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  1. 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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    • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

      HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

      https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/20324245-may-2017-update-which-keeps-the-copied-item-active

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      • Comment a range of cells

        I often need to review workbooks and need to make comments on a range of cells, not just individual ones. When I select a range and 'insert comment' it will only refer to the top left cell and give no relation to the range that was selected.

        I overcome this with text boxes over the cells, or by colouring the lot a distinct colour - neither of these are ideal.

        What I would like is the function where, on hover of the comment, the cells shade/highlight to reflect that the comment is relating to all those cells, not just the…

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        • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

          HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

          https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/20324245-may-2017-update-which-keeps-the-copied-item-active

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          • being able to lock fonts for specific cells that are left unlocked

            regarding protected sheets. for the cells that are left unlocked, so others can edit those specific cells. being able to lock the fonts for those unlocked cells so the cell can be edited but only with the specific fonts style and size

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            • drop down lists

              When selecting from a drop down list, using the keyboard should be enabled to type the first few letters, or numbers of the selection, to speed up selection.

              eg list: Abroath, Bath, Cambridge, Devon, Ely
              typing "c" and "enter" should be sufficient to make the selection for Cambridge

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              • Reorder columns easily

                There should be an easy way to grab a column or multiple and drag them to another spot. For example, if you select columns D & E you could then drag and drop them before column B (then they would become columns B & C). Right now you have to make 2 new columns, then copy over, very tedious. The same suggestions for rows of course.

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                  • Option to turn off search in selection

                    Currently, when you ctrl-f for something and have a selection it only searches within that selection.

                    I would like a global option to turn this behaviour off so that the search is as if there is no selection.

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                    • Adding new rows while content on clipboard

                      Currently, if you have data copied and try to add new rows or columns it will fill those new cells with the copied data.

                      I would like a global option to turn this behaviour off so when new rows or columns are added while data is copied, it just adds the cells without pasting the data in.

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                      • Edit cells with enter

                        Currently, when pressing Enter it moves the cursor down one cell.

                        I would like a global option so when I press enter it edits the cell similar to how F2 works. Moving down a cell can be done with the down arrow.

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                        • We cannot open another excel if any of the data filled cell in F2(Edit) mode unless and otherwise to make the data filled cell to Ready mode

                          Solution:
                          If user is trying to open another excel when particular data filled cell is in edit mode,TAB key function has to be automatically executed by the system in order to bring that particular cell to Ready mode to Edit mode.

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                          • Clear Clipboard keyboard shortcut

                            Can we get a specific keyboard shortcut to clear all the items in excel clipboard?

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                            • Comment referring to a range of cells, not just single cells / Commenting overhaul

                              I often need to review workbooks and need to make comments on a range of cells, not just individual ones. When I select a range and 'insert comment' it will only refer to the top left cell and give no relation to the range that was selected.

                              I overcome this with text boxes over the cells, or by colouring the lot a distinct colour - neither of these are ideal.

                              What I would like is the function where, on hover of the comment, the cells shade/highlight to reflect that the comment is relating to all those cells, not just the…

                              2 votes
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                              • Re: PowerQuery -Date.AddMonths((Date.EndOfMonth(DateTime.Date(DateTime.LocalNow()))), -1)),

                                I notice when I updated my data for August 2018 PowerQuery calculated the EOMonth for August as August 20, 2018, which is incorrect. The correct date is August 31st. I believe PowerQuery returned the 30th because September ends on the 30th rather than the 31st. So, PowerQuery is taking the end of the current month and assuming the previous month ended on the 30th like the current month. Since some days have 31 vs 30 days, it creates a disconnect.. Could you look into correcting this? Thank you.

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                                • DisableCopyUnusedCustomStyles Not working when Excel running in separate instance

                                  Here is a link to an issue i opened in Excel Power users.

                                  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/710c7bae-eb24-4bf5-93dc-ceb453678a76/disablecopyunusedcustomstyles-not-working?forum=excel

                                  Basically, when you copy a single cell from a workbook that contains x number of custom styles, all of the styles copy into the other workbook. All of them.

                                  there is a registry entry called DisableCopyUnusedCustomStyles that can be added to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\excel\xx.0\Options that will prevent this behavior....but only when running in the same EXE instance.

                                  But running in separate EXE instances and doing a copy of a cell from a workbook with many custom styles, into a brand new workbook copies all of the style. We…

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                                  • Display formula when you click on a cell with a formula entered

                                    When I click on a cell with a formula it used to show mw the formula so I could correct it if needed

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                                    • Data validation list- a collective improvemnet

                                      1- Completing the inputted data in the Data validation list while typing it in a cell: Meaning, if you have "January" in the Data Validation List, and you typed "Jan" it will complete it for you. Additionally, it would be nice if it not just completed the inputted data but also suggested 5 more and if you clicked the down arrow button you would select similar to how you typed in google search bar.

                                      2- The list size is relative to zoom level of the sheet, so I would suggest either making the list independent of the sheet zoom level…

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                                      • excel

                                        It would be really good to have an button called 'History' to easy see when doc originally created and each time doc was edited and saved

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                                        • Series order issue in Excel 2016

                                          Hi,

                                          I have noticed a change in behavior in Excel 2016 in comparison to 2013. I have tested this in different 2016 environments with the same result in all. One of them fully updated to the absolute latest version.

                                          You can create a line chart with for example 3 series and then go into the "Select Data Source" dialog (Chart tools/Design/Select Data) and uncheck one of the series so it wont show in the chart. If you then selects one of the series and use the "move up" or the "move down" buttons to change the plot order of the…

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