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  1. simplified ribbon

    I do not need to use Excel to much, I want a simplified ribbon like outlook. is it possible?

    2 votes
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  2. Active tab colour dominance

    Suggestion is for when coloured tabs are used, to make tab colour of the active sheet the dominating colour - i.e. have the non active sheets with a faded colour - throughout the computing world the faded or "greyed out" concept is usually associated with something not active.

    3 votes
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  3. be able to expand the ribbon boxes

    The ribbons are great, but it would be good to be able to expand the boxes. When working on some worksheets you can expand it to the functions that you need and then collapse it back afterward.

    1 vote
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  4. Right click menu size

    Hello,
    Right click menu (context menu) is very big since some of all those updates...

    Looks like its designed for touch interface but i've mouse interface enabled.

    On my 14 inch fullHD screen default right click menu takes almost all screen height! See link - https://i.imgur.com/aQNS7mm.png

    Why do we need this 4 mm margins above and below each menu item?

    Please make it smaller when mouse interface is enabled.

    1 vote
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  5. Protected and hidden content in an excel file is visible when opening in a smartphone.

    Protected and hidden content in an excel file is visible when opening in a smartphone (iPhone 5s), ipad 2

    Steps 1: Excel file was created with few columns hidden and worksheet was protected.

    Step 2: File was sent through email

    Step 3: File was open through the email, in a smart phone and also in ipad.

    Output: The file showed the hidden content. Luckily, the file was verified before sending to public.

    Hidden content doesn't fully work with all devices.

    It works perfect where microsoft office is installed. If microsoft office ios not there in any device the system somehow…

    1 vote
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  6. Protected and hidden content in an excel file is visible when opening in a smartphone.

    Protected and hidden content in an excel file is visible when opening in a smartphone (iPhone 5s), ipad 2

    Steps 1: Excel file was created with few columns hidden and worksheet was protected.

    Step 2: File was sent through email

    Step 3: File was open through the email, in a smart phone and also in ipad.

    Output: The file showed the hidden content. Luckily, the file was verified before sending to public.

    Hidden content doesn't fully work with all devices.

    It works perfect where microsoft office is installed. If microsoft office ios not there in any device the system somehow…

    1 vote
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  7. have a button on the viewing tab that will lead you through every feature

    and be able to select which feature that you need explained

    1 vote
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Find data results easier in a cell (blinking > focus)

    If you search something with the find operation > ENTER and Excel will show you the result in a cell, let that cell blinking.
    With this feature you're able to find the result easier by focussing on it.

    2 votes
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  10. Insert a note (description of the sheet) in a sheet

    Capability to put a description (Note) on a sheet (Tab) like on a cell.

    1 vote
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  11. grouping sheets

    Can there be a way to have a way to group worksheets into folders?

    I often have 5+ worksheets of data that need to be separate...making a long line of tabs at the bottom of the page. It would be nice to subset these in larger folder for ease of navigation and organization.

    1 vote
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  12. comparing sheets

    I want the ability to compare the contents of two worksheets (either the same workbook or in different workbooks) to see it they are identical and, if not, where they differ from one another.

    6 votes
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  13. Adding night mode

    It is very white so it gives strain to eyes .so add night mode in which if you on that feature it will to black so that it does not strain your eyes.

    1 vote
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  14. Add pop-up cell functionality to allow viewing of larger text content.

    Add pop-up cell functionality to allow viewing of larger text content.
    There are many situations when I use Excel for some records review. Presenting a content of cells where there is information in text format is in most of the cases cumbersome. This functionality would make life easier. Similar option exists in MS Access - specifically in the Customer Service template - when you open that application and click on any item in the Case List form.

    1 vote
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  15. Find button shouldn't work differently when "freeze panes" is on

    When a horizontal selection is made to "freeze panes", the find button works differently (worse) than when no horizontal "freeze pane" is selected.
    When a sheet has horizontal frozen panes, the active cell in a column selected to "find" a value always becomes that cell in row 1, rather than the uppermost displayed cell in the highlighted column. This makes finding and editing cells (other than in the "find" column) and further finding impossible. I'm forced to remove the horizontal "freeze pane" and then do my work using the "find" button, then restore the "freeze pane".
    It would be better…

    1 vote
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  16. Turn snap off already and give back smoothscrolling.

    Please. Its been over a decade since this QOL change made everything worse. It needs to go already.

    1 vote
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  17. Fix Ctrl+Tab

    Ctrl+Tab doesn't work properly anymore. It now sometimes doesn't switch windows, sometimes brings up non-Excel windows.

    3 votes
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  18. Shift Mouse Scroll (Horizontal Scroll)

    Please allow us users to navigate through the excel sheet left and right with Shift + Mouse Scroll.
    Thank you.

    10 votes
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  19. Active cell border

    Please put a red border around active cell so it may help people with eye problems see better.

    6 votes
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