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    346 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…

    John commented  · 

    Yes, thought is not even needed to make an adding machine become an adding machine once again. Bring it back. I've been doing this since 1986 and just converted from Excel 2011 - wasn't there a time when developers didn't even need to ask but just as a default rule "DON'T REMOVE FUNCTIONALITY ONCE ADDED" was a basic customer service in app development, even if setting it as new preference to toggle on and off? How was this unspoken rule of the market ever lost from memory with generational change? Oh, that's right.. it happened with the age of the monopoly, when monopoly power came to be combined with the culture of tech development entitlement. Yikes!

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