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  1. Horizontal scroll is not working.

    When I import a text file and want to select all of the columns as text the horizontal scroll feature does not work and I can only change what ever I can see in the window to text. I use the feature on a weekly basis. This makes excel 2016 unusable for me on a Mc.

    74 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    By setting your scroll bars to be always shown in your MacOS general settings, you are able to scroll horizontally in the text import wizard.

    We will prioritize this issue accordingly with other issues based on the votes and interest that we see here.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  2. 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!

    66 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Insert photos into comment box!!!

    Not sure why this option isn't available, completely leaving your customer base out to hang with a feature I used when I had PC...

    62 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac

    Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac.

    I read about this feature here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2014/02/04/filtering-charts-in-excel/

    But I couldn't find how to use them in Excel for Mac (16.12).
    I found https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeexcel-msomac-mso_mac2016/chart-filter/e5e49410-6ffc-499f-bdeb-e6f8a151bd4c which claims they are not supported. This would be a useful feature to bring Excel for Mac closer to Excel for Windows.

    61 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. add excel form on Mac

    pls. add data entry form in excel in Mac asap.

    60 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Provide way to avoid automagical field value reformatting when opening CSV files

    Theis is related to the leading zeroes one, but it is at least as bothersome that it tries to format as an excel data anything that looks like a date -- including values that are not dates. And the date formatting means you can't use Excel to open a CSV with dates, edit it, and re-save it without completely changing the way dates are formatted.

    59 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the votes and comments for this suggestion. We are considering improvements to how Excel deals with reformatting (or not) as data is imported and entered from CSV and other sources. Your comments are very helpful.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  7. 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!

    50 votes
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    2 comments  ·  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]

  8. Customize Touch Bar

    Please add the option to "Customize Touch Bar" for MacBook Pro's. It's usually found under "View" in just about any other application, but unfortunately not within Microsoft Office products.
    While Excel does have a set of standardized Touch Bar buttons, you can't change them to what you might use most often, rendering it fairly useless.
    Apple has had a Touch Bar feature since 2016 so it's not exactly a new feature. I understand that Apple is a competitor, but please put the "Customize Touch Bar" feature into your products!

    47 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Import CSV with multi-line text cells

    Importing of CSV files which contain multi-line values (line breaks in the text cells) is not possible using the "File" - "Import" wizard. It is however possible if all options (field delimiter and text qualifier) match the system's defaults to import such files by double clicking the CSV. Please fix the Import wizard to allow multi-line text while customising the delimiters.

    46 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    42 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]

  11. Can't use Myanmar Unicode, Pyidaungsu Font on Mac's Excel

    In word and powerpoint of excel, we can use the font easily. But in excel the font is always misplace.

    Please find the solution for that.

    41 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    39 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. solver multiple range

    Using Solver, you cannot select multiple ranges in the "By changing variable cells box. If you select a range, type "," and select another range, the first range is overwritten rather than appended as in the Windows version of Excel.

    Version 16.12

    37 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Export to SharePoint

    It would be great if you could export from Excel to a Sharepoint list in Excel for Mac. At present you have to cut and paste which is prone to error with large files.

    37 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Make userform available for MacBook

    I can’t create VBA since userform is not available in MacBook

    36 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    36 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]

  17. Macro buttons and other controls on Chart sheets

    In Excel Windows versions it is possible to place macro buttons and other controls also on chart sheets - an awesome toolset to create dynamic charts where content can be altered by user.
    Why is this feature not available on Mac?
    Add control does not respond on chart sheets. Even worse - charts with controls created in windows versions lose all this content when opened on Mac!

    35 votes
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  18. Option to change the highlight of the active cell

    Please give an option to change the colour of the highlight of the active cell. This green is not visible enough.

    35 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Please add Power Pivot to Excel on Mac !!!!!

    Please add Power Pivot to Excel on Mac! Excel is just **** without Power Pivot

    34 votes
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    6 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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…

    33 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]

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