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  1. Pls add draw or ink option on Excel for Mac

    I would like to use the draw or ink tool on Excel for Mac.

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    • Bring back CMD-F shortcut for find/replace

      Please . . . bring back this shortcut! I use this frequently. It takes up valuable time to go about it the long way.

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      • Flash Fill For Mac

        Flash Fill For Mac

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          96 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Good news! Flash Fill is now available in Excel for Mac if you upgrade to version 16.13 or greater. To use it, you need to click the Flash Fill button or press CTRL+E, since it won’t happen automatically as it does in Excel for Windows.

          Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

        • Bring back REAL keyboard customization!

          It is completely not true, that keyboard customization through OS X keyboard preferences really works. Tell me how to make a shortcut to fill cell with color: for instance CTRL+2? Or how to paste values (without any mid-steps)? Or even do something more advanced than copy/paste with my own combination of inputs.

          The fact is that office 2016 for mac lacks this feature and this "workaround" is NOT a replacement. Please bring back the option that was SO USEFUL!

          287 votes
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          • Maintain copied data on the clipboard even if the "dancing ants" aren't shown around the copied range

            I understand that the clipboard can use A lot of memory, but It is sooo frustrating having to re copy everything because I accidently clicked in the wrong cell before pasting.

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              5 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The clipboard is now persistent in some cases where it would have been cleared in the past. For example, if you copy some cells, and then insert a new sheet, you can paste the copied cells. In the past, the clipboard would have been cleared when you inserted the new sheet.

            • Introduce an equivalent to F2 on PC to edit and F4 to make cell references absolute

              Introduce a shortcut to make cell references absolute like F4 on PC version (F2 edit equivalent would be helpful too)

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                2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                If a function key doesn’t work as you expect it to, press the FN key in addition to the function key. If you don’t want to press the FN key each time, you can change your Apple system preferences:

                Go to Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard.

                On the Keyboard tab, select the check box for Use all F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys.

                Cheers,
                Dan [MS]

              • Make the solver work! (Input boxes should use the reference/range picker)

                Fix the solver so that fields that take range references as inputs have the reference picker control (RefEdit), which you can click on and then select the range to use. Today, you have to manually type in the range, and it's super frustrating.

                [Note: Title and Description updated on 10/19/2015 by Dan [MS]. Original description follows:)
                just make it work!

                123 votes
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                  70 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Great news – as of Mac Excel 15.19.1 this should be fixed – the reference picker in Solver is back!

                  Thanks,
                  Dan [XL]

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