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  1. Add Office Scripts to the native Excel Application

    I understand getting full blown VBA working on the web is extremely unlikely (impossible?).

    So - make Office Scripts run on native Excel (and other Office apps). That way we get

    1) One common development language across all Microsoft Office applications

    2) Support for Javascript/Typescript in native Office.

    47 votes

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    21 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sending Microsoft feedback. Your input is valuable to us and helps improve our products.

    Office native platforms already supports JavaScript/TypeScript for the add-in (extensions) model. The built-in Office Scripts/automation is not yet supported.

    We do intend to support Office Scripts across other platforms and hosts. However, the priority and schedules for such expansion in coverage is not yet finalized. We are right now focussed on delivering it for Online platform with Power Automation support. Please stay tuned for future announcements to learn about the coverage.

    Thanks,
    Sudhi

  2. Canadian Financial Institutions not included

    Using Microsoft Money, but I can't connect Financial Institutions from Canada, even very common ones such as TD or BMO. The links would be:
    https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/
    https://www1.bmo.com/onlinebanking/cgi-bin/netbnx/NBmain?product=5

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback.

    Money in Excel currently doesn’t support non-US based financial institutions and we acknowledge the providing the functionality to add Canadian banks with Money in Excel would be a great feature. We will share your feedback to the apt team for review.

    Best,

    Vipin Nair
    The Microsoft Team

  3. Money In Excel - Please add Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union

    Money In Excel - Please add Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. Currently, Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union isn’t supported on Money in excel. We welcome your feedback and the same has been shared to our apt team for review in future.

    Regards,

    Vipin Nair
    The Microsoft Team

  4. Better Field List support for Analysis Services Tabular

    It's about time to improve support for SSAS Tabular:
    1. Auto-generate DAX
    2. Avoid splitting a table into a "measure group" and "dimension". See how PBI Desktop handles metadata.
    3. Carry over data types so that users can create reports, such as show me invoices where Due Date is greater than ... Currently, all dimension table fields map to Text.
    4. Many customers have expressed interest to connect Excel tables directly to Tabular, bypassing Pivot Table, so they can use the column dropdowns and other Excel goodness.
    5. Support descriptions as tooltips when the user hovers on a field in…

    84 votes

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    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’ve modified the title of this request to better reflect the work that we are now planning to do. The original request included multiple features, some of which we now plan to implement while others will not happen anytime soon.

    The work we plan to do is to quit showing tabular objects as if they were multi-dimensional in the PivotTable field list. We’ll stop splitting tables into measure groups and dimensions. We were already handling this correctly for the Excel data model, and we’ll extend that work to also handle external AS databases.

    In addition, when a field is dragged to the Rows area of a PivotTable, we will also stop converting everything to strings. We’ll retain the field’s data type so that we can apply proper sorting and filtering to dates and other non-text fields.

    We will not be switching to sending DAX queries from Excel, because this would…

  5. Pivot Table Overlapping Error

    Please develop the dialogue / call out from simply stating 'A pivot table cannot overlap another pivot table' so that you are actually provided with a sheet and / or cell reference where an overlap is trying to occur.

    If you have a large workbook / multiple sheets with many pivot tables it can be difficult to find the source of an overlap.

    55 votes

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    12 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Have Excel scroll better when there are large cells.

    If there's a really tall or wide cell, Excel jumps to the edge of the cell when scrolling past that area. This is a big pain when, for example:
    - trying to position a shape
    - Trying to grab the edge of the row or column in order to resize it.

    Excel should just scroll normally without jumping.

    3,632 votes

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    984 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m happy to let you know that we are in the planning stages to make Excel for Windows scroll without jumping to the edge of the cell so you’ll be able to scroll smoothly. We don’t yet have a target date, but wanted to tell you about our plans.

    We appreciate all the votes and comments supporting this suggestion.

    Thanks – Steve K [Excel]

  7. Visually show which cells are selected even when another application has focus

    Currently, when I select one or more cells and then switch to another application, the boundary box and shading for the selected cells are not shown. Other Office applications exhibit this behavior as well--selection highlighting is only displayed when the program has focus. Many (most?) non-Office applications show the highlighting at all times.

    It would be far more useful to be able to glance at the spreadsheet and see which cells are selected, even when working in another program.

    645 votes

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    51 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is an issue we are working on. We’ll be able to provide more details when we get closer to a release date.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

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