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  1. I want to deselect the cell which I copied from after pasting. At the moment, to deselect the cell I copied from, I have to hit Esc button.

    I copied data from a cell.
    I click Ctrl V to paste the data onto another cell.
    But right now, I have to hit Esc button to deselect/remove the dotted lines/take away the focus from the originally copied cell. Does this sound right to you??? N O ! ! ! There is a problem.
    Usually, after copying from a cell, you paste the data onto another cell and the original cell which you copied from gets deselected with no dotted lines surrounding the cell. Also, usually after pasted the data onto another cell, if you start typing in another cell,…

    51 votes
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      26 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Formatting codes need to be translated inside formulas

      The formatting codes are different in every language, so for example, for the day is "d" in English, "g" (from "giorno") in Italian, "T" (from "Tag") in German).

      Working in a multi-language environment where different users have different language settings on their PC gives the problem that when you write a formula that contains the formatting codes, the formatting codes are not translated and the formula doesn't provide the intended result.

      For example, if I, with language settings in Italian, want to write a formula to display the current date as text in English, I have to use the following:…

      28 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • AutoSave Master Switch rather than an "I Told YOu So!" later

        Microsoft has added a new feature to help users co-author files. Whether you are for or against this feature is not my point here: it needs Excel's AutoSave switched on to work. That's fine. But it shouldn't be the default. It is accepted that Office is trying to make various apps consistent, but Excel is used differently. What makes it the most popular software in the world is the ability to experiment without consequences.

        Made a mistake? No fear, close without saving and re-open. Accidentally delete a sheet? Don't worry, close without saving and re-open. Replaced all formulae with =RAND()?…

        101 votes
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          16 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Open-source the visualizations engine in Excel like you've done with PowerBI.

          I'm going to paraphrase Chris Campbell from Blue Granite because he sets it out far more eloquently than I ever could:

          The trend for the past several years has been for customers to want to leverage out-of-the-box capabilities of their BI tool to support reporting and analysis. But software companies simply can't keep up with new innovations in visualization.

          Open sourcing visuals in Excel means they would become drag-n-drop objects just like all the other built in options. The ability to extend the capabilities of the product with an easily accessible, open source interface opens up tons of possibilities, and…

          24 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Invert Filter Selection

            I'd like to see an option to invert filter selections. For example: If i apply a filter in a table i can select some boxes with a tickmark, but if i want to invert my selection i need to unmark selected itens before and mark the others.

            In resume, i'd like to invert itens selected in a filter for the others unmarked.

            54 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make quick measures like in Power BI available in Excel as well

              In Power BI we can easily create quick measures: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/quick-measures-preview/
              This makes it so much easier for newbies or occasional users to adopt the new technologies, so please add in Excel as well.

              18 votes
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                1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow interaction with Excel while in Power Query

                Please make the Power Query editor window (Get Data) non-model. When building complex queries, we often need to go back to Excel to change a worksheet and look at data. Right now, the Power Query editor window takes control over the application, preventing interaction with Excel.

                The current behaviour makes it very difficult to do things like the following:
                -Mid query, go back and check a worksheet to see exactly what a cell value may be that you want to refer to
                -When we have a static table in Excel and are trying to build a query that lands an…

                81 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make slicers visible "On Demand".

                  Allow the user to configure if the slicer is always in view or pops up on-demand. Activation/visibility could be triggered by selecting a visible report filter field or pivot table column header. Alternately, a report filter field could be configured to pop-up a slicer instead of, or in addition to the normal selection box. Another alternate would be to have report filter field style boxes independent of the pivot table range which would pop-up the slicer when selected. Lastly, a slicer selection panel could be added with a list of parameters to choose which would cause the slicer to pop-up

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide more diagnostics for the data / from web process to help developers of the web service resolve the problem with http basic auth.

                    At the moment, Excel is failing to recognise that the http basic authentication was successful and refuses to ingest the data into the spreadsheet.
                    The web server is returning an http-200 and the data requested, but Excel is saying that the supplied credentials did not work.

                    With no insight into why Excel thinks it didn't work, how can I fix my web service*?
                    Why is Excel not recognising this when IE11, FireFox, Chrome, Opera and Vivaldi all say it works fine?

                    Prior to the re-working of the Data ingest process in Office 2016 earlier this year, this all worked fine.…

                    8 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [Suggestion] Add an option to turn off new Excel Features "Keep the Copy" version 1705

                      Hi all,

                      I've already posted this in the microsoft support forum, but they told me it might be better to post it here... so here I am... link (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c73eaae8-1bfe-4d1d-8d62-8b5583bbf73d/suggestion-add-an-option-to-turn-off-new-excel-features-keep-the-copy-version-1705?forum=Office2016setupdeploy)

                      A few weeks back I've noticed my Excel start functioning weird when the moving ant lines WON'T DISAPPEAR no matter what I do.

