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    341 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…

    eveningclouds commented  · 

    Attention Microsoft Excel team. This discussion has been going on since September 2015 and there was a note from a Team member on March 28, 2018. Can anyone there confirm that you folks are watching this thread?

    Users are not only asking for this function, but they are stunned and astonished that you removed it in the first place!

    We'd like it back! If you want to make it an option, fine. What's the issue on your end?

    eveningclouds supported this idea  · 
    eveningclouds commented  · 

    Good grief, man, it's been over 3 years! Is it not time you start listening to your users?

    eveningclouds commented  · 

    Bring it back!

    eveningclouds commented  · 

    It is now over 2 years since this request was posted, and Microsoft has done nothing, right? Do they actually read these forums or are they just a way to get users off their back and make them think they have a voice? I have a Office 365 subscription but still use Excel 2011 just because of this issue.

    eveningclouds commented  · 

    I agree. It is absurd that Microsoft took this function away simply because PC users suffered without it. I can suffer in many ways without having Windows limitations foisted upon me. I have many complaints about all the junk that's been added to Office in every new release, but in this case they have taken away some very helpful tools for no good reason. Please bring it back!

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