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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…

    Anonymous commented  · 

    from Anonymous saying (you can first ...) to all others on this list: I agree 100% that just typing = and then clicking many cells is WAY better and when I upgraded this past week I was VERY DISAPPOINTED that this was lost (I used it very often) "you don't know what you've got til its gone..."

    Anonymous commented  · 

    you can first manually type in =sum( and then start ctl-cmd-click on many cells then type the close paren) OR (easier) you can on the Formulas ribbon click on AutoSum and that will insert the equation ready for a cell selection giving you =sum() with the cursor in the parens, then start doing the ctl-cmd-click anywhere you like to put in A1,B7,C3 etc to sum those cells. So instead of = you have to click twice and hold down two modifiers. Not as good as 2011, but better than manual plus signs.

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