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  1. Multiple Users one workbook

    We need to have multiple people on at once making changes.

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  2. 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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  3. In the Dutch version, you now have two kinds of "opmerkingen"

    You have introduced a second kind of comment. In the Dutch version, you now have two "opmerkingen" next to each other. I suggest you keep the old one as "opmerkingen" and rename the new comment boxes to "notitie", "commentaar", or "aantekening" . I'd prefer the first, as it is shorter.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Word has SHIFT + F3 to toggle font style to all caitals, all lower case, and Camel type. Provide this for Excel also.

    Please add options which are in use from Microsoft Office Word 2016, also in Microsoft Excel. For example, provide option to toggle and change font in selected phrase, from ALL CAPS, all lower case, or Camel Type on words. Word uses SHIFT + F3.

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  8. Delete comments option is gone for multiple cells. Bring it the **** back you pukes

    Delete comments option is gone for multiple cells. Bring it the **** back you pukes

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

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

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  10. 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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  11. Data Validation doesn't work for autofilled data

    E.g. if I have List validation with Int16, Int32 and so on for a Range, and have Int16 in some cell in the Range, I can fill down Int17, Int18 and so on. So Data validation Rules are ignored for fill down operation.

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  12. 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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  13. Sizing Handle for Data Validation set-up box

    When entering a long formula into the dialogue box for Data Validation, navigation along the formula string is difficult (impossible?) because there is no handle to allow the box to be stretched wider or higher.

    Allowing the text to wrap would help but both movements would be best.

    I have used an IF statement with several arguments and need to check the logic in a separate cell and then copy the string into the Dialogue box.

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  14. Being able to paste in visible cells only and not pasting my data in my hidden cells.

    Being able copy and paste in visible cells only and not pasting my data in my hidden cells.

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  15. Just show me how to eliminate blank header and footer space that automatically entered my worksheet

    This is BS nothing here tells me how to remove unwanted header and footer spaces from my worksheet that automatically appeared as I was working on my spreadsheet

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  16. GET YOUR ******* PRO TIP OUT OF MY FACE

    GET YOUR ******* PRO TIP OUT OF MY FACE

    2 votes
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  17. Issue a clear/complete answer online as to how to add a text box to an Excel CHART

    Issue an Excel help page that explicitly states:

    "Open file. Click on chart > select Chart Tools FORMAT (menu at top) > click on the Insert Shapes TEXT BOX > locate pointer where intended, expand as required > type text as desired > click on any cell outside of the chart to enter. The entry can be moved and/or edited afterward."

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  18. Issue a clear/complete answer online as to how to add a text box to an Excel CHART

    Issue an Excel help page that explicitly states:

    "Open file. Click on chart > select Chart Tools FORMAT (menu at top) > click on the Insert Shapes TEXT BOX > locate pointer where intended, expand as required > type text as desired > click on any cell outside of the chart to enter. The entry can be moved and/or edited afterward."

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  19. Momentarily turn off calculation before 'paste values' to avoid unwanted volatile recalcs

    Desktop, Office 2016: volatile cells are recalculated before 'paste values' is executed. This leads to unexpected and unpredictable results; I'd like to propose that Excel turn off calculations while pasting values to avoid changing values

    I use random values sometimes to generate sets of fake data, but I might re-generate it several times until I get a data pattern that matches the training lesson material (like a fairly normal curve, vs a binomial distribution of random values)

    Deeper explanation: open a new sheet, and in any cell enter =rand(). Look at the value. Copy the cell, then paste value back…

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  20. Turn off error checking at a workbook level

    The little green triangles really make some worksheets look unattractive. I have worksheets where the cells contain formulae but are not protected because I WANT the user to be able to change them. I can get rid of the green triangles on a case by case basis, but when the user changes the formula, they come back. I don;t want to turn error checking off at the Application level.

    There should be the option to turn each of the classes of error checking on or off at least at the Workbook level or better at Worksheet level.

    And, yes I…

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