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  1. excel macros

    When the user uses the remote desk of the laptop(the system of the laptop is windows 10 1903 rdp) to connect to another computer, the excel document with Macros cannot open or save(the version of the office365 is latest).

    9 votes
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  2. Update Visual Basic for Applications

    Visual Basic for Applications is still version 7.1 from 2012. It's high time that power user portion of the application received updates to the interface, IntelliSense, and features. That portion of the program needs to be aligned with the current features now available within the Microsoft Suite. It also needs a facelift to the Userforms palette. I suggest starting with Excel, where VBA is most widely used, then PowerPoint, Word, Outlook.

    Don't go destroying developer's programs, just add interoperability, functions, and facelift.

    24 votes
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  3. Improve VBA protection

    it is not a secret that the VBA protection password is very weak, it is very frustrating that I can't defend properly a sensitive code in the one of the biggest and popular software (Excel) in the world.
    improving VBA protection is a game changer for lots of people.

    5 votes
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  4. Please support Unicode font in VBA

    Please support Unicode font in VBA.

    Thank you!

    64 votes
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  5. Add a persistent unique "eternal" ID for each sheet as an alternative to name and index.

    It would be extremely useful to me, and perhaps other developers, to have a unique read-only ID for each sheet that would never change. It would be assigned internally by Excel at the time the sheet was created. The idea would be for it to function as an auto-incrementing identity column does for a row in a database.

    Why would this be useful? If you store sheet names anywhere in the workbook--such as in range or table--for use in VBA code and you allow the user to rename worksheets, your code will break as soon as the user renames a…

    2 votes
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  6. VBA Developer should highlight paired parentheses

    While editing VBA code within the Developer window, there should be some basic syntax highlighting such as paired parentheses. This would help while coding complex nested conditions.

    6 votes
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  7. start using C# as the macro language instead of visual basic

    well, visual basic great language loves it but Microsoft seems to have abandoned the language. C# is clearly the new emphasis so, therefore, start the move to make C# the default language for the office products. plus there is an opportunity to increase the performance and features of the macro language. allowing for the creation of exportable modules and even binary macros that run faster or can be more easily exported to different machine

    1 vote
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  8. Office Scripts for Excel Desktop

    Hi Excel-Team,
    on Ignite and on the Excel Tech Community blog, you have announced Office Scripts - including a macro recorder for Excel JS.
    That's really awesome and I am looking forward to the preview at the end of this year. However, Office Scripts will (is) currently only available for Excel on Web.
    I would like to suggest to add this feature to Excel Desktop too in the (near) future.
    This, as on one hand not all files are stored/used in the web and Excel for Web has less features than Excel for Desktop and on another hand, I guess,…

    2 votes
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  9. VBA doesn't check the maximum text line length when importing a module

    VBA doesn't check the maximum length of every text line when importing a module (.bas file). This can cause an issue when saving the VBA project inside VBA when the text line of the .bas file is higher then allowed, which can lead at the end to a full crash of Excel. This is a major issue.

    1 vote
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  10. Lock some cells in all sheets

    Hello
    I want to lock some cells in all the sheets at once. Please guide. Thanks

    2 votes
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  11. Add an Automatic Open, Refresh, Save and close feature instead of having to go through batch files and power shell

    Add an Automatic Open, Refresh, Save and close feature instead of having to go through batch files and power shell

    It could be a Automation button that Schedules a Refresh of all the Data and Macros in an excel sheet then closes it

    1 vote
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  12. Providing 64-bit version of MSDAORA driver

    A strategic customer is facing a compatibility issue in using their LOB excel Macro after upgrading from Windows 7 and Office 2010 32-bit to Windows 10 1709 and Office 2016 64-bit.
    The macro is unable to connect to an Oracle database as there is no available 64-bit MSDAORA driver

    1 vote
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  13. Excel 365, home; windows 10 pro x64 - In EXCEL 365 VBA code, the statement "Application.ScreenUpdating = False" fail to operate in some VBA

    In EXCEL 365 VBA code, the statement "Application.ScreenUpdating = False" fail to operate in some VBA subroutines and macros. With "Application.ScreenUpdating = True" the execution is dramaticaly slowed down. Please help.

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  14. Create a command line tool for signing Office files with a digital certificate

    Besides Office, Excel files can be created using numerous software tools. More often than not, batches of macro-enabled Excel files are processed with scripts for productivity purposes. However, VBA code signing cannot be part of an automated process, as it is a manual task that requires opening & saving the file in Excel.

    This request is about creating a command line tool for signing Office files with a digital certificate, similar to MS SignTool.

    In addition, the existing macro signing process in Office is not 100% compatible with Open XML specifications. I can clarify this statement in a private discussion…

    82 votes
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  15. Incorrect formula for standardized residual in the regression data analysis tool

    Currently, the standardized residual in the regression data analysis tool is calculated as the residual divided by the standard deviation of the residuals.
    This is incorrect.
    Notwithstanding the fact that the correct standardized residual should account for leverage (this is actually called a studentized residual in some schools of thought), you should at least modify the formula for standardized residual so that it divides the residual by the standard error of the estimate, which is also called RMSE, instead.
    The difference is that the standard deviation of the residuals is calculated as:
    SQRT(SSE/n-1)
    Whereas, the standard error of the estimate…

    1 vote
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  16. MPOC - Can I get an add in for 365 pro?

    I really need to move points on charts.
    Can this function be added to excel 365 pro?

    5 votes
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  17. Please add power pivot option for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016

    Please add power pivot for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016. It would be much helpful

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  18. Task reminder

    Can we put a reminder for the task like due date reminder in excel? so, when we start any excel, we can see the reminder and also we can put extra features like reminder can assign to the group or users.

    2 votes
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  19. MPOC - Can I get an add in for 365 pro?

    I really need to move points on charts.
    Can this function be added to excel 365 pro?

    3 votes
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  20. Add volatile functions to Inquire Workbook Analysis

    Please add to the Workbook Analysis a report on any volatile functions found in the workbook and their cell locations. It would be very helpful when trying to debug and re-factor slow and complex workbooks.

    2 votes
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