Feedback by UserVoice

Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

Welcome to the Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. If you think you have found a bug, please send us feedback in-app instead! To do so, please click “File”, then “Feedback”, then “Send a Frown” in Excel. This way, we will get detailed information that will help us better diagnose the problem.

To help us build the best version of Excel ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your suggestions and ideas for the next version of Excel. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

How can we improve Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Mr.

    Having any exchange database related issues? then fret not as you can now take help of the best professional exchange recovery tool available, the EdbMails EDB to PST Converter, to convert Exchange database (EDB) files to Outlook PST files.

    EdbMails is built on some of the most advanced algorithms that can recover every last bit of information from your exchange database with ease. Not only can it repair EDB databases but also recover all the mailboxes with all their associated properties like (email, tasks, attachment etc.) in individual PST files. The PST files can then be imported into Outlook.For more…

    1 vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      2 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • i

        i have already renewed my licence …..subricrition ...bbut its not yet activated

        1 vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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…

          1 vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            1 comment  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            1 vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              2 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it easy to put Excel on desktop.

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

                  1 vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

                      1 vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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

                        1 vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • view expiring date on program

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

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              2 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • A protectected with password Excel worksheet and protectected workbook can be edited in Google Sheets without knowing the password. Fix it.

                              If we create an Excel sheet in Excel for windows (Desktop Application) and protect some locked cells or protect worksheet or workbook with password. The protection work perfectly fine. But if we open the same Excel sheet in Google Sheets then the protection become useless i.e. We can easily edit or delete the contents in the worksheet protected in MS Excel if we open it in Google Sheets. Fix it, otherwise protection in MS Excel becomes useless.

                              1 vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Help in french to discover how use power pivot AND include already power pivot in excel

                                I discover recently the existence of power pivot
                                I supposed before that it was an application separately of office or other
                                I discover that power pivot can be use in excel
                                Suggestion : ialready nclude power pivot in excel when we procede the installation of office
                                I wish to learn how use powerpivot and it's not easy because many video or texts in English!!!!!

                                Excuse my English, I'm not very good

                                1 vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1 vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a means of sending a screenshot of a problem in feedback

                                    Screenshot does not work in feedback and there is no way of activating it

                                    1 vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I am not connected to internet. To "validate" my programme means every month walking down the road to connect for this ****! ****HEADS!

                                      Every month or so I get thiis "Cannot validate programme - connect to internet." This is ****! I have to walk lugging my computer down the road just to "Validate" the programme. This is ****. I should not have to validate my progamme. The ***KING subscrition expiry daty should be logged into the programme when I renew it, and it should be right until that date comes around. NOT EVERYONE IS ON THE INTERNET 24/7. I have two machines, one at home and one I take out. What do people do who have a PC....MORONS!

                                      1 vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 2 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Excel customizations-utility to backup all

                                          Utility to backup all user's customizations. I have a batch file to backup all my settings below but I'm not sure if I have them all.
                                          Custom Lists must be exported from registry and imported. Most users won't know how to export from the registry and they shouldn't attempt it either.
                                          It would be nice to have a utility that backups all user's customizations/settings.

                                          book.xlsx
                                          sheet.xlsx
                                          Charts
                                          Custom lists
                                          Toolbars

                                          Thanks

                                          2 votes
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            1 comment  ·  Product Setup and Activation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base