Feedback by UserVoice

Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

Welcome to the Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. If you think you have found a bug, please send us feedback in-app instead! To do so, please click “File”, then “Feedback”, then “Send a Frown” in Excel. This way, we will get detailed information that will help us better diagnose the problem.

To help us build the best version of Excel ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your suggestions and ideas for the next version of Excel. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. delete row / column

    Presently, delete row command simply deletes it. It does not check if that row is totally blank or contains one or more non-empty cells. We should get a warning if a row contains one or more non-empty cells and we give a delete row command. With this feature available, we will save us from accidentally deleting a row, which may contain important data.

    Above applies to columns as well.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 1 vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 0 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • sort comment

          I love the new threaded comment system, but I wish there was the option to sort the comments from newest to oldest (currently they only show oldest to newest).

          1 vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Intellisense for functions messes with headers

            When you write a formula, sometimes you'd prefer to type a reference you're actually looking on the screen... The problem is that the intellisense help doesn't let you see letter of headers.
            I know you can manually move this to clear vision, BUT...

            It'll be better to have this shown without this by default.

            Once you move it, alignment of intellisense function arguments and formula arguments is lost, so you miss a big help when editing nested formulas.

            1 vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multiple sheet move or copy, create a copy option

              Please create a drop down/check box to specify how many worksheet copies you want.

              1 vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • keyboard shortcut for comment

                Now that you have differentiated between Comments and Notes, you should have a Keyboard Shortcut for Comments. Shift+F2, which used to add/edit Comments, now adds/edits Notes, but there is no keyboard shortcut for the new Comments.

                1 vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prevent edit, but allow Commenting

                    Similar to how this option is available in Word (and Google sheets)...allow ability to protect the excel sheet/workbook from editing, but allow comments to be added, changed, viewed, etc.

                    1 vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Cut and delete/remove cells

                      When cutting & pasting information (rows or columns) from the middle of one sheet to another sheet or workbook I always think it's a real pain to have to go back to the first sheet to delete the empty rows or columns.
                      I'm no Excel expert, but I've never found a way around this?
                      So my idea is to have a (right click) "cut & delete" or "cut & remove" option?

                      2 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" to cell's right click button menu.

                        It's not efficient to use the ribbon to insert/edit a comment on a cell, or having to try and remember the shortcut to insert one (there's no shortcut for editing that I know of). Please add the "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" options to the right click button menu, or at least make it so that you can customize you right click menu and add it yourself.

                        3 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a feature that will help to sort/filter a value with multiple appearances e.g double entry, multiple entry

                          am intending to clean my data but it seems one individual has been entered more than one time some double, others triple others about four hence multiple appearances
                          I would like to have feature in office 2016 similar to what appears in previous excel versions.
                          Thanks

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Disable Autofill for specific Columns

                            The feature autofill is extraordinarily useful.

                            But sometimes the suggestions bother in specific columns.

                            I suggest to add an option to disable autofill for specific columns - and not only globally.

                            Thanks.

                            1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add current date via command in ribbon (and not via keyboard shortcut)

                              Not everybody prefers to user keyboard shortcuts.

                              At the moment there's no way to enter the current date (or time) via a command in a ribbon.

                              I suggest to add those missing commands.

                              3 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add functionality for ctrl+shift+v paste without formatting

                                Other programs allow paste without formatting using ctrl+shift+v. Though this can be done through the right click menu it would be great to see this function built in.

                                2 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Case Change Feature on the Ribbon

                                  PLEASE bring back/add the case change feature in Excel. Having to use the Lower Function for something so simple is useless, especially when one is on a deadline or have several edits to make.

                                  2 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Working on more that one open Excel document

                                    When working on 2 open Excel documents (back and forth between the two), there comes a time after 10 to 20 minutes when neither allows changes or edits any further - until one of the two documents is closed. Then the changes can be edited and saved. I can re-open the closed document and things work okay for another ten minutes or so until the problem repeats. This is a bug that Microsoft needs to address with a future update!

                                    1 vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 1 vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • New paste-special feature that can help curb some labour

                                        Hi, a new paste special feature can be added that can serve the purpose below -

                                        1. Select multiple cells / ranges from various parts of a sheet, copy
                                        2. Using new feature in paste special, paste the contents on a different sheet or a different part of the same sheet with the positions of the cells unchanged.

                                        For example, if you select the ranges A1:D7, E1:G1,H1:H7 and copy and then select A8 and paste, it should result in the contents being pasted to the ranges - A8:A14,E8:G8 and H8:H14

                                        pasting selections of multiple cells in the exact position

                                        1 vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multiple Users one workbook

                                          We need to have multiple people on at once making changes.

                                          1 vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 26 27
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base