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  1. image in cell

    Inserting images in Excel, it must be a little easier to insert pictures of which we have a weblink for.

    i.e. making a list of LinkedIn contacts, where you would like to insert the profile picture (weblink available from LinkedIn page) into a cell that is already sized. The picture should fit INSIDE the cell, NOT over the cell.

    Check out Google Docs, they have this exact function. I would really like to see MS do the same, if not better.

    Google doc also allows for the insertion via formula:
    =image("[insert link]")

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  2. Add a voice speaking feature to read what is in the cell - and the option to repeat it.

    Audio voice - this would allow for the user to choose the cell they want to "hear" and command excel to "speak" the contents of the cell. Also, to repeat the contents.

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  3. coditional formatting needs a "consolidate" and "group" option.

    I typically apply a conditional format to an entire column. Sometimes while sorting or copy/pasting, it gets all jacked up and makes multiple copies of the same formatting but only applied to some cells in the column. Every once in a while I have to go and manually fix this by making one apply to the entire column and deleting the rest. This can take a lot of time and be very frustrating especially if there is multiple format conditions. In some cases of 10+ formatting conditions, after a few copies or sorts, I'll have hundreds of fragmented formats to…

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  4. Show Row Numbers On Right Side of Worksheet

    With 4K monitors, worksheets displayed at 100% contain lots of data.
    Having row numbers displayed on the Left (supported), Right, and Both sides of the worksheet would be a nice usability improvement.

    2 votes
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  5. Add "Go To Special -> Previous Cell" with cell history.

    Navigating a workbook would be easier with a "Go To Previous Cell"

    Add the ability to Go To Special for "Previous Cell" as far back to when the workbook was opened, or alternatively, to a user defined history setting in Excel's Advanced->Editing Options->Display Options for this workbook (e.g. Keep Cell History {all, or user entered numeric value})

    Additionally, provide a dropdown list of the cell history that can be added to the quick access toolbar, for rapid selection of previously selected cells.

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  6. Number display to desired significant figures

    Add the ability to display a number to a specific number of significant digits or significant figures. This is different from a specific number of decimal places. There are various ways around this in Excel, but they are all clunky, especially considering that it's 2019 and this feature is available in some other programs, such as Matlab.

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  7. BUG in EXCEL/ @SUM, autocorrect current version(s) of Office 365

    previous versions of EXCEL allowed a user to input @sum(a1.a10) and excel would autocorrect the . to a : (colon) - making the formula correct and work. This trained excel users that inputting a "." was OK.

    Now, Office 365 does NOT autocorrect, throwing a wrench in the gears for users that are accustomed to being able to input a "." in the typed in range

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  8. Dynamic Resource

    Automatically setup resources to be notified/alerted by an e-mail on tasks starting date of pre-set task description/instruction/schedule

    Also, at the beginning of each project, an email notification for each resource member of his/her (only) tasks/schedule on this project

    1 vote
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  9. Make data validation work with names!

    The list in data validation doesn't accept names.

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  10. "Number" format cells > move decimal > WANT ROUND to TENS, HUNDREDS, etc.

    Want to be able to move the DISPLAYED DECIMAL point to the LEFT of the actual decimal point, such that Excel would effectively keep ROUNDING OFF DIGITS & POWERS OF TEN

    e.g.
    123.456
    123.46
    123.5
    124
    120
    100

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  11. يرفض برنامج الاكسل تسجيل ميكرو ويصدر رسالة تعذر التسجيل دائما

    يرفض برنامج الاكسل تسجيل ميكرو ويصدر رسالة تعذر التسجيل دائما

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  12. Targeting a first sum of similar sums.

    The dial on the excel spreadsheet a bit antiquated. I scroll sums of about 60k or more. The upper and lower dial could be increased speed (center being a moderate slower speed) makes problem resolution faster.

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  13. Add Pop-up charts

    Enable the ability to hyperlink a cell to a popup chart that opens in it's own window.

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  14. Add change case functionality form upper to lower and vice verse

    allow text transformation from upper case to lower case through clickable icon.

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  15. Editing a Calender with 4 months on it

    There's an awesome Calendar Template in Excel called "summer activities calendar 2019". I would like to edit and use it all year round to save on paper and ink but it does not seem to be editable. It would be great if there were several calendar templates with 4 months on one page that can be used for any month or year. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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  16. Here's an Idea for the Clipboard problem in Excel 2016

    Post on Microsoft Community Answers - "When Excel shows this dialog after a copy (CTRL+C) action, it means that another app has a lock on the system clipboard. In this situation you can still paste within Excel. However you cannot paste to another app like Word or Outlook which uses the clipboard.

    Last year we made some improvements to Office365 users so that this error message only shows once per Excel instance. This is based on customer feedback - the design change prevents it popping up multiple successive times when the clipboard is locked. We have also considered never showing…

    1 vote
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  17. Issues about cell reference in formulas and large formulas edition.

    I was working here in a spreadsheet that contains a range with like 50 cells filled with quite large formulas, and all formulas uses, by more than one time a reference to cell $Q$1 that shall contain an integer number.
    Problem is, it is a requinted layout and I need to make a simples small chage where I deleted Q column and then the new $Q$1 cell had a text on it, wich was previously the R1 cell. Naturaly all the formulas got an error, of course. But when changed the value of Q1 to a integer number I noticed…

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  18. Provide a way to sign in to Office 365 within each app. Or at least give instructions for how to do so. Did anyone test this work flow???

    Provide a way to sign in to Office 365 within each app. Or at least give instructions for how to do so. Did anyone test this work flow???

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  19. Function like iferror, but checking against a value (or array of values)

    This function should work like an extended version of IFERROR. An expression value shoud be checked against a value (array of values?). If it matches that value (any of them), then the value_if_matched results. Otherwise, the checked expression itself is the result of the function.

    If the syntax was: IFVALUE (expression, value_to_match, value_if_matched), then

    IFVALUE("great idea", "", "no match") results to "great idea".
    IFVALUE("", "", "empty string") results to "empty string".

    I very often have to check, if the result of a complex expression results to zero or an empty string; if not, the expression is the result. This woud…

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  20. Please include power pivot in O365 Business

    Please include Power Pivot in O365 Business

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