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  1. short cut key for Paste just value

    Many tims I copy and paste things around from difrent webpages or diffrent spreadsheets into my excel file and it keeps the format too wich causes problem, unless I right click and choos the option, which is so frustrating when you are copy/pasting over hundred things.
    I tried to set one but there is no way. I tried Macro bet it did not work.
    Please please just add a shortcut key (like Shift+Ctrl+v) or let us to set the default like MS Word.

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    • Data validation list- a collective improvemnet

      1- Completing the inputted data in the Data validation list while typing it in a cell: Meaning, if you have "January" in the Data Validation List, and you typed "Jan" it will complete it for you. Additionally, it would be nice if it not just completed the inputted data but also suggested 5 more and if you clicked the down arrow button you would select similar to how you typed in google search bar.

      2- The list size is relative to zoom level of the sheet, so I would suggest either making the list independent of the sheet zoom level…

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      • excel

        It would be really good to have an button called 'History' to easy see when doc originally created and each time doc was edited and saved

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        • Use "Ink" function on Desktop Excel without a touchscreen enabled device

          Add the ability to use the "Inking" or "Draw" tools on a non touchscreen enabled device. There is absolutely no reason you should not be able to "sign" a document using a computer mouse. Function is currently greyed out without touchscreen support.

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          • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

            HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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            • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

              HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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              • Make a 'swap' hot key that allows the user to swap the contents of two cells.

                I often have to swap the contents of cells which is a 5 or 6 step process. It would be nice to be able to highlight cell A, click 'swap' , and then select cell B to make the contents of A go to B and the contents of B go to A

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                • Context menu that learns what I use

                  I often use paste special, and rarely use the paste options directly available in the context menu. Have to go to paste special, paste special, and then tell what I want. It would be nice if frequently used items moved to fewer steps and/or greater prominence over time.
                  Related: why is paste special a subcategory of paste special? Why are the main paste options also subcategories of paste special? What I don't need is in there twice, but what I do need requires two layers with identical names.

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                  • allow editing of subject in meeting emails (received or sent)

                    I regularly edit the "Subject" of emails after receiving (or sending) them to include support ticket numbers or other identifiers to facilitate later searching.

                    Apparently, in Outlook 2016 I can't edit the "Subject" of meeting-related emails, especially those that I receive from others.

                    I have read online that this was possible before Outlook 2013 but I can't confirm this personally, and I am now using a macro I found on superuser.com to work around the UI limitation.

                    Whether this is a new or restored capability, please allow users to edit "Subject" for meeting invitation or response email types, using the…

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                    • Toggle for keep the copy function

                      I think there should be an option to enable/disable the "Keep the Copy" functionality in Excel. Currently, when I copy data from a cell to a web browser, once I paste the data, Excel still keeps the marquee around the copied cell. I learned I have to press escape after pasting the data in order to cancel the copy. I'd like the option to turn this feature off as opposed to being forced to use copying in this way.

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                      • May 2017 update which keeps the copied item active in the clipboard

                        Regarding the issue of...It's part of the May 2017 update which keeps the copied item active in the clipboard even if you do things that would normally clear it, like typing in a cell, applying formatting, etc.

                        Pressing ESC will clear the marquee/dancing ants.

                        Why in the world would Microsoft and an extra step here. This is terrible. At least give us the option to turn off the function. Please change this back or give us the option. Very disappointed!

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                          Thanks to all that responded to the recent survey and to all that have taken the time to provide comments. We have read all of the feedback and we’re determining the best way to resolve the pain points that you have with the changes.

                          Much of the feedback falls into these categories:

                          Differences with VBA Macros – When we initially release the “Keep the Copy” functionality in May of last year, there were differences for copy operations in VBA Macros. In an August update last year we made a change such that the keep the clipboard functionality is disabled when VBA macros are running. If you are still experiencing differences for copy operations in macros compared to previous version of Excel we would like to know more about what you are seeing.

                          Using Keyboard shortcuts to insert cells – Prior to the Keep the Copy functionality, the first insert operation…

                        • Modify functionality of the Insert Copied Cells command

                          I know I can cut a line in a worksheet and paste it elsewhere IN THE SAME WORKSHEET without leaving a blank line behind by using the "Insert Copied Cells" command. But using that command when pasting the cut line into a different sheet in the same workbook (or into a different workboook) leaves behind a blank line that I must then go back and remove. It would be great if the "Insert Copied Cells" command worked the same way across worksheets or workbooks as it does within a worksheet.

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                          • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

                            HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                            • Excel window display should keep selected cells in view after removing filter.

                              When a filter is removed, by checking Select All, the position of the window cursor should not change. Currently selected cells should remain in view, especially if only one cell or row is selected.

                              Often, the cursor returns to the top of the spreadsheet, requiring a painful scroll or search to find the currently selected cell. Smarter window management is needed.

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                              • you shuld be add a batton just like "open with destop excel"

                                if online exce lunavailable then why you don't add a "open with destop excel batton" .

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                                • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

                                  HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                                  • desktop shortcut

                                    When I share an Excel sheet with someone over OneDrive, there is currently no way for them to create a Desktop Shortcut to that file. Can you make this available?

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                                    • It would be great if there were an ABBREVIATION search function in Excel

                                      When dealing with company names that are UPPER CASE and then converted via the PROPER function, abbreviations and acronyms are improperly formatted with a leading UPPER CASE character followed by a string of lower case characters, i.e., Nasa instead of NASA or Bill Gates Iii rather than III and Llc vs LLC. If there could be an ABBREVIATION search function that would identify all the word strings, not in the dictionary, and thereby allow the user to convert them to all UPPER CASE with or without the option of periods between each letter and then save these found and corrected…

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                                      • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

                                        HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                                        • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

                                          HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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