                      After a few hours of research, I've realised it was not a bug, but it was a new feature of Excel, "Keep the Copy".

                      To be honest, it seems like quite a useful feature, but not when you have to work with Excel on a regular…

                      10 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to get old text data import wizard

                        The new data import editor has some major flaws:

                        First, it takes 100 times longer to import some simple 500 rows of data
                        Second, the date format selection for columns (e.g. I want to convert MM/DD/YYYY format to DD.MM.YYYY)

                        I understand that the new import editor has some advantages but I do not need any of the new functions it has. The old text data import wizard could do everything I needed it do do.

                        10 votes
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                          12 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • YOU HAVE RUINED EXCEL 2016

                          WHY CAN I NOT OPEN MORE THAN ONE SPREADSHEET INSIDE EXCEL< WHY WOULD I WANT MULTIPLE WINDOWS THIS IS A JOKE

                          COMPLETELY UNPRODUCTIVE

                          22 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate VS Code into Excel, at the same level as the VBA IDE

                            VS Code has an equivalent feature set to the VBA IDE (editor with Intellisense, syntax highlighting and validation; debugger with locals and watch panes, code navigation). Leveraging VS Code for editing and debugging macros embedded in Excel documents would bring the following benefits:

                            1. Excel could support embedded scripts in various languages (https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10549005-python-as-an-excel-scripting-language), as long as the language is supported in VS Code (Python, R, Javascript) without needing a new editor for each one (both a maintenance burden, and a profusion of UIs for the same task of editing and debugging code).

                            2. The only VBA IDE features…

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I need more options and control for Excel Headers and Footers

                              We have our logo as well as a title up in the header on many of our Excel spreadsheets and we'd like more control with editing the headers/footers. Why can't we add more than one picture? Why can't we had shapes? Why can't we have more than 250 characters?
                              We also want the header to be visible no matter what view we're in, Normal, Page Break or Page Layout, so we know it's always there, without having to open the Header and Footer tab or going to Print Preview. These features need to work for both the Windows and Mac…

                              5 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Universal IF statement - to meet needs of IFNULL, IFBLANK, IFZERO etc.

                                Are you tired of duplicating complicated formulas within an IF statement in order manage blanks or zeros?

                                e.g. IF(long formula="","",long formula)

                                A universal IF statement (lets call it IFX) would decrease this type of duplication without having to add multiple new IF formulas the likes of IFNULL, IFBLANK or IFZERO.

                                An IFX function would accept the condition you want to test the formula against, if the condition is true it would return the specified alternative (such as blank). If the condition is false it would return the value of the formula itself. Ideally it would be able to accept multiple…

                                38 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Currency correction for Nigeria from NGN or N to ₦

                                    Excel is the number one business intelligence tool out there. So with this comes a responsibility to get defaults right. It isn't a coincidence that almost everyone uses Arial and now Calibri as their default font.

                                    Currency symbols is another one. The Nigerian currency's correct currency symbol is ₦, but this isn't available because there is yet another major error in the regional setting in the control panel.

                                    Nigeria has about 400 + Languages with three major ones like you have rightly identified (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo) (Have no idea why Hausa is termed Latin, Nigeria!. Anyway, the issue is,…

                                    13 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow printing of Query Dependencies in Power Query

                                      Allow the printing of the Query Dependencies view, both the graphical view and also provide a text view/listing of dependencies. Would allow for easier documentation of larger and more complex models.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Restore the pasting of tab separated text into columns from an HTML <pre> block and web data feed that has been removed from v16.0.7927.1020

                                        When using data/from web or pasting a table from word or pasting an HTML <pre> block from a web page the tab separated data used to get automatically placed into columns. With v16.0.7927.1020 this has stopped - all the data goes into one column. There remains the option (checked by default) to do this when ingesting data from the web, but it no longer happens. When ingesting data from a web feed, you can't use the "paste as text" option to achieve this effect, so this change in behaviour has effectively broken our application's reporting facility. It still works in…

                                        12 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Increase the Data Validation List Items Font Size

                                          The font size of the list items within a Data Validation list is often too small to read. If you can't add a feature to allow the user to choose the font size of the list, then perhaps you could do one of the following:

                                          1) Set the font type (Arial, Calibri, etc.) and size equal to the size of the Normal font

                                          2) Set the font type and size equal to the font size of the Cell

                                          See the related post in the Excel answers forum:
                                          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_winother/data-velidation-drop-list/fa0aa7f7-64fc-4856-ae76-e299480827db

                                          19 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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