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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…

    KP commented  · 

    OMG! How could you remove this function? I held off for as long as I could to switch from Office 2008 a more current version (Office 2019 for Mac) and now I know why! You remove a function like this that is used constantly by everyday people, as demonstrated by the comments below. Thousands if not millions of others haven't gone online to complain like we are but trust me, they are out there. PUT BACK THIS FUNCTION. It's a horrible oversight on the part of Microsoft. If it doesn't return then I'm going to switch over to Pages on my MacBook Pro.

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