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  1. Add Text Filter To Name Manager

    In the Name Manager Dialog Box, enable the ability for user to enter text to filter on. Then show only the lines that contain the text entered by the user.

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  2. Enable Named Range Re-Naming In Named Range Dropdown

    When I mistakenly enter a new range name in the Range Name drop down, I cannot edit this range name until going into the Name Manager. Provide ability to overwrite the existing range name, in the same maner as when entering a new range name.

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  3. AutoCorrect function for Excel on OneDrive

    The AutoCorrect function only works on page one and two of the spreadsheet on OneDrive. It would be great to have the option to turn this on and off for all pages of the spreadsheet by going through to File > Options.

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  4. When cutting/pasting a selection, the cursor should default to the top-left cell in the selection after paste

    When cutting/pasting a selection, the cursor should default to the top-left cell in the selection after paste on the source

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  5. Make the project references dialog box big enough or scroll so we can see the full path and file name of the reference.

    Make the project references dialog box big enough (or scroll) so we can see the full path and file name of the reference. The current dialog box isn't big enough to see the full reference to the path and file name of the file referenced.

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  6. find and replace, invert and clear buttons

    on the Excel Find and Replace dialogue:
    add a button to the left of the Options button to invert/reverse/swap the values in the Find and Replace fields, and another to clear both the Find and Replace values and plant the cursor in the Find field.

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  7. checkout broken

    With any Sharepoint file where version control is activated, you would normally get a prompt asking you to checkout the file before you modify it.
    Now, I got this Sharepoint Libary that I synch locally using the latest OneDrive (thank god, it now lets you decide which files you want to keep locally!).
    But here's the thing: I no longer get the checkout prompt in Excel, and the worse part is that I can't edit the file because Excel has openned it in read-only.
    Even though I checkout the file manually on Sharepoint, it still opens the file in read-only…

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  8. Display Font Formats in Formula Bar

    Enable ability to display font changes when viewing formula (or text) in the formula bar.

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  9. Restore keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Sh+0 functionality to unhide column

    Up to Excel 2003, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Sh+0 would unhide a column or columns. Since the shortcut isn't being used for anything else, please restore the functionality

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  10. allow people to globally remove features

    Excel 2019 has added a few features that are hindering accountants and others from being able to be productive. Trying to "disable" those functions do not work. I created a new column, adjacent to a Contract Number Column. In the new column, I needed to take either the last 5 digits or the last 6 digits on the Contract Number in the new column. When I put in the formula in the first cell, ALL the cells in that column became populated with the formula. When I tried to change the formula in a cell below (since I needed the…

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  11. Ability to deselect cells with ctrl+click in Office 2016

    How is it possible that this was "accidentally enabled" in Office 2016 and now they turned it off? How is it not a basic function already?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/Unable-to-deselect-in-excel/m-p/363008/highlight/true#M26886

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  12. Add append and prepend options to find the find and replace dialogue box.

    Right now the only way of appending or prepending something to cell contents is to use a concat function which can be a hassle depending on the contents.

    Alternatively adding full regex functionality to the search/find and replace function would be even better!

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  13. Paste Special - number format only.

    Paste Special - number format only

    The only past special options on number format are associated with either a formula or value. Oftern I need to standard formats across a number of cells and this functionality would allow this without using Paste formats which pastes all cells format styles - font, border, colour fill, etc

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  14. "Ctrl+A" shortcut in the excel formula bar

    Hi there!
    It would be a great help for my work if "Ctrl+A" shortcut was working in the excel formula bar.
    Thank you

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  15. Un-protect a worksheet/workbook for excel online

    Can we please get a way to un-protect a worksheet without having to open the file in offline excel in edit mode?

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  16. Excel's Evaluate Formula could benefit from undoing calculations (going backwards)

    The Evaluate Formula feature is great but could benefit by being able to go backwards in the calculation as well as going forward. Many times I've had to start over multiple times just to fully capture what is happening during a complex formula that could have been MUCH easier if I could step back one or more calculations instead of stepping all the way through or starting over.

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  17. A way to insert lines or columns

    There is no current easy/quick way or symbol to push or no entry in the :Help symbol whereby one can enter a new line or column on the chart you are working with

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  18. Cell formatting shall be preserved when pasting ranges in a protected sheet (as if paste formulas or paste values where the only option).

    When copy/pasting into a range of unlocked cells in a protected worksheet, the paste of formats shall be discarded (as if paste formulas or paste values where the only option).

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  19. insert mutiple blank rows/columns with once command

    please provide an option to insert more than one row or column when inserting

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  20. use arrow keys when editing text in dialog boxes

    When editing dialog boxes such as the Data Validation box, using an arrow key doesn't move you within the text but instead puts a cell reference into a formula. Please make it work like Excel functions which only put the cell in if you are entering the formula for the first time, but otherwise use the arrow keys to move around. Or better still make this toggleable by pressing F2.

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