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  1. Ribbon: Allow import and export as in Excel for Windows

    In Excel for Windows you can export and import ribbons.

    In Excel 2019 for macOS you can't.

    Please add that function.

    To be honest, I'm disappointed about the fact, that users of the mac version have such disadvantages.

    I cannot see any reason, why that feature is not offered.

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  2. Please add an option to choose UI language independently of the MacOS language

    The idea is similar to what is described in the "Enable english formulas in Excel with any other predefined language" suggestion (http://bit.ly/2R268Gs)
    Not only formulas in Excel, but the whole UI language should be an option, independently of the OS setting.
    This would greatly help user support, education, helpdesk in multilingual environments

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  3. Data validation dropdown arrow problem in frozen panes

    There is a problem when using data validation with freeze panes.
    The dropdown arrow does not display on frozen panes, but does on the unfrozen element. See attached example.
    I am using Excel for Mac v16.20 (181208)

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  4. Simplify Keyboard Shortcut Customization

    Tools > Customize Keyboard is a good start. Thank you for doing this.

    A layout by tab is useless to users that don't think of excel as a collection of tabs. As excited as I was to see this feature arrive, I simply couldn't find any of the items I needed to change.

    How about adding the ability to also find commands by menu bar title? This is easy to understand, and if the order matches the order of the items in the menu bar should be easy to find what we are looking for.

    Finally, it doesn't appear we…

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  5. can not equation symbols to toolbar in mac

    allow mac users to add equation symbols to quick access toolbar (equal, -,+,/,*,(,),: ) . Same as window users.

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  6. Abandoned features list

    Microsoft must offer publicly information about features and functionality which was present in earlier versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Since versions of the product are branded in a consistent way, consumers (such as me!) expect that the function present in a previous version of, say, Excel, are still present in the new version. There is no warning or notice that this not the case, and it is a reasonable assumption in the absence of such a notice. But by buying Office 365 (pardon me, licensing) I am not receiving all the function which was in my previous version of…

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  9. Recent update (16.20) made ribbon HUGE and takes up too much screen space.

    Please give me the ability to revert back to slim version that was in 16.17.

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  10. Selecting multiple cells in rows or columns that are wider than the screen view

    When selecting multiple cells in rows or columns that are wider than the current screen view, I can usually only select the cells that are currently visible. This is a real problem when for example, I want to select data that might fill be hundreds of rows and/or hundreds of columns or even larger (I am currently working with a dataset that is more than 54,000 rows x 52 columns). The only way I can select multiple cells is to reduce the magnification on the screen so that the desired cells are all visible. Please fix this.

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  11. "search highlight"

    Searching for a an attribute; text, number etc. Highlights the attribute(s) and the cell the found attribute(s) are in. See how Numbers find function works.

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  12. On long spreadsheets, offer a popup that will automatically freeze the first column or row of data.

    On long spreadsheets, offer a popup that will automatically freeze the first column or row of data for easier reader use. I'm a teacher and I use excel for everything and this option is not always available on shared files.

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  13. Please restore the Form feature to Excel 2016 for the Mac

    Please restore the Form feature to Excel 2016 for the Mac

    5 votes
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  14. I need a way to insert multiple rows & columns in excel

    Please create a way to insert multiple rows & above or below other rows when I right click on a row. Also if you could do that for columns as well.

    4 votes
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  15. keep the copy

    Disable "Keep the Copy": Provide users a way to disable the new "keep the copy" functionality that was recently included. Having to hit the 'ESC' key is an extraneous step and very frustrating.

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  16. Comment box

    When I hover over (or rollover) existing comment boxes they do not appear. (Yes, it is turned on under preferences.) I can't edit them either, as that would at least be a way to see them.

    I can add new comment boxes, that appear to have changed? I have to "submit" them?

    Please.....just put them back to the way they used to be. If that can't be done, why can't I view old comments? That is a must!

    Using Excel 2016 for Mac, Version 16.18. Using Office 365. I believe this latest update was yesterday. I was having this problem…

    2 votes
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  17. Restore data form functionality (different from VBA UserForms)

    I miss the data form feature available in previous versions of Excel and would like to see it restored in Excel for Mac. Note that the Data Form feature is not the same as VBA UserForms. There's a separate suggestion if you want to vote for VBA UserForms.

    235 votes
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    We will still accept votes on this suggestion. Please note that this suggestion is not for VBA UserForms. There’s a separate suggestion you can vote for if that’s most important to you.

    Some comments on the other suggestion indicate that clarification was needed, so I’ve updated the titles and description to be clearer.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

  18. Import/Export Quick Access Toolbar

    Similar to PC version, I would like to Import/Export the quick access toolbar. Preferably with the same/compatible PC "exportedUI" files.

    4 votes
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  19. Bring ALL of MS Office feature to MAC Office

    HOW ABOUT BRINGING ALL FEATURES AVAILABLE ON OFFICE FOR PC TO MAC OFFICE. I CANT BELIEVE THAT I PAY FOR SOMETHING AND I AM NOT GETTTING ALL FEATURES AND THAT IT VARIES FROM DEVICES.
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FORMULA WIZARD BROUGHT TO MAC OFFICE AS WELL AS PHSTAT.

    2 votes
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  20. Autosave UI is HORRENDOUS

    Right now you have an "autosave" toggle on the Excel header. But this is set to "off" and is not able to be toggled on, unless you are working with a file on one drive. How presumptuous of MSFT - you put a control on the interface with no way to address it. And, your support is clueless (initially) as to why this is usable. Because they have all been trained to think that everyone uses everything you create all the time.

    Or organization, like so many others, relies on Dropbox. I also use iCloud. And Box. And OneDrive. But…

    6 votes
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