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  1. Add "Go To Special -> Previous Cell" with cell history.

    Navigating a workbook would be easier with a "Go To Previous Cell"

    Add the ability to Go To Special for "Previous Cell" as far back to when the workbook was opened, or alternatively, to a user defined history setting in Excel's Advanced->Editing Options->Display Options for this workbook (e.g. Keep Cell History {all, or user entered numeric value})

    Additionally, provide a dropdown list of the cell history that can be added to the quick access toolbar, for rapid selection of previously selected cells.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Excel would be great if it added the "Change Case" drop down menue from Word to Excel

    By adding Word's "Change Case" options to Excel it would improve Excel's editing abilities and increase customer productivity adding value to the Excel product

    19 votes
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  3. stop jiggling the fucking_screen up and down when scrolling. ******* you microsoft.

    stop jiggling the fucking_screen up and down when scrolling. ******* you microsoft.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. date picker

    we can use date picker control to select the dates

    3 votes
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  5. allow spreadsheets to be saved as an application (like an app)

    I want an application and a database for a buissness. I want the spreadsheet to be identical to the database and I want multiple users to use it at the same time so when one person changes something it updates quietly in the background

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Random value generation

    Idea:
    Excel might have a built-in function for generating random values.
    Two 1-dimensional and identical long ranges can include inputs for both the values to be returned and the corresponding weights.
    E.g. ["apple","orange","apricot"] [10,20,30] -> 30/(10+20+30)=50%, 50% is the probability that the returned value is "apricot".

    Rationale:
    -This solution can help to generate datasets with predefined parameters. This can help in teaching, training and modeling activities.
    -The same approach can be applied for generating timestamps with predefined parameters. This could be utilized for data analysis (monthly, weekly, daily seasons, distributions etc.).

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add Get Parameter button to Power Query and avoid Privacy / Formula.Firewall problems

    It's fantastic that you can pick up named ranges in Excel and pass them to Power Query as parameters. However the process is cumbersome and often results in Formula.Firewall warnings or other issues.

    This leads to having to switch Privacy Levels to "Ignore" or having to write a query within a query rather than nice and clean "parameter" queries.

    It would really simplify things if we could quickly create parameter queries (including a drop down to select parameter type) and that these queries would be immune from the Privacy warnings.

    303 votes
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  8. Allow wildcards to be used with IF statements

    I think the IF function should allow wildcards to be used. Take a look at the attached file. I'd rather write the below function than what I have show in the attached filed:

    =IF(N2=2010??, "2010", IF(N2=2011??, "2011",...etc.)

    3 votes
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  9. We need to be able to freeze more than one column at a time!

    Need to be able to freeze more than one column at a time, or Column and a line. EG: annual spreadsheet has months across top and left hand column has details input so when you are scrolling across the months your detail col should stay visible, otherwise you waste so much time chasing back & forward to see where you are working.

    3 votes
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  10. Fuzzy Match in Power Query Excel

    Include Table.FuzzyNestedJoin fuzzy match capability in Power Query Excel

    6 votes
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  11. Implement the Stock Data feature from Excel 365 into Excel 2019 for Desktops

    Basic stock information retrieval is a badly needed feature that should have been added to Excel years ago. A built-in feature would be preferable to hand-crafted solutions created by users or developers with varying skill levels.

    8 votes
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  12. VBA: color of current module

    I can hardly see on which module I'm working at any given time. The selected module uses a light gray color. A night green or yellow will help a lot.

    2 votes
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  13. Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

    Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

    22 votes
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  14. peek at a tab

    Show a preview of the last area viewed on a tab when you hover a the cursor over a tab. It would make it really easy to peek at other tabs and read / view relevant information when working on another tab,

    3 votes
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  15. Power Query Active Directory Feature

    Hi All,

    I tried to use Active directory feature of Power Query but still not able to find any solution in any forum to speed up the downloading data.

    I have more than ~300,000 records to import (i.e. Distribution list contains each member list) from Active directory but it takes 12-~14 hrs to import using Power Query.

    Can we look into this feature why there is so much time taken by Power Query and How we optimize the same ?

    6 votes
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  16. Add 'Open as read-only' back to the context menu of Excel files

    Old versions of Excel had this option and I liked it. If I need to look at a file without modifying it, I want to be able to directly open it as read-only.

    3 votes
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  17. Spell out Number with Currency

    Can excel have an add-in that spell-out number from figure and selection of currency name like sample
    123 - One Hundred Twenty Three
    $123 - One Hundred Twenty Three Dollar
    $123.01 - One Hundred Twenty Three Dollar and 1/100
    P32.09 - Thrirty Two Pesos and 9/100

    3 votes
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  18. Like copy down (control+d), I would like to see a copy up (control+u)

    Like copy down (control+d) to copy cell immediately above, I would like to see a copy up (control+u) to copy cell immediately below

    2 votes
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  19. Formula for checking validation compliance

    It'd be great to have a formula (no vba) to check that the value in a cell complies with that cell's validation rules.

    Since validation can be bypassed with things like paste-to-value, it'd be useful to have a formulaic way to check on entries after they're entered.

    This is also useful for validation with conditional lists. (For example when the validation list switches depending on the value of another cell.) What can happen here is that the validation list can change but there's no way to alert the user that the value in the cell, while compliant with the previous…

    1 vote
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  20. KEEP UNFOCUSED WORKBOOK ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED

    OPTION TO KEEP ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED WHEN UNFOCUSED AND IN ANOTHER APPLICATION

    10 votes
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