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  1. Bring back the cell note option right-click cell menu

    The right-click cell, New Note option is no longer showing on the drop-down list (as of approximately 1/6/19). Please restore or bring this back as described in:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-comments-and-notes-in-excel-bdcc9f5d-38e2-45b4-9a92-0b2b5c7bf6f8

    6 votes
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    • 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

      6 votes
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      • Allow user to select ranges and edit cells within a merged cell without un-merging cells

        PROBLEM: We often have tables (not always defined as a formal table range) that include horizontally merged cells within a row. On occasion, we need to delete a block of cells from the center of the table where the merged rows span over the cells being deleted. This operation cannot be performed because we cannot specifically select the block of cells we want to delete.

        GLITCH: When a block selection includes horizontally merged cells, the selection is forced to expand to included the full width of any merged cells included in the range. This, in turn, forces a widened selection…

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        • Ability to right click and take the sum in the status Bar

          In the status bar when you select a bunch of numbers it shows the Sum, Average and Count (default setting). A feature where one can right click on the status bar and copy the sum (or Average or count) to paste it in another file would be super useful. Sometimes we need to select a few items and quickly get the sum etc and probably paste it in an email or take the data into another excel file. That way one can avoid writing formulas or scribbling it on a piece of paper.

          4 votes
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          • Cut and delete/remove cells

            When cutting & pasting information (rows or columns) from the middle of one sheet to another sheet or workbook I always think it's a real pain to have to go back to the first sheet to delete the empty rows or columns.
            I'm no Excel expert, but I've never found a way around this?
            So my idea is to have a (right click) "cut & delete" or "cut & remove" option?

            2 votes
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            • Add "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" to cell's right click button menu.

              It's not efficient to use the ribbon to insert/edit a comment on a cell, or having to try and remember the shortcut to insert one (there's no shortcut for editing that I know of). Please add the "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" options to the right click button menu, or at least make it so that you can customize you right click menu and add it yourself.

              3 votes
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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.

                5 votes
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                • Add current date via command in ribbon (and not via keyboard shortcut)

                  Not everybody prefers to user keyboard shortcuts.

                  At the moment there's no way to enter the current date (or time) via a command in a ribbon.

                  I suggest to add those missing commands.

                  3 votes
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                  • delete row / column

                    Presently, delete row command simply deletes it. It does not check if that row is totally blank or contains one or more non-empty cells. We should get a warning if a row contains one or more non-empty cells and we give a delete row command. With this feature available, we will save us from accidentally deleting a row, which may contain important data.

                    Above applies to columns as well.

                    2 votes
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                    • Delete comments option is gone. BRING IT THE **** BACK YOU PUKES.

                      Delete comments option is gone. BRING IT THE **** BACK YOU PUKES.

                      2 votes
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                      • show phantom cursor on the row where we have selected a cell. enable turning on and off the phantom cursor. this helps a lot

                        show phantom cursor on the row where we have selected a cell. enable turning on and off the phantom cursor. this helps a lot

                        3 votes
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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…

                          3 votes
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                          • keyboard shortcut for comment

                            Now that you have differentiated between Comments and Notes, you should have a Keyboard Shortcut for Comments. Shift+F2, which used to add/edit Comments, now adds/edits Notes, but there is no keyboard shortcut for the new Comments.

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                              • Add functionality for ctrl+shift+v paste without formatting

                                Other programs allow paste without formatting using ctrl+shift+v. Though this can be done through the right click menu it would be great to see this function built in.

                                2 votes
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                                • Case Change Feature on the Ribbon

                                  PLEASE bring back/add the case change feature in Excel. Having to use the Lower Function for something so simple is useless, especially when one is on a deadline or have several edits to make.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

                                    HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Note "Right Click Menu" option

                                      you changed the Comment option to Note, but if you use the "Right Click Menu" option and have multiple cells selected to delete the Note it is still listed as a comment

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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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                                        • Cursor movement direction

                                          Under Advanced Options it is possible to select the direction of movement immediately after data entry. Please add a FIFTH option. Namely, to stay on the data entry cell. This change will help users who my key data into a particular cell repeatedly.

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