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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…

    jmtaylor commented  · 

    This is one of the many features I am missing from Excel 2011. The colour palettes have changed, the Developer UI is now inconsistent with years of previous work. I can't touch those sheets with the new Office. Many keyboard shortcuts are gone. I see my windows user colleagues reaching for the mouse all the time to paw through oceans of ribbons. Now I know why.

    At the same time, some devilish new feature that slowly misaligns my cursor from the spreadheet cell below is a new plague. I find that for all the 365 office apps, I have to wait for each command to complete before the next can be entered. For example command-s, command-w. I moved to 365 when getting a new computer. My 6-year old mac was faster than Office 365 on a six core i9.

    I would welcome a mode that let me use the old colours and keyboard shortcuts. Yes, and the click to sum behaviour too.

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