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Thanks for all the support and comments for this suggestion. We will continue to monitor this and prioritize it along with all the other suggestions. 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 calculation, PivotCharts, modern chart types, new functions, slicers for tables). We are listening to the suggestions, comments and votes, and we will continue to make improvements.
Steve K [MS Excel]patrick commented
I vote for this - data labels from cells. Presentation of charts screams out for this possibility, I've been wanting it for 20 years. It's been done before (mentioned above) and is very straight forward to implement. There is even a help page from microsoft for this in a Mac:
but my version (Excel Mac v16.16.11 it says) doesn't have it. Given these 3 things there is no reason the functionality isn't present (sounds like it was consciously removed) - prioritizing and working on other things sounds like an excuse in this case.