Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)
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Here’s an idea – RESPOND TO OUR COMMENTS! PROVIDE AN UPDATE!
It has been nearly a year since an admin provided an update on the idea, “Restore MDI file handling (open all files in one window); Kill SDI (each spreadsheet opens in a seperate window)”
Please provide an update. Are you still accepting votes and considering restoration of MDI? Or, should we start looking for alternative products and pirate software to return to a more effective Excel version?
Again, here are the issues:
1. Stability
* I experience ~3X Excel crashes in 2016 (SDI) as compared to 2010 (MDI)
* Microsoft claims Excel is more stable, but my experience is the…118 votes 
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.
146 votes 
Convert Dynamic Arrays into Tables
The new Dynamic Arrays make possible to automatically fill down formulas. Tables can also fill down formulas. Microsoft Excel Team could make both features be compatible so we could convert Dynamic Arrays into Tables making them expand and shrink according to the main formula.
42 votes 
Tables should default to "My table has headers" being ticked
It's taken me 10 years to realise this but I've never "unchecked" My Table has headers, it's ALWAYS the other way round, forgetting to remember to tick it because Excel hasn't recognised the header row.
Let's default the tick to always on ?
81 votes 
Number format thousand separator and no decimals
Every time (many days a year) I train people in Excel, someone ask why there is no button or shortcut to obtain a number format with "thousand separator and no decimals". At least  in northern Europe  this is the most common used number format. If "buttonsolution" not possible for Microsoft in order to have common buttons worldwide, at least a shortcut for this has been much appreciated. (Note that the current button for thousand separator and two decimals could not be used, though the alignment in that format are not disired/good and two decimals used).
Today I teach…474 votes 
Add Power BI Dataflows as a data source in "Get & Transform Data"
Please add Power BI Dataflows as a data source so that I can import data from a Dataflow into the local spreadsheet/data model.
https://docs.microsoft.com/enus/powerbi/servicedataflowscreateuse
35 votes 
Pull Current Stock Prices and Historical Data Into Excel
Now that our ability to use Yahoo! Finance's API to pull in stock information via the WEBSERVICE() function and import historical information is officially dead (thanks Verizon!), the only viable option currently is to use Google sheets to pull in stock information.
It would be awesome if Excel could import data from MSN Money so us users can continue to use spreadsheets to monitor our portfolios.
973 votesHi everyone,
Stock data types are now available to all Windows Office 365 subscribers with an English editing language installed (our data is only available in English at this time). You can find some instructions on how to use the feature here: https://support.office.com/enus/article/getastockquotee5af3212e0244d4cbea0623cf07fbc54. The feature will also be appearing in Excel for Mac and Excel Online in early 2019 – as usual, Office Insiders will see the feature before the general population. See http://aka.ms/officeinsider for more info.One pro tip to locate instruments on a different exchange is to include an ISO country code alongside the symbol, for instance MX MSFT will tell Excel to grab Microsoft from the Mexican stock exchange instead of Nasdaq. We’ll be publishing more thorough documentation in the near future.
We also acknowledge that this is only half of the requested feature in this suggestion – the current stock prices piece. The ability to…

Let me choose Decimal separator and Date order in PowerQuery instead of guessing
When importing textfiles using Get and Transform I always struggle with one thing: I do not know upfront what the decimal separator and date order is of my text file. PQ only offers to choose a Locale, but it does not tell me what date order and syntax, nor which decimal separator belongs to this locale.
I'd love to be able to just choose the relevant separators and date order from a couple of dropdowns. I can almost always see which it is I need from the data, but I hardly ever know which locale belongs to the specific combination…26 votes 
Default the Power Query formula bar as on
In the Power Query editor window the formula bar is defaulted as off. This is the first thing I tell people to turn on as it’s key to avoiding unintended errors and future proofing your code.
As Gil Raviv says in his book, “ Enabling the formula bar is fundamental to avoid the pitfalls”
40 votes 
Please support Unicode font in VBA
Please support Unicode font in VBA.
Thank you!
