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  1. Bring back option to remove black line around embedded Word documents

    Enable Shape Format --Shape Outline options for embedded Word documents on spreadsheet that appear as objects. In past versions of Excel, you could remove the black line in formatting so that text appeared on the sheet without a border. Haven't been able to turn in reports for over a year in newer version. Only works with the text box which defeats the purpose of being about to Word functions such as grammar, etc. inside Excel.

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      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv) - Missing in new version of Excel

      With the new update of Excel for Mac (ver.15 -> ver.16) we lost the ability to Save as: Windows Comma Separated (.csv)

      It also lost the ability to read these files with foreign characters (my case Swedish). I have my system in English and Excel in English, but I do work with .csv files in Swedish from time to time.

      Now I needed to downgrade my system to 15.32, and can't keep my Office 365 suit up to date before I know that this works again.

      (Attached are a screenshot of the "Save as" option that we lost with the…

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        6 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas

        Paste values with "command+shift+v" to paste only values and not the formulas.

        Now "command+shift+v" doesn't do anything.

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        • Add "copy hyperlink to this cell"

          If you right click on a cell you can only add the hyperlink to that cell but you cannot copy the hyperlink TO that cell. This could be very useful when you have long sheets and want to jump to a specific section. You can just copy the link to that section cell and paste it in the hyperlink of an index at the top.

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          • Data validation dropdown arrow problem in frozen panes

            There is a problem when using data validation with freeze panes.
            The dropdown arrow does not display on frozen panes, but does on the unfrozen element. See attached example.
            I am using Excel for Mac v16.20 (181208)

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            • When opening a CSV file, make Excel recognise it as a CSV file!

              Currently when I import data from a CSV file, Excel doesn't recognise that it is CSV even though the file name ends in ".csv"! I have to tell the program that the data file has delimited fields and define the separator as comma for it to import the data correctly. Surely this is basic stuff for a program like Excel?

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                1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simplify Keyboard Shortcut Customization

                Tools > Customize Keyboard is a good start. Thank you for doing this.

                A layout by tab is useless to users that don't think of excel as a collection of tabs. As excited as I was to see this feature arrive, I simply couldn't find any of the items I needed to change.

                How about adding the ability to also find commands by menu bar title? This is easy to understand, and if the order matches the order of the items in the menu bar should be easy to find what we are looking for.

                Finally, it doesn't appear we…

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

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                    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • can not equation symbols to toolbar in mac

                    allow mac users to add equation symbols to quick access toolbar (equal, -,+,/,*,(,),: ) . Same as window users.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In this feedback forum, give us a clue a about progress by showing posting dates for threads

                      Lots of posts, but when a new user signs up and reads previous posts, they're not dated. Many of them ask for specific fixes or optimizations or places where parity with the Windows product is needed, and many of those threads contain "we're working on it," but the thread posts aren't dated.

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • No forms in VBA what do people do now.

                        It was Microsoft who developed the UserForm capability in VBA for Excel and now it is gone - what do people do now.

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                          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Abandoned features list

                          Microsoft must offer publicly information about features and functionality which was present in earlier versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Since versions of the product are branded in a consistent way, consumers (such as me!) expect that the function present in a previous version of, say, Excel, are still present in the new version. There is no warning or notice that this not the case, and it is a reasonable assumption in the absence of such a notice. But by buying Office 365 (pardon me, licensing) I am not receiving all the function which was in my previous version of…

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                          • Full control of chart titles (left align chart title text)

                            Allow full control of chart titles. I need to be able to left align text and resize chart title boxes (Office for Mac 2016). Right now, I have to replace chart title boxes with text boxes, and then I have extra steps to take to copy over these text boxes when I paste the chart into PowerPoint or Word.

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                              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Screen Updating in VBA

                              It would be great if, as for the Windows version, the Mac version of Excel enables Screen Updating when running a VBA macro. Currently, starting a macro runs but there is no indication whether the application is indeed calculating or simply frozen. adding the command Application.ScreenUpdating = TRUE has no effect

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                              • Make Name Manager Mac = Name Manager Windows

                                Where has the Name Manager for Mac (Excel 2016) gone? I have imported work done earlier on a Windows platform and now need to work with the named ranges...but cannot find a way to access the Name Manager. The suggestion I find on the web to push command +fn + F3 does not work.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "After or equals to" and "Before or equals to" filter in Mac version

                                  Please add the option of sorting dates "After or Equal to" and "Before or Equal to" a specific date range back into the Mac version of Excel. It still works that way on the Windows version, but disappeared with Version 16. This is a very commonly used filter with our entire team.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Copying cells from 1spreadsheet to another

                                        On iPad in excel when I copy cells ( some with data, some without ) form one spreadsheet and pasting to another spreadsheet the cells with data are compressed together, without regard to blank cells

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                                          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Return clickable icons for formula operators

                                          Previous editions of Excel had clickable icons for formula operators, very handy for inputting formulas using a mouse.

                                          PLEASE give them back

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                                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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