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  1. 67 votes
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  2. Excel for Mac | Spell Check for different languages

    Make spell check for Excel 2016 work with different languages.

    Spell checker works in other Office Apps (Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.) but not Excel as it only detects English language in Mac OS Mojave.

    Coordinated with Mac Support for possible compatibility issue but they directed the case back to Office 365.

    *tried all troubleshooting steps from this link but still not working
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/office-365-2016-mac-excel-spell-check-not-working/a04d5533-5ea5-4d7b-ba33-b044dd5a066e?page=3

    7 votes
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  3. The new comment threads, recently introduced in windows excel, are not compatible with the latest 2019/office 365 excel program.

    Excel needs to be compatible between platforms. Unfortunately we are now experiencing data loss because of the approach Microsoft used to implement the threaded comments capability.

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  4. Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts

    In this answer to "Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts" https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac?query=Bring%20back%20custom%20keyboard%20shortcuts the MS team states I can find the customization option under Tools > Customize Keyboard and links to this article to show how: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-custom-keyboard-shortcut-for-office-for-mac-6bbeb90e-96d9-4e03-b199-fc026ebdc321?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    This is NOT the case. There is no option for Customize Keyboard in the Tools menu in Excel 2016 for MAC. You guys blew it when you removed the ability of a user to create a custom key combo to complete a command.

    For example I always used the F1 key to delete cells and rows, which I do a lot. I used Option+click to add…

    11 votes
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. copy and paste console

    have a shorcut that labels what you have copied, and displays it on the console to the side of the workbook. like if you press command+shift+1(this would be the first thing you copied, and if you press copy again before pasting your last copy you would have to press command+shift+2 if you wanted to store it along with the previous copy.

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  7. return the keyboard shortcut for paste values

    there was a keyboard shortcut for paste value in Excel for mac 2011, its missing in Excel 2016

    4 votes
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  8. make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

    make a button for making lower case letters into uppercase letters

    5 votes
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  9. ACTUALIZE EXCEL Y ESTA MUY LENTO, INDICA 4 SUBPROCESOS

    Actualize Excel y esta muy lento, me indica 4 subprocesos.

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  10. The Quick Access Toolbar

    The Quick Access Tool bar on a Mac needs to be able to be moved below the Ribbon as on the Windows platform

    2 votes
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  11. Remove "Copy of" to Save as in version 16.17

    In Excel version 16.17, when you click on "Save as" it adds "Copy of" to the filename. In all previous versions, it never did this. Please remove the "Copy of" in the next release of Excel for MAC.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow customization of the ribbon without a 365 subsription.

    Without a 365 subscription you cannot control the size of an image in a header. I placed a 1" high picture into the header and Excel automatically expanded the image to cover the entire document when printing.

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  13. If Circular reference error appears on the bottom of my spreadsheet, why not Click on that at bottom of spreadsheet to find errors??

    If Circular reference error appears on the bottom of my spreadsheet, why not Click on that at bottom of spreadsheet to find errors??
    Instead, I had to go to Formula tab, Formula Auditing, and then Circular reference. I'm not sure if you have to do this on every reference, but very Tedious!!

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  14. Customizable Touchbar, Please!

    The default settings for the touchbar are a good start, but these Mac's have been out for years - where's the ability to customize the touchbar?

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  15. excel mac bug. holding down command and selecting a cell multiple times will eventually darken the cell to black.

    excel mac bug. holding down command and selecting a cell multiple times will eventually darken the cell to black.

    2 votes
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  16. Not working anymore the shift+cmd+* shortcut!!

    Hi!

    Could you please help me with the following issue related to this post?
    I have Excel 2016 in a Mac and previously I was using the following shortcut to select ONLY VISIBLE ROWS from filtered data:

    SHIFT + CMD + *

    After that I could copy the data and will copy only the visible information and not the hidden information, or I could delete only the visible rows without deleting the hidden ones.

    But a month or so ago after an update I cannot longer do that and when I do SHIFT + CMD + * what it does…

    2 votes
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  17. Text formatting

    Can we please have a one button control in the formatting tab which will format text to upper, lower, sentence or proper case. Eg:

    upper --> UPPER
    LoWeR --> lower
    sentence Case -->Sentence case
    proper case --> Proper Case

    I would write a macro to do this but the VBA editor is useless.

    2 votes
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  18. auto correct in a text box

    why doesn't auto correct work in text boxes???
    I use text boxes in my quote template and i always have to write everything out. i have created some of my own text replacement inside of the auto correct preference tab so i do not always have to type out common things i write. They will only work in a cell and not a text box.
    this is very annoying and also time consuming. e.g. si = Supply and install.

    4 votes
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  19. After upgrade to Office 365, "cut and paste" does not work correctly.

    In Excel 2011, if I cut or copied a cell to Clipboard and then inserted a row, I could paste the item in Clipboard into a new cell. With Office 365, if I cut or copy a cell and then do anything such as inserting a row, the Clipboard is erased. This is such a fundamental action in Excel - cutting and pasting - that the "improvement" should be undone. I'd like to know when this fix is accomplished. Thank you.

    8 votes
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  20. Copy and paste from Excel to Word

    In V 16.7 when copy some cells into word (or another App) it does not respect the with of the columns, it makes it all the same size. In the last version this was not so. So please bring back the old behaviour.

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