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  1. Scroll lock shortcut should be able to turn it on AND off

    For many laptops that don't have a specific scroll lock key, scroll lock can be turned on by fn+C (which is typically dangerously close to probably the most common shortcut used in excel - ctrl+C). If scroll lock becomes turned on (whether on purpose or on accident), a user then has to open their on-screen keyboard which will have a scroll-lock key and turn it off from there. This is unnecessarily cumbersome and poses a big problem when the on-screen keyboard isn't fully functioning.

    I don't see a reason why the same short cut to turn on scroll lock can't…

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  2. Disable the Clipboard Warning when you exit Excel - This is really annoying

    This clipboard warning is only rarely relevant and incredibly annoying. Please add a clipboard option to disable the clipboard warning when you close a file.

    I have been using Excel every day for decades and never once needed this warning. It is very annoying when you are trying to move through files quickly.

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  3. EXCEL FILE

    HOW TO RENAME EXCEL FILE EASILY

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  4. Find links

    It's often VERY difficult to find the links indicated by Edit Links in the Data Tab. Obviously, Excel is aware of the links, but the user is not aware of where they are. Have a feature be able to tell the user precisely where those links are, be they in cells, buttons, hyperlnks, shapes, whatever.

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  5. Show action location when searching for an action

    When I know an action can be performed, but I don't know where it's located, I can type a keyword into the search bar to find it. It works great, but doesn't tell me where the actions from the search results are located. Because of this, I rarely use it because what's the point if I just have to look up the action location anyways online? Other programs have the menu actively open to the location and highlight the action (on hovering over the search result) so you know where to find it next time.

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  6. Sheet and Subsheets

    Workbook can include many sheets of different importance and some can depend on each other. I would like to be able to group some sheets as a subsheets but with one mainsheet. Mainsheet only visible in the workbook (Tree structurice the sheets). Is this understood or not ?

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  7. Splitting of a one cell into two cell but in same column

    there should be a facility to break a cell into two cells but in same column

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  8. updates to 3D map to continuously add new data

    while using power map/3D map, it would be helpful if there was a function that allowed for new data entered into the table to also be entered into the map.

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  9. Drop Down List - Limited to 8 Selections - When will you Fix?

    The Excel Drop Down List has been limited to 8 Selections - FOREVER -

    It can be that hard to allow more (10,12,16,whatever)

    Is this fix even on the Excel Roadmap?

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  10. Compatibility checker for excel 365 versions

    Hello,
    Right now compatibility checker able to compare excel 365 with 2016, 2010 and back to 2003.


    1. I have version installed 1911 and used new functions like
      FILTER.

    2. I send this file to user who's sitting on semi-annual channel (often
      happens in business world) and his version is 1908.

    The issues:


    1. You can't compare with 2019 edition.

    2. You can't compare excel 365 versions with each other. If i run
      current compatibility checker it will notice me only about compatibility issues with excel 2016.

    Expected:

    For instance if i use function from 1911 and it also exist in 1910 but no…

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  11. Resolve relative hyperlinks when pasting to Outlook

    As of Excel Desktop Client 1902, if one stores hyperlinks in excel cells (be it as "Hyperlinks" or using the "=Hyperlink" formula), they do not copy correctly to Outlook when linked files are stored in the same folder as the Excel file.

    Since hyperlinks are pasted with their relative paths, Outlook cannot resolve them, and no-one getting the e-mail can access the linked files.

    As a goaround I followed the answer provided in this old Microsoft Answers thread (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-excel/excel-2010-hyperlinks-lose-path-information-when/e1804a9c-ae72-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?auth=1), but it is far from ideal.

    When copying a table (or cell) to Outlook from Excel, the expected behavior…

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  12. Enable "move and size with cell" in the Properties tab on the Format Control box for check boxes!

    When adding checkboxes to excel, those boxes cannot be anchored to cells. In the Format Control, on the Properties Tab, there is an option to "move and size with cells" but it's grayed out!!!!

    This is so easy to do in Google Sheets but absolutely impossible to do in Excel.

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  13. Copy feedback back to user in mail

    When providing feedback/including bugs, as per your own suggestion, through the excel internal system, the text is accepted with thanks. Since an email address was included in the feedback, why not mail a copy back to the person who bothered to provide feedback. Now it's gone for the user. Long writeups and attachments included.

    thank you for reading.

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  14. Bookmarks for Help topics

    It would be great to be able to bookmark my favorite Help topics so that I can easily find seldom used features.

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  15. The help in excel for insert a file is for the old version of excel Please update this

    The help in excel for insert a file is for the old version of excel. Please update this. When I do a search for insert a file the answer should be for the version of excel I'm using.

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  16. Excel Assistant that can work on voice commands

    Excel needs a assistant that can work on commands like filtering and selecting data with voice commands so it will be easy to filter and it will save time. and if it is possible please build a excel's own AI assistant so it will be much more easy if it can learn and do the same work next time

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  17. Sticky Notes should work in all Office applications

    Sticky Notes should work in all Office applications

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  18. How to recover 7zip password?

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