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  1. Maintain the position of the search/"Find and Replace" dialog box (and others), except as necessary to expose the found object’s cell

    The search/"Find and Replace" dialog box currently moves to a new position each time it is opened. It appears to be moving slightly down and to the right, such as a cascaded window. This causes the user to have to look to a new location each time Find or Replace is used. The most awkward, time consuming, and frustrating problem with this movement is: when the dialog box reaches the bottom of the screen, it stays there; and in that position the results table of Find All is hidden. In order to see these results, the user must drag the…

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    • Cursor movement direction

      Under Advanced Options it is possible to select the direction of movement immediately after data entry. Please add a FIFTH option. Namely, to stay on the data entry cell. This change will help users who my key data into a particular cell repeatedly.

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      • Convert PDF to Excell

        It was be awesome if you could convert PDF or Word documents to Excel. There are many Files I have that seem to be Excel format, but are PDF's. As a store manager in retail, there are several metrics that are sent to us, and it'd make the admin side of the job MUCH easier if this short cut was invented. Thank you.

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        • short cut key for Paste just value

          Many tims I copy and paste things around from difrent webpages or diffrent spreadsheets into my excel file and it keeps the format too wich causes problem, unless I right click and choos the option, which is so frustrating when you are copy/pasting over hundred things.
          I tried to set one but there is no way. I tried Macro bet it did not work.
          Please please just add a shortcut key (like Shift+Ctrl+v) or let us to set the default like MS Word.

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          • When working with Filters, operations should be only applied to that filtered data.

            Operations should only be applied to filtered data!

            I have filtered data and then formatted the results (e.g., blue background) only to remove the filter and notice that all data in between the filtered results has also had this format applied.

            Similarly, I have filtered data to find expired data and then deleted this data only to later notice that all intermediate data has also been deleted.

            If you are working with filtered data, then subsequent operations should only be applied to that data and not the hidden data that has been filtered out.

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            • Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object - Option is not available when file is protected using Azure Information protection

              Hi Team,
              1. creating a Table in an Excel document.
              2. copy the Table from the Excel document.
              3. Create a new word document and from Home choose (Paste special) and choose Paste Link > (Microsoft Excel worksheet Object).
              4. Create another table in the Excel document and protect it with AIP and save it.
              5. after trying to copy the table and paste special in Word, we will not be able to view this option.
              It would be great if you can look into this and add this in your future enhancement as all critical files are AIP protected…

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              • About the sheets

                When i work with many sheets, it is not pretty to see many sheets on the bottom. I suggest, you can make a new tab as "Sheets" on the ribbon. Inside this tab, we can see the list of sheets, add a sheet, delete a sheet and all other functions belonging to sheet control.

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                • Protect/Unprotect Sheet Quick Access Icon

                  Have the Quick Access Icon change state from a locked padlock to an unlocked padlock and vice versa respective to the sheet's state. It is wonderful to have protect/unprotect functionality from the Quick Access Toolbar but as it is I have to check whether or not a sheet is protected. With this additional functionality the Protect / Unprotect Quick Access Button would be awesome!

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                  • End down arrow

                    Suppose a1:a100 have values and b1:b90 have values and I'am in c1 and press End then down arrow the excel goto c1048576
                    1- i think that it will be better that the excel check last row in the area I work in have a value and stop there so in the example it will stop in c90 then if i press again it will stop in c100

                    2- if c1=a1+b1 so if we copy cell c1 to all cells in c column which in the front of it have values in column a and column b so if i press…

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                    • General selection of multiple cells and change from lower case to upper case.

                      General selection of multiple cells and change from lower case to upper case.

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                      • Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

                        Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

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                        • More Options in Context Menu for Insert (e.g. Copy Formulas)

                          When you are editing a table and right-click on a cell, the context menu gives you additional options for Insert, including "Table Rows Above" and "Table Columns to the Left". If formulas are set up correctly, then formulas get copied into the newly inserted row.

                          I would like to see the following option available when you right-click on a row number WITHOUT using Excel Tables:

                          Insert > And Copy Formulas

                          Inserting would behave normally (including copying formatting), but in terms of cell contents, only formulas would be copied, not other text.

                          A few options are available via the paintbrush after…

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                          • adjustable line-guide in word and excel similar to a keyboard document holder to allow easier tracking of last placement

                            To better track your placement in a word or excel document, it would be helpful to have a line guide similar to a keyboard document holder that is adjustable and can be moved as you navigate up or down in a document. It would be a click and drag feature. A colored line that is approx. 1 cm thick and set with the click of a button. It does not interfere/change format of the document. You can have it vertical or horizontal. This would be easier than inserting a colored line to track your placement and then having to remove…

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                            • Bring Back the Double-Click Auto-Fill with the Choice to Fill Series or Copy

                              Bring back the ability to double-click on the bottom right corner of a cell and fill the series below, but then present the button to change from Fill Series to Copy and all the others with the Formatting options. Presenting the Quick Analysis button is worthless.

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                              • Re enable insert option after a cut/copy operation

                                After having copied something in EXCEL an insert option is not available in the right click menu but only insert copied. This feature was added after an update but now it's not there (Office 365 V1810 Build 11001.20074 C2R)
                                Please consider getting this feature back.

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                                • Ignore merged cells when selecting columns/rows

                                  When selecting more columns (similar with rows), the selection expands when it hits merged cells. I percieve merged cells more like a visual thing than performance, so this behavior is more drawback than something I would benefit from.
                                  When selecting the merged cell directly, it makes perfect sense, that selection expands to capture this cell. Otherwise, not so much.

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                                  • bring back "sort & find"

                                    If it ain't broke don't fix it

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                                    • Find & Replace

                                      Find & Replace box

                                      The labels & buttons are not visible until you mouse over them

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                                      • Possibility to copy values from status bar to clipboard

                                        When user sum up couple of cells, there is sum/average/count value in status bar. Make possible to copy this value to clipboard, which can be easily used in excel cell.

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                                        • Disable autosave - it is very irritating tohave to switch it off for every document and every time you have changed something.

                                          Please disable the autosave or make it possible for us to do that. It is highly frustrating to have to do it manually all the time. Experienced users have learned and are meticulous in saving our work regularly.

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