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  1. Protect/Unprotect Sheet Quick Access Icon

    Have the Quick Access Icon change state from a locked padlock to an unlocked padlock and vice versa respective to the sheet's state. It is wonderful to have protect/unprotect functionality from the Quick Access Toolbar but as it is I have to check whether or not a sheet is protected. With this additional functionality the Protect / Unprotect Quick Access Button would be awesome!

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    • Taking away the Page Layout tab was one horrible idea! Why would you do that?

      Please, please, please restore the Page Format tab!!!

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      • Keep the "Keep the copy" option.

        Have a toggle switch somewhere for the "Keep the Copy" function that was recently removed. Instead of getting rid of it, make it to users can choose to have it enabled or not. Before it was taken away, I used it almost daily for certain spreadsheets at work. Since it got taken away, my work flow has been critically crippled and I've been swamped with paperwork since. Not gonna lie here. I might have to see if OpenOffice has something that is more usable then this. This function saved me hours of time on a daily basis. I need it…

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        • End down arrow

          Suppose a1:a100 have values and b1:b90 have values and I'am in c1 and press End then down arrow the excel goto c1048576
          1- i think that it will be better that the excel check last row in the area I work in have a value and stop there so in the example it will stop in c90 then if i press again it will stop in c100

          2- if c1=a1+b1 so if we copy cell c1 to all cells in c column which in the front of it have values in column a and column b so if i press…

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          • Swapping two ranges

            What about if we make a Routine call (ALT_S for switch or swap) to switch two cells or two rows or two equal range for each other
            normally we copy the first cell or row to a place(say third place) and cut the sound cell or row and past it to the first cell or row and then cut the third place to sound place
            3 or 4 steps
            1- If I point to a row and press ALT_S the excel know that I want to switch the row with anther row
            2- if I point to anther row and…

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            • Finding Special Character

              "To find a Special Character" For example in excel file i have around 50k data. in few cells some special characters are included like "250#, 560^, 648*". need to remove this special characters. i will remove by using find and replace option. if we know the special characters we can use these option. if we don't know what are the special characters are added. i think we have check manually and have to remove. is there any function or formulas to find special characters in excel if not. if excel team added this features it will be better to user…

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              • Searchable autocomplete

                Excel 2019 has a great new feature for finding the correct FUNCTION. Type "=days" and Excel now brings up a list of all functions including days (such as NETWORKDAYS), not just starting with "days".
                Excel 2019 also seems to have improved autocomplete for adding a new item in a vertical list of text entries on the spreadsheet itself. If you enter a few letters, it will bring up the entire list, sorted alphabetically, and put the blue highlight at the first item that matches those first few letters that you entered, but it won't exclude any entries that don't include…

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                • Add an option "activate sheet" as a floating window

                  Wouldn't it be nice to have a floating always on top of Excel Activate Sheet window while editing a file with 20+ tabs in it? ☺

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                  • disable autosave as it locks my spreadsheet and i can't edit it anymore

                    disable autosave as it locks my spreadsheet and i can't edit it anymore

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                    • BUG: Insert Link button not working, Edit Link not working

                      I've got the following Excel version:
                      version 1811
                      build 1105.20000 office insider

                      It has a bug.

                      When I want to add a new link (or hyperlink) into a cell and press the link button (tab Insert, group Links), it does nothing.
                      Normally a pop-up shows where I can add/edit link information. Now it does not add a link or anything.

                      When I select an existing link and try to edit it (right mouse click, menu: Edit Hyperlink), it does nothing too.

                      So I can't add new links or edit existing links.

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                      • Insert options are disabled sometimes due to other applications.

                        Insert options are disabled sometimes due to other applications. . Core Excel functionalities should be protected against other applications' needs.

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                        • Need to find file in folder without opening

                          I just had my hard drive replaced. Now I'm trying to get back up. I have a file I wanted to save in the original directory so I went to OneDrive. It couldn't open the file because of encryption. I didn't want it open. I just wanted the location. But it didn't give me the location. I had to open it on my computer.

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                          • Cursor movement direction

                            Under Advanced Options it is possible to select the direction of movement immediately after data entry. Please add a FIFTH option. Namely, to stay on the data entry cell. This change will help users who my key data into a particular cell repeatedly.

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                            • Save Autocorrects

                              I would like the entries made in the "autocorrect" to be stored with my account such that if i re-install office or windows, that i do not have to re-enter all of my shortcuts.

                              For example, i often refer to a building of ours with an abbreviation, say 185M. I have created an autocorrect entry that reads 185M and changes it to 185 Madison Avenue, NY NY. now that i have reinstalled windows, i have to re-do that entry along with MANY others!!!

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                              • Convert PDF to Excell

                                It was be awesome if you could convert PDF or Word documents to Excel. There are many Files I have that seem to be Excel format, but are PDF's. As a store manager in retail, there are several metrics that are sent to us, and it'd make the admin side of the job MUCH easier if this short cut was invented. Thank you.

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                                • I would love it if

                                  ...the File Properties for Excel documents would have a reporting of "Total editing time" similar to that applicable to MS Word. Not sure if that is an easy implementation but it would be fantastic to track that document statistic. With ongoing appreciation for the good work you do.

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                                  • When working with Filters, operations should be only applied to that filtered data.

                                    Operations should only be applied to filtered data!

                                    I have filtered data and then formatted the results (e.g., blue background) only to remove the filter and notice that all data in between the filtered results has also had this format applied.

                                    Similarly, I have filtered data to find expired data and then deleted this data only to later notice that all intermediate data has also been deleted.

                                    If you are working with filtered data, then subsequent operations should only be applied to that data and not the hidden data that has been filtered out.

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                                    • Deleting an Excel book or a sheet in a book

                                      There should be a way to delete an entire Excel book or a sheet in a book

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                                      • Reorder columns easily

                                        There should be an easy way to grab a column or multiple and drag them to another spot. For example, if you select columns D & E you could then drag and drop them before column B (then they would become columns B & C). Right now you have to make 2 new columns, then copy over, very tedious. The same suggestions for rows of course.

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                                        • Option to turn off search in selection

                                          Currently, when you ctrl-f for something and have a selection it only searches within that selection.

                                          I would like a global option to turn this behaviour off so that the search is as if there is no selection.

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