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  1. Allow multiple files to open with one Excel instance.

    In order to increase productivity, and to improve visual efficiency, please allow multiple files to open in one window (instance) of Excel. The ribbons and menus take up too much display space.

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      • Scrolling through Worksheet Tabs

        In a workbook with many tabs, it would be nice if you could use the scrolling functionality on your mouse to scroll through worksheet tabs quickly instead of clicking on the left/right buttons a bunch of times. This functionality is available in Tableau and I use it all the time in huge workbooks.

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        • Multiple sheet Unhide option..

          Unhiding multiple sheets is a painful task, you have to go one by one. There should be an option to unhide multiple sheets at once.

          Please bring in this feature.

          Thanks.

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          • Scroll by pixel, not by cell.

            If you have large cells, scrolling becomes impossible. The page always snaps to the top of a cell. Even if my cells are small enough for me to read them fully, scrolling through them leaves me disoriented and I keep loosing track where I am on the sheet. I see no reason not to scroll by pixel instead of by cell.

            3 votes
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            • Multiple freeze frames

              Currently freeze frame allows top or left side to be frozen. Allow top and/or bottom to be frozen and also allow left and/or right side to be frozen. This makes it easier to compare data side-by-side where the data is on opposite ends of the screen.

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              • Instructables for complicated spreadsheets

                For complicated powerful spreadsheets, instructions as you work can help keep a user on track. If one could empower an "Instructable" table, such that the instructable (with clippy or somesuch) would give an instruction, and possibly a question that led to other lines of the table as a flow chart, that would make a more powerful application. Example table information is below, with example table appended at the end. ">>>" represents a new spreadsheet column:

                Line no>>> Title>>> highlight reference range>>> Main text>>> # of options>>> option A text [Goto line no option A] >>> Option B text [Goto line…

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                • Change the size of tabs

                  You should be able to set a maximum width on tabs, so you can view more at once. Or have the tab bar be two rows high.

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                  • COLOR PALETTE FOR DEVELOPER ITEMS

                    HI, CAN YOU PLEASE ACTUAL COLOR PALLETS INSTEAD OF CODES TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF ITEMS LIKE PUSH BUTTONS.I HAVE ATTACHED A VOICE ASSISTED DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAM I DEVELOPED.

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                    • COLOR PALETTE FOR DEVELOPER ITEMS

                      HI, CAN YOU PLEASE ACTUAL COLOR PALLETS INSTEAD OF CODES TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF ITEMS LIKE PUSH BUTTONS.

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                      • Allow multiple areas of a worksheet to be frozen

                        I have a very large sheet which has location information on the left, several variables in the middle, and a summary section on the right. I have used the freeze panes tool to lock the location information, but it would be wonderful to have a second freeze panes options to lock the summary information on the right as well. This would allow me to scroll through the variable columns in the middle while always retaining the information needed at the left and right ends of the sheet.

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                        • custom worksheet tabs - long character length, images, wrap text, bold, etc.

                          custom worksheet tabs - long character length, images, wrap text, bold, etc.

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                          • In the bottom-right status area, with count, average, and sum, please add unique count.

                            I love the quick count, average, and sum at the bottom of the screen. Another one that would be useful is a count of unique values in the range.

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                            • Option to show list of sheets sorted by name. Today it's only sorted by index.

                              Option to show list of sheets sorted by name. Today it's only sorted by index.
                              In English:
                              Option to show list of sheets sorted by name. Today it's only sorted by index.
                              When we right click on the navigation arrows (bottom left corner of Excel), Excel shows us a list of the worksheets sorted by index/position in the workbook.

                              Suggestion: add a checkbox or a combobox to that dialog box, with a couple more options, like the attached image:
                              Index Asc
                              Index Desc
                              A to Z
                              Z to A

                              This is not to move the sheets around, this is to…

                              69 votes
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                              • Allow scrowling right land left for mouses that have that feature.

                                I have a mouse that has the ability to scroll left and right with the mouse wheel. I could find it useful to have this function be applied to Microsoft Excel by scrolling through individual cells and scrolling across the page with Scroll lock enabled.

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                                • highlight row and column (header and category )of the respective cell, so that data could be entered unambiguously

                                  Many times we are suppose to add data for particular header (say Month column) and Item ( 1L Bottles), we feel unsure if I am entering sales figure in correct cell. So, it will be very helpful, if respective column & row are highlighted while entering data in any cell.

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                                  • Maximize the tab from the drop-down list by the attached image

                                    Maximize the tab from the drop-down list by the attached image

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                                    • Freeze worksheet TAB from scrolling

                                      IN a large data file, there is a main TAB with the summary. This main tab should have an ability to stay visible at all times.

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                                      • Reverse/Swap Filter items selection

                                        When there is multiple of items in the filter, sometimes you just want to unselect and select exactly the other items, it would be easier if there is a swap, reverse button to enable you to make that.

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                                        • Middle mouse drag panning maximum speed

                                          The "hold middle mouse button and drag" feature is a really good idea, however it is extremely frustrating to use because of the extremely high maximum scroll speed. If you had the ability to set the maximum speed this feature would be much more widely used.

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