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  1. Fix the no more fonts can be added problem

    I get "no more fonts can be added" even when I just look at a formula, it's driving me mad. Seems to be a design problem?

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      0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • EXCEL FILE NAMES SHOULD HAVE PRINT SIZE COLOR OPTIONS TO HELP CANTEGORIZE AND LOOK FOR THE NEW FILE WHICH WILL BE REPLACING AN OLD FILE.

      By being able to change print font, print size and print color of file names they could be more easily organized. I save documents which are sent as delivery tickets and could color them some color to be waiting on the file to be received as an invoice which will have the same or a similiar name(or maybe not) and will delete one after the other is received. If not received and I do not note it I will not take a deduction and will loose 15% on the deal rather than make anything.
      It would be a help.

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        0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Consistent approach to removing duplicates and expanding selection

        The feature of removing duplicates has three different paths -

        Select a cell - automatically selects the data set

        Select a row - prompts you to expand selection

        Select a column (or columns) - holds selection with no prompt to expand

        CLICK Remove Duplicates

        Each version has a different result - they should all either select the entire data set - or prompt you to expand the data selection

        One is often selecting columns and may not realize the entire data set was not considered for a removing duplicates leading to massive data issues in mailing lists.

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        • If Excel is reopened within 30 second of closing, ask if you want to resume where you last were... I occasionally hit the X by mistake.

          I sometimes hit the X in the top right corning by mistake and it closes the program instantly if the file is current. This is OK but there should be a timer within Excel that if I reopen the program within one minute of closing it, it give the option to resume where it was closed (with the same workbooks). Simple and powerful.

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          • Tab manager

            I think it would be a cool feature to have either in a Group under a ribbon tab or have a tab dedicated to this but have an area where you can manage your tabs easily and have a view of all of them (Maybe similar to VBA's view of different modules and forms?) to be able to move, copy or rename them easier than right-clicking each one or certain ones to perform an action. If I'm managing multiple workbooks and have to move tabs alot, it would be so much easier to that from one screen that show me…

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            • Make it easier to set the end of a worksheet

              Currently if rows are deleted, the worksheet will reopen with the original number of rows, making it hard to scroll to the end of large worksheets. The instructions for deleting superfluous rows (Delete, Clear all, save, reopen) are cumbersome and don't always work, especially if there are multiple pages involved. A way to set the end cell (row and column) would be of great use.

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              • More options for Custom Ribbons

                When adding a custom ribbon, the best we can do is add groups.

                We need a way to edit a custom ribbon's layout better (icon sizing / positioning / stacking / grouping)

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                • [BUG] Can not have "0" as the correct result during floating point number adding up

                  [BUG]
                  Excel, version 2016, version 97, or maybe all versions
                  Tested with different documents at different machines.

                  In the following calculations:
                  R1C1= -1
                  R2C1= R[-1]C+0.1
                  R3C1= R[-1]C+0.1
                  ...

                  When it goes to R11C1, which should have "0" as result, the calculation gets one very small value, e.g. -1.4E-16.

                  If the R1C1= -2, when it goes to R21C1, which should have 0, but the calculation gets another very small negative value, e.g. 6.38E-16.

                  Such kind of case can be found quite a lot. I guess when the added value can not be expressed as a sum of 0.5^N (N is positive…

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                  • Password protect a workbook with password protecting sheets

                    After blocking / protecting cells (with a password) in sheets, so users can only manoeuvre within unprotected cells and enter data there, one should be able to protect the entire workbook again, for subsequent distribution.

                    So, there is a 2nd layer of protection over the 'pre-distributed' version.
                    Optionally with a 2nd password.
                    The method of protection should be the same.

                    So, the idea is to have a 'workbook-protection' (optionally with password) and a 'sheet-password' for all the individual sheets.
                    Passwords not to be the same and the sheet password only for the developer.

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                    • Show key commands when mouse over buttons.

                      When you mouse over and hover over a button it would be great to show what the key command is for that button. Cut and Copy has it, but other buttons like Text Wrap, Merge & Center, Format Painter etc could benefit from this feature.

                      Thanks Exel team. Adios

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                        • Horizontal Box and Whisker Plots

                          Schools use box and whisker plots horizontally. As of current I have only seen Excel do them vertically. This is extremely frustrating.

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                          • Power query text wrapping

                            Allow text wrapping in power query for:

                            1. Cells
                            2. Column headers

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                            • New formatting type - Corner Flags

                              In addition to cell shading and cell lines I'd like to see a corner flag formatting option. The look would mirror the indicator for a comment present in a cell. It would allow the user to choose which corner and what color the flag is. This would significantly expand the number of different indicators that could be used for a cell and be very helpful for conditional formatting.

                              To do so would likely require a change to the comment indicator so maybe that could be changed to the same indicator as the Table indicator but in the upper left corner…

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                              • Add to Excel and all Office Suite applications tabs for each active/open file.

                                Add to Excel, and all Office Suite applications, tabs for each active/open file. Also, add two levels to close or minimize a document, one for the application and a second for the file, similar to the feature Explorer and most other applications appear to have, however missing from the Office suite applications.

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                                • Copy multiple selections into Clipboard

                                  I've always wanted the option to copy multiple selections to the clipboard. When you paste, you'd be presented with the option of everything on your clipboard, to be able to pick which selection(s) you want to paste.

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                                  • Exchange Mailbox to office 365 Migration

                                    Live exchange server to office 365 migration tool is the best option available in the market that can migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 seamlessly. It is purely true incremental , no question of duplication . It ensures safety and security of the mailboxes for the migration from Exchange 2003,2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 to Office 365.

                                    https://www.edbmails.com/pages/exchange-2010-to-office-365-migration.html

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                                    • Custom factory layout and maping data to layout

                                      Excel can give option to mark layout boundaries on factory/place picture and map data on the layout. Similar to piloting data on world map

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                                      • フリガナの読み替えが発生する文字修正の保存でファイルが破損する

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                                        下記の手順で添付の「元ファイル.xlsx」を編集するとファイルが破損します。

                                        手順1.用法・用量の「1日    回  食前・後」から「前・」を削除
                                        手順2.「1日    回  食後」から「食後」を削除
                                        →保存して開き直すと破損している

                                        発生する環境は下記の環境で確認できました
                                        ・Win7、Office2013
                                        ・Win10、Office2016

                                        おそらくフリガナが原因で発生しており、
                                        元ファイルではフリガナが「ヒ カイ ショク アト」となっており、
                                        破損したファイルを確認すると「ヒ カイショクゴ」となっています。
                                        「前・」を削除するとフリガナが自動で「ヒ カイ ショクゴ」に変換され、
                                        「食後」を削除するとフリガナの位置が不正になっているようです。

                                        この現象は設定などで回避できる現象でしょうか。
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                                        補足
                                        ・Backspaceキーで削除して保存:再現(破損)する
                                         →範囲指定(「前・」など)してからBackspaceキーで
                                          削除する手順では再現(破損)しませんでした。
                                          (1文字ずつBackspaceキーで削除すると再現(破損)する)

                                        ・Deleteキーで削除して保存:再現(破損)しない
                                         (手順1の状態でもフリガナは「ショクゴ」に
                                          なりませんでした→「ショクアト」)

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                                        • Ability to customized sheet name, instead of default "Sheet1" for new open workbook

                                          When importing data and exporting to excel, or opening new excel workbook, can allow the excel sheet name to be customized automatically without manual rename?

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