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  1. Tabs on the side

    I work with loads of tabs and spend too much time scrolling left / right. Can the tabs go on the side of the spreadsheet with a scrollbar? Should be a nice fix that can be made optional for users!

    I can imagine huge cost savings for any company using big spreadsheets

    5 votes
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  2. 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

    3 votes
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  3. Custimizaton option in Excel Window Features locations

    Some excel data sheets it become better option to get sheets in left or right side of window.
    In normal Window, we can move taskbar pallet to left, upper and right sides.

    1 vote
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  4. Make it easier to see row and column in excel

    I would like to see some kind of highlight to more easily see which row and column are affected when working inside a large Excel document. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  5. I would like a vertical screen split on the left and right side of the spreadsheet

    I would like a vertical screen split on the left and right sides of the spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  6. Scroll Bar Tab

    Hi, I wish you could provide a user interface to custom colour the scroll bar. It is so difficult everyday to try and locate the position of the button while working on the excel sheets. In fact you can allow users to design it to various forms and make it colourful. Right side scroll bar as well as the bottom scroll bars. Thanks

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Add SheetDelete(), BeforeRename(), Rename(), BeforeHide(), etc. events...

    Can we please get 8 new EXTREMELY USEFUL events for Excel worksheets: SheetDelete(), BeforeRename(), Rename(), BeforeHide(), Hide(), BeforeUnhide(), Unhidden(), and BeforeNewSheet(). Excel already has NewSheet() and SheetBeforeDelete() events.

    It makes sense that the BeforeNewSheet(), NewSheet(), SheetBeforeDelete(), and the SheetDelete() events must be in the workbook code object module, and that they should posses the "Sh As Object" argument in order to determine which sheet the user is attempting to act on. But the rest should be available in each worksheet's code object module.

    All of he "Before...()" events, including the existing ones, would additionally need a "Cancel As Boolean" argument/parameter,…

    2 votes
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  9. Bring back tighter spacing to Open and Save As screens under File. Also, enable mouse scrolls to move up/down the list of files/folders.

    A recent update increased the spacing in the open files and save as dialogs in the File screen area. This greatly reduces the number of visible files. I have around 10 pinned files and now I can't see the files recently used without manually clicking the scroll bar.

    Also, fix the workbooks and folder sections to have the mouse scroll up/down the list of files/folders. Currently, the mouse scrolls the entire screen.

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    31 votes
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  11. New Window (Alt-WN) Should not toss frozen cells and hidden gridlines

    Why, oh why, when I open a new window of an existing workbook (i.e. using Alt-WN), does the new window toss all of my frozen panes and hidden gridlines. Why, this infuriating, awful non feature!

    I work with large financial models which I lay across 2 or more screens - each time I open new windows I have to laboriously re-set frozen panes! it is a total waste of time!

    2 votes
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  12. Viewing Sums

    If I highlight a range of numbers I can see sum, min, max, avg, etc... at the bottom of my window. However, I can only see those things on the active window. It would be nice if those items were viewable on all open windows, not just the active one.

    1 vote
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  13. Tabs Up Top (Optional)

    REQUEST

    Allow users to place tabs up top, just below the Ribbon. They are getting buried to the lower depth of increasing resolution and screen sizes.

    SITUATION

    Days gone by, monitor and resolution sizes were smaller and tabs held a relatively larger chuck of desktop real estate within a reasonable peripheral view. This is no longer the case. Monitor and resolution sizes have and will continue grow.

    PROBLEM

    As the virtual desktop grows in space, the relative size and lower level placement of tabs impedes their recognition and use. I find myself falling into the bad habit of not making…

    2 votes
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  14. Enabling and disabling edit mode.

    Make an Edit Mode toggle so that way arrow keys only become effective inside cells, and no longer move between cells. Would be very useful and time saving when transferring data to be able to use the arrow keys to move back a few characters without having to use a mouse to select a spot within the cell or re-select the cell.

    1 vote
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Search for name of the sheet

    It would be nice if I can quick seach (input type seach) for sheet in document, when number of sheets is to big for clicking on next and previous sheets and for manually searching.

    1 vote
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  17. The results given with the search function ar not very good visible. The results should be marked better.

    The results given with the search function ar not very good visible. The results should be marked better

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  18. Create menu to Search Worksheet

    Create menu to Search Worksheet by name.

    This is important when user has many worksheets

    2 votes
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  19. Create menu to Search Worksheet

    Create menu to Search Worksheet by name.

    This is important when user has many worksheets

    2 votes
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  20. Screen Search

    The current Ctrl-F function offers 2 choices in terms of "Within": Sheet & Workbook. Why not to add a 3rd one named "Screen" ?

    It will be very useful when I try to locate something which I know is (or should be) in front of my eyes but I cannot find it due to the densely populated screen, and... the current Ctrl+F will show the first finding at top of the sheet while I am working on records (e.i.) 32004-32030

    1 vote
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