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  1. 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

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  2. 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

    4 votes

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  3. 1. Need a shortcut to auto-fit columns and rows to the cell with the largest data (value) string

    Need a shortcut to auto-fit columns and rows to the cell with the largest data (value) string

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  4. Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

    Please let me change my default copy/paste settings. I am going insane lol

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  5. Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

    Pasted images have two scale modes. Double-click, scale up to center fullscreen view. Double-click again, scale down to previous scale.

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  6. Allow setting cell padding

    I would like to see the ability to set the inside padding for all cells. Especially with wrapping text, I want some extra spacing between the text in adjacent cells to improve its readability. Currently I add blank columns/rows to add the spacing, but this makes navigation worse.

    E.g., for headers I want extra top and bottom padding, and for data cells something like 3pt left and 12pt right padding would give enough margin to keep text visually separate between lines.

    There is already an indent option, but this allows only changing one side, and thus is not able to…

    1 vote

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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

    9 votes

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  8. Allow math symbols & equations to be used in cells like normal text?

    Please allow the math symbols that we can use in Excel ("Insert" > "Symbols") to be treated as normal text and not pictures.

    The fact they are handled like images makes formatting them difficult and tiring. This is a very important feature, please add it. Thank you very much!

    1 vote

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  9. Copying and pasting hyperlinks

    When I disable autohyperlinking in Excel for Mac
    (Preferences - AutoCorrect and unchecked Replace the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks check box), it still autohyperlinks it when I copy and paste directly an email address or website url to a cell. When I paste to the formula bar, it does not hyperlink it. Is it possible to fix it so that, like in Excel for Windows, it won't auto hyperlink when I paste an email or url directly to a cell?
    Thanks.

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  10. Default to "Set precision as displayed" for every excel document I open?

    Please provide the option to "set precision as displayed" as a default preference in excel for Mac. It's ridiculous to have to remember to mark that option for every workbook.

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  11. Auto Row Height does not work.

    Auto Row Height does not work on Mac.

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  12. Auto Row Height does not work.

    Auto Row Height does not work on Mac.

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  13. Add option to disable recent fonts

    It would be a great idea if there were a way to disable recent fonts.

    The recent font list can get clogged up very quickly when testing which font to use.

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  14. Add Rows to Repeat at Bottom, please.

    Rows to Repeat at Bottom to work as Rows to Repeat at Top, except at the bottom of each page.
    I'm sure there are those who would also appreciate "columns to Repeat on Right", & if the option existed, i'm sure I'd find a way to apply that as well.

    2 votes

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  15. Options to disable all and parts of auto formatting

    When importing data either from other applications or copy and pasting from other sources excel's auto-formatting corrupts data sets. It would be useful to have an option to turn off auto-formatting in part and in whole. This has been one of the biggest drawbacks of the programme for years now.

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  16. Office 365 Excel ribbon design is a catastrophe

    The current Office 365 Excel (Mac) ribbon design should be 'revised' to previous versions. The font and icon sizes and styles are very difficult to read, especially for people with bifocals or altered vision. E.g., the 'Fill Color' icon used to look like a paint can and now appears as a faint tin can. Font sizes are too small, thin, faint. Just because you can change something does not necessarily make it better. Perhaps Office designers should be required to read Don Norman's design books.

    2 votes

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  17. 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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  19. 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…

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  20. Fill color and text color on Touch Bar

    Both the fill color and text color on the Touch Bar are missing "Standard Colors" (red, yellow, etc.) Please add the Standard Colors to these buttons.

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