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  1. Refresh a power query

    Allow Mac users to refresh a Power Query that gets files from a folder (and was created with windows).

    37 votes
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  2. 19 votes
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  3. Make Microsoft Excel for Mac EXACTLY THE SAME as Microsoft Excel for PC.

    If Mac subscribers of Office 365 are getting less features and PC subscribers, prorate the Mac annual subscription accordingly. If not, MAKE BOTH VERSIONS OF EXCEL HAVE THE SAME MENU FEATURES!

    6 votes
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  4. Money in Excel - Download all Transactions

    Money in Excel is a great add-in and look forward to updates and additional sheets. Firstly lets allow us to go back and get transactions further. Have options for dates such as ALL transactions or from beginning of certain year.

    6 votes
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  5. Need a way to turn off a recurring disclaimer after it presents itself a few times

    I've started using the Stocks data types and now all workbooks that have them get the disclaimer banner on each sheet every time I open it up. After seeing it a few times, the user needs to have a way to turn it off. Otherwise , it just an annoyance. Thank you.

    7 votes
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  6. Money for Excel-Allow the same transaction to be split into various catgeories.

    Certain items, especially income, need splitting; in order to accurately separate expenses like withholding for taxes or healthcare premiums.

    4 votes
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  7. Power Pivot function on PC must ALSO be usable feature on Mac

    Seems a rip-off that Mac users must pay the same price for MS Office only to be short-changed on the utility of the program. Mostly use Excel and Outlook. The latter is generally okay, but Excel lacks.


    1. Control keys do not navigate properly on the Mac and/or display does not move properly, especially large files; and germain to this thread,


    2. Building pivot tables on the Mac is an absolute pain in the ... while very simple on a PC. Learned (from MS support) that this is a feature called "Power Pivot" that simply is not available on the Mac. Makes…

    9 votes
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  8. Need Analysis Toolpak - VBA

    Really need this -- cross platform work environment.

    4 votes
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  9. Alt shortcuts for the Mac pls

    Please provide Alt key equivalent shortcuts for the Mac

    2 votes
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  10. Power Query File ".iqy: is greyed out

    When I want to do a Power Query in Excel for Mac, the URL needs to be saved as an "iqy" file. But this file is "greyed out" when I select "Get Data" and try to click on the file

    3 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Single pivot from different tables in Mac

    I am unable to create create a single pivot table from 2 different tables in a mac.

    5 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Annoying Trace Precedents / Dependent Window

    Why is it necessary to click precisely on the "arrow" when tracing precedents or dependents through to another sheet? Can you please re-design this icon to provide an easier user experience

    5 votes
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  15. How about fixing Excel 2016 for Mac so that it doesn't crash on "Save As"?

    For several months Excel 2016 for Mac has been crashing every time I attempt "Save As". I'm running version 16.16.26 (200914) and MacOS 10.15.6 Catalina.

    This is such a basic piece of functionality that I'm flabbergasted that Microsoft has not fixed it. I'm using Excel without any add-ons or such. It's just plain broken.


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    2 votes
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  16. Bring back PivotTable and PivotChart Wizard in Excel for Mac.

    Need to use different grouping from same source data. Functionality should be the same as Windows version. Without clearing cache for new table data grouping is consistent across all tables linked to same data source. I have one table in days but would like another table from same source but I years. It converts both tables to year altering the whole analysis. This affects slicers too. Workaround would be to inefficiently copy data source to another table with same data bit different name. So you would be C&P data from one table to the other. Not efficient at all.

    3 votes
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  17. "Excel for Money"

    Excel for Money needs to support dual factor authentication for logging into financial institutions that offer that level of security

    3 votes
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  18. Auto-Complete in Cells with Data Validation

    In a cell with Data Validation, an auto-complete feature would be improve working speed immensely. The feature is there in Google Sheets as well. As long as there are multiple valid items, a drop-down shows a filtered list of such items only. When there is only one item that contains the typed string, pressing Tab or Enter fills that value in the cell and moves to next or below cell respectively. The typed string is matched to be contained anywhere in the valid items list.

    3 votes
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  19. Please! VBA user form function for Macs, we need so much.

    Please! VBA user form function for Macs, we need so much.

    2 votes
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  20. Undo/Redo (Command+Z) should be workbook dependent.

    Currently : Working in two or more workbooks in separate windows share an undo history.

    Idea : Workbooks should be independent and have individual edit history.

    For example:

    Workbook A : Data - sort - column A
    Workbook B : type "hello world"
    Workbook A : COMMAND+Z (undo) should undo the sort in workbook A.

    Currently it undoes the type in Workbook B.

    2 votes
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