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  1. View Color Formatting

    Discovered that there was an update to Office version 1708, which took away the ability to view worksheets or the Page Layout in color. The previous versions 1609 and 1701 allows you to view the worksheets in color.

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      5 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Zoom Magnification choices between 75% and 110%

      Simply add in 80%, 85%, 90%, 95% zoom option buttons

      I almost never use 25%, 50%, 200% and I doubt many users do use these choices much if ever.

      The 75% choice always seems a bit too small to be useful, so I regularly have to Custom zoom to something between 75% and 100%.

      Adding more choice between 75% and up to 110% would add considerable convenience.

      7 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We need NEW feedback from Admins on this topic

        https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/9769824-have-excel-scroll-better-when-there-are-large-cell

        The following topic has topped the charts on this forum but has not received input from an admin in 2 years! This needs to be addressed.

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          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Comment Facility added to Sheet Tabs

          As workbooks become more complex and more shared, they would benefit from being more clear to both the creator and users that haven't created the workbook. There is already a feature to add comment to cells to explain the contents of the cell. The same feature should be applied to the tabs on each worksheet so that a reader can understand what the tab is there for and what it is trying to achieve, without having to open the tab. It would also make tab names easier to understand. Someone sharing a workbook could then quickly see what sheets are…

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          • Allow sheets to float - detach from the workbook tab bar to show more than one at once

            Many users are now using multiple screens, and complex multi-sheet workbooks. You should allow excel to detach sheets from the tab bar, to allow several to be open at once (within the same workbook) This would allow users to change variables on one sheet and observe effects in graphs or results sheets without having to switch between them each time. It would also allow workbooks to spill over onto a second screen to make better use of the available space.

            5 votes
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            • Excel Tabs

              Can we make the tabs on excel move with the arrows when moving from one tab to the other rather than to move the tabs then having to select the desired tab to work on. Like it works for Corel Draw.

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              • Multiple Layers for Excel

                I would like to have Excel be like OneNote. With OneNote, you can have many notebooks. On each notebook, you can have sections. On each section, you can have pages. On each page, you can have subpages

                I would like to be able to have one excel worksheet with multiple sheets and those sheets to be able to have multiple sheets and so on....

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                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Opening multiple spreadsheets in the same instance

                  Please, please allow Excel 2016 to open multiple spreadsheets in the same Excel 2016 window--like in previous versions before 2013. I hate opening separate instances when I am only using worksheets from the same workbook.

                  "Excel 2016 when opened opens only one instance. However, let us know if you are talking about the ability in Excel 2016 to open multiple spreadsheets in the same Excel 2016 window? If yes, then this feature is not available in Excel 2016 and was discontinued since Excel 2013."

                  23 votes
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Excel Custom Fixed Points Using Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc.

                      I wish to save a point in Microsoft Excel. E.g. Cell B111 and Cell Z222.

                      You can imagine how difficult it is to jump between these 2 cells instantaneously. You have to scroll up and down or use Ctrl F to find the keyword. So, I want to jump from a cell to another far away cell or another worksheet by setting fixed viewpoints.

                      E.g. Ctrl 1 jumps to Cell B111 and Ctrl 2 jumps to Cell Z222

                      Is this possible?

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                      • Correct the shading of cells in the Page Layout view

                        At present, cells are shaded very incorrectly in the Page Layout view, which seriously limits the usefulness of this view. For those of us who use this view frequently, this bug is a major problem.

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                        • Give us the option to open multiple workbooks in the same instance.

                          Removing the ability in Excel 2016 to have multiple workbooks in the same instance is an absurd decision.

                          There is only one advantage to having workbooks open in new instances: working with very heavy files. This way you can have each file take up its own RAM allocation and you're much less likely to crash Excel.

                          Multiple spreadsheets in the same window is better in EVERY SINGLE OTHER CASE. Want to move everything to another monitor? No problem. Want to minimize everything? One click. Want to compare more than 2 workbooks? Easily done.

                          Now we have giant ribbons taking up…

                          19 votes
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                          • I would love the option to disable F1 from calling up the Help window, or to enable closing the Help window with the Escape key

                            One of the very common things I do in Excel is to go down a column and edit each value. So on the highlighted cell I press the 'F2' key so I can edit. I enter or change the value in the cell then press 'Enter' to get to the next row. I press 'F2' again, repeat until the end.

                            The problem is that very often I accidentally press the 'F1' key when I'm reaching for 'F2'. This of course opens the Help window. My natural inclination is to press 'Esc' to close the window (just like with the Find/Replace…

                            2 votes
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                            • Background

                              Need more color for the background, white is too light, dark grey is too dark and I don't like the green background for excel 2016

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                              • Pull a sheet out of Excel in much the same way pulling a tab from a browser can create a new window.

                                In modern browsers a user can grab a tab, pull it out of the browser creating a new window. And then the user can place it back into the original browser along with the other tabs. Having a dual monitor setup, I would like the option to grab a tab (sheet) in Excel and move it to the second monitor, work on both sheets at the same time and then grab the secondary monitor sheet and place it back in the workbook. Literally just drag and drop instead of creating a new workbook and merging the workbooks.

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                                • Fix comments displaying across frozen panes

                                  Comment bubbles only "float" over the fixed worksheet area that's set by default or that's manually changed by the user. They also will float over hidden adjacent rows or columns. However, if a comment is in a cell that's fixed using the "freeze panes" feature but the worksheet display isn't contiguous to the comment bubble, the bubble will be cut off instead of float over the frozen panes.

                                  This makes it impossible to read a comment saved in a row 1 header field (say to read details of what type of data is supposed to go there) but the cell…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • need option for 2 QAT bars

                                    Many power users rely on the QAT. I would greatly prefer the option of showing 2 bars rather than clicking on the far right overflow arrow to show the next set of QAT icons.

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                                    • Go back to 2010 QAT icon sizes

                                      Use the smaller sizes so we can get more icons on the QAT bar.

                                      Also, as others have suggested, increase the number of icons we can choose from.

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                                      • Re-enable custom QAT icon creation

                                        In past versions we could easily create custom icons for macros assigned to the QAT. Please bring this feature back.

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                                        • Keep existing window settings (zoom, panes, etc.) by default when opening new window

                                          When a new window is opened, the window settings such as zoom level, freeze panes, view/hide gridlines, etc. are ignored in the new window. It seems common sense that by default, I would want to start with the same settings as I already had.

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