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  1. Watermark in Excel workbook

    Idea of insertion/ removal of Watermark in the excel sheet like in word is likely for some creative work

    9 votes
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  2. Allow formulas to be formatted and editted like code in the formula dialog box

    When writing complex formulas, it is very difficult to troubleshoot errors with in-line formats and although I can 'simulate' writing the formula like code in the formula dialog box, it is very cumbersome as it doesn't treat 'enter' as a next line and 'tab' as a tab. Also, when using this format in the current version, selecting a formula part and clicking on the fx doesn't show the values, only blanks. A sample is attached showing the format. Would it be possible to setup the formula dialog box to support a more coding IDE model?

    =IFERROR(
    SUMIFS(
    tblBS[Avg],
    tblBS[Month],
    [@Month] …

    5 votes
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  3. Allow temporarily broken formulas

    I have a long list of formulas, and want to nest every formula within another if statement. Using find and replace to replace the beginning and end of every formula (the parts that don't differ between each one), this should be very easy. However, excel won't let me change a single one because, when I try to replace the text, "the formula is missing an opening or closing parenthesis."

    I can appreciate having error checking for formulas, but there should be SOME way to either bypass this error checking or turn it off! This is frustrating me to no end.

    5 votes
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  4. Excel would be great if it added the "Change Case" drop down menue from Word to Excel

    By adding Word's "Change Case" options to Excel it would improve Excel's editing abilities and increase customer productivity adding value to the Excel product

    18 votes
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  5. Add append and prepend options to find the find and replace dialogue box.

    Right now the only way of appending or prepending something to cell contents is to use a concat function which can be a hassle depending on the contents.

    Alternatively adding full regex functionality to the search/find and replace function would be even better!

    3 votes
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  6. Add Selected Cells To Name Manager Filter

    When opening the name manager, add a Filter option to show "Selected Cells". This filter would then show only the names associated with any selected cells.

    2 votes
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  7. Enable Named Range Re-Naming In Named Range Dropdown

    When I mistakenly enter a new range name in the Range Name drop down, I cannot edit this range name until going into the Name Manager. Provide ability to overwrite the existing range name, in the same maner as when entering a new range name.

    2 votes
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  8. Insert copied non-adjacent cells

    When selecting adjacent cells for copying, you can select "insert copied cells" at the pasting destination so that the cells below the destination are moved down and not pasted over, I want to be able to do this when selecting NON-adjacent cells and copying to a single column, I noticed when pasting to the destination with NON-adjacent cells the option to "insert copied cells" does not appear, this leaves me no other option than to count out how many new rows I need each time, manually insert them into the column, and then copy & paste, this is extremely frustrating…

    3 votes
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  9. Make the project references dialog box big enough or scroll so we can see the full path and file name of the reference.

    Make the project references dialog box big enough (or scroll) so we can see the full path and file name of the reference. The current dialog box isn't big enough to see the full reference to the path and file name of the file referenced.

    2 votes
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  10. Ability to deselect cells with ctrl+click in Office 2016

    How is it possible that this was "accidentally enabled" in Office 2016 and now they turned it off? How is it not a basic function already?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/Unable-to-deselect-in-excel/m-p/363008/highlight/true#M26886

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  11. "Ctrl+A" shortcut in the excel formula bar

    Hi there!
    It would be a great help for my work if "Ctrl+A" shortcut was working in the excel formula bar.
    Thank you

    1 vote
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  12. I want to insert many rows

    I wish that there's an field to input how many rows or columns I want to insert right in Insert popover. I tired of inputting one by one row =))) Thank you!

    3 votes
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  13. Excel's Evaluate Formula could benefit from undoing calculations (going backwards)

    The Evaluate Formula feature is great but could benefit by being able to go backwards in the calculation as well as going forward. Many times I've had to start over multiple times just to fully capture what is happening during a complex formula that could have been MUCH easier if I could step back one or more calculations instead of stepping all the way through or starting over.

    2 votes
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  14. insert mutiple blank rows/columns with once command

    please provide an option to insert more than one row or column when inserting

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  15. UPPER CASE FOR ALL ,LOWER CASE FOR ALL,UPPER CASE OF EVERY LETTER IN A SENTENCE AND UPPER CASE OF JUST FIRST LETTER OF EVERY WORD IN A SENT.

    UPPER CASE FOR ALL ,LOWER CASE FOR ALL,UPPER CASE OF EVERY LETTER IN A SENTENCE AND UPPER CASE OF JUST FIRST LETTER OF EVERY WORD IN A SENTENCE.

    Will be helpful if you can help me with this?!

    4 votes
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  16. Notification to other users of a file.

    Have an option to notify the user who has a file open that another user wants to edit the file; not just a notify button for yourself to be informed when the file is closed by the other user.

    9 votes
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  17. Find Named Ranges in the Name Box easier.

    I have many workbooks, in which I use Named Ranges which do not list alphabetically, which makes finding names ranges in long list difficult to find. Please add an option to Sort, by Sheet and by A-Z

    2 votes
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  18. How about a function to enable data to be swapped from one cell to another, eg if you want to move an item up a list to another cell and hav

    A function to allow you to swap data from one to another, eg when constructing a list of priorities, if you have data in a cell that you want to move up a list to a cell that already has data in it then that data should have an option move to the cell that was just vacated. This would help when prioritising cell contents without the need for inserting cells, cutting & pasting and remembering what you have pasted over when cutting cells.

    2 votes
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  19. undo by cell

    Have a way to undo the last thing that was done to a specific cell, without having to undo everything that has been done since that. I have a workaround, but it is a bit involved.

    3 votes
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  20. Set default to Copy - paste visible only, opt into paste hidden

    Set default to Copy - paste visible only, opt into paste hidden
    The Default setting should be able to be set for visible only with paste special being for hidden.

    Really annoying when working with filtered lists and pasting on everything hidden and not knowing / forgetting.

    3 votes
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