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  1. When copying tabs, somtimes we have to cycle through 100s of "Yes" or "No" to the "Name already exists warning" Can we add Yes to All option

    This is a major productivity killer for power users such as finance teams, and current UX does not help exit this state efficiently.

    140 votes
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  2. Please Please Please Bring Back MDI. SDI simply doesn't support the types of applications I have spent my career developing in Excel

    Please bring back MDI for Excel. SDI is really slow, and crashes when I run the apps I've developed over my career that rely on multiple workbooks loaded simultaneously. Or re release 2010 and just call it the version for the folks who rely on MDI and there are a lot of us!!!!!!

    11 votes
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  3. Allow for a transparent Manual vs. Automatic Calculation setting by workbook vs. a global setting.

    When you have one calculation-heavy workbook and distribute it to other people, it would be best if you could turn off calculation for only that workbook, without affecting the other workbooks these users are working on. It is confusing and outright dangerous in potential consequences that suddenly their workbooks do not calculate anymore. On the other hand, if the calculation is on, their whole excel freezes for a considerable amount of time every few keystrokes.

    Suggestion: Allow for a transparent Manual vs. Automatic Calculation setting by workbook vs. a global setting.
    There should be a popup when you open the…

    21 votes
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  4. Excel processor Bug - 99% usage

    There is a bug with the processor usage, which extends up to 99% in some special situations.
    Since the latest version of the semi-annual channel, there is a new bug, which is also in the latest version of monthly channel.
    When you are opening a new excel sheet and copy one or more cells then you can start playing a little "processor-game". On the bottom there is a slide control, when you push it to the verry left (over the table sheets) the processor usage will grow up to 99%, when pushing it back to the right, the usage decreases.…

    23 votes
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  5. allow break [Ctrl-Break or similar] of long-running opeartions/calculations that lock Excel

    Well-written VBA code may still (in some cases) take a long time to run, and (again, if well written) can be paused or stopped using Ctrl-break.

    There are a multitude of ways users can intentionally or unintentionally trigger long-running, CPU intensive Excel (worksheet) operations, with no apparent recourse to pause or stop, either because the action was an accident (auto filling a complex formula across a very large data set), or the user has some other task that comes up and needs to take priority.

    AFAIK, the only option is to either wait for Excel to finish the activity, or…

    3 votes
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  6. bring back performance for calculations, filters and conditionnal formatting

    Overall performance of calculations, conditionnal cell formatting and auto filters have suffered a lot in the last two versions of Excel.
    We use to put formulas everywhere. Now I must recommend users to use them with caution because it might freeze their Excel and changes will be lost if it crashes.
    Now I must make sure those formulas are taken care of by SQL queries so Excel does not have to bother about it. But that puts a lot of pressure on my team which we had not when formulas were running like lightning.
    Also, display of formatting with an…

    2 votes
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  7. Change implementation for changing source for complicated workbook

    Current implementation of "Change sources" has issue in implementation which affect to performance very much(overload of open, read and close operation with linked workbook).
    current workflow:
    push "Change Source..." button and choice file (have to select only one);
    some work to update links in each cells(I don`t know how);
    updating value for each cells
    /*
    in this stage each cells update value undepended of all and if linked workbook didn`t open then open, read and close.
    */
    finish.

    our propousal workflow:
    push "Change Source..." button and choice file (have to select only one);
    open workbook in background;
    some work to…

    1 vote
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  8. Time to set XValue increases exponentially when row is hidden

    Excel 2016 Version 1903 Build 11425.20204 (and possibly others) has a problem where the time required to set the hidden Xvalues of a series in a chart increases exponentially with the number of series in the chart.

    "Hidden" x values are in rows which were hidden by code or the use (.EntireRow.Hidden = true). When you hide the row, the chart also hides the values.

    "Set XValues" is a simple change to the XValues of a chart, specifically Chart.SeriesCollection.XValues = ""

    For example if there are four series it takes approximately .07 seconds to set the X Values for both…

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  9. Time to set XValue increases exponentially when row is hidden

    Excel 2016 Version 1903 Build 11425.20204 (and possibly others) has a problem where the time required to set the hidden Xvalues of a series in a chart increases exponentially with the number of series in the chart.

    "Hidden" x values are in rows which were hidden by code or the use (.EntireRow.Hidden = true). When you hide the row, the chart also hides the values.

    "Set XValues" is a simple change to the XValues of a chart, specifically Chart.SeriesCollection.XValues = ""

    For example if there are four series it takes approximately .07 seconds to set the X Values for both…

    1 vote
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  10. Time to set XValue increases exponentially when row is hidden

    Excel 2016 Version 1903 Build 11425.20204 (and possibly others) has a problem where the time required to set the hidden Xvalues of a series in a chart increases exponentially with the number of series in the chart.

    "Hidden" x values are in rows which were hidden by code or the use (.EntireRow.Hidden = true). When you hide the row, the chart also hides the values.

    "Set XValues" is a simple change to the XValues of a chart, specifically Chart.SeriesCollection.XValues = ""

    For example if there are four series it takes approximately .07 seconds to set the X Values for both…

    1 vote
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  11. Scrolling is Choppy

    When dragging the scroll bar with medium to large spreadsheets it is very laggy/choppy. This is annoying and the scrolling should be much more fluid.

    4 votes
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  12. sub worksheets

    Just as a workbook has many worksheets, each worksheet should have the capability to have multiple sub-worksheets.
    For example, if the worksheets are: USA, England, Japan, ..., then the worksheet USA could have sub worksheets, say California, New York, Arizona, ... .

    1 vote
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  13. GIVE ME BACK MY OLD EXCEL, THE PROGRAM I HAVE KNOWN FOR OVER 20 YEARS!

    GIVE ME BACK MY OLD EXCEL. NO RIBBONS, CLASSIC FORMATS AND TOOLBARS! OLD DOGS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS, BUT THIS IS SILLY. FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE WAY TO USE THIS PROGRAM, WHICH I HAVE KNOWN FOR OVER 20 YEARS, IS SILLY TO ME

    1 vote
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  14. Make is easier to download onto chromebook

    maybe one app thaty would download the whole windows package with all apps included......

    1 vote
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  15. STOP BOBBLING THE ******* SCREEN UP AND DOWN WHEN I SCROLL THE MOUSE. ********.

    STOP BOBBLING THE ******* SCREEN UP AND DOWN WHEN I SCROLL THE MOUSE. ********.

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  16. Add save capability in Power Query

    While working in Power Query the save option is not available and the autosave feature is disabled, thus we need to "close and load" the query, wait for the query to load and then we can save.
    When sometimes the application or computer crashes, we can lose hours of works.
    The possibility of saving the workbook while working in Power Query would be good

    1 vote
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  17. Allow for manual refresh for camera function.

    I love the camera function and I use it a lot for work. However, b/c it is set to auto refresh it really slows excel down after I have taken more than a few "pictures." Sometimes excel just freezes and I have to restart the file. It seems like a simple and easy solution would be to allow the user to control the refresh rate. Which, as far as I can tell is not an option. I don't need it to constantly refresh while I am building something out.

    1 vote
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  18. Avoir l'option de la taille qui apparaît lorsque nous configurons une liste déroulante sans devoir programmer un agrandissement automatique

    Avoir l'option de la taille qui apparaît lorsque nous configurons une liste déroulante sans devoir programmer un agrandissement automatique. Cette option est agacante car le zoom se réajuste toujours et on a de la difficulté a suivre l'endroit ou nous sommes rendus

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  19. Re-order pinned workbooks

    You should be able to rearrange the order of the pinned Excel workbooks.

    6 votes
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