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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.

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    Jim shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Accepting Votes  ·  AdminExcel Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded  · 

    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]

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am going to cancel my subscription to 365. Why does Microsoft delete such a good feature from Excel. I suppose they think it is progress.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So having read the comments below, if I ditch 365 and buy an old version of Excel / Office, I will have Forms again?
        So those of us who BUY 365 every year, are acting as paying guinea pigs?
        Crazy

      • Aidan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sherry if he doesn't want to change his entire operating system, and his Mac has sufficient memory and hard drive space, you could buy Parallels Desktop, download Excel for Windows on that, and then use parallels in coherence mode (which basically let's you run Windows applications on your Mac, as if they were native Mac applications).

      • Ben G-C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add this back. To shortchange so many users of your program is a major misstep, especially with such an essential and useful function.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let's make a strong current for Excel 2016 on the Mac to be updated with the use of forms. It is very difficult to work like this. Can anyone shed some light on the subject ?: What does Microsoft talk about?
        We buy the Microsoft product also when we use MAC. Please. Look at MAC users.

      • Sherry Carter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You have just caused me merciless heartache with my boss. I work as his personal admin, he uses only macBooks and I am in a learning curve and you have made this so hard. I am going back to Windows and he will have to download Windows for mac. Please provide what we need... I . need a fast Userform application.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need tu use VBA on my Mac. Please fix it, I think in turning back to windows then :/

      • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please bring back DATA FORM feature. It's impossible to enter data without it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am out of words really. Now I am stuck with this ****** 365 I can not use as intended. Please fix. Soon.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously!?!?!?!?!? Why on earth did MS eliminate this feature?!?!?! What Mickey Mouse Jack
        A$$ approved this?!?!?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        if MS decided to remove the UserForms in the 2016 MAC version, shouldn't it make a logical sense to provide an alternative or newer method to create forms, instead of just removing it and with no other means..? But then again we are talking about MS... logical sense? Whats that!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need "user form" back in Mac excel 2016. The removal of this command is nothing less than STUPID.
        May get rid of Excel and goto Numbers for Mac.

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