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  1. There should be a Range Difference function in addition to Union and Intersect

    There are functions to get the intersect or union of two ranges, but there exists no built in function to get the difference between two ranges.

    When I say difference, I mean A - B = A ∩ B' where B' is the complement of B

    4 votes
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  2. Spreadsheet Compare - use original number format when exporting results

    The Spreadsheet Compare tool included in Excel 2013 and the Inquire add-in has the ability to export the results of a comparison to a new spreadsheet in a handy tabular format.

    However the "Old Value" and "New Value" columns are formatted as text. If the number format in the spreadsheets being compared was "number, one decimal place", the Spreadsheet Compare output looks like this:
    22.0 (21.990702621768023)

    This makes it difficult to compare Old Value and New Value using formulae because one first has to strip out the value between parentheses and convert to number.

    My suggestion is to output the…

    6 votes
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  3. barcode

    Add a barcode insert for Excel. Rather than relying on 3rd party applications.

    8 votes
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  4. Adding WorkSheet.BeforeChange event in Object Model

    Worksheet Object does not fire a Worksheet.BeforeChange or Worksheet.Changing event. For our use case, which is for auditing and potentially preventing changes done to Excel Sheets by specific users, we get the event after things have changed.

    We have a specific set of cells that should changeable by only a few users so we use .net interop to get user credentials from Active Directory.

    14 votes
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  5. C# as a scripting language

    Let us code macros directly in C#!

    46 votes
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  6. 5 votes
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  7. Make it posible to attach a template to the Empty Workbook-option on the Start Screen and File, New

    In previous versions of Excel you could create a Book.xlt and make that the default template for new workbooks by saving it in the XLSTART folder. That does not work with the Start Screen/Back Stage in Excel 2013 and 2016 which makes it imposibole to provide customers with a custom template for new workbooks with customized colors, fonts etc. Please make it posible to attach the Empty Workbook option to a customized template. (It still works in Word 2013)

    22 votes
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  8. Safe Macro Detection

    Certain types of macros could be guaranteed to be safe to the user of a workbook. Such an example would be a UDF that does pure numerical manipulation.
    I propose that there is some mechanism to detect whether VBA could have unwanted side effects and block those, but workbooks containing only VBA that does pure numerical manipulations or makes use of only other worksheet functions should be enabled by default.

    6 votes
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  9. Remove the 255 character limit in Excel object model functions

    The parameters of some VBA functions have a 255 character limit which makes some functionality impossible.

    Examples:
    * Worksheet.Evaluate()
    * Application.ConvertFormula()

    32 votes
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  10. Expose more events in VBA

    Please can we have the OnKeyPress, OnKeyUp and OnKeyDown events exposed in Excel please?

    It is a real and unnecessary pain to have to use the API to do this simple thing.

    56 votes
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  11. Worksheet protection - UserInterfaceOnly setting should maintain between workbook openings

    When developing VBA and/or VSTO solutions for Excel, you might come across the problem that a protected worksheet where the UserInterfaceOnly parameter was set to "True" cannot save its state to the next Excel session. This means that the UserInterfaceOnly setting cannot be maintained between workbook openings. Therefore, to re-establish the setting you have to unprotect and re-protect the specific worksheet (for example during the Workbook_Open event). Unfortunately, since Excel 2013 this might be a performance issue when handling a lot of worksheets (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff837594.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396#xl15WhatsNewProtectingsheets - "Protecting Sheets takes longer"). On a modern desktop computer you would probably not even…

    18 votes
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  12. Create Javascript API Editor in Office Now instead of after API set is complete

    It seems clear from https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/8843113-bring-vba-into-the-modern-world that while VBA will stay for a while, the future is to replace it with JavaScript. Cross-platform, modern, I don't entirely like it but I get it.

    So today I sat down to start learning JavaScript and consider building anything I would have put in VBA in it instead, and so far it appears I'd need to do so in Visual Studio or a text editor. Is this correct? That same link notes that you'll create "a more modern editor than the VBE" but only after broadening the API set (at which point you'll look…

    7 votes
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  13. Copy a spreadsheet with macros doesn't always copy the macros

    I have a large spreadsheet with a lot of macros and I access them from a customized ribbon. When I copy the spreadsheet to a new file, the macros copy (good) but when I go to the customized ribbon, running a macro by clicking on the ribbon entry opens the original spreadsheet and executes the macro in the original file. I want the customized ribbon to access the macros in the copied spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  14. Add oMath capability through VBA, add cell links

    Allow the programmatic creation of equations through VBA. The oMath API is already incorporated in MS Word. If cells can also be referenced in the Equation Editor/oMath, this would be a "killer feature" that would help compete with programs like Mathcad.

    In engineering applications where showing calculations is important, it is tedious to put manually assemble equations in the Equations Editor that match a formula, then show a formula with values used before showing the calculated result. Adding oMath into VBA and allowing cell links would go a long way to reducing this overhead.

    3 votes
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  15. View vba code in protected view

    When a file is in protected view, i can't see the vba code in the editor. This is rather impracticale since it makes it impossible to determine if it is safe to disable protected view for that file.

    11 votes
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  16. Need a macro shortcut key manager

    Please create a macro shortcut key manager! Right now, I have no way of knowing if Ctrl+k has been assigned to a macro, or what macro a shortcut key is assigned to (i.e. both directions are unknown). It would be very nice to have a table that you could edit and track down what macro shortcut keys you have assigned to what macros. I consider not having this utility a bug.

    7 votes
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  17. Formulas for Analysis Toolpak Regression tool & similar hard-coded add-in outputs

    The Analysis Toolpak Regression tool outputs some very useful data. However, the outputted values are hard-coded. We cannot tell how each was calculated or precisely what data was used to generate the output sheet. It will also not update to reflect new data.

    There are tutorials online explaining how to reproduce the output using formulas:
    http://www.real-statistics.com/multiple-regression/multiple-regression-analysis/multiple-regression-analysis-excel/
    http://people.clarkson.edu/~wwilcox/ES100/regrint.htm

    However, these would not be necessary if Excel just did it all for us. After all, it knows how it is calculating everything, so it might as well show its work. The same can be said for any other tool in the toolpak…

    4 votes
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  18. Enable standard resizing ability for forms

    Enable forms to be resized by dragging the edge of the form instead of requiring custom VBA code to be written in order to resize custom forms.

    5 votes
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. MacroOptions to redirect Help for VBA UDFs to web page

    Currently, if I write a UDF in VBA, I can arrange that the user sees help for that function in the Excel “Insert function” dialog box by using Application.MacroOptions. I can also hook the “Help on this function” link of that dialog to a help topic in a help file.

    But I don’t think Application.MacroOptions lets me hook “Help on this function” to a web page. My suggestion is to make that possible please.

    6 votes
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