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  1. 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

    2 votes
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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. GET YOUR ******* PRO TIP OUT OF MY FACE

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

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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."

    1 vote
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  10. 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…

    1 vote
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  11. 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…

    1 vote
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  12. still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. ********.

    still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. ********.

    2 votes
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  13. Assume HTTPS if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a hyperlink

    If I type "www.microsoft.com" in a cell and press Enter, a hyperlink to "http://www.microsoft.com/" is automatically created. The hyperlink should instead be "https://www.microsoft.com/" to help promote good security. See the video linked below to see why HTTP should never be used.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNIkw4Ao9w

    For now, the rule should be this: if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a link, try to connect using HTTPS. If the connection succeeds, use the HTTPS version of the link. Otherwise, use the HTTP version.

    As HTTPS dominates more of the Internet, the rule should just be to assume all links,…

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  14. deselect

    deselect is not working in the excel for mac 16.16.5 version it was working year back but after upgrade it stopped working

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  16. 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

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    1 vote
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  18. 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

    18 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    7 votes
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