49 votes 
Function and formulas recommended
Mohammed A Elrify
Mohammed A Elrify Occasional Contributor4m ago
Suggested to Microsoft EXCEL
By creating the advantage of the proposed Function and formulas recommended
Such as recommended pivot tables and recommended chartsFor example, the work of options for the user
For example if he wanted to compile on terms, he would have the formula SUMIFS ready and only a choice
Also like the search that VLOOKUP uses
And so on
I hope the Microsoft community will support and encourage this idea72 votes 
Make Conditional Formatting Rules Editor window sizable.
Make Conditional Formatting Rules Editor window sizable.
24 votes 
Ticket #12395436  Excel arabic
Hi, we experience an issue with MS Excel and the arabic language pack: User does right click on desktop and selects new Excel Workbook. New Workbook opens and first column A is on the right of the sheet and title of the sheet is arabic. If user just starts excel and creates a new workbook within excel all is working as expected, only if user selects new workbook from right click to desktop this happens. We installed the arabic language pack and this seems to affect the default template of excel.
The same issue is already reported for Office2007 and…
25 votes 
Directions from 0 to 2pi 1)atan(x,y) 2)atan(E,N) and from pi to +pi 3)atan2(x,y)
1)atan(x,y)=pipi/2*(1+sgn(x))*(1sgn(y^2))pi/4*(2+sgn(x))*sgn(y)
sign(x*y)*atan((abs(x)abs(y))/(abs(x)+abs(y))) when x=x2x1 ,y=y2y1
2)atan(E,N)=pipi/2*(1+sgn(N))*(1sgn(E^2))pi/4*(2+sgn(N))*sgn(E)
sgn(N*E)*atan((abs(N)abs(E))/(abs(N)+abs(E))) when N=N2N1 ,E=E2E1
3)atan2(x,y)=pi/2*(1sgn(x))*(1sgn(y^2))+pi/4*(2sgn(x))*sgn(y)
sgn(x*y)*atan((abs(x)abs(y))/(abs(x)+abs(y))) when x=x2x1 ,y=y2y1
The above fuctions give the directions in the 4 quadrans for all the pairs of dx and dy.
For dx=dy=0 the result is indefinite .
87 votes 
Excel hex color codes for formatting
Please allow to enter Hex color codes when choosing colors for cell fills, borders, fonts, charts, etc...
RGB and HSV are triple the work!23 votes 
COUNT.DISTINCT Values
Proposal for a builtin function for: Count distinct/unique values in a range
There might be a dedicated function for counting distinct values in a specific range.
Currently the following function is a solution:
=SUMPRODUCT(1/COUNTIF([RANGE],[RANGE]))However beginnerlevel users would like probably a predefined parametric function, sg like this:
=COUNT.DISTINCT([RANGE])Thank you.
30 votes 
Setting row height from 0.21" (default) to 0.5" on Page Layout does not give the proper Excel Output
Custom Margin Settings for 2 Excel files were both set this way:
Top: 0.5
Bottom: 0.5
Left: 0.7
Right: 0.7
Header: 0
Footer: 0
*no other settings modifiedFirst Excel File
View > Workbook Views > Page Layout
Highlighted first 20 Rows > Home > Cells Section > Format > Row Height > Set Row Height from 0.21" to 0.50"
Which results in row 21 showing up on the first page,Second Excel File
View > Workbook Views > Page Layout
Highlighted first 20 Rows > Home > Cells Section > Format > Row Height > Set Row Height from…11 votes 
stop automatically removing leading zeros from cells. they should stay be default as they are NEEDED for the sheet.
stop automatically removing leading zeros from cells. they should stay be default as they are NEEDED for the sheet.
31 votes 
Multiple sheet Unhide option..
Unhiding multiple sheets is a painful task, you have to go one by one. There should be an option to unhide multiple sheets at once.
Please bring in this feature.
Thanks.
76 votes 
Add a CONTAINS("find_text","within_text") Function
Excel's own documentation recommends pairing the ISNUMBER and SEARCH functions to accomplish this, but I still have team members asking on a regular basis for a function that returns whether a string is found within a given cell. An out of the box CONTAINS() function would go a long way for usability.
10 votes
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