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  1. Office 365: Sync add-ins between computers

    As of Office365/2016, Microsoft has delivered a good number of invaluable add-ins for use with Excel, Word, or PowerPoint.

    But if you use multiple computers (3 in my case) it can become pretty tedious to install the add-ins on each of them as you have to do it manually, while connected to the internet.

    It would be really nice to have an option to synchronise all Office add-ins across the computers related to the same Office account.
    Thus, you could save quite a bit of time and also be sure that the add-ins are there for you when you need…

    8 votes
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  2. Modify the stock analysis template in excel 2016 to allow those stocks listed on Yahoo.Finance

    Modify the stock analysis template in excel 2016 to allow those stocks listed on Yahoo.Finance. For instance, I cannot add D05.si

    8 votes
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  3. barcode

    Add a barcode insert for Excel. Rather than relying on 3rd party applications.

    8 votes
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  4. 8 votes
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  5. Add functionality to Money in Excel to allow data to be downloaded from a Bank Account back further than 30-60 days

    Add functionality to Money in Excel to allow data to be downloaded from a Bank Account back further than 30-60 days; for at least two years. Or for the time period to be selected by the user.

    7 votes
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  6. about: Application.ScreenUpdating

    I use Application.ScreenUpdating a lot.
    Before, all Excel did was not refresh the screen.

    The current version keeps switching to a blank screen over and over and over and over again.

    Is super ANNOYING.

    please, just let Excel do nothing until Application.ScreenUpdating is switch back to TRUE.

    Thank you

    7 votes
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  7. formulaarray

    It is well past time to remove the 255 character limit on a range object's FormulaArray property

    7 votes
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  8. ribbon customization with VBA

    My apologies if this is a duplicate, the search function on this site is less than ideal.

    Prior to ribbons, MS Office had toolbars, and they weren't terribly hard to change using VBA code (including when a workbook was opened, etc.). From what I've read, it appears to be harder (or at least a different skill set) to update the ribbons, e.g. editing the HTML file and then restarting the application (which isn't always ideal)

    I'd like to propose that MS provide better linkage from VBA to customize the ribbons, so that users only need to select the ribbon, and…

    7 votes
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  9. powerpivot, bring it back.

    Bring back PowerPivot

    7 votes
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  10. Some VBA Language Enhancments

    I'm using VBA User Forms intensively.
    What I would suggest is adding

    1) Async-await feature of C#
    2) Task and parallel features of C#

    3) Vba JSON Object

    7 votes
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  11. Make "Function Arguments" dialog box work properly for all VBA functions

    I use Excel 2013 and for long VBA function definitions I get "(...)" displayed for function arguments, bur the function is still callable from a sheet.

    I think that this dialog box should "work" for all valid VBA functions.

    The same applies to the "Insert Function" dialog box.

    7 votes
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  12. Power Query Self Appending Queries

    Power Query Self Appending Query

    I've built a few self appending Power Queries by modifying the M in advanced editor - It would be nice to have the functionality built into the GUI.

    The Query would read the loaded query data from the related ListObject (or data model) into memory while asynchronously querying another data source. The data from the other data source would be append to the previously loaded data set then either load the table or load back to the data model after removing duplicates(optional).

    7 votes
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  13. Fix object model implementation of Top10 Auto Filters

    The current implementation of the Top10 auto-filters in Excel is horrible.

    There are four 'Top 10' filters: xlTop10Items, xlTop10Percent, xlBottom10Items, xlBottom10Percent

    Problem 1) The names are deceiving. They are not always 10 items or 10 percent. Better names would be Top X Items or Top N Items.

    Problem 2) The Excel object model does not allow the original criteria to be retrieved. If you create a Top 10 Items filter with the value 15, then the Filter.Criteria1 property will be changed to a >= criteria depending on the data in the column and the original value of 15 has no…

    7 votes
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  14. The function VBA.Format should be part of the Excel object model and not only the VBA language

    The Format (or VBA.Format) function is part of the VBA language, not the Excel object model. This means that this function is not available to .NET COM addins (VSTO, AddinExpress, Excel DNA). This can be a problem for the development of new addins using .NET or upgrading existing VBA addins to COM.

    Note that .NET has string.Format() and Microsoft.VisualBasic.Strings.Format() but neither of those has the same behavior as the VBA Format function especially with regards to dates.

    Note that there is a similar function that is part of the Excel object model: WorksheetFunction.Text(). However, this function still differs from the…

    7 votes
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  15. Create Javascript API Editor in Office Now instead of after API set is complete

    It seems clear from https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/8843113-bring-vba-into-the-modern-world that while VBA will stay for a while, the future is to replace it with JavaScript. Cross-platform, modern, I don't entirely like it but I get it.

    So today I sat down to start learning JavaScript and consider building anything I would have put in VBA in it instead, and so far it appears I'd need to do so in Visual Studio or a text editor. Is this correct? That same link notes that you'll create "a more modern editor than the VBE" but only after broadening the API set (at which point you'll look…

    7 votes
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  16. Need a macro shortcut key manager

    Please create a macro shortcut key manager! Right now, I have no way of knowing if Ctrl+k has been assigned to a macro, or what macro a shortcut key is assigned to (i.e. both directions are unknown). It would be very nice to have a table that you could edit and track down what macro shortcut keys you have assigned to what macros. I consider not having this utility a bug.

    7 votes
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  17. Add Calendar Picker and Time Picker tools to the toolbox

    Cannot imagine why a the Calendar date picker was taken away... so useful and easy... (The date functions are clumsy)>
    Please give the Calendar back... and a click time picker would be good to for user interfaces

    6 votes
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  18. Money in Excel should be available in Microsoft 365 business

    It looks like Money in Excel is only available for Personal and Family Microsoft 365 accounts.
    We have several Microsoft 365 Business accounts that we use for both personal and family business activities, but we cannot access this feature.
    We end up paying more at least for some accounts, but we do it for simplicity of management.
    Microsoft should make Money for Excel to business accounts as well - at least small business accounts.

    6 votes
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  19. Allow access to the "Spreadsheet Inquire" add-in for Excel without having to upgrade an entire suite of applications to a business license.

    I have Microsoft 365 Family and I need the "Spreadsheet Inquire" add-in for Excel to troubleshoot a couple of very complex worksheets. The only way to get it is for me to upgrade my entire suite of Office applications to a business license with no other option to get it. A tool to help maintain and repair an Excel sheet should be included with the product, or AT THE VERY LEAST offered for a reasonable additional price.

    6 votes
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  20. Date and Time picker

    Why the Date and Time Picker which is a such useful Object file it NOT included in the Office Excel 365 64 bit Version

    6 votes
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