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  1. Colar Especial - Valores Únicos

    Ao copiar dados de uma coluna com vários dados repetidos.
    Como temos a opção com o botão direito do mouse de Colar Especial > Valores, poderia ter uma opção de Colar Especial > Valores Únicos.

    175 votes
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  2. Add a Reporting Ribbon to Excel to consolidate and highlight the amazing capabilities of Power Query and Power Pivot

    Tables, Power Query, Power Pivot and Pivot Tables are amazing tools that will transform the way people build their reports, but only once they know about them!

    Let's SHOUT about how good these things are and how well they work together by putting them onto a single new Ribbon called "Reporting" - something like the attached image.

    156 votes
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  3. Unhide multiple worksheets at once

    We can hide several worksheets at once, but we can only show them individually.

    Although the VBA can solve this issue with some lines of code, but it would be a great improvement if you add this capability to Excel as a build in feature.

    139 votes
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  4. Spreadsheet documentation

    A key feature of good spreadsheet design practice is the proper documentation of the spreadsheet but almost no help is given in Excel for this. Let's have some tools to help.
    Three initial suggestions:
    1/ a free-form notes page (a bit like the bottom part of a Powerpoint slide) where documentation notes can be added as the spreadsheet is created, possibly with automatic reminders when named ranges, new styles, user defined functions etc are created
    2/ A record being made when a new workbook is linked in to take data from this workbook
    3/ automated listing of ranges, names etc…

    46 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion Malcom. We’ll keep an eye on this – we’ll be more deeply investigating things with more votes, so people should up vote this if they like it. I’d also encourage people to chime in on the comments for this one with any specific asks for particular cases/operations they care about more than others.

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

  5. Improve Office Help Files

    With every generation of Microsoft Office the included Help system gets ridiculously worse, help used to be one of it's strong points. Old versions of Office included fast and comprehensive offline documentation that was incredibly useful and could be searched in seconds. Excel 2013's help was horrendous and Excel 2016 is a disaster. Currently I'm trying to write a VBA function, I enter some code hit F1 hoping for an example and then have to wait 15 seconds for Firefox to open and display a poorly formatted MSDN page, if I then use the MSDN search box to refine my…

    44 votes
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  6. KEEP IT SIMPLE

    Please keep excel from growing further. It's a shame to learn where to look for a known function with every release and its a pain that some "new" features clearly show we users are deemed the most stupid being on the planet, since microsoft excel always knows better what and how we want to do it. I'm quite annoyed at all the new cloudy things like "share" that cannot be disabled with reasonable effort. And if you keep going, you push me to use somtehing else.

    43 votes
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  7. PROVIDE OFFLINE HELP!!!

    DEAR MICROSOFT TEAM, PLEASE DON'T BE AN IDIOT BY TELLING US THAT GOING ONLINE MEANS TO DELIVER BETTER CONTENT!!!

    NO MATTER HOW GRACIOUS GOOD YOUR CONTENT IT WILL BE NEVER DELIVERED TO US WITHOUT INTERNET OR AREA WHERE THERE IS NO INTERNET ACCESS!!!

    40 votes
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  8. Add short month name and short day name in Power Query

    In Power Query, you can convert a date in year, month, day, first day of the month, day of the week, .... You can also convert a date in month name or in day name.

    But there is no option to convert a date with the short name (Jan, Feb, Mar, ...) and the same for the day (Mon, Tue, Wed, ...)

    Is it possible to add these options on the ribbon?

    34 votes
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  9. Include "Compare Files" in all Office 365 plans

    There is a powerful "Compare Files" command in Excel 2013 to see the differences between two workbooks (it's in the "Inquire" ribbon tab). However it only seems to be available in certain Office 365 plans, and I haven't found anywhere that says when you buy plan x you get this functionality and not that.
    It would be great if this could be included in all versions of the product!

    30 votes
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  10. Include Track Changes

    Include Track Changes

    29 votes
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  11. vba help offline

    I run Excel 2010 on on PC and Excel 2013 on the other one, travelling. PLEASE bring back VBA offline help to Excel VBA help...The recently downloaded Excel 2013 Developer Documentation.chm quality is far beyond the Excel 2010 VBA help.
    Thanks

    29 votes
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  12. Linking chart title to a cell on waterfall charts.

    How can I link a cell as Chart Title for waterfall charts.

    29 votes
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    This capability is not currently supported on any of our new chart types in O16. However, we are working on plans to support this functionality in the future.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  13. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

    Its absolutely REDICULOUS, that in 2016, after all these years, I still can't tell excel, hey, when I press ctrl + H I'd like you to highlight the current cell with whatever color is already selected. Its TERRIBLE, that the only thing I can do is add to quick access toolbar, which does give me a shortcut, but I don't get to CHOOSE it. Its automatically alt + a number, which is not convenient or fast for me at all. I'm an electrical engineer and use a lot of other software, and even low end CAD software allows you to…

    26 votes
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  14. Go back to giving us the permanent DVD ROM of the software

    Quite frankly .. I LIKE having the physical copy that has no expiration date of the software in my files .. (This way if the item fails (or the device goes belly up .. and I have to migrate everything to a new device) .. I still have the software in my hands and can easily do that transfer to the new device WITHOUT having to trust internet connections and downloads from the cloud

    This is especially true for those of us who are Military and/or live rurally (we do not have reliable connections at the best of times ..…

    25 votes
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  15. Provide a "Offline Help" feature again

    Excel use to have a really nice offline help feature that I would like access to again.

    24 votes
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  16. Automatically recognize unicode CSV file automatically

    Currently, to open Unicode encoded CSV file in Excel, you would need to go through cumbersome import process. for example:
    http://smallbusiness.chron.com/open-utf8-excel-63726.html

    Just opening the CSV file will cause some characters displayed as garbled.

    Please add the functionality for Excel to automatically recognize CSV contains Unicode and display it properly (like Notepad for example).

    This is similar as an ask for Excel for Mac:

    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304933-excel-for-mac/suggestions/9783765-support-utf-8-for-csv-import-export

    20 votes
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  17. Richer experience in Advanced Editor for Power Queries

    Can we have some intellisense and improved ability to reference Power Query functions in this window. It's quite a pain to have to go off to a separate guide on Power Query functions when you just need a bit of help to get going - in terms of what function you should use and / or the arguments it takes

    20 votes
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  18. A Back-Step Button on Evaluate Formula

    (I previously submitted this but, with the wrong title)

    I use the formula editor a lot to troubleshoot long formulas. It would be nice to back-step at least 3 steps from the current step.

    Say, I've got a formula that errors out on the 15th step. I have to start all over again to carefully step through again to see what happened. It would be helpful to go back a few steps, then forward again.

    19 votes
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  19. Scroll in data validation list

    I would find very usefull to scroll with my mouse in a data validation list. Today I need to use the scroll bar by clicking on it.

    19 votes
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  20. Please have someone check these suggestions to merge similar requests.

    Please have someone check these suggestions to merge similar requests. I was about to put in a change request but then found 7 posts of the same request and they all have different amount of votes. All for the same thing. If they were merged the vote would be considerably more and may make the developers take note.
    Thank you for listening

    17 votes
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