Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Bring back the "Light Gray" theme

    "White" is too light, "Dark Gray" is too dark, and "Colorful" is too green! The "Light Gray" theme from Office 2013 was perfect - please bring it back.

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      5 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable pdf Hyperlink Warnings For Office 2016 programs

      I have a macro that opens a hyperlink from a sheet and then downloads the file associated with that hyperlink. However, if the hyperlink is to a pdf file, I get a security warning message asking me if I would like to open the file. This negates the automatic process of the macro.

      I've contacted support and they have stated that in Excel 2016 it is not possible to disable this warning message for a pdf file (however it is for other file types). I would like this feature added back in to Excel.

      The community link further describing the…

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      • Excel customizations-utility to backup all

        Utility to backup all user's customizations. I have a batch file to backup all my settings below but I'm not sure if I have them all.
        Custom Lists must be exported from registry and imported. Most users won't know how to export from the registry and they shouldn't attempt it either.
        It would be nice to have a utility that backups all user's customizations/settings.

        book.xlsx
        sheet.xlsx
        Charts
        Custom lists
        Toolbars

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        • Bitness Registry Entry

          It is extremely difficult/impossible for an Installer to determine what bitness of Office is installed without opening Excel (which is not practical). We need an accessible registry key that indicates the bitness of the installed Office system.

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          • 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.

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