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  1. Please support Unicode font in VBA

    Please support Unicode font in VBA.

    Thank you!

    59 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    14 votes
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  4. Create a command line tool for signing Office files with a digital certificate

    Besides Office, Excel files can be created using numerous software tools. More often than not, batches of macro-enabled Excel files are processed with scripts for productivity purposes. However, VBA code signing cannot be part of an automated process, as it is a manual task that requires opening & saving the file in Excel.

    This request is about creating a command line tool for signing Office files with a digital certificate, similar to MS SignTool.

    In addition, the existing macro signing process in Office is not 100% compatible with Open XML specifications. I can clarify this statement in a private discussion…

    81 votes
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  5. MPOC - Can I get an add in for 365 pro?

    I really need to move points on charts.
    Can this function be added to excel 365 pro?

    5 votes
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  6. Please add power pivot option for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016

    Please add power pivot for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016. It would be much helpful

    1 vote
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  7. Task reminder

    Can we put a reminder for the task like due date reminder in excel? so, when we start any excel, we can see the reminder and also we can put extra features like reminder can assign to the group or users.

    2 votes
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  8. MPOC - Can I get an add in for 365 pro?

    I really need to move points on charts.
    Can this function be added to excel 365 pro?

    3 votes
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  9. Add volatile functions to Inquire Workbook Analysis

    Please add to the Workbook Analysis a report on any volatile functions found in the workbook and their cell locations. It would be very helpful when trying to debug and re-factor slow and complex workbooks.

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Be able to use SQL directly on Excel Tables

    Excel Tables are great, but they would be super is you could use SQL on them directly (like a range or worksheet). Select, Join, Insert, etc.

    3 votes
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  12. Have a feature that will auto send an email of your excel worksheet through outlook to coworkers at set times when the spreadsheet is runnin

    Allow you to auto send emails at set times while a spreadsheet is open from excel through outlook to your coworkers.

    2 votes
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  13. Make Personal Macro Workbook sync across O365 when logged in as same user

    When a user creates a macro in their Personal Macro Workbook, in the Office 365 Desktop version, make this available to them on any machine where they are using the Office 365 Desktop version of Excel.

    The simplest way to achieve this would probably be to simply store the Personal Macro Workbook in a hidden folder in their OneDrive Sync folder so the existing OneDrive Sync will keep all machines in sync.

    1 vote
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  14. Alt, Shortcut (macros)

    Nice day.
    As there are more and more keyboard shortcuts for windows applications, there are sometimes fewer candidates to be used as keyboard shortcuts for Macros.
    I've been looking at this problem since the first few releases.
    That's why I'm getting more reactionary every day to use Windows Shortcuts and their apps.
    As in the new versions the use of Alt is becoming popular, (press and drop)...

    Propose:
    Use this option of Alt, Shortcut to launch the keyboard shortcuts of macros and add-ons, that is, those that are not native to the application or Windows.

    Example:
    I just installed Zoomit…

    1 vote
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  15. Provide Within parameter for Range.Replace method

    VBA Range.Replace method applies the current Within (Workbook) setting of the Find/Replace dialog box even though an explicit range of workbook.sheet.cells is provided to the method. The desire is to replace only within the scoped range, not across all sheets of a workbook. Although the VBA can be coded to first execute a benign Range.Find instruction which "magically, without the option to indicate" resets the Within property value to Sheet, the responsibility of having to do so should not be necessary. The Range.Replace method should provide for a Within parameter and stick to the range of Sheet or Workbook according…

    1 vote
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  16. Allow form focus to break out of cell editing

    If you have a VBA modeless form up and you double click on a cell to start editing, the form is "dead" until the user gets out of the editing mode. It should exit the edit mode just like clicking on a different cell would. Users keep reporting this as a bug in macro code.

    1 vote
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  17. Inventory data sheet

    I want to multiply data in column c by data in column d and have the formulas decend down the table without having to type in the formula in each cell
    so I can create an inventory sheet

    1 vote
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  18. Enable Macabacus Productivity Add-in Compatibility - Home & Office 2019

    Macabacus is a productivity suite that really cuts down on my work time because they allow you to cycle through precedents within a formula (by using arrow keys) so that whenever you click on a precedent cell within the formula, you can choose to be taken to that reference cell automatically (any tab throughout the workbook) and continue auditing the formulas in the precedent cells.

    However, I've spent hours trying to incorporate this Add-in into Excel, but I think there may be some sort of issue with the 2019 Excel Release. I'm an advanced user and just purchased Excel 2019…

    3 votes
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  19. Make more efficient object collections and cell format operations in VBA

    VBA Excel user objects are so slow, that i have to mimic it with my own procedures managing user data types, and it speeds up a process by times! Fix it somewhen, please!
    Similar situation with cell formatting. Why it's so slow? And more of it - I just can't copy/paste the pattern of different formatting on several cells at once? and some time ago had to spend a lot of tyme to resolve this problem with optimization tricks in VBA/

    1 vote
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  20. More vba events

    VBA events are extremely powerful but currently they are seriously lacking! If the Excel team went through and exposed more events VBA would a lot easier to manage for complex applications.

    Events to expose:
    * Row and column insertion
    * Table specific events:
    ** Table - Insert_Row
    ** Table - Insert_Column
    ** Table - Cell_Change
    ** Table - On Filter
    ** Table - On Filter button click
    * Chart events!
    ** Chart - On Mouse Down
    ** Chart - On chart object select
    ** Chart - On chart resize
    * Shape events
    ** On shape resize
    ** On shape click …

    15 votes
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