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  1. Ability to Drag and Drop Rows/columns to re-order

    I would like the ability to drag-and-drop rows and columns to re-order them. Google Sheets has this ability and I use it all the time. In excel if I want to move a row or column to re-order it, I need to use copy/paste and insert. It's a pain. If I'm viewing a list of items which I want to put into priority order, it is very difficult to do this in Excel. Whereas in Google Sheets, I can just drag and drop the rows to re-order them very easily.

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  2. Add Wescom credit union to Money in Excel Financial Institutions

    Money in Excel doesn't show Wescom Credit Union in Financial Institutions list from Plaid. I've been able to find it through Plaid from other applications.

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  3. Checkbox Passwords and Tracking

    Allow a "Checkbox" to require a password to checkmark the box. Allow for multiple passwords to be created, so it can be tracked which employee's password was used to checkmark the box.

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  4. Options to disable all and parts of auto formatting

    When importing data either from other applications or copy and pasting from other sources excel's auto-formatting corrupts data sets. It would be useful to have an option to turn off auto-formatting in part and in whole. This has been one of the biggest drawbacks of the programme for years now.

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  5. Add superscript and subscript in a chart by using comand+1

    It takes years to find proper number/letter in Unicode Character Table to make superscript or subscript. It would be much easier to use comand+1 or to click it next to the main tools.

    2 votes
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  6. Add Buttons to Quick Access Toolbar (Excel 2016, Mac)

    For Excel 2016 (Mac), it is not possible to add "Open File" to the Quick Access Toolbar.

    New File is there.
    Close File is there.
    Why is Open file not there? It's there in Word.

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  7. Add Buttons to Quick Access Toolbar (Excel 2016, Mac)

    For Excel 2016 (Mac), it is not possible to add "Open File" to the Quick Access Toolbar.

    New File is there.
    Close File is there.
    Why is Open file not there? It's there in Word.

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Change data series order in chart legends

    As of March 2020, I can change the order of data series for a chart either by using the arrow buttons in the Chart Source Data dialog or by changing the order value in data series definitions in the formula bar; but (at least for line charts) this does not alter the data series order in chart legends.

    Search results for "change Excel chart legend data order" indicate the Windows version matches the legend data order to the chart data order when changed, as it should. Need to do that for the Mac version, too.

    3 votes
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  10. People Graph

    When I have a people graph in Mac and update VBA data on Windows PC the people graph is resetted and needs to be configured again (select title, add data again).

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  11. Calculation bug in Excel for Mac 16.38 (20061401)

    Floating point computation bug in subtraction. Two numbers that have two significant digits after the decimal each round perfectly. The difference does not round to two digits. (Screen shot attached in case the calculations work on other devices.)

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  12. Power Pivot function on PC must ALSO be usable feature on Mac

    Seems a rip-off that Mac users must pay the same price for MS Office only to be short-changed on the utility of the program. Mostly use Excel and Outlook. The latter is generally okay, but Excel lacks.


    1. Control keys do not navigate properly on the Mac and/or display does not move properly, especially large files; and germain to this thread,


    2. Building pivot tables on the Mac is an absolute pain in the ... while very simple on a PC. Learned (from MS support) that this is a feature called "Power Pivot" that simply is not available on the Mac. Makes…

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  13. Could you add a "Reveal in Finder" option to the File Menu?

    Since you've overloaded the title in the menubar, I can no longer drag the Excel icon into another application like Mail or Slack to share the document with someone. It would be great to either make that work again, or add a "Reveal in Finder" option to the File menu so I can quickly locate the file on disk.

    2 votes
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  14. no está el asistente para tablas y gráficos dinámicos

    asistente para tablas y gráficos dinámicos

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  15. Try not to suck so much *** when you make programs.

    My idea (I know this is radical) but have you guys ever tried maybe not sucking so much at what you do? Everything Microsoft for Mac sucks *. I can put my laptop on the floor, ** all over it, and that would be 100 times better than anything you all come up with. Maybe try that

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  16. Desktop

    Provide one button or simple instructions on how to copy and save to MAC desktop.

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac

    Include reverse grouping (columns/rows) in excel for Mac same as for the windows based excel.

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  19. HYPERLINK function - optional Screen Tip argument

    This should be a relatively easy one: In the HYPERLINK function, please add an optional argument for assigning a Screen Tip.

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  20. see ruler

    can I view a ruler at top of page in Excel?

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