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  1. Put 'Insert' row & column in the Insert menu bar rather than Home.

    Currently to use a menu item for Insert Row or Column you need to go to the Home menu tab. Surely the logical place is in the Insert menu tab!

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    • Partners and Products

      We need to add Partner Column, and the products are old, I made it for my self with the new 4 pilars of Microsoft.

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      • i simply want to 1) import data from td ameritrade (stock prices) & 2) delete unneeded cells

        i simply want to 1)import data from td ameritrade (stock prices) & 2)delete unneeded cells -- some cells don't delete no matter what, even after I went to the unmerge cells in 'home' feature

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        • Insert date in the cell from calendar (as drop-down calendar) and be able to copy and paste to another cell.

          From insert tab > insert date > drop-down calendar > select date format (from drop-down list) > OK.

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          • Naming Tabs

            It would be nice if you could link the contents of a particular cell in the tab name. For example, if each tab was for a particular date range of data, it would be nice if we could name the tab with the date that exists in a particular cell in the spreadsheet. This would be particularly helpful for a spreadsheet that will be re-used from one year to another and not have to change the tab names manually.

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            • Perfect!! when you hover over a cell it highlights the headings

              Perfect!! when you hover over a cell it highlights the headings (col letters and row numbers)

              4 votes
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              • Fill by Example transpose

                Enable fill by example to transpose date.

                Often find I want A1, A2, A3 etc to transpose to A1, B1, C1 etc

                Yes I can copy transpose the data but I am requesting the ability for this to happen in a formula. Such that dragging across picks up the vertical data or vice versa, data remaining dynamic

                Thanks

                Paul

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                • Option to add or delete a row directly with 'Insert' and 'Supr' keyboard bottom.

                  It could be so usefully if you select a row and delete it just clicking 'Supr' bottom in the keyboard, also if you have the focus in a row, add a new one with 'insert' bottom.
                  Thanks

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • Add option to turn off automatic word wrap cell formatting when entering text with a line break

                      When entering text with a line break (Alt-Enter) in a cell, Excel *always* adds Word Wrap formatting to the cell automatically.
                      This gets in the way when manipulating text data. It makes sense when creating on-screen forms and tables, but extremely annoying when doing heavy data work, which is most of the time for power users.
                      As with all auto-formatting, this should be optional, and controllable from the Options dialog, in the Editing section.

                      5 votes
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                      • You need a TRIM button in the Data Menu

                        Offer a TRIM button (or before/after/all buttons) in the Data tab, where we can trim leading blanks in specific columns, rows or sheets that we select. Why make your users go thru having to do this in created, next-door columns, then copy-paste?

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                        • Stop Print_Area formula being converted to range when editing Page Setup

                          Using dynamic range formulas for Print_Area is extremely handy in many situations. However, when you edit any Page Setup options, the formula used for the Print_Area is converted to a normal range and the formula is lost.

                          I want to be able to edit the Page Setup options without having the Print_Area formula changed.

                          To avoid losing a complicated dynamic range formula, I define a new named range called print_range (with worksheet scope) and I set the Print_Area name to =WorksheetName!print_range.

                          I still need to remember to update Print_Area whenever I make a change to the page layout settings, but…

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                          • How can you get such simple things wrong?

                            How hard is it to allow Ctrl+A to select everything in the Find box? Its default functionality in every thing. How hard is it to allow searching for \r and \n and \t in the search and replace box? OMG. We're paying for this software, it's not fee. Even OpenOffice has that.

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                            • "Delete Cells" needs a preference option

                              The "Delete" button on the home tab needs a preference option. Right now, the direction cells shift is based on the dimensions of my selection. I want to be able to set the direction that cells will shift without having to open the "Delete Cells" dialogue every time.

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                              • Mostrar celdas ocultas temporalmente

                                La idea es muy simple, manejó una lista muy larga donde voy ocultando las celdas de los trabajos terminados para hacerla más simple. El problema es que para poder ver estas celdas para buscar un dato, tengo que mostrar todas las celdas ocultas y si edito alguna ya no puedo volver atrás y ocultar las celdas que estaban seleccionadas.
                                Sería genial tener una simple función que muestre y vuelva a ocultar las celdas que ya se encuentran ocultas.

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                                • Capitalize letters, uppercase letters, or lowercase letters like on Word

                                  Capitalize words as on Word or even choose to have them all uppercase

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                                  • Let Find and Replace always start in the first inputbox

                                    When I first use Find and Replace (Ctrl+H) the upper inputbox Search for is selected. Fine. But when I use Find and Replace for the second time and further (during the same session), the lower inputbox Replace by is default. Please, always have the first inputbox selected.

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                                      • When adding lines or columns, make it possible to add more than one at a time.

                                        I'm not sure that it's not possible already, but I would love to be able to add more than just one column or one line at a time. So let's say, you would right click on a cell, choose insert, and at this point there would be a box where you can choose how many lines or columns to add.

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                                        • Data Validation List Default Starting Point

                                          Is there a way to make my list default to a position which is already pre-scrolled down the list so that the current selection is the first shown value in the drop down itself? In this case, if 6/13/17 is shown, then 6/14/17 should be the 2nd value in the drop down. Other's print this report and do not realize (and never will) that they can type in their selection instead of having to scroll down from 1/1/2017 but they complain anyway.

                                          *Odd thing to note* This never used to happen and what I'm asking for help with used to happen without my knowing how or intention of doing so. Then one…

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