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  1. How do I prevent Excel from redisplaying multiple minimized open documents when opening a new document?

    Excel 365, minimized workbook pops up when opening another workbook from explorer.

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  2. Create utility to trim unused rows and columns

    Oftentimes workbooks get to be huge, because for some reason on some tab the number of columns gets close to 16,384 and/or the number of rows gets close to 1,048,576, and even though most of those at the end are unused, they still cost megabytes in file saze. Create a utility that looks for empty rows at the bottom of every tab, empty columns on the right of every tabs, and eliminates them.

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  3. Bring back 'SAVE AS" so I can DO MY WORK !!!!!!!

    Bring back "SAVE AS" so I can DO MY WORK !!!!!!!!

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  4. Opening another document

    When opening another document, keep the other documents from the same application in their same location on the screen. Minimized docs popup and non-minimized docs move. Both of these are really annoying because I have to adjust them. I believe this also happens in Word.
    And

    1 vote

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  6. Give us the option of using MDI or SDI

    Let us have the option of choosing which interface we want to use, MDI or SDI. What is the purpose behind SDI??

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  7. Adjust menu Open

    In Dutch:
    Waarom in het menu Openen van Excel 2016 geen mogelijkheid meer om in een bepaalde map te openen?
    Deze optie was er in Excel 2010 wel (in bijgevoegde jpg was dit aan de rechterkant van het scherm: links bestanden, rechts mappen).

    1 vote

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  8. Het menu Openen weer aanpassen

    Waarom in het menu Openen van Excel 2016 geen mogelijkheid meer om in een bepaalde map te openen?
    Deze optie was er in Excel 2010 wel (in bijgevoegde jpg was dit aan de rechterkant van het scherm: links bestanden, rechts mappen).

    1 vote

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  9. Dedicated XML extension for Excel

    I have a web application that generates a file based on Open XML standards for EXCEL and saves it with the .xls extension. Excel always complains about the file format but still opens the file. I can't use the .xml extension as I don't know what programs the end users will have associated with .xml if they have anything associated at all. Please give us a file extension that would always be recognized and associated as an Excel file in xml format such as .xmlx or .xmls

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  10. Have an option to choose which of the lists of files (Recent & Pinned) shows up by default when clicking on the 'File' tab.

    As the 'Recent' files list is not in alphabetical order and they show up by default, it would be useful to be able to choose which list comes up first (by default) when you click on the File' tab. The 'Pinned' list is in alphabetical order so makes finding the file quicker when you have a lot of files to scroll down. (see image). If this choice does already exist I haven't been able to locate it anywhere.

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  11. 512 bit Microsoft Excel.

    My projects continually run out of memory for Microsoft Excel. What is the feasibility of 512 bit applications?

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  12. use to excel

    all types use excel

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  13. 2 votes

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  14. For Excel 2019, under Options, add Browse Your Computer

    For Excel 2019, on the Home page, Options, under SAVE,
    you should be able to BROWSE your computer to choose the new locations to save your files and Auto Recovery files.

    Currently, there is no Browse option in Excel BUT there is the Browse option in WORD.

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  15. Add a warning when saving CSV files (special case!)

    This time I received no warning and lost great amount of data. I downloaded a CSV file, used 'text to columns' function and saved the CSV file. After that I added several new sheets and every time I clicked the save button (not save as..) the word "saved" appeared on the top of the panel. After that I closed the excel file (assuming it's okay and absolutely forgetting it was a CSV file at the beggining, because everything worked exactly like in XLSX file). The next day I opened the file and all i was left was one sheet with…

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  16. Save window size and position in each workbook file.

    I work with two or more workbooks simultaneously daily, I need to see each workbook entirely. It would be more efficient if I do not need to resize and position the workbooks every time I load them. The size and position code needs to be saved only when a workbook is not full-screen when last saved. The option to save size and position can be a toggle in Excel settings so it applies to all files.

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  17. Font embedding in pdf

    Fonts embedded when saving in pdf format from Excel.

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  18. Create a macro-free version of the XLSB format

    Because of the risk of damage from malicious or poorly written macros, some organizations or individuals are hesitant to trust XLSM and XLSB spreadsheets, which may contain macros, but would gladly trust XLSX spreadsheets, since they cannot contain macros. However, XLSB spreadsheets tend to be smaller and open and save faster than XLSX and XLSM spreadsheets.

    Currently, the author of a shared macro-free spreadsheet must choose between the space and performance benefits XLSB or the transparency and trustworthiness of XLSX. It doesn't need to be this way.

    For the best of both worlds, please create a version of XLSB that…

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  19. 365 doesn't retain window sizes for multiple worksheets in a workbook

    It's bad enough that 365 doesn't allow multiple worksheets to open in a single excel instance, but the fact that it DOES ALLOW multiple worksheet windows to be retained in a workbook - then DOES NOT KEEP the individual window sizes and window placements when saving the workbook is ridiculous! The main drawback to using 365 is that I every time I open a workbook with multiple views, I have to move and resize all windows - that are designed to work together. Works fine in 2010.
    The more I try to use 365 the more I am getting convinced…

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  20. Add option to re-open all previously open Excel files the next time Excel is started.

    Excel could really use an option (probably under "Start up Options") to automatically re-open all previously-open Excel files the next time Excel is started back up after all active Excel files are closed (whether that happens via the "Close all windows" option or system reboot, shutdown, or crash). This would be the Excel equivalent of the option of most web browsers to save all open tabs when the browser is closed and re-open them the next time it is launched. As a user who typically keeps multiple Excel files open at once, it's a huge pain in the neck to…

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