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  1. 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.

    3 votes
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  2. offline help

    Please bring back offline help! There are so many situations where I do not have an intenet connection but still need your help documents!

    11 votes
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  3. Add ability to highlight active row/column

    Add the ability to highlight the active row and column that we've currently clicked on; would be useful for both windows and mac

    14 votes
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  4. Add same fuction for Excel for mac as the Windows version

    People have been requested this since 2015 and now years is 2017 and the version in mac are different from version in windows. We miss Power BI and we miss a lot of function that are not in the Excel for mac. Most of us BIA are a mac user and we can't go over to windows computer just for using Excel.

    We want a declaration from MS team and what's your plan about bringing on Power BI and other function to Excel Mac or not? Because we can't pay for Excel and it's different feature depends what we have…

    9 votes
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  5. Make Excel (and all Office products) for Mac feature-identical with their Windows counterparts

    You asked for specifics. This is as specific as it gets.

    Windows and Mac versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote should be 100% feature-identical. No exceptions, no differences, no excuses.

    "We can't do it all at once."

    Of course you can. You developed those features for Excel for Windows, and released that software. The development work has already been done.

    3 votes
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  6. I am not able to attach pdf file on excel on Mac as seen on Windows.

    WE should be able to attach pdf file as icon on Excel on MAC . we can do similar on Eindows Excel. Unfortunately it cannot be done on office 365. Please add this useful feature in new update

    2 votes
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  7. Reduce Font Duplication

    I have just found that Microsoft in its wisdom has decided not to use the standard fonts localities for Mac OS but has decided to store the fonts for Office elsewhere, but even better, has decided to duplicate the fonts for each Office application.

    Each 2016 Office for Mac application stores its fonts in the application package, i.e. Microsoft Excel.app sores its fonts in Contents > Resources > Fonts, as do all of the Office applications with each application having its own copy of the fonts it needs. Therefore, Word has 485.7 MB, Excel 483.7 MB, OneNote 289.1 MB, OutLook…

    3 votes
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  8. Enable functions across Excel for PC and Mac


    1. Ribbon for Excel

    2. Sunburst charts and Tree graphs - every graphic that can be done using PC but not Excel for Mac

    3. Interpolation

    4. Function keys

    5. Thousands more examples

    6. If Microsoft intends to keep Office for Mac and Excel for Mac a vastly inferior product than Office/Excel for PC, the company should own that and adjust both pricing and expectations.

    7. Also, produce a usable document which clearly documents all omitted features so users don't waste time learning to use a new feature only to discover separately Microsoft's profit-driven decision to ignore the customer needs.

    8. User experience research is not new. Microsoft…
    4 votes
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  9. 13 votes
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  10. How do I stop receiving email updates about an issue?

    How do I stop receiving email updates about an issue? I click unsubscribe and all that does is take me to the Excel Suggestion Box page. There is no place there to unsubscribe.

    4 votes
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  11. touch bar - highlighting

    In the touch bar for Mac make that the function highlight "remember" the last color, like in the ribbon. Specially because the usual bright yellow does not appear in the touch bar menu of colors! Same for font color in touch bar.
    This would make a lot easier and helpful to use the touch bar to format cells

    11 votes
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  12. please make excel automatically save all the files every 5 minutes

    Please make excel automatically save files every 5 minutes. Its super annoying when my computer shuts down on it's own and my whole days work is lost on excel because I did not manually save it

    9 votes
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  13. Allow us to recover our Excel Passwords!!!!!!

    It is NOT okay that if a password is forgotten we cannot retrieve them in any way. If you find the need to password protect your spreadsheet, odds are that it is VERY important. What good is it that you cannot retrieve a forgotten password??? Not acceptable.

    5 votes
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  14. Quick Access Toolbar icons don't match icons in the customization window

    Please make the icons on the Quick Access Toolbar the same as when you select them from the Customization window.

    5 votes
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  15. Please add a function to insert .pdf documents into excel speadsheets

    I'd like to be able to add embed a .pdf document in a spreadsheet, and view it as either an icon or a link to the embedded document.

    Thanks.

    180 votes
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  16. Quick Access Toolbar option for above or below the ribbon

    Please add the option for the QAT to be above or below the ribbon. Thank you.

    5 votes
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  17. Scrolling through the ribbon menu

    Please allow for scrolling across the ribbon menu like the windows version. This is when you place the mouse cursor over the ribbon and roll the mouse wheel up and down and it scrolls through the menu headers. Great time saver. Thanks.

    5 votes
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  18. Make autosave work correctly. Also provide adequate help info.

    Autosave does not work correctly -- autosaved versions are corrupt
    and no warnings are issued
    (A) Make autosave work correctly
    (B) Issue some warning online that it is not working correctly
    (C) Existing online help from Microsoft does not even tell you the

      correct folder where the autosaved files reside -- causes
    
    big waste of user time trying to diagnose problem

    Excel for mac 2011 Version 14.6.9

    OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1004)

    The correct folder in which files are autosaved:
    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/Office 2011 AutoRecovery
    (Online help from Microsoft is totally wrong on this, as are suggestions
    on many online…

    9 votes
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  19. ALT key ribbon access

    The ability to utilize the ALT keys to access any button or command on the ribbon greatly improves productivity on the PC versions of excel. Implementing this feature on the Mac version of excel would be greatly appreciated.

    221 votes
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  20. Add Scope in Define name dialog

    Can we please get a option to change the scope in the define name dialog when you define a name in Mac Excel 2016. Like to change it to sheet sometimes, the only way to do it now is to type the sheet name before the name like 'sheet name'!namerange . I like to see that it is working the same as in all the other Excel versions (Win and Mac)

    4 votes
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