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  1. Enable scrolling through Sheets

    For those who create numerous excel sheets below, it would be easier to access sheets, if navigating through scrolling was enabled. Or even a feature to alphabetically arrange sheets for easy navigation. Currently, the process of macro for the alphabetical arrangement of sheets is too technical.

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  2. Mouse scroll when choosing sheet

    When you have many sheets and need to choose one, mouse scroll doesn't work (on right-click). Will be very helpful to make this feature available.

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  3. Excel zoom focus selection

    Dear MS, In Excel we have the potential to zoom in and out from sheets, similar to what we can do in PowerPoint. However where PowerPoint very well zooms in on active elements (if we mark a graphic, then this centers during the zooming acion), Excel is has a terrible feature that it does do some random behaviour in relation to zooming with selected cells, but Excel completely ignores selected graphics... Excel could be updated to always account to center the selected item during zooming. That would be much more easy in large sheets as now always scrollbars are needed.…

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  4. Sheet View - behavior of Default

    There is a behavior documented here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sheet-views-in-excel-0eea3dc5-d7d1-44c5-a953-25ebfbd6c1a6
    and it works like designed: "When you use Sheet View in desktop Excel and save your document, any sorts and filters you have made will appear in the Default view for all users. Sheet Views are not affected."
    But: Why do you then call it "Default" ? It should be like "last applied view"
    It's really very confusing - as if someone opens this excel, anyone else in a "sheet view", modifies the used Filter-Range, it will be modified also in <Default>-View, as this shows the latest change of ANY Filter-adoption in sheet…

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  5. Lotus 123 style cursor (active row/column position)

    For large workbooks, I have seen people literally hold a ruler on the screen to confirm values across the row.

    It would be nice to toggle a view setting that would enable the Cross hairs style navigation Lotus 123 had, where the left border of the active column and lower border of the active row for the selected cell is a darker color.
    I've seen add ins / macros online but this really feels like it is something missing from the native out of the box experience.

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  6. QuickBooks - Easy to excel

    Excel is the pillar for performing any business activity, many people not able to work properly due to the lack of excel skills. I am suggesting one platform that will help to perform industry practices easily even if excel is not good as QuickBooks Tool Hub is the web-based accounting tool that help to cater the financial needs of the business by performing book-keeping, invoice generation and bills preparation, with great accuracy it is useful in tax management also.
    https://qbdesktoppro.com/quickbooks-tool-hub/

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  7. Improved group collapse/expand controls

    When groups (e.g. level 1) and sub-groups (e.g. Level 2) share the same last row, the collapse/expand control (+/-) for level 2 sub-group is omitted and the level 1 control is overloaded to expand the last sub-group. Suggest you explicitly provide expand/collapse controls for groups and sub-groups even if they end up on the same row.

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  8. option to display sheets vertically or horizontally

    Please make it possible for the user to switch between showing the excel sheets horizontally across the bottom, and vertically. It's very frustrating navigating between sheets in a large workbook and would really help if the sheets could be displayed vertically instead of horizontally.

    2 votes

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  9. Allow Excel Worksheet tabs to be aligned diagonally or vertically.

    I am designing worksheets with multiple tabs for users pensioners unfamiliar with Excel at anything more than a basic level. Allowing worksheet tabs to be displayed vertically or diagonally would make the spreadsheet user friendly avoiding oversight of worksheets not visible on the ribbon.

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  10. Have the ability to change the input cell format in Excel

    Writing this for the second time: the feint green cell input colour and border thickness is far to difficult to see when moving around and sorting spreadsheets. Notice that all your MS Excel Training videos have a great, black coloured thick, very obvious input box - need to have the ability to change this in defaults or wherever...see attached

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  11. provide a move event for window object

    Trying to move a userform when a workbook window moves. Need either a way of linking the workbook window and fom or a move event for window object, so the above fearure can be coded can be coded

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  12. Enable scrolling to search for sheets in Excel Tabs

    Enabling scrolling when hovering over the worksheet tabs as in google sheets would be a really useful

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  13. Add a feature to Group Worksheets it will be easy to manage multiple worksheets in a single workbook

    Add a feature to Group Worksheets it will be easy to manage multiple worksheets in a single workbook

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  14. One suggestion to Excel Group and Ungroup function

    Hello! As an active Excel user, I have noted one possible useful addition to the functionality of Excel sheets. When demonstrating presentations and having some lines/columns grouped and hidden on the active sheet it would be useful to have an option to set a password for unhiding lines/columns with secret information (for example salary details). We had some occasions when such information was opened just by unintentionally tapping on (+) sign near the hided grouped raws.

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  15. Allow users with view-only permission to use Sheet Views

    Currently when 'sharing' view-only access to a workbook that has multiple sheet views set up, these users cannot use / select any of the sheet views (option is greyed out). Would like for these users to be able to use specific sheet views to sort/filter but not give them 'edit' permissions.

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  16. Make the "condensed" view of ribbon able to be pinned. (For all Office apps)

    Right now, I have one of two options:

    • Unpin the ribbon and see nothing, until I click on a menu option (Home, Layout, View, etc.). Only then do I get the condensed ribbon layout.
    • Or I can pin the ribbon—for easy access—however, selecting this option leaves me with a much larger ribbon, with a lot of empty/wasted space between the icons.

    It makes little sense to me that I can't pin the condensed version of the ribbon, as seen when unpinning and clicking through.

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  17. Trailing top Row

    In my experience when making an Excel file, in the first row of each column I title the type of information/data set that I want to be entered in each subsequent row starting at 2 onward.

    However, when the list is long (many rows down) and there are many columns I frequently have to scroll back to the top to ensure I am entering the data in the correct column, then scroll all the way back down.

    It would be nice to have an option in Excel to have a trailing first row where the Titled Columns scroll down with…

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  18. Display table headers in column headers even with frozen panes

    When active cell is in a table and the table headers aren't into view, the table headers display in the column headers (instead of A, B, C, etc). However this doesn't work anymore when we have frozen panes. It would be handy to also read the table headers in the column headers even with frozen panes.

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  19. index for worksheet

    Option to add an index sheet that lists all sheets in a workbook, and then possible to create columns to customize. This will help to easily navigate to all sheet quickly and keep it organized.

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  20. Add display setting to easily change the color of all cells in workbook.

    Add a display setting to allow the change of all cell colors. All white cells are ******* the eyes for long periods of time. There is already a display setting that allows for the selection of grid line color. Please add a similar setting for choosing dimmer colors than just white for the default cell color.

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