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  1. Option to allow add-ins in restricted workbook (IRM)

    The new Information Rights Management (IRM) is great to protect workbooks from being opened or edited by non authorized users.
    Unfortunately it also deactivates all ad-ins. In principle this makes sense as add-ins can access and modify information within the workbook. However, current restrictions go a bit too far as even as an owner/author of the workbook with FULL CONTROL my add-ins are deactivated. Should I not have full rights to do anything with the workbook? In our company thousands of users across EMEA use a self developed add-in to calculate service costs. Now they cannot use IRM as it…

    91 votes
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  2. Improve VBA protection

    it is not a secret that the VBA protection password is very weak, it is very frustrating that I can't defend properly a sensitive code in the one of the biggest and popular software (Excel) in the world.
    improving VBA protection is a game changer for lots of people.

    11 votes
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  3. excel macros

    When the user uses the remote desk of the laptop(the system of the laptop is windows 10 1903 rdp) to connect to another computer, the excel document with Macros cannot open or save(the version of the office365 is latest).

    9 votes
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  4. Update Visual Basic for Applications

    Visual Basic for Applications is still version 7.1 from 2012. It's high time that power user portion of the application received updates to the interface, IntelliSense, and features. That portion of the program needs to be aligned with the current features now available within the Microsoft Suite. It also needs a facelift to the Userforms palette. I suggest starting with Excel, where VBA is most widely used, then PowerPoint, Word, Outlook.

    Don't go destroying developer's programs, just add interoperability, functions, and facelift.

    32 votes
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  5. sanjog.mahato411@outlook

    opening the Microsoft

    1 vote
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  6. Please replace VBA with a modern scripting language

    Please replace the VBA scripting language by something more modern.
    I would like to see a .NET language with editing and debugging capabilities in Visual Studio.

    I think that VBA is no longer a viable option as a scripting language.

    1 vote
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  7. Please support Unicode font in VBA

    Please support Unicode font in VBA.

    Thank you!

    66 votes
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  8. VBA Developer should highlight paired parentheses

    While editing VBA code within the Developer window, there should be some basic syntax highlighting such as paired parentheses. This would help while coding complex nested conditions.

    7 votes
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  9. Can you embed sound into an Excel worksheet? For foreign language pronunciations of words?

    Embed sound recordings into a column. For example: foreign language pronunciation recordings. Does this already exist?

    2 votes
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  10. make add ins available in the online version of Excel

    Students need access to the addins for school when using the online version of excel.

    1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Office Scripts for Excel Desktop

    Hi Excel-Team,
    on Ignite and on the Excel Tech Community blog, you have announced Office Scripts - including a macro recorder for Excel JS.
    That's really awesome and I am looking forward to the preview at the end of this year. However, Office Scripts will (is) currently only available for Excel on Web.
    I would like to suggest to add this feature to Excel Desktop too in the (near) future.
    This, as on one hand not all files are stored/used in the web and Excel for Web has less features than Excel for Desktop and on another hand, I guess,…

    4 votes
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  13. I can not press continue button after press pause button in Excel 4.0 macro

    Open the Excel 4.0 macro file in Excel 2016 and go to {View-Macro} to display the small screen of {Macro}.

    When you press the step-in button in that, a small screen called Single Step is displayed.

    If you press the pause button a few times after pressing the single step button in it and press the pause button, the small screen of single step disappears from the desktop, and even if you try to continue the macro, you can not press the continue button in it, Continue cannot be performed.

    The use of macros made in the past has been…

    1 vote
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  14. Add a persistent unique "eternal" ID for each sheet as an alternative to name and index.

    It would be extremely useful to me, and perhaps other developers, to have a unique read-only ID for each sheet that would never change. It would be assigned internally by Excel at the time the sheet was created. The idea would be for it to function as an auto-incrementing identity column does for a row in a database.

    Why would this be useful? If you store sheet names anywhere in the workbook--such as in range or table--for use in VBA code and you allow the user to rename worksheets, your code will break as soon as the user renames a…

    2 votes
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  15. OneDrive: Allow local file path to be accessed for synced files

    In VBA, when I access the file path of an Office file stored in my OneDrive/SharePoint, the .Path property returns the file's URL (https:\<etc>). If the file has been synced to the File Explorer, it would be useful to be able to also access the file's path in the local file directory i.e. C:\Users&lt;username>\OneDrive&lt;pathtofile>. This would ensure that Macros previously written for locally stored files continue to work, and make reading/writing other files through relative file paths considerably easier. Currently, to run Macros with relative file paths I need to save a local copy of the whole folder.

    1 vote
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  16. VBA to webassemly instead of JavaScript.

    Hello,
    JavaScript on it's way to replace VBA someday but development flow is getting complicated way too much for office workers.

    VBA has been there for decades.
    * It's rock-stable,
    * Slowly changing (like C) so you don't need to learn all this fancy stuff each month and can focus on work (excel mostly used by non-developers if you didn't know)
    * Everybody know it well already.
    * Zillions lines of code exist right now.
    * It's strongly typed (!!!).

    Most of modern software already bloated, just look on electron apps and feel really sad thinking about browser running in…

    2 votes
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  17. Excel 4.0 macro の一時停止後の継続ボタン 見当たらない

    Excel 2016で Excel 4.0 マクロのファイルを開いて 表示-マクロ と進みますと マクロの小さな画面が表示されます。

    その中のステップインボタンを押すと シングルステップという小さな画面が表示されます。

    その中のシングルステップボタンを2,3回押したのち一時停止ボタンを押すとシングルステップの小さな画面がデスクトップからなくなり 、マクロを続行しようとしても その中に有った続行ボタンが押せなくなり、マクロの続きが実行できなくなります。

    昔作ったマクロの利用に支障が出ております。

    解決策ありましたらお教えください。よろしくお願い申し上げます。

    Excel for Office 365 でも同じような支障が出そうに思います。

    1 vote
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  18. start using C# as the macro language instead of visual basic

    well, visual basic great language loves it but Microsoft seems to have abandoned the language. C# is clearly the new emphasis so, therefore, start the move to make C# the default language for the office products. plus there is an opportunity to increase the performance and features of the macro language. allowing for the creation of exportable modules and even binary macros that run faster or can be more easily exported to different machine

    2 votes
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  19. Associate formulas to mouse button

    Like in videogames in which you can set several shorcuts attached to your mouse buttons. It would be really great if i could associate a formula to one button instead of writting or copying it all the time.

    1 vote
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  20. Excel VBA 2001-12425 UserInterfaceOnly:= True has partial effect on letting Macros change protected sheets

    Reference a previous suggestion, https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/11050386-worksheet-protection-userinterfaceonly-setting-s , the VBA function seems to be broken. Although set for specific worksheets at Workbook_open, macro execution get blocked on relevant sheets because protection is set. The password is uniform across the workbook, so still needing to execute a slowing unprotect, which risks the sheet become accessible for modification if the relevant macro fails.

    Oddly, unless the UserInterfaceOnly is set during Workbook open, the ,UserInterFaceOnly:=only is declared illegal in the relevant module while reprotecting the sheet during code compiling.

    Edit: Specifically, of the various cases, a Run-time Error '3000' occurs when working with tables on…

    2 votes
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