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  1. 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.

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    • Make it easy to put Excel on desktop.

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

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      • 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…

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          • 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

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            • 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

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              • view expiring date on program

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

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                • 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.

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                    • 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

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                        • 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

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                          • 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!

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                              • 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

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                                • Disable pdf Hyperlink Warnings For Office 2016 programs

                                  I have a macro that opens a hyperlink from a sheet and then downloads the file associated with that hyperlink. However, if the hyperlink is to a pdf file, I get a security warning message asking me if I would like to open the file. This negates the automatic process of the macro.

                                  I've contacted support and they have stated that in Excel 2016 it is not possible to disable this warning message for a pdf file (however it is for other file types). I would like this feature added back in to Excel.

                                  The community link further describing the…

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                                  • Add Alt accelerators to the Options dialog box (in all Office applications)

                                    It would be a time saver to have Alt accelerators on the items in the Options dialog box (General, Formulas, Proofing, etc, including actual option items in the main part of the window) after pressing Alt+F+T.

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                                    • Create a 64-bit version of Excel

                                      Computer hardware and operating systems have been 64-bit for over a decade. Excel (and Office) still run as 32-bit applications, unless one goes out of their way to install 64-bit.

                                      Can you make changes to Excel necessary to recommend 64-bit as the default?

                                      (2016-05-10 Dan [MS] - added this idea to break out the 64-bit portion of this existing idea, since we've added the ability for 32-bit to address more memory: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/13522164-increase-usable-memory-or-switch-to-64-bit-excel-a )

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                                      • Bitness Registry Entry

                                        It is extremely difficult/impossible for an Installer to determine what bitness of Office is installed without opening Excel (which is not practical). We need an accessible registry key that indicates the bitness of the installed Office system.

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                                        • Bring back the "Light Gray" theme

                                          "White" is too light, "Dark Gray" is too dark, and "Colorful" is too green! The "Light Gray" theme from Office 2013 was perfect - please bring it back.

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