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  1. CTRL+M to launch Power Query Editor

    Well, we know that
    the language behind Power Query is called M;
    it takes at least three clicks to launch Power Query Editor;
    the shortcut CTRL+M is currently unassigned...
    Why not using CTRL+M to launch Power Query Editor?

    116 votes

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  2. Create a 64-bit version of Excel

    Computer hardware and operating systems have been 64-bit for over a decade. Excel (and Office) still run as 32-bit applications, unless one goes out of their way to install 64-bit.

    Can you make changes to Excel necessary to recommend 64-bit as the default?

    (2016-05-10 Dan [MS] - added this idea to break out the 64-bit portion of this existing idea, since we've added the ability for 32-bit to address more memory: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/13522164-increase-usable-memory-or-switch-to-64-bit-excel-a )

    29 votes

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  3. Bring back the "Light Gray" theme

    "White" is too light, "Dark Gray" is too dark, and "Colorful" is too green! The "Light Gray" theme from Office 2013 was perfect - please bring it back.

    26 votes

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  4. Disable pdf Hyperlink Warnings For Office 2016 programs

    I have a macro that opens a hyperlink from a sheet and then downloads the file associated with that hyperlink. However, if the hyperlink is to a pdf file, I get a security warning message asking me if I would like to open the file. This negates the automatic process of the macro.

    I've contacted support and they have stated that in Excel 2016 it is not possible to disable this warning message for a pdf file (however it is for other file types). I would like this feature added back in to Excel.

    The community link further describing the…

    13 votes

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  5. Off-line Help

    Excel Help should be configured like the Windows O/S. The basic Help package should loaded when Excel is installed. Help updates should be applied (as available) as the user connects to the Internet. This would allow users to operate in an off-line environment - as many of us still do, and still have access to Excel Help functions.

    11 votes

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  6. Please just make Inquire available for all excel desktop users!

    Please just make Inquire available for all excel desktop users!

    6 votes

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  7. Rows to repeat at top of page (headings)

    This used to be a thing in Excel. In Page Setup you could specify rows to repeat on each page (top/bottom/side) for things like column headings.

    5 votes

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  8. Add BMO Harris Bank

    Add BMO Harris Bank

    3 votes

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  9. Microsoft Office - Family License

    The current strategy of Microsoft is to sell either office 365 (yearly subscription) or single permanent license products. This I discovered only today after purchasing a new laptop for the family and tried to get my recently purchased office installed on the new PC. It would not let me do this (even under the same user account) , since I have my recently purchased office on my other PC.

    I feel this strategy is very unfriendly toward family consumers, as I have to sepdn 150 EUR for each PC to install office on it and allow all members of my…

    3 votes

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  10. can I upgrade my account to family?

    can I upgrade my account to family?

    2 votes

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  11. make excel free for everyone! and see that people will stop migrating to Gsheets. right now there is mass migration happening inc. students

    make excel free for everyone! and see that people will stop migrating to Gsheets. right now there is mass migration happening inc. students. stop this migration and make Excel free.

    2 votes

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  12. Allow user interface preference default setting (i.e. Gridline viewing and printing)

    Please allow a simple user default interface/preference setting option so that any user can start using Excel in the way each user uses Excel the most frequently. For example, one may like to remove the gridline in view by default because that is the most frequently used format and etc. It is useful to allow users setting up a basic default profile to suit their most used preferences.

    2 votes

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  13. Please Fix the "Select Office for this device" screen

    I have one Personal Email connected to 6 Copies of Microsoft Office 2016 products.
    when I try to activate the Office on a new PC , I don't know which license is linked to which PC ??? and always trying to guess which license to choose …

    So Please Microsoft add the Activation code Number or the Product Key under each one , because the name method is stupid and confusing and creates a lot of issues when trying to activate a device to the same email … see attached file

    ps: in this example the correct license to choose…

    2 votes

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  14. I am in Mexico. When I go to office365.com/en it takes me to the Spanish Page. I don't understand why.

    Recognize the language of the computer and naturally put them in that language.

    2 votes

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  15. 2 votes

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  16. Make it easy to put Excel on desktop.

    Where can I find the link to put it on the desktop?

    2 votes

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  17. 2 votes

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  18. Correction to the Office 2016 instulation process

    When you install office 2016 on a new pc it does not install MSORUN.DLL. This affects users that have Office VBA application. The office 2007 installation installed MSORUN.DLL and there is no work around that I can fine in Office 2016.

    One can copy this file from a PC with 2007 and the VBA applications will work, but there is not way most users wold know this

    2 votes

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  19. HELP!

    We would like to know how to extend the free usage of MS for another few months since we have purchased the product only in November 2017 ,

    Further details are given bellow

    Make : MS model surface note book

    Since only two months old , hope you would do the needful to reactive the requested.

    Your prompt reply re appreciated ,

    Sunil Fernando
    07939668844

    2 votes

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  20. view expiring date on program

    To view a program expiring date ofline without login in to the account

    2 votes

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