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  1. Allow option to "Print Active Sheet" from "Sharing" on Excel on MacBook

    When using the online version of Excel (on an iPad), going to Sharing / Send Attachment / Email / via PDF, it gives the option to "Print Active Sheet" or "Print Entire Workbook".

    Unfortunately, when using the downloaded version of Excel on an iMac or MacBook, the Sharing Options / Send Attachment / via PDF, gives no option to print the "active sheet" and automatically sends the entire workbook.

    Is there any way to send only the "active sheet" directly from Excel on a downloaded version of Excel used on iMac or MacBook?

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 3 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open files with alternative extensions

        I'd like to be able to open files with arbitrary file extensions.

        Many files I have or work with are tsv files, but don't always have that extension, and it's not even an option to open them in Excel!

        17 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow sorting using letter-by-letter alphabetization

          There are two acceptable ways for alphabetical sorting: word by word (which counts spaces as punctuation as characters) and letter by letter (which does not). Add a preference setting to use one approach vs. the other.

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable My Apps in the Mac version.

            Why can't I use My Apps in the Mac 2016 version. There's a lot of cool stuff going on in the My Apps section that i can't use on my Mac.

            6 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Customisable filter

              It would be great to customize the size of the filter box in excel. At present I can only manually resize it, and each time I reopen the filter, I have to resize it again. It would be great if the default opened to whatever size you made it the previous time. Also would be great if the text size could be enlarged.

              6 votes
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              • 2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Option+Green = Maximize (with Yosemite). Word and PowerPoint do this.

                  With Yosemite, the green window control button changed to cause windows to go Full Screen (rather than Maximize). People who still want the green button to cause the window to Maximize can get that functionality by using the Option key while clicking on the green button. But not with Excel. Works for Word and PowerPoint.

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                    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools

                    Change installation manager so that it's possible to install ONLY excel without all other tools.
                    I don't like it that you have to install all tools although I don't use die other ones.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • fixing deletion of first part of formula when type and insert a function from popup in formula bar + an great idea request

                      when I have a formula like '=A1*D44+(100/3)' in a field and then I put the cursor in front of 'A1' and start typing 'Afron...' ( dutch for roundup ) then there pops up a popup list with rounding function. Fine so far. But when I choose any formula function then it removes the first few items of the existing formula. Bad bad boy's! Very annoying when you have to do this for a lot of changes.
                      When you get this solved, it would be nice that when I have a formula part selected, that when inserting a formula function that…

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make VBA GetFileName work in Mac. It works fine in Windows.

                        There is no simple means of selecting a file name from a VBA macro on the Mac platform. The only workaround devised (as far as I know) is incredibly clumsy and does not allow use of the GetFileName or ChDir routines.

                        16 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hi Iove the new excel for mac but i keep having problems with selection of cell in graph for new data and solver is a nigthmare to use!

                          Hi Iove the new excel for mac but i keep having problems with selection of cell in graph for new data and solver is a nigthmare to use! Change in the old way please!

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow autofill to do more than 99 increments

                            Any time I try to autofill a date column by more than 99 rows at a time, Excel glitches. If I have an interval of five minutes, the 100th row filled will be incremented by either 5:01 or 4:59 minutes.

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                            • SImple way to toggle OSX Excel keyboard shortcuts so that they mimic those in Excel Windows

                              Add a simple Excel option toggle that allows OSX users to mimic keyboard shortcuts from Window (F2 = edit, Ctrl+z = undo etc etc).

                              Many users tend to user windows Excel in a corporate environment and find it frustrating that their hard learned shortcuts don't work on OSX. Needs to be a simple way to turn on and off (c.f. the Lotus 123 navigation compatibility switch in advanced settings on Windows Excel)

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Excel 15.16 crashes each time I want to save

                                I updated to 15.16 this morning, and now I can't work any more; Excel 15.16 crashes each time I want to save. Me too, I'm back to excel 2011, so frustrating.......

                                6 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • EXCEL SUCKS for mac 2011. it crashes, formulas do not work properly. no one has answers to fix these problems. what a waste of my $$$

                                  Excel sucks. i hate it. version 2011 for mac is such a piece of crap. it crashes often when switching between windows, formulas do not work properly. i have never seen such a piece of crap.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow Users to Edit Ranges

                                    This function has existed in Excel for PC since 2007. Why doesn't it exist for Excel for Mac?

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Edit cell shortcut should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell

                                      Edit cell should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell

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                                      • Enable batch convert cell refs in formulas from relative to absolute in one go.

                                        Sometimes we need to convert a relative reference in a cell (e.g. A1) to absolute values (e.g. $A$1) or the contrary. This is a painstaking process, requiring to click in the cell, locate the references, and adding/removing the $ as required. It is tedious and has to be done cell by cell, and within a cell ref by ref. Like the middle ages! It would be useful and great to enable to select the cell (and even a group of cells) and toggle ALL REFS at once to absolute and relative.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove all subtotals on pivot tables

                                          Add a checkbox for removing all subtotals on a Pivot Table like Windows Excel. It's frustrating to remove subtotals from each item individually.

                                          14 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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