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  1. Here’s an idea – RESPOND TO OUR COMMENTS! PROVIDE AN UPDATE!

    It has been nearly a year since an admin provided an update on the idea, “Restore MDI file handling (open all files in one window); Kill SDI (each spreadsheet opens in a seperate window)”

    Please provide an update. Are you still accepting votes and considering restoration of MDI? Or, should we start looking for alternative products and pirate software to return to a more effective Excel version?

    Again, here are the issues:

    1. Stability
    * I experience ~3X Excel crashes in 2016 (SDI) as compared to 2010 (MDI)
    * Microsoft claims Excel is more stable, but my experience is the…

    165 votes
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  2. 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.

    96 votes
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  3. Expand Dark Mode

    Provide an option in dark mode in which the cell color defaults to black ( ie "no fill" results in a black background) and the text color defaults to white or light gray

    6 votes
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  4. Highlite Active row for easier navigation on sheet....

    I work with lots of lines and its tireing to try and track which row im on,
    Please try and Highlight the active row.

    20 votes
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  5. Single Page Zoom

    When in Page Layout mode, have the option to zoom out on one page. Word has a "One Page" option in the zoom settings. Excel is default to "Multiple Pages" when zooming out and scrolling. Would be nice to see how the document will appear printed out.

    See attached for what is available in Word.

    30 votes
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  6. Make Cells More Visible by Highlighting Them

    Make it possible to highlight a cell so that when I leave the spreadsheet and go back to it is easier to find where I left off

    2 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. Add "Go To Special -> Previous Cell" with cell history.

    Navigating a workbook would be easier with a "Go To Previous Cell"

    Add the ability to Go To Special for "Previous Cell" as far back to when the workbook was opened, or alternatively, to a user defined history setting in Excel's Advanced->Editing Options->Display Options for this workbook (e.g. Keep Cell History {all, or user entered numeric value})

    Additionally, provide a dropdown list of the cell history that can be added to the quick access toolbar, for rapid selection of previously selected cells.

    3 votes
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  9. We need to be able to freeze more than one column at a time!

    Need to be able to freeze more than one column at a time, or Column and a line. EG: annual spreadsheet has months across top and left hand column has details input so when you are scrolling across the months your detail col should stay visible, otherwise you waste so much time chasing back & forward to see where you are working.

    3 votes
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  10. VBA: color of current module

    I can hardly see on which module I'm working at any given time. The selected module uses a light gray color. A night green or yellow will help a lot.

    2 votes
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  11. KEEP UNFOCUSED WORKBOOK ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED

    OPTION TO KEEP ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED WHEN UNFOCUSED AND IN ANOTHER APPLICATION

    10 votes
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  12. Cntrl+Up

    Cntrl+Down Arrow and Cntrl+Up Arrow Are great for navigation although, cntl+Up Arrow has an unnatural effect when working in a spread sheet with a frozen top row. Instead of bring the user to the top of the sheet it simple moves the cursor to the top row (which is always shown due to freezing)

    My suggestion is to have the cursor brought to the Second row/Top of sheet rather than Row 1.

    2 votes
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  13. Last row/last column indicators in row/column number list

    An indicator (let's say a colourful underscore) on row / column numer lists that shows that last data points in the spreadsheet are in the respective row/column would be nice. Highlighted row should not depend on the column you're on and vice versa - true last rows/columns taking into account the entire spreadsheet should be highlighted.

    2 votes
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  14. Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

    Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

    18 votes
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  15. enable editing

    When opening a file that's been downloaded editing is disabled, right so. However when hitting the enable editing button the entire window resizes slightly and also changes position. Can this be fixed so that behavior doesn't happen?

    3 votes
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  16. Show Row Numbers On Right Side of Worksheet

    With 4K monitors, worksheets displayed at 100% contain lots of data.
    Having row numbers displayed on the Left (supported), Right, and Both sides of the worksheet would be a nice usability improvement.

    2 votes
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  17. Option to RE-FREEZE PANEs at Current Cell Location

    I'd like to be able to RE-FREEZE PANES at the current cell location instead of having to UNFREEZE PANES and then having to FREEZE PANES again.

    8 votes
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  18. Cell Outline colour change

    Please add a feature to be able to change the colour of the active cell.

    It is currently green however that isnt easily visible when using the ctrl-f function within a worksheet with lots of data. The cell does not stand out enough and is hard to spot.

    changing the grid colours works slightly but it would be easier if you could change the cell itself

    2 votes
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  19. would love to be able to view another tab of the worksheet on split screen

    would love to be able to view another tab of the worksheet on split screen

    dual monitors are great but would love to somehow view another tab of the worksheet while working on 1 tab see the other on my other screen

    3 votes
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  20. Pin different rows, depending on viewed section of the speadsheet

    I got a speadsheet with two blocks of tables, one below the other.
    When i scroll down, I want the first five rows of the first block to be pinned, until I've scrolled down to the second block. As the first row of the second block comes into view I want the first five rows of the second block to the pinned instead of the rows of the first block.

    I've seen this several times in webpages, so there're definitely more people who would use this.

    1 vote
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