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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Mac » Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    302 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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    Charlie Hartman commented  · 

    The ability simply to click on two cells to add them instead of having to stop and enter the plus sign is one of the great ways that Excel works. I've been clicking like this since beta testing Excel in 1983! It seems really dumb to take this feature away just because Windows machines can't handle it. If you really have to do something to take care of the Windows people, then I'd suggest providing an easy way for Mac users to click on a preference that allows them to continue using the feature. Having to hold down the CMD key is just as inconvenient as having to hit the plus sign.

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