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  1. Excel for Mac 11 vs 16

    I've been using office 11 as my major app at work and it was almost perfect until High Sierra. Easy customizable keyboard shortcuts, customizable toolbar and menu. User friendly VBA and merge with Word. A bit slow while filtering applied, but I could cope with that.
    After High Sierra came along, I switched to Office 16. Nothing to be customized, funky and very annoying animation when click on a cell and tonnes of bugs. VBA has some new limitations. Very inconvenient to use application, so I had to switch back to Office 11. It's working fine…

    2 votes
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  2. Customize Touch Bar

    Please add the option to "Customize Touch Bar" for MacBook Pro's. It's usually found under "View" in just about any other application, but unfortunately not within Microsoft Office products.
    While Excel does have a set of standardized Touch Bar buttons, you can't change them to what you might use most often, rendering it fairly useless.
    Apple has had a Touch Bar feature since 2016 so it's not exactly a new feature. I understand that Apple is a competitor, but please put the "Customize Touch Bar" feature into your products!

    2 votes
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  3. Port the custom theme editor from Windows

    On the Windows version of Office 2016, I can create custom color and font themes. On the Mac version, there is no editor to do this. If I manage to install a custom theme (e.g. migrating it from Windows), then I can select it, but I can't edit it.

    1 vote
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  4. Allow Toolbar / Ribbon customization

    the possibility to customize the toolbar or ribbon and adding custom buttons that start macros is vital for a efficient workflow when processing big amount of data tables.

    92 votes
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    June 16, 2016
    Great news, with Mac Excel 15.23 you can now customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and Ribbon. This version started rolling out on June 14th, so look for an update if you don’t have it already.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165798

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

    Oct 31, 2015———————
    Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now.

  5. 1 vote
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  6. Add customized footer for each page

    I would like to enter a customized footer for each excel sheet that I print. For example page 1 footer is different that page 2 but I still able to keep the feature of all of them having a consistent page number.

    1 vote
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  7. Floating, reshapeable, self-customized command toolbars

    Along with Styles, the FLOATING, SELF-CUSTOMIZED TOOLBARS in Word and Excel were among their most valuable features. Performing the usual functions without *immediate* visual, local access to numerous commands--and, instead, having to go to fantastically time-and-energy wasting pull-down menus, or dreary, multiple tab accessed toolbars anchored at the top of the page--is pathetically absurd. (Just a few examples among maybe 100: in Excel the 4 command icons for Insert Rows and Columns, print area, wrap-text or not. In Word, the several icons for creating or deleting specific borders in tables for cells, columns, and rows.) It would be…

    6 votes
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  8. Navigation of Tabs - Use Ctrl+Tab to tab between Sheets

    Is it possible to use a simple key combination to switch tabs? Like <CMD><TAB> to switch between windows... Maybe make it an option to change the <CTRL><TAB> function which switches through worksheets. When I'm in a single worksheet I often want to <TAB> through the tabs!

    5 votes
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  9. Stop trying to sell, and support your customers.

    How about actually forwarding your customers to a helpful site when they select the help tab? Instead it just goes to a marketing page to buy a different program.

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    61 votes
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  11. Touchbar "edit cell contents" shortcut

    Please put a "edit cell contents" touchbar button roughly where F2 used to be. Would save me hours. Much more useful than the current "Paste" button.

    12 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Introduce an equivalent to F2 on PC to edit and F4 to make cell references absolute

    Introduce a shortcut to make cell references absolute like F4 on PC version (F2 edit equivalent would be helpful too)

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    If a function key doesn’t work as you expect it to, press the FN key in addition to the function key. If you don’t want to press the FN key each time, you can change your Apple system preferences:

    Go to Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard.

    On the Keyboard tab, select the check box for Use all F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  14. make same function excel for mac and window users

    Please make same function excel for mac and window users so that we could be easy to use and command or shortcut key also be same.

    6 votes
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  15. Add customize color option to excel for mac to change color themes to set it as default

    Add customize color option to excel for mac to change color themes to set it as default

    1 vote
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  16. Touchbar absolute/relative formula shortcut (F4)

    When entering a formula, please add a touchbar button (ideally around where F4 used to be) to toggle relative/absolute cell reference. Again, would be much simpler than pressing Fn + F4, which often doesn't work at the moment either.

    7 votes
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  17. Add back the ability to select custom paper sizes

    This is a regression from previous versions of Excel for mac. When doing page layout, it is a requirement for many users to be able to specify the paper size, regardless of what is currently made available by the printer driver. This was possible in previous versions of Excel, but now, the Page Layout / Size menu does not have a Custom option.

    14 votes
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  18. Export to CSV or TXT file using a custom or specific delimiter

    Add the feature to export an excel file to a .CSV or .TXT file with custom/specific delimiters.

    So if you want to create a pipe file, you can select the delimiter ( | ) and there you go, you have your pipe file from excel.

    3 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel

    Definitely need a way to enter the static date and time on the iPad in excel. There is no command or control button on the iPad keyboard

    1 vote
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