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  1. Add recent Excel Windows functions to Mac version

    A bunch of great new functions just went into the Windows version of Excel: https://blogs.office.com/2016/02/23/6-new-excel-functions-that-simplify-your-formula-editing-experience/

    Please add them to the Mac version ASAP!

    161 votes
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      31 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 35 votes
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        started  ·  34 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Solver after update 15.19.1

        After the update 15.19.1 the picking problem is fixed. But now solver don't work anymore. When you try to solve a problem nothing happens.
        Please fix this!!

        23 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          (Thanks James [MS] for following up on this and coming up with this status update.)

          Hi everyone,
          This issue only seems to affect non-English versions of Excel. If you need to use Solver right now, you can switch to the English version by changing your OS X language and restarting Excel. To do this:
          1. Open System Preferences
          2. Open Language and Region
          3. Click the “+” sign in Preferred languages
          4. Add English – US
          5. Drag English to the top of your Preferred languages.
          6. Now quit Excel (cmd+Q) and restart it – Excel should now be in English.
          7. Once you see Excel in English, quit it a second time (cmd+Q)
          8. Start Excel

          Solver should be working now! If you see an error that says “Solver.xlam” is already open, you can fix this by quitting Excel (cmd+Q) and restarting it.

          Thank you all for your help…

        • Allow Slicers (including Timeline Slicers) to work

          Excel reports using slicers and timelines don't work on the Mac platform.

          166 votes
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            started  ·  49 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Modern Charts for Excel

            Make the Modern Charts (Treemap, Sunburst etc) that are available on the Windows version of Office also available on the Mac version

            304 votes
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              started  ·  54 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                started  ·  575 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include PivotCharts as a feature for Excel for Mac.

                This feature has been available for Windows users for years. I have Excel 2011 and just can't see the value of upgrading without this feature (as it is, I already have to use a Windows version of Excel to do data analysis).

                1,090 votes
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                  started  ·  238 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back a fully functional VBE (Visual Basic Editor for VBA)

                  Please bring back the full editor capability of VBE to Mac Excel 2016, like we had in Mac Excel 2011. As it is, the "slimmed down" editing experience of VBA is more like a notepad experience than anything - making it basically impossible to
                  * edit VBA from scratch,
                  * get syntax highlighting
                  * see a watch window
                  * etc.

                  (Note: this title and description updated by Dan [MS] on 10/19/2015)

                  827 votes
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                    232 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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