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  1. 2 votes

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  2. Indicator on file icon for files on sharepoint that are booked out. (Excel especially, for administrative maintanance.)

    The idea is to see which files are locked by online users who are busy working on files (Excel specifically).

    This means that there should be an indicator on the file icon in the browser, that works the same as the sync feature (the animated circling arrows that shows a file is in the process of being uploaded/synced).
    This will make choosing a file for editing (maintanance) easier using Excel offline.

    3 votes

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  3. Ask before performing massive operation on Ctrl+Shft+arrow

    We all use Ctrl+Shft+arrow when building out spreadsheets. We all, sometimes, make mistakes and Ctrl+Shft+down to row 1,048,576 and then execute, after which you usually need to force a shutdown.

    Excel doesn't ask before performing this very large operation. I'm thinking of something like the dialog box that opens up saying "This operation will affect a large number of cells." That would save us all the once-a-month pain of a finger slip.

    2 votes

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  4. Excel Profiling Capability

    Provide tools to help find Excel performance bottlenecks. Basic VBA profiling plus Excel internal profiling to the sheet level is needed.

    2 votes

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  5. 7.8 MB Workbook takes 100 secs to open

    I'm running:
    HW
    Lenovo T550, 16 GB Mem, 500 GB SSD
    Intel Core i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30-2.90 GHz
    Dual Core + HyperThreading ==> 4 CPUs
    No a numbercruncher but not too bad either...

    SW
    Win10 x64 (upgraded from Win8.1)
    Excel 2016 (32-bit) 16.0.6001.1073
    German UI

    I got a workbook (100secsToOpenLOyes.xlsx) with ~600 sheets and ~4100 ListObjects.
    It takes ~100 sec in avg to open which I consider to be tooooo long.
    File is stored on SSD.
    While opening 1 CPU is running at 100%

    The corresponding file (100secsToOpenLOno.xlsx) with unlisted ListObjects is, of course, a bit smaller (5.4 MB) and…

    3 votes

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  6. Multithread MMULT

    Calculation time for multiplication of large matrices in Excel can be greatly reduced on multiple thread processors by breaking the array formula into multiple parts as follows:

    Array Name & dimensions (Rows x Columns)
    MatrixA = MxN
    MatrixB = NxP
    MatrixC = MxP

    Existing method:
    MatrixC = MMULT(MatrixA,MatrixB) = MxP.
    Currently a single array formula will only calculate on one thread.

    Proposed:
    Retrieve number of processor threads T from the Advanced Options.

    Split MatrixA horizontally by rows into T parts.
    MatrixA1 = (M/T)xN
    MatrixA2 = (M/T)xN
    ...
    MatrixAT = (M/T)xN

    MatrixB is unchanged.

    Split MatrixC horizontally by rows into T…

    2 votes

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  7. Fix menu dropdown blocking first two rows of data

    On an open workbook, working on the first line, when you click on the home button and the menu drops down, the first and second line in the workbook are not visible at 100% view. You have to drop down to 90% or less to view the first two lines.

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  8. Excel bussy issue when we not working.

    Hello Team, when we stop working for few second it go in bussy or not responding mode. then we need to wait till excel wake up. some times it takes long time to move the arrow or move to next cell. in this case I disconnect network but some times it work some time it won't. Thanks.

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