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  1. Gradient Cell for Excel Mac

    To have compatibility for Windows & Mac suggested to have gradient fill for Excel Mac as well.

    17 votes
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  2. Make Excel for Mac Exactly the same as in Windows

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and also the option to place it bellow the ribbon.
    There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    12 votes
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  3. Key Commands

    Can you create Key Commands for the following:
    Add a ROW
    Add a COLUMN
    Delete a ROW
    Delete a COLUMN
    Insert COPIED cells

    11 votes
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  4. Change Default Currencies in Dropdown Menu Excel

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to change the default currencies I see listed in the dropdown menu for currencies.

    I'm in the EURO zone. Microsoft has decided I see GBPound/Euro/RMB/CHF which makes no sense to me! I never EVER use the Swiss Franc or Chinese RMB, while the USD is not in there... ????

    It should be such an easy software adjustment to select your own currencies (and order) of which currencies show in the dropdown menu. Why have currencies in shortcuts that do nothing to help the user?

    8 votes
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  5. Make toolbars in Mac same as in Windows , with colored Icons

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and same as in office for Windows 2016, and also put the option to place the toolbar bellow the ribbon.

    Added to above comment, There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    1 vote
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  6. Make office for Mac , same as in Windows

    Make possible to see toolbars with colored Icons ,(same as in 2013 version) and also the option to place it bellow the ribbon.
    There are many missing functions, that are not available in Excel for Mac

    3 votes
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  7. Conditional Formatting (Blink/Flash) when value is TRUE

    Hi.. Wouldn't be it great to when we apply any condition formatting to any cell or a row/column instead of having a still color we can make it flashing/blink color. This can easily allow the user to identify the records.
    Criteria for flashing/blinking
    1. Number of Blinks/Flash
    2. Recurrence Blink/Flash
    3. Customize blink or not to blink upon opening the workbook

    Regards, Faraz Shaikh

    8 votes
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  8. Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac

    Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac same as for the windows based excel.

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  9. Is there any function to allow users to edit ranges before protecting sheet?

    There is no function to allow users to edit ranges before protecting a sheet (as we can do in Windows' version)

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Conditional formating of LInes

    If number above this cell is less than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is greater than number below than this type of line; or
    If number above this cell is equal than number below than this type of line.

    I have spoken to others about this, and am 'told' that the formatting is possible. When I try to do it, it has never worked. Either I am not understand it, OR something is not complete in the Conditional Formatting protocols. I'ld like to format hundreds of cells for this evaluation. and right…

    1 vote
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  12. Make quick acces toolbar for Mac. same as in Windows, colored end option tu use bellow the ribbon

    Make quick acces toolbar for Mac. same as in Windows, colored end option tu use bellow the ribbon

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  13. Save formatting when scaling down pages...Column widths do not save when pages are scaled!

    ..For instance, after saving a document that is scaled (where all pages are scaled exactly the same even), column widths change and inserted pictures are stretched. I'm having to redo all my company templates to be 100% scaled and hope this will fix the issue.
    Excel is not well-tailored to layout and design. If only Adobe had a spreadsheet product ...

    1 vote
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  14. greek font

    Greek fonts are commonly used in physics and mathematics.

    In Excel, the 'Insert Symbol' menu line opens a table with many kinds of greek fonts (bold, italic, gothic, whatever ...) but when I just want to enter a plain greek character in an Excel cell, I often get it rather weird, never looking as in the table.

    It was straight and easy before Office 365. May be linked to the default font chosen for the cell ??? Changing it sometimes improves, sometimes not.

    I finally found which symbol I had to chose in that table to get a plain 𝞅…

    1 vote
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  15. Comment box

    I really miss the ability to add a photo to a comment box. The updates that have been made to the comment boxes have ruined Excel for me. This one feature is THE most important reason for my use of Excel. I tried to just format a photo to fit in a cell and that doesn't work either. Come on guys, can't we do better than this?

    2 votes
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  16. conditional formatting help with rules that are incorrect of wrong

    as you can see I have error in my conditional formation but I don't know how to fix this I have some cell in the green but in the same row I have white field that I would like green

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  17. Allow users to change default number settings

    When switching from generic to number, it shows the number in full with two decimal places and no comma separations ie. 623453.00. Instead I would always like the 'number' format to show no decimal places and always use commas ie. 623,453. There should be more flexibility for the user to define the default conditions for number formatting.

    1 vote
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Data Validation List able to work with Array Constants

    Please make the Data Validation List feature work with array constants.
    Like to be able to define a named Array Constant and use that in a Validation List. After all they are both lists and the Data Validation list works with a classic Named Array.

    Requirement scenario is to share a workbook across organisations and ensure consistent data entry or option selection without VBA, as VBA is often stripped/blocked at organisational boundaries. This would be a very simple and straightforward solution improving user experience and organisational efficiency.

    6 votes
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  20. EXCEL for MAC version 16.35 has a conditional formatting bug

    Conditional formatting which uses named ranges in the condition, can't be copied between two workbooks. It can be copied only within one workbook.
    Identical conditional formatting that uses unnamed ranges can be copied between workbooks without a problem.
    This bug is in versions 16.35 and 16.37.

    PLEASE FIX!

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