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  1. Watermark in Excel workbook

    Idea of insertion/ removal of Watermark in the excel sheet like in word is likely for some creative work

    11 votes
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  2. Allow temporarily broken formulas

    I have a long list of formulas, and want to nest every formula within another if statement. Using find and replace to replace the beginning and end of every formula (the parts that don't differ between each one), this should be very easy. However, excel won't let me change a single one because, when I try to replace the text, "the formula is missing an opening or closing parenthesis."

    I can appreciate having error checking for formulas, but there should be SOME way to either bypass this error checking or turn it off! This is frustrating me to no end.

    7 votes
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  3. Allow formulas to be formatted and editted like code in the formula dialog box

    When writing complex formulas, it is very difficult to troubleshoot errors with in-line formats and although I can 'simulate' writing the formula like code in the formula dialog box, it is very cumbersome as it doesn't treat 'enter' as a next line and 'tab' as a tab. Also, when using this format in the current version, selecting a formula part and clicking on the fx doesn't show the values, only blanks. A sample is attached showing the format. Would it be possible to setup the formula dialog box to support a more coding IDE model?

    =IFERROR(
    SUMIFS(
    tblBS[Avg],
    tblBS[Month],
    [@Month] …

    5 votes
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  4. Allow an easy way to shrink the sheet to the area with values

    Doing various actions in excel - for example, using the bar on top to paste a formula - will often increase the size of the sheet to way beyond what was intended. There should be a button that would shrink the sheet to the largest area with values (or formulas that refer to values) - or alternatively, specify an area to be preserved with the rest eliminated entirely, so that the space on disk is reasonable.

    What people do in practice is to copy the sheet area to a new sheet. This is a bit of a kludge.

    3 votes
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  5. Excel clears content of clipboard too quickly on copy/paste operation.

    Do not clear Excel's clipboard with every interim action during copy/paste operation. For example: 1) If I copy a cell's value and go to a table or pivot-table, clear a filter and then try to paste a value into the filter, the clipboard is empty. 2) If I copy a value from a cell and try to paste it when editing a query, the clipboard is empty. This costs me time and peace of mind up to a hundred times a day.

    3 votes
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  6. 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

    19 votes
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  7. Afficher nom de fichier, d'onglet, nombre et numéro de page tels qu'édités dans les hauts et bas de page

    Afficher et imprimer noms de fichier, d'onglet, date, nombre et numéro de page tels qu'édités sur versions Windows/Mac dans les hauts et bas de page

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  8. Without Question, the #1 Problem in Excel is deleting unused rows at the bottom

    Just allow us to bring up a window and select the row number to start deleting all the way to the bottom. When you copy to columns, 1.04 million rows get created. And it literally takes HOURS at the fastest scrolling (25% view) to get rid of these. Look in the searches lots and lots of people complain about this.

    2 votes
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  9. Add append and prepend options to find the find and replace dialogue box.

    Right now the only way of appending or prepending something to cell contents is to use a concat function which can be a hassle depending on the contents.

    Alternatively adding full regex functionality to the search/find and replace function would be even better!

    3 votes
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  10. "Ctrl+A" shortcut in the excel formula bar

    Hi there!
    It would be a great help for my work if "Ctrl+A" shortcut was working in the excel formula bar.
    Thank you

    2 votes
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  11. Excel's Evaluate Formula could benefit from undoing calculations (going backwards)

    The Evaluate Formula feature is great but could benefit by being able to go backwards in the calculation as well as going forward. Many times I've had to start over multiple times just to fully capture what is happening during a complex formula that could have been MUCH easier if I could step back one or more calculations instead of stepping all the way through or starting over.

    3 votes
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  12. there should be an option to PERMANENTLY TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. BAD for my busn and many others. s/b optional.

    AUTOSAVE
    there should be an option to PERMANENTLY TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. BAD for my busn and many others. s/b optional.
    appreciate MS coming up with new ideas and safeties, but SOME of us, ME INCLUDED, wanna make our OWN decisions of what changes to a file we wanna save, and what we don't. MS is changing my file auto, and a huge pain for me. many times i don't have time to fix at the moment, and I'M STUCK with changes i don't want.

    1 vote
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  13. Add Preview For Find and Replace Action

    When editing with the Find and Replace, show a list of all cell contents (in the find window) that will change, along with the portion of the cell that is modified. The modified portion should be highlighted in yellow to indicate that it will change. The Preview can be shown as the user enters the replace text.

    2 votes
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  14. Add Selected Cells To Name Manager Filter

    When opening the name manager, add a Filter option to show "Selected Cells". This filter would then show only the names associated with any selected cells.

    2 votes
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  15. Enable Named Range Re-Naming In Named Range Dropdown

    When I mistakenly enter a new range name in the Range Name drop down, I cannot edit this range name until going into the Name Manager. Provide ability to overwrite the existing range name, in the same maner as when entering a new range name.

    2 votes
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  16. Insert copied non-adjacent cells

    When selecting adjacent cells for copying, you can select "insert copied cells" at the pasting destination so that the cells below the destination are moved down and not pasted over, I want to be able to do this when selecting NON-adjacent cells and copying to a single column, I noticed when pasting to the destination with NON-adjacent cells the option to "insert copied cells" does not appear, this leaves me no other option than to count out how many new rows I need each time, manually insert them into the column, and then copy & paste, this is extremely frustrating…

    3 votes
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  17. I want to insert many rows

    I wish that there's an field to input how many rows or columns I want to insert right in Insert popover. I tired of inputting one by one row =))) Thank you!

    4 votes
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  18. Make the project references dialog box big enough or scroll so we can see the full path and file name of the reference.

    Make the project references dialog box big enough (or scroll) so we can see the full path and file name of the reference. The current dialog box isn't big enough to see the full reference to the path and file name of the file referenced.

    2 votes
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  19. provide a function so that it automatically locks the prevoiusly entered cells

    provide a function so that it automatically locks the prevoiusly entered cells

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  20. Have Draw Tab Active When One Opens a Spreadsheet with Inking

    When I opened a spreadsheet on an 8-in. Win10 tablet PC, inking was automatically available, apparently, as I accidentally added some hard-to-see ink smudges to my spreadsheet. Later, when I opened the same spreadsheet on a laptop with a more brightly set monitor, the smudges were obvious but I had to add the DRAW tab to the Ribbon to find the ERASER to remove my accidental inking. Why not make Excel smart enough to offer the user the option to make the DRAW tab active if one opens a spreadsheet already containing inking? It might be nice, too, to have…

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