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  1. Fix Conditional Formatting

    When rows are inserted into a worksheet with conditional formatting, the cell (or range) references in the conditional formatting change. Fix the system so that the insertion of a row or column into an area covered by conditional formatting adopts the format (this part may already be the case) AND the formatting cell range reference in the Conditional Formatting dialog box does not get fragmented addresses; the range stays the same.

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  2. Excel 16.30 for Mac has a bug that inhibits the printing of comments at the end of the sheet

    Comments can be seen on screen as show comments or if print as displayed is selected then they print but overlay the spreadsheet. the option to print at end of sheet is available in the page set up but if selected the comments are not shown in print preview and do not print.

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  3. MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO DISABLE RECENT!!!!

    Since the last update (today is 190826) for every document you have had opened (recent) it will look/freeze for approx 5sec for EVERY LINK. How can you release something like this and still no fix! I PAID FOR SOFTWARE, AND ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY. Time to leave office like I left Windows.... Its the same in the other Office apps.

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  5. Interrupt running macro

    On Windows, Ctrl+Break can be used to interrompt a macro (for instance, stuck in an infinite loop).

    Excel 2011 used to have this option too, via Cmd + .

    However, this shortcut doesn't work on the latest versions of Excel for Ma and there is no way to interrupt a macro except than force quitting.

    (Tested on 'classic' Excel 2016, and 'Mac App Store' edition of Excel 16.28).

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  6. Automator on Mac no longer is compatible with Excel for Mac

    Previously, Automator could be used to perform a variety of functions with excel. Now, using excel with automator returns the error "The action “[ACTION]” encountered an error: “Microsoft Excel got an error: Parameter error.” Where [ACTION] is the particular Automator action you wanted to perform.

    Could you please make these programs work together again?

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  7. Add different custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts

    Previously, there were ways to program custom keyboard shortcuts to insert different charts. In Excel for Mac 16.30, there is no way to do this. For those of us who make lots of charts, this is very difficult. Even making it possible to change the default chart so that the new alt + F1 command can be used would be a big step forward.

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  8. Add a set for shade colour times

    At times the shade shuld have a colour.

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  9. Add a set for shade colour times

    At times the shade shuld have a colour.

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  10. DON'T MAKE A CHANGE THAT PUTS MORE "STUFF" IN WHAT USED TO BE A VERY SIMPLE AND RELIAABLE METHOD!

    DON'T MAKE A CHANGE THAT PUTS MORE "STUFF" DO DO IN WHAT USED TO BE A VERY SIMPLE AND RELIABLE METHOD. WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU MAKE A VERY SIMPLE SYSTEM THAT WORKED SO MUCH MORE CUMBERSOME?

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  11. Excel: UserForm option should be returned in Excel.

    The UserForm command is not available in Office 365 (Excel). I need it!!
    Especially as user interface to fill in data in large Excelsheets.

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  12. row shortcut

    Add shortcut control + '+' to insert a new row (MacBook Pro keyboard without NumBlock)
    (like control + '-' to delete the marked row)

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  13. Fix print dialog

    Open .xlsm file with macros. Save file. Reopen file. File | Print. Page preview is blank...

    Please fix.

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  14. Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad

    Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad
    Would be awesome to have the same options like in mac or windows excel.

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  15. Add userdefined view in excel app for ipad

    would be awesome to have different views in ipad excel app like it is in excel for mac/win

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  16. Stop Office 365 Apps enumerating the recent file list when the file menu is clicked.

    In Office 365 apps for Mac (eg Excel, Word) if the “File>Open Recent” list contains a file from located on a network volume (such as AFP or SMB) when the user clicks on the File menu the computer attempts to mount the network volume(s) where the file(s) resides.

    This behaviour is unwanted as it can cause a lag when clicking on the File menu, it also can cause Office 365 Apps to hang when on slow data links or display numerous OS network credential request dialogue boxes.

    Versions:
    Excel Mac 16.28 (19081202)
    Excel Mac 16.29 (19081305)

    Suggested action:
    Stop this…

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  17. QuickKeys to Collapse/Expand Row- and Column-Groups

    Regarding the Grouping of rows and columns, there are Quick Keys to
    - Group Rows (Cmd-Shift K)
    - Ungroup Rows (Cmd-Shift J)
    - Hide/Unhide the "+" / "-" symbols (Cmd-8)

    But not:
    - Collapse Group
    - Expand Group

    If this can't be done with a Quick Key, could you at least publish a VBA command I could use in a Macro?

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  18. Important functionalities that appear and disappear, between updates.

    What happen again with PASTE WITHOUT FORMAT? (Option+Shift+Command+V), it’s so useful, and
    What happened with move around the Sheet with trackpad gesture with 2 fingers?

    You must have a defined application programming line, good things appear and disappear between an update and another.

    These functionalities (explained their disappearance in the first paragraph) are preserved by both Word and PowerPoint, I don't understand why they aren't transverse to all applications and maintain homogeneity in your products.

    I don't know if this is read by someone, or has any repercussion on the product, but at least I comply with informing about a…

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  19. Add hotkey functionality to Excel for Mac

    It would be amazing if hotkey functionality was added to Mac, especially if it followed the same format as it does in Windows (instead of "Alt …, …, …" it would just be "Option …, …, …").

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  20. Add Quick Access Toolbar button for 'Open'

    Excel for PC has a toolbar button for this function that can be added from the 'All Commands' list. Excel for MAC does not. The current process required 1-3 clicks to get to the list of files to open.
    Please add this button to the available options for the Quick Access Toolbar.

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