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  1. Support trusting publishers for certificates used to sign macros on shapes.

    When macros are signed with a certificate, the user is given the option to "Trust all documents from this publisher". However, this option is not available when the signed macro is attached to a Shape.

    This behaviour should be consistent no matter where the macro was attached.

    See attached "failbook.xlsm" and "successbook.xlsm". Failbook has a macro attached to a shape, successbook has a macro attached to a form button. The images "macrooptionssuccessbook.png" and "macrooptionsfailbook.png" show the differences in the macro options screen between the two excel workbooks.

    Reproduction steps:

    1.-In the Excel Trust Center, enable "Disable all macros with notification"

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      2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • powerpivot, bring it back.

      Bring back PowerPivot

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      • Scroll Wheel support in the MSForms ListBox control

        Please, add mouse wheel support in the ListBox control on Office UserForms.

        There is a hack using the low level Win32 API, hooking the Window Procedure with SetWindowLong(GWL_WNDPROC) and CallWindowProc, but it is too easy to crash Excel with that hack.

        http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/excel/178071-scroll-mouse-scroll-button-listbox.html#post812821

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        • Add VBA Support for Excel 2016 charts like Waterfall, Pareto etc

          Please add VBA support for new Waterfall, Pareto, Histrogram, Treemap, Sunburst and Box & Wisker chart types. Specifically, include the ability to record a macro when operating on new charts and provide corresponding Excel VBA Object library nomenclature. There is currently no VBA support for new Excel 2016 chart types, making it impossible to automate and include them into existing toolsets. Waterfall chart support is a priority. Thanks!

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          • Have a tool to find hidden range names and a link finder.

            I get (update) linking error when name ranges are hidden. These often come when old worksheet data is imported. The Excel Name Manager function does not find these. I have installed an add-in called Name Manager that does find such range names. This should be part of Excel.

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            • Looking for “block or disabling JavaScript functionality" in Excel 2016 developer preview using a GPO

              JavaScript functionality is added to Excel 2016 developer preview - This is a great feature. I am looking for how to disable this function using a GPO. Any suggestions / steps would help.

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              • Developed a macro that enable us to select area until the last cell with data

                I have created a personal macro add-in and added at quick access tool bar that enables me to select the area until the last cell with the data. This macro is very useful for the data that has multiple spaces in it.

                With a data that has thousands of row, it is time consuming to use shift+ctrl+down arrow. Because this shortcut stops in each blank cell.

                Sub lastcellwithdata()

                Dim i As Integer

                i = ActiveSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, Selection.Column).End(xlUp).Row

                Range(Cells(Selection.Row, Selection.Column), Cells(i, Selection.Column)).Select

                End Sub

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                • auto indent and group VBA code

                  There are several compilers in other languages ​​that allow the self-indentation of code and the grouping of code structures to make it more readable. Please, improving this part in VBA would be very interesting. Blessings!

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                  • Make Macros easy to copy and paste into another computer

                    I want to record a macro, create a button on my excel worksheet, so it is available to run whenever I want to run it. AND make it easy to copy so I can share it with friends and put it on my laptop without having to physically re-record it. ( export data out of our software into an excel workbook and then I want to run my macro on that data. It's difficult because you cannot edit that macro if you want to change something. Also, I cannot move it to my laptop, nor can I give the macro…

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                    • UDF and application.statusbar

                      I've got a fuzzy logic UDF working against (up to) 400K rows. For these types of large-scale UDFs, it would be particularly useful if the statusbar was included in what UDFs are able to affect (vs current state where [almost] all environmental variables cannot be affected by UDFs).

                      That way, a user could get updates on the number of rows currently being searched, and status/progress. This would (a) help the user realize that a long-running calculation is still going instead of thinking that Excel has hung, and (b) would allow the user to estimate completion time (do I need to…

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                      • Cloud-based Macros

                        Wish that Excel's approach to Macros was much cleaner, shareable, collaborative as Google is impementing.

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                        • Excel 2016 VBA Slow Running Bug

                          I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and now Excel VBA runs much slower than before (was Office 2010). We have about 100,000 lines of VBA code, so this is a big issue. I was expecting a 2x performance degradation and display problems but it’s much worse than that and I can demonstrate why, with a 7 line program (you will need to save a blank workbook on your desktop and alter the “xxxxxx” in the file path, as well as saving the program to "Excel Speed Test.xlsm"):

                          Sub Test_Slow_Write()
                          Dim TheRow As Integer
                          ' Load any workbook…

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                            • Allow Excel Macros to be written in PowerShell

                              Allow Excel Macros to be written in PowerShell.
                              It would also be amazing if it could be used as an alternative to field functions such as "=PRODUCT(A1:A10))"

                              I believe that Microsoft Excel naively supporting PowerShell as a 21st century alternative to VBA would be the most beneficial change made to the software since release.

                              Almost all Microsoft products are becoming PowerShell integrated, yet Office remains only supporting VBA.
                              VBA is an archaic procedural language which despite its ambivalent love from the community, seems to have little to no place in the modern world.
                              PowerShell can directly interact with COM objects…

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                              • Excel needs to have an add on app that lets users to access all stock statistics. Google sheets is a joke. Excel is king start acting like

                                Excel could add an appilication through addons to access financial data. I have created addons for entra net usagage this would be an easily climb for the experts.

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                                • Default Sheet codename as 01, 02, etc instead of 1, 2, 3

                                  Ok, I know this is a minor nit, and probably NOT appropriate for the visible sheetnames (because it would throw half the user base into a panic)... but I often find myself renaming the sheet codenames (and controls) using 01, 02, 03 because of the way the VBE sorts things. Obviously this only helps for workbooks less than 100 sheets, but that is probably 99% of the use cases, whereas the current approach only works up to 9 sheets, which is probably only half the time.

                                  Sure, I sometimes rename sheets with more intuitive text names as well, but this…

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                                    • VBA highlight words that are the same within the same procedure when selected

                                      Highlight all the words within the same procudure that match the selected text, as Sublime text does.
                                      This would make seeing where variables are used much easier.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Change Significance F Label in Regression Output

                                        My MBA cohort is having a difficult time remembering that Significance F is really the model-level p-value. We understand that the p-value labels below refer to the individual variables, but Significance F is obscure.

                                        I suggest that you change the label Significance F in the ANOVA section of the output to Model p-value to resolve this confusion.

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                                        • Make the Microsoft Mathematics Add-In available for Excel 2016 and 365

                                          Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is a fantastic Computer Algebra System with excellent graphing features. It allows you to solve math problems, even complex formula, and then graph them in graphs that could have the variables manipulated. It is a great teaching and visualization tool, which after having installed .Net 3.5, can be well installed on Windows 10 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15702, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Mathematics).
                                          Word and OneNote 2013 had a cool Add-in for Microsoft Mathematics 4.0, and we have asked to extend the Add-in to Office 2016.
                                          Please add it to PowerPoint 2016 too, or even better, to all current and future Office…

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