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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    22 votes
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  3. Mr.

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  4. i

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

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  5. 1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. liescene my excel

    i want to liecnce my verfication

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