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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We recommend using Tables to make data entry easy. To create a table, just press CMD+T. With a table, you can press TAB to move across the fields and then it will automatically go to the beginning of the next line if you’re at the last field. If you’re on the last record in the table, it will add a new record to the end of the list.
Please comment to let us know what other reasons you’re using the Data Form that make it easier/better than using a Table.
You're asking why we can't use TABLES instead of FORMS. My question is why can't the FORMS function come to MAC? It is very easy to go to a button to create form on the fly with WINDOWS. Now, we have to look for VBA scripts to recreate this same function in a MAC OS environment.
I agree that if it's available for WINDOWS, then it should be available for MAC. Your suggestion to make a table within the sheet will not work to replace this feature. I can TAB across the row currently and I don't need to create a table to do that. The FORM feature in EXCEL provides a GUI that removes all other distractions and makes it easy for entering data. It lets you TAB down through the fields (instead of TAB across like you can now) and select ENTER to proceed to the next row. You have buttons already created to let you move through the records and now, we have none of that for MAC.
This is not a request for something that can't be done in EXCEL. This is a feature that clearly is used by many people in WINDOWS and it should be reinstated.
In the meantime, since this is not a demand but a simple request, would you be so kind as to post the VBA script for recreating the form that natively appears in EXCEL for WINDOWS? That way, we can create the form from scratch using your code and we can wait for you to implement the feature for MAC. We understand that this is a small request but us mere mortals only have the little things in life to help our day to day lives easier. Please please please bring this to MAC.
This is not the only missing function in Office for Mac. In Powerpoint when you add slides from another presentation now you can't choose which slide you need to import and you can't choose whether you want to keep the origin structure or the destination structure. Really awful. If that's a way to get back to Windows the Mac users... forget it!!!!!!
Without the Data Form feature, this should be called MS Excel Lite and be for free. To remove such a crucial feature after it has been there for decades is very unfriendly to the customer.
i just got ms office 2019 mac verson and i am not able to locate data entry form. there for will u pls. suggest is there any other option ?
When will Microsoft make an effort to ensure Office 365 users have access to the exact features in Office 365 for Windows PC? I am a Windows 7 PC user and decided to upgrade to a MAC. As a consumer, I expect Power Query; the same Visual Basic commands (Worksheet change) to be available on the Excel 365 for MAC version and Power BMI.
This was the weirdest thing to remove from a newer version of Excel. It was so useful!! We need to back.
Todd Walck commented
Hmm...I'm using O365 Home and can access forms.microsoft.com. It looks like it's granted to me because I am using a Microsoft personal account, per the following FAQ "Who can use Microsoft Forms?":
Unfortunately, Microsoft forms does not come with office 365 home.
Todd Walck commented
To get around this limitation I ended up creating a form using Microsoft Forms. Once I finished data entry, I downloaded the results in an Excel document.
It's not a perfect solution and I'm sure my use is very limited, but it worked for me in a pinch.
James McLallen commented
I really use this feature a lot. I will not be subscribing to Office 365 when it comes up for renewal in a few months unless this is add back into Excel for Mac by then.
Please restore this function Data Form back.
please restore built in DATA ENTRY FORM function on Mac
I'm on 2019 Office 365
abdus sami commented
a very useful command, which i used frequently. when switching to Excel 365, I thought that i would have access to all the features and updates ready, but i see this command missing. Pls put it back
David James commented
Because the reality is that it is a scam and should referred to trading standards. Upgrades normally improve on previous versions, not dumb them down at extra cost.
Jose G Machado commented
Why do I have to pay full value for a version of Office365 for Mac, since it doesn't give me all the existing options for Windows? 😡
Solve it fast
Roberth Castro commented
Por favoe, es importante que el VBA de exel 2016 contenga el USERFORM, pues es una herramienta muy utilizada, caso contrario indicar como entones se realiza los formularios?? o es que ya no se utilizará??
Robert Martinez commented
I' m Excel VBA programmer, I work in a MAC. I need the VBA UserForms funcionality in order to work in user forms on my MAC.
As a medium skilled user of Excel, I was a frequent user of Data=> Form option and had designed many forms for my team, making their life easier. I subscribed to Office 365, under the impression that it would be the most updated version, but was seriously disappointed to find this great option missing. How soon can I expect to have this essential enhancement to Excel 365?
Frann Sawtell commented
I am a Mac user with Office 365
I would like to make data entry forms in Excel using Visual Basic, but there is currently no "UserForm" in the Developer tab, so I'm not able to.
Is there a plan to add this feature in the near future?
Please return the Data Form, Properties Box, and all other features for the Data Form back into Excel for Mac. For MS Developers not to pay attention to their customers is absurd!