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  1. 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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                • 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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                    • The new format for pivot table chart analysis is awful. Very limited in options from previous versions and I don't understand why.

                      Need to role back pivot table chart analysis and options. Very limmited options from previous versions. I can't get the right look and don't like the loss of control.

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                      • Añadir Evaluar Formula para Mac en Excel

                        Mismas funciones de programación en VBA y analisis de formulas tanto en Windows como en Mac

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                        • Añadir Evaluar Formula para Mac en Excel

                          Mismas funciones de programación en VBA y analisis de formulas tanto en Windows como en Mac

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                              • Reinstate the user's ability to customize the print area by manually moving the dotted lines that show the page delineations.

                                Reinstate the user's ability to customize the print area by manually moving the dotted lines that show the page delineations.

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                                • I found a sintaxis mistake on funcion "buscarv", on my excel version for mac.

                                  En mi version de excel, la sintaxis de la funcion buscarv en lugar de la opcion ordenado aparece la opcion rango,

                                  aparece de esta forma

                                  =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{rango})

                                  cuando deberia de ser asi

                                  =BUSCARV(valor_buscado,matriz_tabla,indicador_columnas,{ordenado})

                                  como se puede cambiar?, o que procede?

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                                  • row & column reference not displayed from keyboard selection for Vlookup formula

                                    The reference to the row and column is not displayed while selection through keyboard for reference of row & col while building formula mainly vlookup, this make it difficult for insertion of column reference in the formulate.

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                                    • In 16.20, dark mode is nice, but I would like to use colorful menus from 16.17 as an option.

                                      Thank you for bringing dark mode to Office with version 16.20. I actually enjoyed the colorful menu/title bars from 16.17. They allowed me to quickly identify overlapping open windows by their color. Can we please have Office follow the system dark mode as an option?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Recent update (16.20) made ribbon HUGE and takes up too much screen space.

                                        Please give me the ability to revert back to slim version that was in 16.17.

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                                        • Selecting multiple cells in rows or columns that are wider than the screen view

                                          When selecting multiple cells in rows or columns that are wider than the current screen view, I can usually only select the cells that are currently visible. This is a real problem when for example, I want to select data that might fill be hundreds of rows and/or hundreds of columns or even larger (I am currently working with a dataset that is more than 54,000 rows x 52 columns). The only way I can select multiple cells is to reduce the magnification on the screen so that the desired cells are all visible. Please fix this.

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