.g., plot data on two vertical scales, put a title on the vertical scale), I cannot find on the Mac version. Surely there is a way. HELP in Excel in the Mac is NO HELP. (True also for WORD--HELP is NO HELP).

    26 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add the ability to export high quality graphs like vector images.

    Add the ability to export high quality graphs like vector images and 300 dpi images. I'm running OSX 10.10.5 with Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 Version 14.5.9. Options available in this software aren't good enough for high quality graphics.

    37 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. In the meantime, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  13. Improve graph performance with plots containing >1000 datapoints in Excel 2016

    Excel 2016 chokes when handling plots containing many data points. Copying these plots from Excel to Word or Powerpoint causes issues in those applications as well.

    26 votes
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  14. Bring back the "option-click" shortcut to insert column(s), row(s), or cell(s).

    Please reinstate the option+click shortcut or at least a way to customize for it. It makes my work much easier and is the only reason I've yet to upgrade. Thanks a lot!

    50 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. For charts link a color to a series name so that we don't have to worry about changing its colour anymore.

    I've been waiting for this for ages. Why is the color scheme linked to a given order of series? We need to set once and for all a series name to set colour.

    30 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the further details and example. We’ll definitely consider this in the context of our future planning. Please continue to vote on this idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott {MSFT]

  16. Allow for personalised data labels in XY scatter plots

    In Excel 2016 for Mac there is no way to (easily) insert personalised labels to an XY scatter plot (like in the 2013 version for Windows, for instance...). In the Windows version (which I know best) there was the possibility to choose values for the labels that were not part of the XY plot itself but that option does not exist for the (2016) Mac version I can modify a few labels manually but with hundreds of point it is very complicated...
    I believe this feature is of utmost relevance!!

    183 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the support and comments for this suggestion. We will continue to monitor this and prioritize it along with all the other suggestions. 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 calculation, PivotCharts, modern chart types, new functions, slicers for tables). We are listening to the suggestions, comments and votes, and we will continue to make improvements.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  17. Ability To Change Shape and Picture Names

    From what I can tell, it is impossible to change the reference name of a created Shape or a pasted-in picture. It appears you can only rename cell ranges....which seems very odd to me.

    Thanks for taking this into consideration!

    47 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in the next round of features. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  18. Make available the forecast tool since that is needed for several statistical analysis

    The forecast tool is fully available in the Windows version. Its absence actually limits various processes that are so important from financial and statistical point of view. Please look into this and try including it in the future.

    119 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Printing vertical and horizontal worksheets

    When printing within a workbook that has both vertical and horizontal work sheets the page orientations all become vertical or horizontal rather than maintaining the original orientation.

    86 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Support multi-row worksheet tabs, or vertical tabs (some way to see more sheet tabs at a time)

    The workbooks I work with often have 10+ tabs. This makes it very hard to navigate as you don't get a good overview.

    Why not introduce a feature in which the tab list can be viewed in a vertical mode, either to the right or the left side of the actual spreadsheet? This would make navigation much easier.

    (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - recategorized and clarified idea title)

    60 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion and the votes about ways to make it easier to work with sheet tabs. We will continue to monitor the suggestion and prioritize it accordingly.

    Currently, you can CTRL+Click or right-click on the sheet navigation buttons to the left of the sheet tabs to see the complete list of sheets, which can help you quickly find and navigate to a desired sheet.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

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