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  1. fuzzy lookup for Mac

    Fuzzy lookup for Mac

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

    125 votes
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      40 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]

    • Fix the bug that prevents using File Save or File Save As to name or rename or copy a file

      Get rid of the "Tags" line in the File Save and File Save As dialogue boxes. Since this was introduced in an "Update" it causes the Cancel and Save/OK buttons to be off the bottom of the screen and inaccessible. Thus you cannot either Save the File or Cancel the operation ad return to the unsaved spreadsheet. The only way out of this impasse is to Force Quit Excel, thereby losing all prior work, re-starting Excel and starting another spreadsheet.

      The only workaround I have found is to select a file in Finder, use Duplicate File to create a copy…

      2 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        What version of Mac Excel are you running now, and what version didn’t have the issue you’re raising?

        Thanks,
        Dan [MS]

      • Selecting a cell with Mouse doesn't always work

        I have a great deal of trouble with the mouse click in Excel (Version 15.22). I have to move the mouse out of the cell I'm working in, click on a cell far away from it several times, and then come back and try it again.

        This is never an issue with Excel (Version 14.6.4). I'd like to use the later version but it's too difficult to use with the cell selection issue.

        33 votes
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          57 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are working on a known issue where selection is not aligned correctly if you are using Page Layout View and you have some rows set to repeat on all pages. If you scroll down beyond page one, sometimes the selection becomes misaligned. If you are seeing problems in other scenarios, it would be helpful to provide a more detailed description of what you’re seeing and the steps that lead up to the issue.

          You can submit feedback including screen shots by clicking the Smiley face button near the top right corner of the Excel window. You could also ask a question on https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel, which may help determine exactly what steps cause the issue.

          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • Why is it that the most important tool in the Tool Bar, the one for editing what you have entered in a cell, KEEPS DISAPPEARING!!!

          The field that is necessary when you need to edit or add to ANYTHING in a cell seems to have no name and periodically DISAPPEARS FROM THE TOOL BARS!!!!! I can't even find a name for it!!! DAMN! This reminds me of the old Lotus 1-2-3 when you were "Just supposed to know" that f2 was delete, it wasn't written down anywhere, it wasn't even on the key template! This is the same thing, the field I use the most is just GONE!!!!

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Can you give a bit more info about the control you are talking about? (maybe a screenshot, or describe the control a bit more)

            Unfortunately, while I can tell you’re frustrated, I’m not quite sure what tool you’re referring to. In order to edit a cell, all you should have to do is click the cell and start typing.

            Also – what version of Excel are you using?

            Cheers,
            Dan [MS]

          • Make VBA code designed in Excel 2013 (PC) compatable! Cannot run pivot chart code!

            Make the code that is designed on the PC work on the Mac. Spent a lot of time developing a workbook with code to automate building pivit tables and pivit charts. The pivot table code works. The pivot chart code bombs and am unable to find alternate code!

            32 votes
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              1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Introduce "Offline Mode" to Reduce Latency and Improve Performance

              Please create an "Offline Mode" feature for Office 365 to reduce overhead and improve performance when network connections are not required for one's basic Office app use.

              While using Excel (Office 365 for Mac) there is too much latency in the most simple tasks. Additionally, the application(s) attempt to make multiple network connections to various sites for subscription, sharepoint, and other apps connectivity. All of these actions reduce performance and create an overhead which impacts the users' experience (one only needs to google the feedback to date on the latest Office for Mac issues). Additionally, there are times when traveling…

              41 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This suggestion is from quite a while ago and we’ve had lots of updates since then. Please comment whether this is still an issue or let us know that it’s gotten better. We’ll keep this open and monitor for votes and comments.

                Steve K [MS Excel]

              • Import XML Files

                Excel 2013 for PC has the ability to import XML. I'm SHOCKED that a product 3 years ahead doesn't. Not asking for a lot here - just functional parity for Excel on the PC.

                59 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  It would be great if you can provide more detail about the scenarios that you’re trying to solve with XML in Excel, so that we have a better understanding of this suggestion.

                  Steve K [MS Excel]

                • Consolidate Multiple Data Sources in a Pivot Table

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

                  213 votes
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                    47 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]

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