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  1. Pls add draw or ink option on Excel for Mac

    I would like to use the draw or ink tool on Excel for Mac.

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      2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ExportAsFixedFormat xlTypePDF

      the function ExportAsFixedFormat xlTypePDF does not print images, charts or graphs.

      For example

      Sub PrintReport()
      Dim sPath As String
      sPath = "/path/to/myreport.pdf"
      Sheet1.ExportAsFixedFormat xlTypePDF, sPath
      End Sub

      will produce a PDF file, but if the print range contains images ,graphs, etc. they will be omitted.

      5 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Relative hyperlinks broken for Office 365 Excel

        The newest two updates to Office 365 (16.9 & 16.10) broke the way that relative hyperlinks work in Excel for Mac.

        As an example, if you have documents located in a folder called "Documents" and try to create a relative path hyperlink "Documents/*some document*", Excel can no longer follow the hyperlink path, and returns "Cannot open the specified file"

        This does not happen on older versions of Excel for Mac, or on Excel for PC. This has created a huge problem in my office, where we have hundreds of Excel documents with thousands of PDF links connected this way.

        Please…

        8 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Map Chart

          Something that already exist for Windows and it's not available in office 365 for Mac !!!!!

          52 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for suggesting and voting for this feature. As of version 16.9 (released in January 2018), Map charts have been supported in Excel for Mac for O365 subscribers, and they’ll be getting easier to use very soon.

            Currently, if you have geographic data that can be used on a Map chart, you can click on the Insert > Recommended Charts button and Excel will recommend a map chart to insert.

            In an update coming soon, we’ll be adding a “Map” chart button to the Insert tab of the ribbon, so it’s more obvious that you can insert a map chart.

            Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

          • 5 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The IFS function is now available for O365 subscribers with version 16.×. The SWITCH function is also available in version 16.×. To update, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates.

              Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

            • Add sun-burst chart

              cannot use Sun-burst chart with Excel 2016

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

                Sunburst charts (also treemap, waterfall, and histogram charts) are now available in Excel for Mac version 16.×. To update, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates.

                For O365 subscribers, there are also Funnel charts and 2D Map Charts available with version 16.×.

                Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

              • After upgrade to High Sierra Excel crashes when I try to change a cell

                Excel 15.39 and High Sierra. Changing a cell (whatever, for example a stupid =5000/2 to =(10000/2)/2 Excel crash. Please fix it as it become unuseful and very frustrating!

                20 votes
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                  130 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  For the specific crash described with version 15.39, we are not receiving reports of this exact scenario. We continually monitor for crash reports that are submitted at the time of the crash as well as by feedback sent from within Excel (the smiley face button near the top right corner of the Excel window). Other comments here mention a variety of crashes, but we need more detail, such as exact build/version numbers, and exact steps that lead to the problem.

                  This topic is closed, but again, we continually monitor for crash issues and release fixes each month.

                  The best way to report a crash is to submit the crash information when prompted by the Microsoft Error Reporting dialog that shows up after a crash.

                  Steve K [MS Excel]

                • Give tree map on Mac excel

                  Give new maps in excel on Mac application. this is unfair.

                  31 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Good news. The Tree Map chart is available in Excel for Mac v16. There are still some finishing touches to come in the coming months. Some formatting options are not yet available, but you can do the basics now.

                    Steve K [MS Excel]

                  • Navigating To The Next Worksheet After Editing A Worksheet Tab

                    When double clicking in a worksheet tab and editing its name etc.., after pressing enter the user cannon press Control or Alt +Pg up or down and move to the next sheet. The user MUST click in the worksheet 1st before using the keyboard shortcut to navigate to the next worksheet. This is not correct behavior and seems to be a bug. Does not work like this in Office 2011 or the Windows version. Can you please fix? Thank you.

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                      0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support slicers for tables

                      Only pivot table slicers are supported in Excel 2016 for Mac

                      195 votes
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                        60 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        I’m happy to report that Slicers for tables are now supported in Excel for Mac. Just check for updates and make sure you have version 16.×. Timelines are coming soon for filtering date fields in PivotTables.

