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  1. Bring ALL of MS Office feature to MAC Office

    HOW ABOUT BRINGING ALL FEATURES AVAILABLE ON OFFICE FOR PC TO MAC OFFICE. I CANT BELIEVE THAT I PAY FOR SOMETHING AND I AM NOT GETTTING ALL FEATURES AND THAT IT VARIES FROM DEVICES.
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FORMULA WIZARD BROUGHT TO MAC OFFICE AS WELL AS PHSTAT.

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

      Edit Hyperlink is not appearing in 16.13 when right clicking or cntl click on existing hyperlink

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        1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix VBA recording issue

        Something I came across - which I suspect has been documents elsewhere but I can't readily see it so here goes.

        When recording a macro in excel for mac 2016 for some reason the action of opening a file does not get recorded. The recorder literally doesn't register that you have opened the file. (Its a very useful step to provide the full syntax for the file path of the relevant file).

        However when you close the file - that step is recorded as ActiveWorkbook.Close.

        It took me a while to work out that the syntax from 2011 to 2016…

        78 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for reporting this issue, we are planning to address it, but in the meantime, you can do this with a command such as the following:

          Application.Workbooks.Open “/Users/user_name/Downloads/MyWorkbook.xlsx”

          Steve K [MS Excel]

        • Autosave UI is HORRENDOUS

          Right now you have an "autosave" toggle on the Excel header. But this is set to "off" and is not able to be toggled on, unless you are working with a file on one drive. How presumptuous of MSFT - you put a control on the interface with no way to address it. And, your support is clueless (initially) as to why this is usable. Because they have all been trained to think that everyone uses everything you create all the time.

          Or organization, like so many others, relies on Dropbox. I also use iCloud. And Box. And OneDrive. But…

          6 votes
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          • Hyperlinks that worked in Excel for Mac 2011 no longer work in Excel for Mac 2016

            I regularly hyperlink documents to transactions recorded in Excel, e.g. easy to locate and view the pdf invoice that relates to an invoice entry in a spreadsheet.

            This worked perfectly in Excel for Mac 2011 (no longer supported), but won't work in Excel for Mac 2016.

            If a hyperlink is created in Excel for Mac 2016 it will work, BUT ONLY UNTIL you close Excel. Next time you open Excel the links no longer work even though they are retained.

            Interestingly, if you try to use the hyperlinks in Excel for Mac 2011 again, they work perfectly whether created in…

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              2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keystroke instead of Drop-Down Menu

              Office 2016 FORCES us to now go to a Drop-Down Menu OFTEN ... when before the action could be done with a keystroke:

              Examples:
              1) Command W ... to close a file ... now forces you to move your mouse cursor up to the blue word SAVE ... rather than simply hitting the letter "S" (which is right below the letter "W"). We should be able to hit the letter "D" for "DON'T SAVE" as well

              2) BORDERS: I often use the "option+command +arrows" to provide borders. SOMETIMES IT WORKS ... Other times it does NOT WORK ... and I…

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stock Quotes

                Add formula to add stock quotes in realtime, like google sheets has the ability to do. I don't want to run a excel add-on to find these quotes. This would be very helpful.

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                  0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include Ribbon customizing for Macs - like you pretend is available when bought!!!!

                  In the online statement AND help, Microsoft states that ribbon customizing is available for Macs - BUT, IT IS NOT!!! a disservice to Mac users - include it or don't tell us its available!!!
                  Found this out after HOURS with tech support!!!
                  Would like to add curse words here!!!!

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Quick Analysis for Mac

                    Please include the Quick Analysis feature for the Mac version of Excel.

                    85 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Median function on Pivot Tables

                      Please add a median function for Pivot Tables. It is mind boggling how Google Sheets has this capabilities but the much more powerful MS Excel does not

                      132 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Excel (and all Office products) for Mac feature-identical with their Windows counterparts

                        You asked for specifics. This is as specific as it gets.

                        Windows and Mac versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote should be 100% feature-identical. No exceptions, no differences, no excuses.

                        "We can't do it all at once."

                        Of course you can. You developed those features for Excel for Windows, and released that software. The development work has already been done.

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                        • It's happened for the second time that after a Mac Office update everything I had done during the past seven days had vanished.

                          It's happened for the second time that after a Mac Office update everything I had done during the past seven days had vanished. The Time machine data for this week very also gone. Should not have happened.

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                          • Add ability to highlight active row/column

                            Add the ability to highlight the active row and column that we've currently clicked on; would be useful for both windows and mac

                            9 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Data Labels for Scatter and Bubble graphs

                              Can you include the ability to apply custom data labels to scatter and bubble graphs, specifically the Label Option of "Value from Cells" that the Windows version has had since Excel 2013.

                              36 votes
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                                42 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow attaching symbols to quick-access toolbar buttons (as is the case in Excel for Windows)

                                For many years I had a customized set of buttons in the toolbar at the top of Excel spreadsheets. Some of these were standardized commands (splitting the worksheet); others were macros I had created. These sped up my work significantly. I had hoped to use the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel for Mac 2016 to recreate the most important of these. I can do this, but they all have the same button symbol!! Could you allow me to replace the buttons with symbols, as I could in Excel for Mac 2011 and apparently could if I used Excel 2016 for…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • stock quotes

                                  Pull Stock Quotes real time from MS Finance.

                                  As Microsoft has data already for MS Finance, a simple formula like =GOOGFINANCE can make Excel amazing. Now I switch between Excel and Google Sheets.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cursor Box Formatting

                                    Hi I have been using excel recently to create spreadsheets for work.
                                    I have noticed that I keep trying to locate the cursor box and have been looking for a function that allows me to make it more obvious but haven't managed to find anything.
                                    It would be a huge help if I could:
                                    Change the colour of the box by filling in the box with a different colour
                                    or
                                    Changing the colour of the border of the box - also if the border could be made thicker.
                                    Thanks for reading my suggestion. Would make a huge difference if this…

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please Add Quick Analysis for Formatting

                                      Quick Analysis is available on Windows Excel 2016, but not Mac 2016 - please add.

                                      160 votes
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                                        26 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make third party fonts usable in charts and graphs

                                        It's currently acting as if it changes the font but just stays the same visually. Very buggy considering I can change the cell to a third-party font, just not the charts which is annoying as it makes them difficult to customise in accordance with branding guidelines.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Check/Uncheck Filter Items Shortcut

                                          There is no shortcut to check/uncheck filter items in the dropdown for Mac.

                                          Space bar or return do not work.

                                          11 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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