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  1. Excel would be great if it added the "Change Case" drop down menue from Word to Excel

    By adding Word's "Change Case" options to Excel it would improve Excel's editing abilities and increase customer productivity adding value to the Excel product

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    • Option to make line break (alt+enter) the default behavior of Enter key

      As part of my work, I spend a ton of time writing text inside of Excel spreadsheet cells. What I'm writing needs to be neatly formatted and easily legible, so my cells contain many line breaks.

      I find it endlessly frustrating that a line break requires Alt+Enter instead of simply Enter. I virtually never require the Enter key's default behavior of moving the selected cell. I end up hitting Enter out of habit, switch cells, and lose where I was with my typing.

      I would greatly appreciate an option to switch the behavior of the Enter key to always create…

      3 votes
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      • Maintain the position of the search/"Find and Replace" dialog box (and others), except as necessary to expose the found object’s cell

        The search/"Find and Replace" dialog box currently moves to a new position each time it is opened. It appears to be moving slightly down and to the right, such as a cascaded window. This causes the user to have to look to a new location each time Find or Replace is used. The most awkward, time consuming, and frustrating problem with this movement is: when the dialog box reaches the bottom of the screen, it stays there; and in that position the results table of Find All is hidden. In order to see these results, the user must drag the…

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        • Provide an option to create a text editor over a rectangular region of user selected cells

          The current options for including a block of multi-line text in a sheet are either typing into a region of merged cells or using a floating textbox object. Both forms have substantial usability issues. For example, entering text into a region of merged cells requires hitting Alt-Enter to insert line breaks meaning two key strokes which is in contrast to the universal accepted way of pressing Enter. Furthermore, this option does not support rich styling such as bullets or any of the text alignments in the Ribbon home tab. On the other hand, a floating textbox object, while providing a…

          2 votes
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          • Allow quick access to user-defined symbol subsets

            In the "Symbols" selection window, we have "Recently used symbols" which is nice for locating a previously used symbol but it does not scale for large collections, on the contrary, the fact that it reorders the symbols such that the last selected symbol is placed at the beginning of the list makes it difficult to locate a specific symbol by recalling it's static position. The suggestion asks for the ability to create user-defined subsets of Unicode characters per font that can be shown quickly by clicking on a "quick access toolbar" item or custom ribbon button

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            • Gropuing applied steps in powerquery

              I would love to be able to group applied steps into folders. With multiple steps applied navigating up and down the pane can be a pain. Grouping them in a namable group with expand and contract buttons would be awesome. You guys should definitely do this one. I would be super happy.

              2 votes
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              • WHY DOES THE PASTE FUNCTION NOW SAY THE SIZE OF THE COPIED CELLS DOES NOT MATCH THEN REFUSES TO PASTE? IT WAS WORKING TWO SECONDS AGO. NOW

                WHY DOES THE PASTE FUNCTION NOW SAY THE SIZE OF THE COPIED CELLS DOES NOT MATCH THEN REFUSES TO PASTE? IT WAS WORKING TWO SECONDS AGO. FUCK_YOU.

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                • New Feature "Spotlight"

                  Spotlight - This feature would be activated by highlighting cells, rows, columns, or find all feature, right click to activate, and Excel would keep a spot light (highlight) on those specific cells, until the escape key is pressed, or until it is deactivated. Would make it much easier to work on specific cells/ rows/ columns in a large data set. The cells would remain highlighted for editing purposes, until deactivated.

                  Thank you!
                  Aaron C

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                  • Setting Autofill Default

                    Setting Autofill Default

                    No option to set AutoFill default to the option you want.
                    Even for numbers or dates you should be able to use "Copy Cells" in stead of "Fill series"

                    20 votes
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                    • Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

                      Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

                      2 votes
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                      • Pivot Table Default Settings

                        I always want to do sum on values in the pivot table but there is no default settings for pivot table , right?
                        just left click and change value settings all the time, but i want it default setting i m lazy

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                        • Please disable copy box locking clipboard

                          When I copy a cell from the worksheet, the cell remains highlighted and locks the clipboard so I cant copy/paste something from another application until i de-select the box. This is terrible.

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                          • Allow Excel move or copy and paste cells when RemotePC by IDrive is running in background

                            If RemotePC by IDrive is running in the background, Excel does not allow cells to be moved or pasted without having to first note the pop up error. When the acknowledgement is made about the error, the data is accepted.

                            Needless to say, this is very frustrating because it slows things down as it adds extra unnecessary steps.

                            Please resolve.

                            1 vote
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                            • Notification to other users of a file.

                              Have an option to notify the user who has a file open that another user wants to edit the file; not just a notify button for yourself to be informed when the file is closed by the other user.

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                                • Undo & Redo drop down list

                                  In Undo and Redo drop down list , it is better to divide the list of operations based on each tab. So that we come to know some operations have been done on other tab/worksheet & we don't want to undo them

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                                  • STOP JUMPING THE ******* SCREEN UP AND DOWN IN EXCEL. WHY THE **** IS THIS A PROBLEM?

                                    STOP JUMPING THE ******* SCREEN UP AND DOWN IN EXCEL. WHY THE **** IS THIS A PROBLEM?

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                                    • Add "Preview Editbox" to Symbols window

                                      Currently, If you mischoose a symbol you need to close the Symbols window and delete the character from the appropriate cell. This is a tedious procedure especially when composing long strings of symbols while having the Symbol window at it's default size where you quite often find yourself "typing in the dark". See suggested UI in attached screenshot.

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                                      • Split views - scroll the view the mouse pointer is over

                                        When views are split, the mousewheel scrolls the last view where a cell was selected.

                                        Please just scroll the split view containing the mouse pointer.

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                                        • Shared Excel file Merge Error Message but working

                                          Sharing an Excel database on one drive with colleagues who all have Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium. When we make changes an error message reads ''cant save the changes due to merging changes with another person''. Nobody has made changes and the file does in fact save the changes. the functionality is working but for some reason the error message keeps popping up which is not reassuring. Being honest Dropbox was alot cleaner and simpler to use. Sorry Microsoft

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