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  1. Add support for Get & Transform (formerly Power Query)

    Make Get & Transform (formerly Power Query) available in Excel for Mac (like in Excel for Windows)

    3,002 votes
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      799 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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?

      1,520 votes
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        351 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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)

        605 votes
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          136 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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

          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • Bring back Relative References in Macro Recording

          In Mac XL 2011 You had ability to create Macros that made use of Relative References in a addition to absolute references. In the Excel Mac 2016 Answers forum this is vitally important.

          Any possibility of returning this to Excel Mac 2016

          [10/22/2015 - Dan [MS]: Added image to show where this feature used to exist in older versions of Mac XL]

          302 votes
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            126 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            293 votes
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              261 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…

            • Add Evaluate Formula to Mac app

              Please add the evaluate formula dialogue box to the mac app. With it you can evaluate a formula step by step and see which part of the formula works and where the problem is.

              276 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Consolidate Multiple Data Sources in a Pivot Table

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

                227 votes
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                  50 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]

                • 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.

                  206 votes
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                    34 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    202 votes
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                      29 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]

                    • Add Find all in the Mac app

                      IN the windows version you can click on the button find all when you are in a search box. This then shows you all cells which contain your search criteria in a list. Please add this feature to the Mac app, too!

                      164 votes
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                        49 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 155 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please Add Quick Analysis for Formatting

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

                          155 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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!!

                            148 votes
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                              30 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]

                            • fuzzy lookup for Mac

                              Fuzzy lookup for Mac

                              It would be great to have fuzzy lookup add-in for Mac.

                              129 votes
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                                42 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for all your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. It would be very helpful if you would add more information about how you’d like to use fuzzy lookup in Excel.

                                Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

                              • 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

                                124 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  111 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for this suggestion. The FORECAST.ETS functions are available in version 16.x of Excel for Mac. We will continue to monitor this suggestion and prioritize it as appropriate with the other suggestions here.

                                    Steve K [MS Excel]

                                  • 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.

                                    97 votes
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                                      24 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Quick analysis tool

                                      Please have a quick analysis tool in mac. I am doing an Excel based course for my degree and there is a whole section for quick analysis but i dont have it on mac

                                      88 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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…

                                        88 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          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]

                                        • 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.

                                          87 votes
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                                            10 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]

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