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  1. Please support Unicode font in VBA

    Please support Unicode font in VBA.

    Thank you!

    66 votes
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  2. VBA Developer should highlight paired parentheses

    While editing VBA code within the Developer window, there should be some basic syntax highlighting such as paired parentheses. This would help while coding complex nested conditions.

    7 votes
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  3. Can you embed sound into an Excel worksheet? For foreign language pronunciations of words?

    Embed sound recordings into a column. For example: foreign language pronunciation recordings. Does this already exist?

    2 votes
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  4. VBA Timezone without WinAPI calls - 33 years old and this STILL isn't a thing!!!

    We have a Date() and a Time() - but this information is meaningless without a Timezone()

    1 vote
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  5. make add ins available in the online version of Excel

    Students need access to the addins for school when using the online version of excel.

    1 vote
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. I can not press continue button after press pause button in Excel 4.0 macro

    Open the Excel 4.0 macro file in Excel 2016 and go to {View-Macro} to display the small screen of {Macro}.

    When you press the step-in button in that, a small screen called Single Step is displayed.

    If you press the pause button a few times after pressing the single step button in it and press the pause button, the small screen of single step disappears from the desktop, and even if you try to continue the macro, you can not press the continue button in it, Continue cannot be performed.

    The use of macros made in the past has been…

    1 vote
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  8. Add a persistent unique "eternal" ID for each sheet as an alternative to name and index.

    It would be extremely useful to me, and perhaps other developers, to have a unique read-only ID for each sheet that would never change. It would be assigned internally by Excel at the time the sheet was created. The idea would be for it to function as an auto-incrementing identity column does for a row in a database.

    Why would this be useful? If you store sheet names anywhere in the workbook--such as in range or table--for use in VBA code and you allow the user to rename worksheets, your code will break as soon as the user renames a…

    2 votes
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  9. Edit VBA while recording Macros

    Today we can record Macros and excel would write VBA for them in bacground. In order to edit that for later we have to go through whole process again and again. Would not it be great if we just put a cursor somewhere within VBA code where we want to code and record instead of just typing whole code?

    2 votes
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  10. VBA to webassemly instead of JavaScript.

    Hello,
    JavaScript on it's way to replace VBA someday but development flow is getting complicated way too much for office workers.

    VBA has been there for decades.
    * It's rock-stable,
    * Slowly changing (like C) so you don't need to learn all this fancy stuff each month and can focus on work (excel mostly used by non-developers if you didn't know)
    * Everybody know it well already.
    * Zillions lines of code exist right now.
    * It's strongly typed (!!!).

    Most of modern software already bloated, just look on electron apps and feel really sad thinking about browser running in…

    2 votes
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  11. Excel 4.0 macro の一時停止後の継続ボタン 見当たらない

    Excel 2016で Excel 4.0 マクロのファイルを開いて 表示-マクロ と進みますと マクロの小さな画面が表示されます。

    その中のステップインボタンを押すと シングルステップという小さな画面が表示されます。

    その中のシングルステップボタンを2,3回押したのち一時停止ボタンを押すとシングルステップの小さな画面がデスクトップからなくなり 、マクロを続行しようとしても その中に有った続行ボタンが押せなくなり、マクロの続きが実行できなくなります。

    昔作ったマクロの利用に支障が出ております。

    解決策ありましたらお教えください。よろしくお願い申し上げます。

    Excel for Office 365 でも同じような支障が出そうに思います。

    1 vote
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  12. start using C# as the macro language instead of visual basic

    well, visual basic great language loves it but Microsoft seems to have abandoned the language. C# is clearly the new emphasis so, therefore, start the move to make C# the default language for the office products. plus there is an opportunity to increase the performance and features of the macro language. allowing for the creation of exportable modules and even binary macros that run faster or can be more easily exported to different machine

    2 votes
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  13. Associate formulas to mouse button

    Like in videogames in which you can set several shorcuts attached to your mouse buttons. It would be really great if i could associate a formula to one button instead of writting or copying it all the time.

    1 vote
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  14. Excel VBA 2001-12425 UserInterfaceOnly:= True has partial effect on letting Macros change protected sheets

    Reference a previous suggestion, https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/11050386-worksheet-protection-userinterfaceonly-setting-s , the VBA function seems to be broken. Although set for specific worksheets at Workbook_open, macro execution get blocked on relevant sheets because protection is set. The password is uniform across the workbook, so still needing to execute a slowing unprotect, which risks the sheet become accessible for modification if the relevant macro fails.

    Oddly, unless the UserInterfaceOnly is set during Workbook open, the ,UserInterFaceOnly:=only is declared illegal in the relevant module while reprotecting the sheet during code compiling.

    Edit: Specifically, of the various cases, a Run-time Error '3000' occurs when working with tables on…

    2 votes
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  15. ASC statement: If ASC(CHAR)>97 and ASC(CHAR) <122 THEN – doesn’t work

    ASC statement in EXCEL VBA_365, doesn’t work.

    Dim CHAR As String ‘’’ (One character String variable)
    If ASC(CHAR)>97 and ASC(CHAR) <122 THEN ... – doesn’t work.

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  16. Add Worksheet_Before_Calculate event to VBA

    Add an event that will trigger before calculation takes place. This would enable commands like Application.RTD.RefreshData and other updates to occur prior to the workbook (or worksheet) calculation occurring.

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  17. kindly include data mining add ins in the all versions of excel

    include data mining add-ins in all versions of excel

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  18. Fix macro glitch in excel

    My corporate computer was recently switched to Office 2019. Excel was opening just fine for me until I created a macro - now I'm getting a notification "personal.xlsb is locked for editing". I've tried the "share" option which allows me to unhide my personal file and enable my macro, however, upon closing and reopening excel, I get the same error message and have to go back and do this process again to enable the macro. There has to be a fix for this - I shouldn't have to go through this process every time.

    1 vote
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  19. Create reading layout addin

    Create reading layout addin

    1 vote
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  20. Task reminder

    Can we put a reminder for the task like due date reminder in excel? so, when we start any excel, we can see the reminder and also we can put extra features like reminder can assign to the group or users.

    5 votes
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