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  1. Add Power Pivot to it.

    Add Power Pivot to Mac for Excel.
    I would be willing to pay an additional fee for it.

    24 votes
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      0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide data get and tranform including JSON to Excel transformation

      This feature is provided with Windows Excel 2016 but not with Mac. Isn't it time to make the Mac software a first-class citizen with Microsoft. It seems like forever that Microsoft started supporting Mac Office, yet it still does not have all the features. Why not? I am paying you every month. Yet you still don't provide many advanced features. I will consider Pages then.

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Internet Query Connection (.iqy files)

        It would be helpful for Excel to Mac to support internet query connections.

        When exporting a list from Sharepoint, the .iqy file is downloaded, which I subsequently can't open in Excel for Mac.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Excel for Mac 2016 does not open xlsm files from Excel for Windows !

          Excel for Mac version 16.15 does not open xlsm files from Excel for Windows !

          Excel has a very serious error:
          Do not open the xlsm files maked with Excel for Windows, please correct it... !!!
           
          
I have tried it with all my previous excel macros files and in all it sends me a message of ERROR, when accepting that, Excel proceeds to repair it deletes all the macros that you have programmed in VBA !!!

          What kind of error is that ???

          PLEASE CORRECT THAT HORROR !!!! ...

          The exact message is the following:

          Notice: 
We have found a…

          12 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Spreadsheet Compare

            Spreadsheet Compare for Mac Excel

            5 votes
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            • Fix the forms functions (combo boxes etc.) that were broken in the upgrade from version 17 to 18.

              In the upgrade from version 16.17 to version 16.18 of Excel, the operations available under the Developer tab were broken. The setup of operations like "Combo Box" works, but the process will not execute. This is a capability in Excel that I use literally every second day. I have solved my problem by downgrading to version 16.17, but anxiously await a patch that will restore their functionality.

              3 votes
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              • In PivotTable add the option to show subtotals only for rows OR only for columns, as is possible for grand totals.

                In PivotTable add the option to show subtotals only for rows OR only for columns, as is possible for grand totals.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Speak Cell feature

                  It has always existed that I could get the speak cell on windows however even after the last updates I don't seem to be able to find on Mac

                  3 votes
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                  • Pivot Table Power User

                    Bring Pivot Tables up to the same capabilities as the Windows version

                    23 votes
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                    • 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.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 'Select Objects'

                          How about giving the option 'select objects' for users to highlight which objects they want to delete? My only option on iMac is to press F5, special, then select objects which deletes all objects. Please address this issue as quickly as possible.

                          2 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Trace Precedents/Dependents) to work on protected sheet

                            If you protect a sheet, Trace Precedents/Dependents no longer works, even if you can see the formulas. This can be annoying if someone wants to see the calculation flow, but the author doesn't want anything changed.

                            Either completely disable formula tracing only if the formulas are also set to hidden or add another option to the Protect Sheet dialog to toggle this on or off.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Excel crashes and cells cannot be edited with High Sierra

                              Dear Excel team, this has been posted already and has 74 comments on it, but you closed it. The reason you are not seeing crash reports is because we have to kill the app and this doesn't seem to generate a crash report.

                              Issue is as described by 4 pages of comments, please reopen. If not then I have created this as a new issue.

                              If you attempt to double click in the cell or click in the function bar, then Excel freezes, by keeping the cursor in the cell and removing keyboard entry. Menu's stop working as well, the…

                              11 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Excel for Mac Macro cannot record data analysis operations

                                Excel for Mac's macro cannot record my operations when I use data analysis tools(e.g. using random number generation),but when I do the same steps on windows it can be done.
                                Could please fix that
                                Details pls follow the link
                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0vygE2JN4o

                                2 votes
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                                • customize excel default settings, e.g. for charts

                                  hi! i want to suggest to you the implementation of a possibility to change excel default settings, e.g. for charts. i’ve talked to your friendly support team about one such example, but they couldn’t help me with something that’s not programmed.

                                  i’m a chemist. like million other natural scientists, students and experts, i work with lots of complex and diverse data, every day. while the modern versions of excel offer many great and even fancy features, customization possibilities have shriveld. the template feature performs badly and really is only useful if applied to the exact same data set-up.
                                  what is…

                                  2 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

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please support Excel for Mac on the current plus 2 previous macOS operating systems

                                      https://support.office.com/article/upgrade-your-macos-to-access-new-office-365-for-mac-features-f6efc6b6-90f8-4e69-82dd-d0de32a111aa

                                      There is some indication that Office for Mac 2019 will only support the latest current release of macOS plus the previous operating system. This is a formal request from an Enterprise admin to have Microsoft provide support for the current macOS operating system plus the two previous operating systems.

                                      Apple has been absolutely horrendous in documenting and providing the appropriate management tools to deal with major restrictions they've been adding to macOS. This makes it much more difficult to deploy the latest macOS release on day 1. As an example, the majority of our users are still on macOS…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • The next version for the Mac should compensate 2016 users

                                        Those people who have bought Excel 2016 for the Mac should be compensated for lack of functionality (VBA, UserForms etc) when the new version comes out in 2019. We should get a FREE upgrade and an assurance that these issues have been sorted.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z.

                                          Please add a superscript symbol for the letters c, f, q, and z. Formatting a letter as superscript in the cell doesn't translate to Microsoft Word table legends. These are the only letters currently missing a superscript symbol option.

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