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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Print Default Selected Area

    when I select a print area, and then go to print - it seems to be the default to have print entire workbook - and I can't seem to change the default, or set up new presets that return automatically, so I just get print the print area selected and set? I used to be able to do this. This slows down my work process considerably and is a massive inconvenience. Who wants print entire workbook as a default? No-one I know. I've tried doing the string as a new preset, but can't get it to return automatically. Printing a…

    2 votes
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  3. 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…

    12 votes
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  4. Excel for Mac bad PDF export font kerning problems and other messy details

    Today at work I encountered this problem while making PDF's of charts for a print publication. The Mac version of Excel is not able to produce proper PDF's! Look at the wonky kerning of the numbers under these charts, and the wobbly dotted lines. Compare them to the perfect kerning in the Excel for Windows 2017 PDF export...!
    The same sheet was used for this export. First I thought it was the zoom level of Adobe Acrobat interferring with the pixel mapping of my screen but it is not, the PDFs are just jiggy and messy when exported on a…

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    9 votes
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  6. Map 3D para Mac!!!

    That is an absurd I cannot use it if I pay the same price for the Office!!!

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  7. 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!

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  8. Please include the option to open Form Responses in Excel 365 in addition to opening or downloading in to Excel on the desktop.

    In Google forms, you can view responses in a spreadsheet format. On my MacBook, it only gives me option to open it in the desktop application. I'd like to be able to access the live versions.

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  9. When creating forms, I'd like to be able to rearrange my questions instead of deletng them and recreating it again later.

    In Google forms, questions can be rearranged after you've created them. I can't do this in Office forms. Please add that feature. It is too cumbersome to have to delete the question(s) and rewrite them if you need to reorder the questions.

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  10. Add option to insert pdf in excel

    Inserting pdf into excel file doesn't work in Mac.

    3 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. I want a refund for my purchase of Office 2019 for Mac. I have been unable to Activate Office for Mac 2019 for 2 days now since I purchased,

    I want a refund for my purchase of Office 2019 for Mac. I have been unable to Activate Office for Mac 2019 for 2 days now since I purchased, downloaded and installed the program on my MacBook Pro running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.2. I have followed the step by step instructions but your activation process does not work. 9 times, I have Clicked the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of my apps. I have Clicked  Microsoft Excel to start the activation process. The What's New window has opened automatically. I have clicked Get Started > Sign in. I have entered the email address associated with…

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  13. Workaround

    The next version of MacOS will will not allow the editing of UserForms in Excel so I've installed a virtual machine (Parallels) with the current MacOS which I will not update when the new version comes out. I can currently run all of my excel spreadsheets (Excel for Mac 2011) using this (they all run flawlessly) and will be able to update my main OS to the new version.

    Actually, I have installed all of my 32 bit applications on the virtual machine.

    This a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated Windows computer.

    Now I have all the benefits -…

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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Correct border changes

    When I change existing border settings in cells, rows, or columns the new setting is ignored, and instead, the previous settings are even removed.
    I am using Office 2019.
    Before when I made changes to border setting, for example replacing a thinner with a thicker line, I just had to select the new line style, click the border I wanted to change and the new line style was set.
    Now, when I do the same, the new line style is displayed right after clicking the border I want to change, but when ok'ing back to the form, the border line…

    3 votes
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  16. paste cells into image without box and background

    In a previous version of Excel, I could paste a selection of data cells into an image previously pasted on a spreadsheet page. This was usually a column of text used to label electrophoresis bands arranged horizontally on the image. In the previous version, the text would paste independent of the cell background and outline box. This is what I want. I could make the list horizontal by rotating it, and sizing it to fit the columnar data in the image. The text labeled the columns perfectly and clearly. Now that the software has been updated, when I past the…

    1 vote
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  17. Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 is causing multiple files to open upon startup.

    Need to fix how Excel for Mac 16.23 does not shut down properly and that causes it to open multiple files upon startup. This would seem like it is an autorecovery issue but it is not because it still occurs even after all autorecovery files have been sent to trash. A simple internet search will confirm that this is a long-standing problem many have suffered and there is no methodology offered to fix it. Even reinstalling Excel does not correct the issue.

    2 votes
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  18. Format paint button work for graphs

    Make format paint button work for graphs- click a graph copy format (size, fonts, maybe even legend colours etc- or maybe give us option as to what formats to copy). Give ability in both excel and powerpoint etc

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  19. 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.

    44 votes
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  20. AutoFilter Dialog box is worse in 2016, the tick boxes don't stay in one place

    1) The tick boxes change locations depending on how many items you have selected. If you have one or two tick boxes selected the tick boxes are lower down because the "Equals" rows above have been filled in. If you have 3 or more tick boxes selected then there is just a single blank "Choose One" row. It makes it very difficult to select a bunch of tick boxes because the location of the tick box jumps around. This is new behavior from Excel 2011.

    2) The cursor is in "Choose One" empty box rather than in the "Search" box.…

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