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  1. 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)

    669 votes
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      180 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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!

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        8 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable pictures or photos to be inserted into the header of an excel sheet

        Enable pictures or photos to be inserted into the header of an excel sheet

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          288 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Great news. This feature is almost ready. It’s already available in the latest Insider’s update. You can read more about it here – https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_officeinsider-mso_mac/excel-for-mac-insert-pictures-in-headers-footers/b5bc467a-7189-4bf6-be3d-c1a0c928249f

          If all goes well, we will enable this for everyone in the July monthly release of Excel for Mac.

          Thanks again to everyone who voted for this feature.
          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • 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!!

          21 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…

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