                        Thanks for all your votes.
                        Steve K [MS Excel]

                      • Allow removeduplicates to be used in VBA

                        In windows, remove duplicates function can be used in VBA and is very effective. Currently, Mac doesn't support this function in VBA. Please add this to be used on Mac as well. Thank you.

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                          2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Good news. In version 16.x, the RemoveDuplicates command works in VBA.

                          Here’s an example of the code:
                          ActiveSheet.Range(“$a$1”).CurrentRegion.RemoveDuplicates Columns:=Array(1, 2), Header:=xlGuess

                          Steve K [MS Excel]

                        • Please allow side by side window view in an excel workbook

                          I am so used to being able to alt+tab between two windows in the same Excel workbook. This should be available in Office for Mac 365

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please give Mac users of Office 365 Excel the SWITCH function too

                            I have an Office 365 subscription and it's infuriating that the SWITCH command which I can use on my PC will not work on my MacBook version (OF THE SAME SOFTWARE FROM THE SAME SUBSCRIPTION!).....Isn't it time you synchronised all versions of the software to give the same functionality to all users regardless of platform?

                            12 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              The SWITCH function (and also the IFS function) is now available in Excel for Mac version 16.x for O365 subscribers. To update, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates.

                              Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

                            • Customizable Ribbon Menu Item

                              In my opinion, there are too many preset ribbon items, which makes finding the command/tools one needs more difficult and time consuming. Immediate access to some tools is essential. The Quick Access Toolbar attempts to provide this function, but let's face it, the QAT is relegated to a place of very low prominence and capacity. And besides, some tools do not currently function if placed in the QAT (e.g. Paste Values) and some tools are not available for the QAT (e.g. Format Painter).

                              Would it be possible to have the capability of having a customizable Ribbon Menu in the same…

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back CMD-F shortcut for find/replace

                                Please . . . bring back this shortcut! I use this frequently. It takes up valuable time to go about it the long way.

                                19 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    4 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Since this request was about 2 different features, and the Waterfall chart is complete, I’m marking this suggestion as completed. If you were requesting the Forecast Sheet feature, please feel free to create a new suggestion and specify just that particular item so that we can get an accurate picture of the support for it.

                                    Steve K [MS Excel]

                                  • The CONCAT Function explanation has an incorrect example.

                                    Example 3, a table of examples has =CONCAT(C2,",",B2) but the result shown is incorrect

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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for letting us know, we updated the topic and are publishing it now. Should be live in a few hours (11/22/2016)

                                      Cheers,
                                      Dan [MS]

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                                        61 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Good news. This has been fixed and will be available in the 16.12 update. If you get monthly updates, you should be able to update in April. To get the update sooner, you can opt into the Insiders program by going to Help > Check for updates and opt to get the Fast Insider updates.

                                        Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

                                      • Fix click-drag to select cells in Mac

                                        I can't click-drag to select multiple cells with the mouse/trackpad. When trying to do so, it only selects the first cell I click. I can only select multiple cells with the keyboard. I am currently running version 15.25 (160719) - new install on a new Mac running OS X 10.11.6.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi Tye,

                                          This issue only repros on Macs with the new Tracpad (or new MBP with force touch).

                                          We’ve fixed the issue in build 15.25 (160721) and later.

                                          Until you get that build (you may be able to update to it now), the immediate workaround is todo the following:

                                          1. Go to System preference→Track pad→
                                          2. Disable Force click and haptic feedback

                                          Cheers,
                                          Dan [MS]

                                        • Excel for Mac (2016) is very unstable and I often loose work and have to restart.

                                          Unless Excel for Mac becomes stable, I will only use it on Windows and revert to other sw on the mac such as google docs, etc.

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                                            22 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We’ve been working on numerous fixes for specific crashes, and we monitor for crash reports so that we can continue to make improvements over the coming releases.

                                            Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

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