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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.

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    Good news! We have released a few fixes to Insiders to address this issue. If you are on Insiders, please let us know if the fix has worked for you.

    The fixes should be in build 11809.10000 and onwards.

    -Joe McDaid [Excel Team]

  2. Excel Open file in multi instance by default

    Hi We need to open a new instance of Excel by deflaut each time we open an excel file. The following solution are not suitable.

    you can start a new Excel instance (process) by doing the following:
    run “Excel /x” (without quotes)
    or the DisableMergeInstance regkey because it works only when you open excel first and then open the file. It does not works double clicking on an excel file. Don't give one of those solution (https://excelgorilla.com/excel/general/open-multiple-instances-excel/) as we need it to be by default as Excel 2010 behavior.

    13 votes
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  3. Make undo work per workbook, not for all of Excel. I am commonly working in two workbooks and need to undo something I did in the other work

    Ctrl + Z should work per workbook, not for all of Excel. I commonly have two workbooks open and work in them simultaneously, but when I use the undo shortcut it backs out through all of excel, instead of just the active workbook.

    13 votes
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  4. Side Scrolling

    Some mainstream Microsoft products already support side scrolling inputs from mouse inputs that are capable of doing so with a notable exception of Excel. Ironically, I feel Excel would benefited the most of this feature. I understand that a user can side scroll with the Scroll Lock enabled but if the user already has their hand on the mouse to scroll vertically then it would make sense to allow horizontal scrolling.

    Again, this capability is natively there for may popular applications with the notable exception of Excel.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Jon

    2 votes
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  5. 'Enable multi-threaded calculation' as a Globally managed feature as opposed to Application managed feature

    Much like this says in the subject, we run a server environment and it would be much better for our system resources (and others would benefit from this too) if we were able to globally manage this feature of Excel. This would allow us to prevent users from manually making it so their Excel files use more cores than we want them using and hogging resources in environment.

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  7. Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

    Hi there,
    How about a Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

    1 vote
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  8. Excel devrait posséder une deuxième clé de tri

    Souvent je crée des applications avec 5,6 ou 7 niveaux de tri.A l'usage par la suite, de temps en temps, je veux vérifier quelque chose et pour des tableaux assez grands je n'ai pas d'autre choix que de noter sur un petit papier mes 6,7 clés opérationnelles, de mettre ma clé de tri provisoire, puis quand j'ai fini mon contrôle de remettre mes 6 ou 7 clés opérationnelles. Aussi je propose qu'il y ait dans XL une deuxième clé (secondaire) de tri qui neutralise provisoirement la clé principale pour faire ce genre de travail ... parce qu'au 21ème siècle ce…

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  9. night mode

    night mode please so my eyes dont burn

    4 votes
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  10. Surface numeric keyboard stays on the screen instead of going back to qwerty screen from cell to cell.

    Format surface touch keyboard that so the numeric keyboard can stay on the screen instead of going back to qwerty screen when going from cell to cell. It used to do this, but one of the recent updates changed it. I was hoping it was a glitch and would be fixed, but it hasn't. I do a weekly liquor inventory and have to push &123 button over 600 times to input numbers.

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  11. Option to remove animations so Excel 2016 runs calculations as fast as Excel 2010 did!

    My company just updated from Windows 7 / Office 2010 to Windows 10 / Office 2016.

    Excel 2016 is so slow compared to Excel 2010! I have a few large spreadsheets doing complex aerodynamics calculations then plotting charts of the results, each chart using multiple series. Input data is set and changed with various ActiveX or Form controls (e.g. toggle buttons, sliders, tick boxes, drop-downs, etc) linked to cells.

    With Excel 2010, when I made an input change, all the charts would update almost instantly. Using the same files with Excel 2016 there is a horrible ripple effect as the…

    1 vote
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  12. 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

    5 votes
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  13. Add Excel Tab's option & Hung up Excel

    Add Excel Tabs, what we use now days in the browsers. I think that will be very helpful to whoever works in the multiple excel files and try to move next excel with ALT+TAB. And unsaved data excel tab with highlight or asterisk sign, should be inbuilt.
    Secondly, When we run huge data calculate in one excel and another one want to do something else, from the current excel situation we can't do that, until the 1st excel finished calculation. There we waste out time.

    1 vote
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  14. Low inventory Alert

    Have Excel link to a message alert to let me know about low stock showing in a spreadsheet. Conditional Formatting works if you are looking for it, but what if the alert triggered a message, a note or an email to alert me to low stock?

    1 vote
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  15. Provide for Always on Top

    Need a feature so you can open another app and work with Excel at the same time. Right now when I click on another app Excel goes away. I need to have both apps open at the same time and be able to work on both of them while I see both.

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  16. 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.…

    25 votes
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  18. When enabling the Filter, Excel jumps to the begaining of the Excel sheet

    When we try to enable filter on Excel the excel jumping to the beginning of the sheet, Imagine I'm working on 130 Column raw data and when I try to enable the filter it return's me to the beginning of the sheet and I've to find where is the cell I was selecting.

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  19. Custom view in Excel.

    Custom view function in Excel works as expected. However, switching back to Normal view doesn't work. Attached is the recording of my concern.

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  20. Custom view in Excel

    Custom view function in Excel works as expected. However, switching back to Normal view doesn't work. See the recording of my concern here.

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