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  1. Fix Notes in Selection Pane Description

    Fix Selection Pane to properly show Notes. Currently, Notes shown in the Selection Pane display as "Comment 1", etc. Should say "Note 1"

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  2. Auto Advance

    When scanning numbers into Excel with a hand scanner - it would be nice to have an auto advance either right or down a cell. This could be accomplished with a simple checkbox tic to turn on or off Auto Advance.. So when a series of numbers are scanned into a cell, there would be an option to Auto Advance either down 1 on the column or right one row. Or there could be a more advanced option box - to have auto advance for a certain number say down 2 and right 1 as an example. Also an option…

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  3. Recover lost 7-z password

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  4. office assistance

    we really miss ms, office assisstance which was like a friend of all students in 90's. Why don't you again bring office assistance in msoffice. this was my fav. even if people dont use much ms.office, they will try ur msoffice.

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  5. Evaluate Formula - Show Named Range Reference Value

    While Evaluating Formula, a Named Range shows only it's result value. Instead, first show the Reference value (e.g. A1:A10) that the Named Range refers to.

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  6. Show Named Range Refer's To Values

    While editing a formula containing a Named Range, use a tooltip to display the Named Range's "Refers To" value.

    As of now, Excel only shows the Named Range's, "Refers To" value in the name manager.

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  7. Create Separate Excel Version Optimized for Power Query (ETL)

    Create a "stripped" version of Excel or stand-alone version that is optimized for Power Query and focused on ETL tasks. This version would remove many traditional Excel features to free up resources, allow engine optimization, and expand current PQ capabilities.

    Microsoft has a definite need of a high power data ETL tool and right now I am forced to use multiple Excel files to break up ETL tasks by having them reference the previous file in the chain (my company will not support other more expensive/specialized tools).

    This finished file can then be used as a data source in regular…

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  8. Clear persistent Excel copy highlighting if trying to paste from another application

    The current Excel copy/paste behavior is acceptable (not great, but I can live with it) when within Excel. But it gets really annoying when working between Excel and another application. If I copy something out of Excel to paste in application 2, then copy something from application 2 to paste back in Excel, it is utterly maddening that the paste is blocked because the data I copied from Excel is still highlighted and overriding the Windows clipboard. And if I press Esc to clear the highlight, I still can't paste from application 2 because now there's nothing in the Windows…

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  9. My excel file not open properly. So please help me.

    My excel file not open properly. So please help me. This type in error after open excel file shown in picture.

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  10. How to open password protected 7zip file without password?

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  11. Consolidate error with Linking

    When you use LINK, the SUM function adds hidden rows and gives an incorrect total.

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  12. Shortcut to custom formats in quick access olbar

    I use a custom format that looks like currency but has dashes instead of zeroes, I'd love to be able to have a shortcut to access that format by pressing Alt+3, for example, on the quick access toolbar. The should also be a shortcut to refer to the currency format, which is a default format! Also, you should be able to define format preferences - I'd love to indicate that whenever I use the currency format, apply it with no decimals and center the formatting.

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  13. Make all default table styles accessible

    Excel has a built-in accessibility auditor that will falg 55% of the default table styles as inaccessible due to low contrast. Microsoft should make all the default table styles accessible, in addition to picking colours in the default colour theme that will all be distinguishable by all colourblind people.

    Attached is a chart where a red cross indicates a table style that fails Excel's own accessibility auditor.

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  14. Make all default table styles accessible

    Excel has a built-in accessibility auditor that will falg 55% of the default table styles as inaccessible due to low contrast. Microsoft should make all the default table styles accessible, in addition to picking colours in the default colour theme that will all be distinguishable by all colourblind people.

    Attached is a chart where a red cross indicates a table style that fails Excel's own accessibility auditor.

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  15. Optional setting to limit the size of your file (ex. all info must be on page 1)

    Optional setting to limit the size of your file (ex. all info must be on page 1 or limit columns allowed from A to G only - H-infinity are blocked). This allows similar printouts to Microsoft Word with benefit of using columns, rows, tables, etc from excel.

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  17. How to recover lost 7-z file password?

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  18. Drop Down List needs to not be limited to 8 items

    Trying to resurrect this one - I see the last request was 2015 - 4 years ago. Really? I know this is an easy fix for Microsoft - Cmon lets just get it done!!!!

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  19. Microsoft Excel 2016 - Proposed Solution "to show the current page number"

    I would like to ask Microsoft Excel team to show the page number at the bottom bar permanently (the same as we get the total cells, or sum of cells) because sometimes we add so many pictures, that hide the "Page break preview", so the number of the current page is NOT shown.

    Below is the proposed solution to fix this issue.

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