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  1. Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac

    Bring filtering charts to Excel for Mac.

    I read about this feature here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2014/02/04/filtering-charts-in-excel/

    But I couldn't find how to use them in Excel for Mac (16.12).
    I found https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_mac-mso_mac2016/chart-filter/e5e49410-6ffc-499f-bdeb-e6f8a151bd4c which claims they are not supported. This would be a useful feature to bring Excel for Mac closer to Excel for Windows.

    38 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts

      In this answer to "Bring back custom keyboard shortcuts" https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac?query=Bring%20back%20custom%20keyboard%20shortcuts the MS team states I can find the customization option under Tools > Customize Keyboard and links to this article to show how: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-custom-keyboard-shortcut-for-office-for-mac-6bbeb90e-96d9-4e03-b199-fc026ebdc321?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

      This is NOT the case. There is no option for Customize Keyboard in the Tools menu in Excel 2016 for MAC. You guys blew it when you removed the ability of a user to create a custom key combo to complete a command.

      For example I always used the F1 key to delete cells and rows, which I do a lot. I used Option+click to add…

      8 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

        it will be more convenient if Excel for Mac has the same import xml function as Windows version.

        6 votes
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        • Fix copy & paste bug when Handoff (Universal Clipboard) is enabled

          When Handoff is enabled (which also enables Universal Clipboard) and you are signed in to iCloud on your Mac and a nearby iPhone or iPad, Excel will freeze when you try to copy any cell. The spinning beachball will appear for 3-4 seconds and you can't do anything while this is happening. The bug also affects Word. This happens even on a Clean Installed system so it is not a 3rd party conflict.

          I've posted more details and a video of this happening on the Microsoft Community Forums:
          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/copy-cmdc-causes-spinning-beach-ball-delay-for-3-4/36e2e400-59c7-471b-b7d6-b5d5082a545a

          I've tried to report this bug but it seems impossible to…

          4 votes
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          • solver multiple range

            Using Solver, you cannot select multiple ranges in the "By changing variable cells box. If you select a range, type "," and select another range, the first range is overwritten rather than appended as in the Windows version of Excel.

            Version 16.12

            34 votes
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            • Recent Files

              Behaviour of "recent files" appears to have changed dramatically with the latest release. The list is empty since the update, and the "Recent Files" Windows refers to a login, but provides no mechanism for login. You are mucking around with the workflow of your users. Why would you make these changes?

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pivot Table - Add the option to "include new items in manual filters"

                Include the option to add new items in manual filters (same as the one that exists in the windows version)

                5 votes
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                • Be more forthcoming about the lack of parity with the Windows product in your online advertising

                  When I visited the Microsoft website trying to decide whether to update from an 11 year old application suite (Office 2008 for Mac), learn to use Apple's own suite of applications for the Mac (Numbers and Pages—I'm already competent in Keynote and have abandoned PowerPoint), I read things that intimate that Mac users are "getting some things first"; e.g., in Office 2019. It's not clear what we're getting other than a new moniker.
                  It's certainly clear in my first day or two of my 30 day trial that much has changed, but when I try to delve a bit deeper…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Adding notes to formulas?

                    Formulas can get extremely messy with messy data. This is especially true when a formula is 10+ lines long. Often, re-reading a formula a few weeks later is absolutely indecipherable. Can we somehow be able to add notes to a formula, similiar to the ' in VBA?

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • don't delete the list of recent files when updating

                      don't delete the list of recent files when updating

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MAC Developer Tab > Export to XML

                        Please add EXPORT to XML feature to the Develop Tab for MAC. It appears to only be available for PC.

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                        • 2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Import XML into excel

                            I need to import a structured xml file into excel. The xml file contains elements which contain other elements. I'd be happy to define a mapping which would excel allow to know, which elements/attributes to put into which column. The File I'd like to import is attached. However, this is jus one example.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Can the weight of the grid lines be change

                              Can the weight of the grid lines be chance? the weight of the grid lines make them lighter than the input in the cells

                              2 votes
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                              • Make Ribbon tabs space efficient - Collapse 'Tell me what you want to do' for narrow windows

                                The 'Tell me what you want to do" label (along with the Share and Comments buttons) takes up so much horizontal space that it hides most Ribbon tabs when the window is a narrow size. Understanding that not all spreadsheets are displayed full-screen all the time, it would be great if this label collapsed down to something much smaller when the window size is narrow. (Other ribbon controls could also be made more useable for narrow windows by following the lead of how Windows Excel displays its ribbon controls on narrow windows).

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                                • Unable to create a Pivot table from multiple tables in Excel for Mac - seriously???

                                  Create a pivot table from multiple tables (feature appears to be missing from Excel for Mac!)

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC

                                    make Distinct Count available in value field settings for Pivot Tables in MAC

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                                    • Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

                                      Arabic typing on MAC Excel, Automatically goes English when typing in Excel. MAC OS Mojave version 10.14.2 MS Excel version 16.20

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                                      • disable horizontal scrolling

                                        Please allow users to disable horizontal scrolling (when trying to scroll vertically). When using two-finger scroll on a trackpad (like on a MacBook) it's impossible to pull straight down. There used to be a feature to disable this in Excel for Mac, but it has gone away.

                                        The reason for this is that normally we only need to scroll vertically and am finding the when I use the trackpad I often scroll horizontally as well without intending to.

                                        2 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • The Quick Access Toolbar

                                          The Quick Access Tool bar on a Mac needs to be able to be moved below the Ribbon as on the Windows platform

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