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  1. Remove the lock symbols from the tabs of protected sheets

    Microsoft appears to have added this as a new 'feature' in Version 2006 (Build 13001.20266 Click-to-Run) and it's a disaster. For a workbook with a large number of protected sheets the visibility of sheet tabs is reduced by ~ 30%, thereby greatly reducing user-friendliness and the ability to navigate around the workbook using sheet tabs.

    I've attached a screen grab of a basic model containing protected sheets which has lost visibility of at least 3 sheet tabs as a result of the unnecessary and unwanted lock symbols on almost every sheet.

    This 'feature' needs to be removed or made optional…

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  2. Dark Mode (Excel Cells)

    Please update dark mode in Excel to also include the cells changing colour according to the theme.

    Dark mode in excel with the cells on the spreadsheet remaining white is pointless being that dark mode is there to reduce eye strain.

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  3. Scanning into Excel

    In Apache, you are able to scan a document directly from your scanner into word. From Word, you can cut and paste the document or picture into Excel.

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  4. Money in Excel Template

    Upcoming Due Dates needs to expand so that more due dates are available

    2 votes
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  5. Add a stopwatch and timer feature

    Add a stopwatch and timer feature

    2 votes
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  6. to be able to flip an inserted picture

    to be able to flip an inserted picture

    2 votes
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  7. Enable importing photos to worksheets by Drag and Drop (as Mac version)

    Add drag and drop ability to Excel for importing photos to worksheets as per the MacOS version.

    This is the one thing holding me back from switching to the Windows version of Excel.

    2 votes
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  8. Theme availability

    I would like to request to kindly provide dark theme that will be applied to whole worksheet not only on ribbon. it is most preferable if Dark Gray or some other effective color along with black theme is provided for working night to reduce eye strain.
    it would also request to kindly give option to change outlook body color (Switch background) like available in black theme i.e. not available in Dark Gray.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Save As Picture broken

    I think there used to be an option to "Save As Picture" when right clicking on a graphic. This appears to have been deleted. It still works in Word or Powerpoint, but right now I can't find anyway to save a graphic in a file as a picture without having to copy it to another application.

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. EXCEL HAS TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE. TRYING TO FORMAT DATE.

    i AM A LITTLE OLD LADY THAT USED TO ENJOY WHAT I COULD DO IN eXCEL. MAKE IT SIMPLE AGAIN.

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  14. Automatic dark/light theme

    Bring automatic dark theme to all office applications based on Windows 10 System theme

    3 votes
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  15. Revise the Grand Totals icons

    When you have a PivotTable cell selected, go to the Design tab and then Grand Totals. At first, the icons all look the same, but actually, the data is coloured in blue to indicate where the grand total will be placed, and the remaining data remains grey. The blue and the grey are too similar to each other to be able to easily tell them apart when the data is only 1 pixel thick. This issue only gets worse over time as monitors gain more resolution but remain the same size (i.e. pixels get smaller and their colour becomes even…

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  16. It would be great if I could add or link a photo to each data row.

    What I would like to be able to do is add or link a photo to a (each) data row. For example, suppose I have a spread sheet of all my valuables. Each row dedicated to a particular item with the columns containing attributes such as name of the item, value, purchase date, etc. I would like to include an attribute column titled “photo” to document an image of the item. Since any discernable photo will be much too large to fit into the likely size of the cell, when selected, the cell must access (wherever stored) the appropriate image…

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  17. stacked waterfall chart

    add a way to create stacked waterfall chart

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  18. Graphics formatting with the Cell

    Wenn man eine Grafik einfügt, sollte es eine Funktion geben, dass sich diese mit der Zellgröße automatisch formatiert.

    Ich möchte eine Zelle Erstellen 1cm x 1cm und dort eine Grafik / Piktogramm einfügen 0,90 cm 0,90 cm. Dieses soll einmal Mittig sowohl in Höhe als auch in Breite in der Zelle zentriert werden können, ohne dass man manuell mit der Maus die Formatierung machen muss und sich auch mit der Zellgröße vergrößern oder verkleinern können.

    Wenn ich also die Zelle auf 2x2cm erweitere, sollte die Grafik entsprechend größer / kleiner werden können.

    Auch sollte sich eine Grafik am Text orientieren…

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  19. Add Pin Shapes to Screen to the Shapes properties

    Add a new property to shapes that pins the shape in position relative to the screen and not the sheet, that way it wont be affected by scrolling and can remain visible at all times as the user scrolls around the sheet.

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  20. Replace the Excel 2016 icon in Power Query

    Currently, Power Query uses the Excel 2016 logo as its icon in the top left corner of the Power Query window and in the taskbar. Please change this to either the Excel 2019 logo or a logo that is specific to Power Query.

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