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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Mac » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    326 comments  ·  Excel for Mac » Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update – thanks for the continued support of this feature. We’ll keep this request open for voting, but we’ll need to consider modifying the behavior slightly if it is to be brought back. For this suggestion, we would want to enable such behavior on both Mac and Windows, but we would need to do it in a way that does not cause problems for people who don’t want this behavior. For example, it may be that you would type =, then hold the CMD key as you click the cells to be added. Or perhaps you would need to enable a preference to get the old behavior. Please comment on these options or offer other ideas.

    We’ve been working to make Excel more consistent between Mac and Windows, as can be seen by the updates over the past several months, which have satisfied several thousand votes on this forum (multi-thread…

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    Ian Page commented  · 

    I totally agree with Saskia (oct 26) - if you're aiming for consistency with Windows Excel, ADD this feature to WinExcel, rather than arbitrarily removing it from Mac Excel, which has had this feature since Day 1 (Sept 30 1985).
    (Historical aside - there never was a Windows Excel v1: the first Windows Excel was v2, more than 2 years after the initial Mac release, and it was v2 for parity with the Mac version).

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