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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Refreeze Panes

    Create a Refreeze Panes option in the Freeze Panes drop down. This would remove the current Freeze Panes and apply a New Freeze Panes on the selected cell.

    1 vote
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  5. 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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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. Allow Quick Access Toolbar to Hold Duplicate Commands / Icons (e.g. Borders

    Some commands, like the all borders, remember their last used setting.
    It would be nice to have a different button for each board you want to use. Currently, only one border button can be added to the Toolbar,

    1 vote
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  9. Add a "Presentation" mode to Excel

    We often review through large spreadsheets that require tiny text. Most of the time it makes sense to keep these workbooks in a standard table layout where data is in rows, however, it would be nice to have some sort of "presentation" mode (could build off powerpoint) that re-organized the data into a one-row-at-a-time presentation view that doesn't require reorganizing everything by hand.

    1 vote
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  10. Excel spreadsheets should appear in the same location and configuration as when closed as in Excel 2010.

    Newly opened Excel spreadsheets should appear in the same location and configuration as when closed just as in Excel 2010

    1 vote
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  11. How do I know if I already have a One Drive account from your FQA screen? You should have a flip down that tells me what I have or are in a

    In your FQA window you want me to sign-up for a One Drive account. Why not put a pull down that tells me what features I already have and one that tells me if I'm on a share list.
    If I already have an account and I'm trying to set up a new account the system should inform me of the situation and offer a way to get into the old account. (A method that actually works, and does not stick the user into an endless repeating loop.)

    1 vote
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  12. I recommend an export feature for a single cell or a page. What I mean is exporting the data pertaining to one line, so that you have a text

    I can't see the forest for the trees. The concept here is when you are trying to get familiar with a bit of data in a sheet, you can make a data chip. Chit. A note. You export a little bit of data as a file, and you have a reminder for a new bit of data you are working on remembering. Export a line of data.

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. Create a popup window for list of items that need to be summarized in a cell

    Often there is a need for lists of data that are summarized into larger tables. Although this data can be created on a separate tab, this can be cumbersome when trying to go between tabs to see what the data is. This problem can be mitigated by creating a pop-up window to see the data that is being summarized in the cell. The data would still be stored in a separate tab, but the pop-up window will allow for quick reference to that data. The window would open either with a right-click or just a mouse-over on the cell, much…

    1 vote
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  15. Scrolling with large cells

    Scrolling with large cells is usually a nightmare, when are Microsoft going to do something about this

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  16. Create a single view of multiple sheets (using panes?)

    I would like to see multiple worksheets in the same window, preferably by setting up viewing panes (similar to Outlook or even VBE).

    For instance a user would then be able able to create a view with 3-panes (one left, and the other above-right and below-right). Or a user could have them "snap" into the right positions

    1 vote
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  17. new window

    I really have to give you credit for devising this way to avoid receiving actual feedback. WHY in the WORLD you ever thought restricting Excel to only one window... the only reason I can think that you would do that is that you have only contempt for your users, and want to make using your product as difficult as possible for them. My God, do I HATE you, Microsoft.

    1 vote
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  18. Position of Comments/ Notes

    The comments in a spread sheet should stay positioned to the parent cells - whenever some rows are deleted. None of the three options are doing that. The attachment with variations - the original , in one I have deleted few rows, in another one column, and in third changed column width - in none of the cases the change was done in the Parent Row/ Column - but the cells changed their position - and the things become worse - much worse - when cells from different areas are deleted.
    Sometimes these columns move 100s of cells away (when…

    1 vote
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  19. WORKSHEET BUTTON size the smallest

    reduce WORKSHEET BUTTON size the smallest so that we can view 200 worksheets in a single view rather than scrolling as its creating confusion.

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  20. 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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