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    45 comments  ·  Excel for Mac » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Some comments on the other suggestion indicate that clarification was needed, so I’ve updated the titles and description to be clearer.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

    Jason Sweeney commented  · 

    I have to continue my rant. Making a 1-clickable event a 2 or three clickable event negatively adds 5 to 10 minutes a day on my productivity. Multiply by that by 1-year, and the multiply again by the millions of similarly situated users and you're talking about an economy-level problem.

    Seriously. If Microsoft could make every user 5 minutes more productive each work day, Microsoft could single handedly increase worldwide GDP, probably by a measurable amount.

    Jason Sweeney commented  · 

    Really Microsoft. The versions of Excel and Word from circa 2000 were better products than your current versions. This loss of UserForms for Microsoft Excel for Mac 2016 defies reason. Yes, a large number of your users only use Excel's built-in functions. But power users use macros and UserForms to accomplish critical work productively.

    Here some free advice: (1) empower users to customize their user experience, (2) do so with functionality that involves the fewest clicks possible (* How the "ribbon" was ever conceived as a good idea still baffles... Larger icons = fewer buttons, and I have to go digging for buttons, so what used to be one click on a customized toolbar, now takes multiple clicks to navigate the ribbon, and if I want to customize the ribbon with custom macro buttons, I have to write code in VBA and XML.... unbelievable); (3) when you release "upgrades" to your product, don't downgrade it by removing critical functionality.

    I hate to bag on your development and UX team, but really, MS has repeatedly dropped the ball here.

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