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  1. Error bars improvements

    Error bars in bar plots

    - Error bars now: one value pr. series - should be one value pr. bar.
    - Value can't be linked to cell.
    - Value entered now is not length of the bar, but half the bar. So error bar ends up being twice as long as needed. All values have to be halved.

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      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When are you going to fix the Print Comments feature on Excel for MAC? Its been months and still does not work

        Fix the Print Comments feature on Excel for MAC, Been months without it

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        • Strange Korean characters in formula bar.

          Sometimes, Korean characters are look strange In Excel formula bar while the cell looks fine.
          Strange characters look like overlapped Korean characters "가".

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          • Fix view header problem

            Opening files in Excel Mac 365 created with a template using Excel (Mac) 2011, headers are overwritten when I use View->Headers and Footers while viewing in "Normal" mode. Instead of displaying the header contents from the opened file, a blank header is created, erasing the previous header contents. When this happens, the footer is unchanged. If instead, the file is being viewed in "Page Layout" mode, the header is displayed correctly and can be modified. Seems like a bug in the Normal view while operating on some older files.

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            • 1 vote
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              • Fix all the printing problems in the new versions. 2011 Worked great, the new one is horrible and I cannot use it

                IN Every version of Excel up to and including 2011, Excel could do a page set-up for a PLOTTER and I could print BIG spreadsheets on 48" Wide plotters. The "New" Excel CANNOT do this correctly. Anything bigger than tabloid, Excel interprets as letter size, it is disastrous. FIX THIS! or I will never upgrade.

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                • If type "11-12", have it echo "11-12'", NOT "12-Nov" !!!

                  Why that ugly, stupid format?
                  If I has wanted "12-Nov",I WOULD HAVE TYPED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

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                  • fuzzy lookup for Mac

                    Fuzzy lookup for Mac

                    It would be great to have fuzzy lookup add-in for Mac.

                    129 votes
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                      42 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for all your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. It would be very helpful if you would add more information about how you’d like to use fuzzy lookup in Excel.

                      Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]

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                        0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit Hyperlink

                        Edit Hyperlink is not appearing in 16.13 when right clicking or cntl click on existing hyperlink

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                        • 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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                          • Remove spurious CSV warning

                            Opening, via drag-and-drop or File > Open (but not File > Import) a just-downloaded CSV file produces the following warning in Excel (on a yellow background):

                            "Possible Data Loss: Some features might be lost if you save this workbook in the comma-delimited (.csv) format. To preserve these features, save it in an Excel file format."

                            I then have to click the 'x' to get rid of this warning...and that's really annoying, especially because it doesn't apply. I have just downloaded the CSV file from the net. It's a CSV file, unedited, and as such, it can't possibly contain any features…

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                            • Custom Data Labels for Scatter and Bubble graphs

                              Can you include the ability to apply custom data labels to scatter and bubble graphs, specifically the Label Option of "Value from Cells" that the Windows version has had since Excel 2013.

                              28 votes
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                                37 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Not working anymore the shift+cmd+* shortcut!!

                                Hi!

                                Could you please help me with the following issue related to this post?
                                I have Excel 2016 in a Mac and previously I was using the following shortcut to select ONLY VISIBLE ROWS from filtered data:

                                SHIFT + CMD + *

                                After that I could copy the data and will copy only the visible information and not the hidden information, or I could delete only the visible rows without deleting the hidden ones.

                                But a month or so ago after an update I cannot longer do that and when I do SHIFT + CMD + * what it does…

                                2 votes
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                                • vba ODBC connection

                                  ActiveWorkbook.Connections("ConnectionName").ODBCConnection is broken. Please fix this single command. It is a blocking issue. All other ODBC commands are working as expected. Please fix this one so everything is working. Thanks

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Add support for Get & Transform (formerly Power Query)

                                    Make Get & Transform (formerly Power Query) available in Excel for Mac (like in Excel for Windows)

                                    2,996 votes
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                                    • Copy and paste photos from Photos to Excel for Mac

                                      It is regrettable that it is not possible to copy and paste photos or drag-and-drop photos from Photos to Excel. Please enable this function, which used to exist when copying photos from iPhoto. Now, since Photos, one has to click in Excel for Mac: "Media" then "Insert" then "From Web Browser" function, and then wait for that to load. This is extremely time consuming when you have a lot of photos to copy individually. (By the way, it's OK that photo quality may be lower when using copy/paste or drag/drop versus "Insert; all I want in the Excel spreadsheet are…

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                                      • Allow exporting of Sharepoint lists

                                        It would be great if you could export a Sharepoint list to Excel for Mac. At present you have to use Excel on a PC - as I believe this requires some kind of ActiveX component.

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                                          10 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the suggestion and the votes. We will continue to monitor the votes to help prioritize this along with other data connection requests. You may want to add a comment about connecting to SharePoint in the thread discussing PowerQuery.

                                          Steve K [MS Excel]

                                        • Copy and paste from Excel to Word

                                          In V 16.7 when copy some cells into word (or another App) it does not respect the with of the columns, it makes it all the same size. In the last version this was not so. So please bring back the old behaviour.

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