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  1. Make an audible alarm, timer, stopwatch, and calendar feature to enable students to make their own timed practice quizzes or assignments.

    Make an audible alarm, timer, stopwatch, and calendar feature to enable students to make their own timed practice quizzes or assignments. This will help them with timed exams in college or entry exams like the SAT, ACT, etc.
    Also, make a user friendly formula to make multiple choice quizzes, like a vocab quiz that references a definition with a term and returns a green check mark when the correct letter a, b, c, d, etc that references the appropriate term.

    Ex: What color is used as a description of money?

    01: a. red
    b. green
    c. money
    d. blue

    (green…

    1 vote
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  2. Formulae Across Workbooks

    Enable cell values which have been arrived at by calculations in Workbook 1 to be copied across in Workbook 2.

    At present, the copied values will show as, "0", because the values from which they are calculated are not in the receiving Workbook.

    Setting the Workbook 1 values as, "text", before copying removes the number properties (number of decimal places etc.).

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 1 vote
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  4. Cambria Math font

    Hello! I suggest inserting more mathematical characters into the Cambria Math font like the Euclid fonts (MathType).

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  5. Create a =LAST() function that would display the last non-blank entry in a column of entries.

    Say there was an unbroken list of entries (either text or values) in A1 to A50. =LAST(A1:A100) would return the entry at cell A50 as this is the last non-blank entry in the list. This entry is a random entry not related by date, progression, magnitude, etc., it is simply the last non-blank entry in a list. "What was the last reading we recorded?"

    MIN(), MAX(), AVERAGE(), VLOOKUP(), HLOOKUP(), etc, etc do not fulfil this requirement.

    3 votes
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  6. Quick worksheet renaming idea

    You should be able to press Ctrl + PgDn or Ctrl + PgUp while editing a worksheet name to start renaming the next or previous worksheet.

    This is similar to how you can quickly rename adjacent objects in Windows Explorer by pressing Tab or Shift + Tab.

    1 vote
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  7. Live preview on style mouseover doesn't work with Table Slicers

    Live preview on style mouseover doesn't work with Table Slicers (it currently does work for actual tables though).

    1 vote
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  8. I use Excel for inspections, It would be awesome if you were able to add a photo inside a comment window

    be able to add a picture to a cell or comment window. It would be very useful (In my application) if you could retrieve an image with vlookup. Even more useful for me would be to be able to ad an image into a comment window.

    4 votes
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  9. 1369482745

    A function that allow you to make it so that when you are doing a bubble chart you can change the color of the individual bubbles based off of certain data.

    1 vote
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. scale and units

    Please provide tools for insert objects, shapes and drawings to be to scale, for example inserting a line with or without an arrow head to be to scale, 10 feet or 15 feet or 6 inches or 123 inches long ...etc.

    Similarly ad a tool to work as scale for VBA

    3 votes
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  12. Title of Error Checking dialog box

    The title of the Error Checking dialog box is 'Microsoft Excel' which is not needed and inconsistent with, for example, the Find and Replace dialog box, whose title is 'Find and Replace'.

    1 vote
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  13. Add a spline function to create non-linear interpolations

    Instead of just a lineair interpolation (FORECAST) add a spline interpolation function (Cardinal / Monotone cubic / third-order Bezier Spline / ...)

    4 votes
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  14. Provide data typing for tables

    Allow the option for a table column to be given a data type (which would then be enforced), and use this data type if the table is used as a data source in ACE (SQL) rather than trying to infer the data type from the first 8 rows.

    1 vote
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  15. Make the 'Macro' dialog box title consistent within Office

    In Excel pressing Alt+F8 opens the 'Macro' dialog box.

    In Word pressing Alt+F8 opens the 'Macros' dialog box.

    They have the same functionality though.

    1 vote
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  16. Add Alt accelerators to the Options dialog box (in all Office applications)

    It would be a time saver to have Alt accelerators on the items in the Options dialog box (General, Formulas, Proofing, etc, including actual option items in the main part of the window) after pressing Alt+F+T.

    1 vote
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  17. Fix latest version of Excel in Office 365 to open .xlsx documents created with Excel 2016.

    Latest version of Excel (2017?) will not open Excel files .xlsx created with Excel 2016 with same extension.

    1 vote
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  18. Resolve issue with autofill in excel

    I'm reporting an issue with Excel on the desktop. I have a collection of strings which are being added together in later cells; Product name in A2, and product description (including name) in C2. After completing the first few rows, the product provided an autofill for the remaining rows, but it did not complete ones which ended with bracketed statements. On review of these boxes, and after correction of each the program stopped responding and it took approximately 10 minutes to become responsive again.

    As valuable data may be involved in something similar in the future, and because work can…

    1 vote
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  19. import multiple txt files

    I have a folder with 15 tab delimited .txt files. I want to import and graph 7 of them. The only solutions online suggest merging all files into one .txt, or to plug in a VBA.
    This should be more user friendl, like an "import multiple" button, or simply the option to select multiple .txt files on import.

    2 votes
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  20. Need .PBIT Query Parameter Treatment for .XLTX

    Opening a .PBIT prompts for Query Parameter values. This same behavior is needed for Excel Power Query reports saved as .XLTX.

    8 votes
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