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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…

    134 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.

    84 votes
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  3. 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.

    29 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.

    17 votes
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  5. KEEP UNFOCUSED WORKBOOK ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED

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

    10 votes
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  6. 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.

    17 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    7 votes
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  9. an option to repeat headings at bottom and right of screen would also be useful for large spreadsheets

    an option to repeat headings at bottom and right of screen would also be useful for large spreadsheets

    2 votes
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  10. Unhide can be grayed out when there are no hidden columns / rows in selection

    When there no columns are rows to unhide, the option can be grayed out?

    Also, if possible, status bar can have an icon to indicate if there are hidden rows &/or columns.

    2 votes
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  11. Shortcut to prompt dropdown of tab names to scroll though and select

    Shortcut to prompt dropdown of tab names to scroll though and select. If you have multiple tabs, you can right click to on the left/right tab scrolling arrows (located on the bottom left of the spreadsheet, to the left of the first tab name), which then promps a dialog box that lists all the tab names that you can scroll through and select. I often over 30 tabs so I have to right click on the left and right arrows whenever I want to select a specific tabs.

    2 votes
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  12. 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.

    21 votes
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  13. После последних обновлений Office 2016 Excel закрывается после нажатия на ссылку в документе.

    После последних обновлений Office 2016
    Excel закрывается после нажатия на ссылку в документе.

    После нажатия на ссылку в документе, Excel закрывается и открывается снова, без уведомлений об ошибке. До обновлений таких проблем небыло. теперь невозможно перейти по ссылке в документе Excel

    1 vote
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  14. 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?

    2 votes
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  15. Can you bring back multiple files in 1 (one) window? This would greatly help keep the desktop clean and organized

    Can you bring back multiple files in 1 (one) window? This would greatly help keep the desktop clean and organized

    2 votes
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  16. Add Reference R1C1 in the list of commands for the QAT

    Sometimes it's interesting to display number as column header instead of the letter.
    The only way to do that now is to change the options Formula to R1C1
    I would like to toogle the reference of my workbook by adding an option in the Quick Access Toolbar. But this option doesn't exist yet.

    So please vote for this idea is you want to toogle quickly the reference A1 to R1C1

    8 votes
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  17. Cross positional orientation in Excel.

    Please create a pointer position (the cross position in the entire row and column) for orientation in Excel. - see picture
    Position history with the ability to go back to the previous position in table. Inserting the sum from the status bar into the clipboard.

    3 votes
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  18. Icon showing a OneNote notebook is being used to take notes for a workbook

    Want the ability to see if there are notes taken in OneNote linked to an open workbook in Excel. Of course contingent upon permissions of the creator of the notebook etc...

    1 vote
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  19. Being able to organise your sheets in folders

    For Large Documents with over ten sheets, it would be easier to navigate them with folders

    1 vote
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  20. Add Context Menu for the "Notes" Feature that Replaced the former "Comments"

    Since you decided to call former Comments "Notes", starting in Dec 2018, the least you could do is provide the same easy access to creating and editing the new Notes. The former Comments could be Inserted into a Cell, or Edited within the cell by Right-Clicking (the Context Menu). Now, to insert a simple "Note", you have to navigate to the REVIEW TAB, click the dropdown arrow under Notes, then choose the desired action - very cumbersome if you put lots of notes in a document and have to edit these notes later. In the meantime, I have put the…

    4 votes
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