Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Add icons for font superscript and subscript so we can put them on the QAT

    Word has direct access (with icons) on the ribbon for subscripting and superscripting characters, but Excel can do so only via the Home...Font menu item. Scientists and engineers need to use subscript and superscript characters when writing mathematical and chemical formulas. Please copy the subscript and superscript icons in Word, and make them available to the Customize QAT feature.

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      60 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable collaboration with others editting in Excel desktop

      In Word and PowerPoint you can collaborate from the desktop as well as online. In excel, whenever anyone opens the document on desktop others get locked out of editing and can only view. This is a problem for our organisation since occasionally remote team members need to edit the file on desktop but failure to close down the document properly (either accidentally or because the OS somehow did not release the file lock which has happened on Mac's) means the entire team is suddenly unable to work for extended periods until we track down the culprit.

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        60 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        = 2017-03-28 =

        Hi all,

        Great news – as of today, we’ve released co-authoring in Excel for Windows Desktop to anyone who is in the Insiders Fast group. If you’re an O365 subscriber, you can get yourself into that group by going to http://office.com/insider

        Once you are an Insider (Fast), you can co-author on files stored in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online, with anyone editing in Excel Online, or Excel on mobile (Android, Windows, and iOS).

        We’d love to hear how it goes, and we encourage you to invite anyone you work with to also update to Insiders Fast (so that you can co-author with them).

        You can read more at https://blogs.office.com/2017/03/28/new-office-365-march-co-authoring-excel/

        Cheers,
        Dan [MS]

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        Hi folks,
        As Guy mentioned, we are working on this now. It’s a lot of work, so it’s not going to be done super-quick, but rest assured that this is…

      • Maintain copied data on the clipboard even if the "dancing ants" aren't shown around the copied range (Copy-paste clipboard persistence)

        If I copy [ctrl-c] a cell, then type in another cell, then try pasting, no result. No paste. It would be nice if Excel would maintain the copied data on the clipboard even after the dancing ants no longer appeared, so that I could paste that data.

        (2015-11-05 Dan [MS] - updated idea title and description to be clearer)

        224 votes
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        • QAT Spacing

          The QAT spacing on the 2016 version is impossible to work with and forcing me to look at creating a new tab. I liked the spacing on 2013 which allowed me to view all my written macros and buttons. The new spacing pushed 5 of my buttons to a drop down. Please correct this spacing issue. The spacing does not need to be this large when you don't have a touch screen. I am one of 35 employees in my company that this effects. We have a customized QAT that all employees use.

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          • Add User Voice Button to Excel interface

            To add a button to reach this page directly when there is a new idea to work on ... Ideas will come more fresh and easier to describe..

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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Great news – we’ve started work on this.

              The plan is to have a button under the File menu (something like File > Feedback > Submit Ideas for Excel) that will bring users here to UserVoice.

              Cheers,
              Dan [MS]

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