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  1. Allow tool tips for buttons embedded in a sheet that run macros

    This functionality (adding a tool tip) works if an embedded button operates a hyperlink but not if it activates a macro

    1 vote
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  2. Enable Macros permanently for a given file

    Make my response on whether I want macros enabled on any given file part of the saved details with the file.
    I know it has macros - I wrote it and yes I want them enabled - always - every time I open this file. Ask me for the next file and remember my response for that one also.

    1 vote
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  3. Mouse cursor disappears after running a macro in Excel for Mac version 16.15

    Need to fix a bug with mac Excel. After running a macro, the mouse cursor disappears. It reappears after typing in another program and coming back to Excel. This fix works sometimes but not all. This gets frustrating. The same macro runs fine in Windows Excel.

    5 votes
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  4. Screen Updating in VBA

    It would be great if, as for the Windows version, the Mac version of Excel enables Screen Updating when running a VBA macro. Currently, starting a macro runs but there is no indication whether the application is indeed calculating or simply frozen. adding the command Application.ScreenUpdating = TRUE has no effect

    1 vote
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  5. macOS Mojave is only 64 bit update Excel 2011 to 64

    At present if you want to use Forms in VBA you cannot in the latest version of Excel for Mac one has to stay with 2011

    2 votes
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  7. fuzzy lookup for Mac

    Fuzzy lookup for Mac

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

    149 votes
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  8. Add the same items in the developer bar as in windows. Many VBA commands are missing, such as insert form

    add the same items in the developer bar as in windows. Many VBA commands are missing, such as insert form

    8 votes
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  9. macro options...

    If you select Tools - Macros - Macros... you get a list of macros. Select a macro and click Options... You're then presented with a box that allows you to set a Shortcut key. Either Option+Cmd (for a lower case letter) or Ctrl+Shift (for an upper case letter).

    It doesn't matter what I enter into the little box. Nothing works. No letter, upper or lower case, seems to work.

    Since generally keyboard shortcuts seem to be an issue has this ever worked?

    2 votes
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  10. Fix VBA recording issue

    Something I came across - which I suspect has been documents elsewhere but I can't readily see it so here goes.

    When recording a macro in excel for mac 2016 for some reason the action of opening a file does not get recorded. The recorder literally doesn't register that you have opened the file. (Its a very useful step to provide the full syntax for the file path of the relevant file).

    However when you close the file - that step is recorded as ActiveWorkbook.Close.

    It took me a while to work out that the syntax from 2011 to 2016…

    79 votes
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    Thanks for reporting this issue, we are planning to address it, but in the meantime, you can do this with a command such as the following:

    Application.Workbooks.Open “/Users/user_name/Downloads/MyWorkbook.xlsx”

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  11. VBA bugs

    Hi. Thanks for providing a new VBA editor for Office 2016. I have a vba add-in I've been working on that shortly after some recent updates started having errors pop-up. Please fix Mac Office 2016 so in vba I can close open xlam files.

    In the attached add-in, I install statprogo.xlam, then in the ribbon, I can select, eg, Regression Analysis->Multiple... and then press cancel on the user form to get the error. The workbooks().close call is causing the error when it did not previously.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow attaching symbols to quick-access toolbar buttons (as is the case in Excel for Windows)

    For many years I had a customized set of buttons in the toolbar at the top of Excel spreadsheets. Some of these were standardized commands (splitting the worksheet); others were macros I had created. These sped up my work significantly. I had hoped to use the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel for Mac 2016 to recreate the most important of these. I can do this, but they all have the same button symbol!! Could you allow me to replace the buttons with symbols, as I could in Excel for Mac 2011 and apparently could if I used Excel 2016 for…

    5 votes
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  13. I have Excel 365 for Mac. I want to have a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for FIND & REPlACE! I sorely miss the one I used on Excel 2011.

    I have Excel 365 for Mac. I want to have a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for FIND & REPLACE! I sorely miss the one I used on Excel 2011.

    6 votes
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  14. Solver in Excel for Mac gives wrong answers to problems with binary variables. I teach an optimization class where this is a big problem.

    Solver in the latest version of Excel for Mac gives wrong answers to problems with binary variables. I am a professor and I teach an optimization class where this is a big problem. Running Solver in the attached file (and many others) generates wrong answers in the latest Excel for Mac. It works fine in other versions of Excel, including Excel for Mac 2011.

    25 votes
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  15. vba ODBC connection

    ActiveWorkbook.Connections("ConnectionName").ODBCConnection is broken. Please fix this single command. It is a blocking issue. All other ODBC commands are working as expected. Please fix this one so everything is working. Thanks

    20 votes
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  16. Enable VBA Support for creating and editing UserForms (not the Data Form)

    In previous versions of Mac Excel you could create a Form/Dialog using VBA (called a VBA UserForm). In Mac Excel 2016, you can no longer do this. Please bring that functionality back. Note that this is different than the "Form" option on the Data menu. There's a separate suggestion on UserVoice for that.

    (March-2018: MS updated the Title and Description to avoid confusion with the Data Form request)

    726 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion and for the support of this feature. If you meant to vote for the Data Form, which is different than VBA UserForms, please change your vote to that suggestion instead. From reading the comments on this one, it seems that some clarification was needed.

    I updated the title and description for this one and we’ll continue to monitor for comments and votes.

    Here’s the link to the Data Form suggestion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/17930662-restore-data-form-functionality

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  17. I still cannot use "Add-in" on my mac

    I've already sign the "add-in solver" in the Excel add ins options. But I still cannot use the Add-in took kit that windows have.

    2 votes
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  18. Could you please document/explain the differences in form control/VBA usage in Office 2016 for Mac?

    I'm building an Excel spreadsheet tool that I would like to be compatible across different versions of Office. It's not terribly complicated; just a few sheets and buttons that allow you to manage data & do some basic analysis. I was able to make it completely compatible with Excel 2011 for Mac by using only form controls and by getting rid of any "Missing" references in the VBA editor, but in Office 2016, I get errors trying to set the value of a drop-down/combobox using .ControlFormat.ListIndex or .ControlFormat.Value. Both versions work fine in Excel 2010 & 2013 for Windows and…

    24 votes
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  19. Full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions

    The "Application.MacroOptions" as described but the Microsoft documentation https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff838997.aspx does not appear to be fully implemented for Excel 2016 MAC. The argument "ArgumentDescription" that is described in the Excel VBA reference causes a compile error to be raised. How about full implementation of the Application.MacroOptions.

    8 votes
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  20. Excel for Mac Macro cannot record data analysis operations

    Excel for Mac's macro cannot record my operations when I use data analysis tools(e.g. using random number generation),but when I do the same steps on windows it can be done.
    Could please fix that
    Details pls follow the link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0vygE2JN4o

    2 votes
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