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  1. How do I stop receiving email updates about an issue?

    How do I stop receiving email updates about an issue? I click unsubscribe and all that does is take me to the Excel Suggestion Box page. There is no place there to unsubscribe.

    4 votes

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  2. Incorporate default zoom level into preferences rather than saved into the workbook

    I'd like to see zoom level as an individual preference by machine/license rather than incorporated into the workbook.

    6 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Excel Preview on Mac

    The Excel Mac preview is very small. This is unlike a PC where the image is much larger and easier to read. Also, there is no preview shortcut on the tool bar.

    4 votes

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  4. Lose all the circa 1980s modal dialogue box stuff

    Interesting you don't have a Category for "Usability"!

    If i want to change background colours for a group of cells I have to click 3 times all at different places on the screen to bring up the macOS colour picker, the only place I can store my own custom colours, just to do it. Where as in Numbers I can just click the floating colour palate if I have the Cells sidebar up (I prefered Numbers and all the iWork apps when almost everything was floating palettes than side bars which although not modal means more clicking)

    This is just…

    3 votes

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  5. Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

    Hi there is a bug , first letter in word in WORD or in a range of EXCEL is in english, although I have switched to greek, then everything

    2 votes

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  6. Pivot Table Auto-filtering

    When doing a search in a Pivot Table, the data is not not get auto filtered as it does in a non-pivotable Filter. After you type in the search item you then have to uncheck the select all box and re-select the checkbox of the item you are searching for to filter the data. Please fix. Thank you.

    19 votes

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  7. Touchbar "edit cell contents" shortcut

    Please put a "edit cell contents" touchbar button roughly where F2 used to be. Would save me hours. Much more useful than the current "Paste" button.

    18 votes

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  8. Consistency in the More Commands options

    I have recently been looking for 3 things that I always add to my toolbar: Paste Values, Paste Formatting and Light Shading. Windows has all of these, Mac not so - and even the ones in Mac don't appear until you select the option for "items not on the toolbar". Surely the options should now be consistent between platforms, and why Paste Formatting isn't there escapes me completely. I use these all the time.

    2 votes

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  9. Honor the "Keep Windows" part of "Quit and Keep Windows"

    (This goes not just for Excel, but for all apps in the Office 2016 for Mac suite.)

    I usually have multiple documents open that I work on simultaneously. If I quit Excel, I want all of those documents to re-open the next time I use Excel. Otherwise I have to re-open each of them individually.

    If I hold the Option key while clicking on the Excel dropdown at the top-left of the screen, the "Quit Excel" selection is changed to "Quit and Keep Windows." But when I quit Excel in this fashion, the windows I had open do NOT re-open…

    5 votes

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  10. Decimals with external numeric pad

    When using an external numerical pad with a Mac, the dot for decimals is automatically changed into a comma, hence the figures are not recognized as numbers but as text (even though the Mac and Excel settings for decimals are set to dots).

    3 votes

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  11. Additional features for Excel charts

    Hello,
    I just wanted to make a couple of suggestion regarding the charts in Excel:
    1) I am occasionally making area charts in Excel and an option of making area angles "smooth" (similar to what Excel has for line charts) would come handy in many instances.
    2) I am also making bubble charts and found out that unfortunately it cannot be combined with other chart types.

    Perhaps these could be considered for the next releases of Excel. This is for both Windows and Mac Excel.

    Thank you.

    2 votes

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  12. change comment line

    Permit changing comment line color (the little line connecting the comment to the cell) so it can be black. It's ALWAYS yellow now and no one can see it.

    7 votes

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  13. Please include the ability to modify the ribbon for Excel 2016 outright purchased Mac edition

    I have purchased the 2016 Mac edition of Office and have noticed that Microsoft has dropped the option to modify the ribbon for the outright purchased edition. This has caused me problems as I am unable to do the work required for my course on how to use Excel. I have attached what my Excel looks like compared to what is on you support sight (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-Ribbon-and-the-Quick-Access-Toolbar-in-Office-2016-for-Mac-26911d4c-4971-41cd-b606-5fbc0318f499), as it is only available for those that subscribe. Can you please add this feature for the outright purchased editions. I really do need it.

    6 votes

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  14. The Mac Excel 2017 always lag

    The Mac Excel 2017 always lag.

    4 votes

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  15. Cannot change number of decimal places

    I have attempted to assign 4 decimal places to all values in a large table of values. Using the usual method of highlighting the whole array of cells and using FORMAT-CELLS-NUMBER-decimal places 4 does changes most of the values to 4 decimal places but a few columns show 0, 1, 2, 3 or other number of decimals. Using the Increase or Decrease Decimal button on the Home ribbon does nothing, although the increase/decrease decimal buttons work fine on the columns of numbers successfully set to 4 decimal places. Yet another glitch in this worst-ever version of Excel.

    6 votes

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  16. Allow INSERT of Rows in Table with Locked Columns

    I would like to provide a table to a user where the formula (calculated columns) are Locked. I do this by Locking the relevant column(s) and protecting the worksheet. When I do this, the user cannot extend the table by inserting rows. It seems this cannot be done in the Windows version either. A chance for the Mac developers to take the lead!

    3 votes

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  17. I have a question: How can we resize the worksheet tabs at the bottom of the page

    I have a question: How can we resize the worksheet tabs at the bottom of the page
    Please let the experts solve this issue in Excel for Mac

    I HAVE A CASE #1388365282 PLEASE HELP

    4 votes

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  18. Bring back keyboard shortcut for align right!

    Am I missing something or are we no longer able to align right a group of cells using command+R? Looking at the list of shortcuts provided by Microsoft, "align right" is not there. This is very basic excel functionality. How could it have been removed??

    7 votes

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  19. please make excel automatically save all the files every 5 minutes

    Please make excel automatically save files every 5 minutes. Its super annoying when my computer shuts down on it's own and my whole days work is lost on excel because I did not manually save it

    9 votes

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  20. Merge Down option - just like Merge Across, but Down. Quick Add.

    There exists a "Merge Across" option. A "Merge Down" option should also exist. So you can highlight multiple rows in multiple columns, and you can merge down, so the rows in each column merge, keeping the columns separate. Same principle as Merge Across, just Merge DOWN. Quick add.

    12 votes

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