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  1. Rename Columns

    There have been times when I have wanted to rename columns in Microsoft Excel 2016. (For example: rename columns "A" & "B" to "Item" & "Cost"). Is that possible?

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    • Unhide multiple worksheets at once

      We can hide several worksheets at once, but we can only show them individually.

      Although the VBA can solve this issue with some lines of code, but it would be a great improvement if you add this capability to Excel as a build in feature.

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      • Clipboard not working properly after latest updates

        Windows 10 Pro v1607, OS Build 14393.1715
        Excel 2016 Office 365 ProPlus v1701, Build 8431.2079

        Steps to reproduce:
        1. copy/paste a cell selection to another area
        2. copy some other text from another application, such as notepad
        3. attempt to paste newly-copied text into another cell

        The result of the above is that the original copy is again pasted into the Excel workbook. The second copy is ignored.

        This is not expected behavior.

        The only workaround that I have found is if I clear the original "marching ants" copy selection (by pressing ESC key) before copying the second text.

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        • Turn off Feature That Leaves Cells Highlighted After copying

          Allow users to turn off the new feature which leaves cells annoyingly highlighted after copying.

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          • A functionality found in OpenOffice Calc, LibreOffice Calc, and WPS Spreadsheets, but not in Excel!

            It's unhide multiple worksheets at once

            We can hide several worksheets at once, but we can only show them individually.

            Although the VBA can solve this issue with some lines of code, but it would be a great improvement if you add it to Excel as a built-in functionality.

            2 votes
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            • Create small "drill down" displaced ranges for quick sums, subtracions, etc

              I worked with old time accountants that would add numbers on the side and then key them into worksheets creating cursed mystery numbers lacking any reference in the worksheet they created thus also creating a nightmare for future users

              So I've always thought it would be nice to be able to have an option of creating a mini sheet within a sheet (a quick automatic link to a range in another tab containing quick calcs). So maybe entering two equal signs ( == or something) a two or three column 10 line pop up grid would appear. Users could plug…

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              • The Translate to Chinese has an small error

                Error From:遥测仪表板(Office 2013用)->Click "我们开始吧"->Click the top sentence and then there is a alert.
                On the picture,It says"Excel 需要对未来的Excle会话启用遥测仪表板 COM 加载项“
                But it should be ”Excel 需要对未来的Excle会话启用遥测仪表板 COM 加载项“
                Although it's an error on an older version,I think I must try to edit the translate.

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                • Simultaneously Spellcheck Entire Workbook

                  While I think my idea is self-explanatory, I will say I'm glad the workbook I performed a spellcheck on had only 2 sheets. I can't imagine how long it would take and how annoying it would be to perform one on a workbook with 50 sheets.

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                  • Please return to the old support pages. These are too confusing.

                    It used to be you had great support pages. You'd look what you wanted and you'd have something like "Vlookup (range, range, 1) and then explain it. Now I CAN"T FIND THE BASIC INFO. There;s a video. I DON"T WANT TO WATCH A VIDEO. THere's here's what you need and blah blah IT IS HORRIBLE. You act like we're DUMMIES. ANd WTF is with referring us to Linked In. *******. Getting support should be relativiely private and anonymous. This is ridiculous. As I realize no human will ever read this it gets easier and easier TO SCREAM AT YOU.

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                    • Move or Copy Tab Function

                      Instead of having the (move to end) function at the bottom of the list, either move it to the top, or perhaps create a check box for this function and place I under the existing Create a Copy check box

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                      • Add Color to Office365 Themes

                        Could you please include a blue option in your next update? Perhaps a Slate Blue?

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                          • Themes for all Office Products

                            Will there be a light gray option for Office 2016 themes has an update in the future? The current options are very ******* the eyes for us old people and the quick access toolbar icons do not come back with colors they had in Office 2013.

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                            • How can I save the top 2 rows in freeze frame and keep it there every time I use it? When I open it again, I have to redo all over again.

                              Locking in the freeze frame rows, to keep using the same 2 rows locked each time I open the file.

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                                • Autosave is a disaster

                                  Autosave is fine for a phone but using in in the "real" (Desktop - paid for) version of Excel is a terrible idea.

                                  I have my main files on a portable running Win 10 Desktop and I save first to a local drive expecting them then to be updated in my OneDrive.

                                  This hasn't happened. My iPad copies are the versions since before the misguided upgrade to the Desktop version that made AutoSave compulsary. Files are not then saved on the portable but marked Update Pending which is useless when later in the day I want to check - for…

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                                  • Turn off "Keep the Copy"

                                    Enable turning off "Keep the Copy". I now have to remember to escape when inserting rows and columns. So dumb!

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                                    • I want the old, sleek and graceful interface back.

                                      The new look, the last little while is harsh and ugly. Even a wonderful font like Comic Sans MS looks jagged and nasty.

                                      Truthfully, I want the whole graceful lok back, on screen and in printouts, but I will settle for simply going back to rendering what I see on screen in a polished way, not like a 9 year old kid might (or a comic book artist from the mid-80's on). Lord, what's next in this development? Is white space going to suddenly start to be pools of black and shadow artfully forcing your focus to the whatever in…

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                                      • email insight template

                                        Bring back the Calendar Insight and Email Insight templates. For some reason these are no longer showing up on Excel 2016 or the Office 365 Version of Excel.I found these to be very useful, and am bummed they disappeared.

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                                        • Stop forcing us to use One Drive and quit removing functionality

                                          PLEASE stop forcing us to adapt to One Drive and stop removing functionality options such as pinning folders in the Open & Save windows. You're adding hours to days and forcing thousands of extra clicks to get to points we use on a daily basis for decades. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of suggestions on these boards that you help us use your products as a tool to to our jobs, instead of conforming to how you see the world. Please go back to serving your clients instead of dictating to them.

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