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  1. keyboard shortcut for comment

    Now that you have differentiated between Comments and Notes, you should have a Keyboard Shortcut for Comments. Shift+F2, which used to add/edit Comments, now adds/edits Notes, but there is no keyboard shortcut for the new Comments.

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  3. To be able to change the strikethrough font colour (like you can with the underlining option) and have a different font colour for the text

    Could you please put in the option to change the colour of the strikethrough font to a different colour from the text, like you can with the underlining feature. For example:- black font with a red strikethrough.

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  4. Vim keybindings

    Can you incorporate vim keybindings for excel, it would be magnificent?

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  5. Here's an idea to insert watermark on the sheet and to remove watermark also

    Idea to insert watermark or watermark removal from any worksheet or file in excel also may be good

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  6. reversecase

    I often find that I have typed in text data whilst CAPS LOCK is on. Word has a feature where one can change text case easily. It would be great if this could be included in Excel.

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  7. 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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  8. Allows users of a locked spreadsheet to use spellcheck without macros.

    Currently you cannot use spellcheck in excel for locked spreadsheets without macros. Our organization does not want to enable macros for all computers. It would be nice when locking the spreadsheet to have the ability to click off spellcheck as an option (like you would for select locked cells, format cells, insert rows, etc). It should be included under the options for 'Allow all users of this worksheet to:'.

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  9. HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

    HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

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  11. Note "Right Click Menu" option

    you changed the Comment option to Note, but if you use the "Right Click Menu" option and have multiple cells selected to delete the Note it is still listed as a comment

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  12. In excel cell content or cell comment should have a Reminder option

    My idea is that, if we can keep an option in excel for a cell content or cell comment reminder which should be like an outlook where we can keep a reminder for any specific email.

    Why this is need is - when we want to change a particular cell content at later point of time (like a day after or week after) and normally people forgot about the change needs to make.
    So if we can implement cell reminder option via comment box or any other way then it shows a pop up in excel when we opens which…

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  13. Fix bug for formula entry

    When I type in "=" followed by clicking on a cell, say, "A1" the "A1" is selected by the cursor and so when I type "+" the "A1" gets overwritten. This is an issue with Excel on my Mac 16.22 (190211). It does not happen on excel online.

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  14. Option to make line break (alt+enter) the default behavior of Enter key

    As part of my work, I spend a ton of time writing text inside of Excel spreadsheet cells. What I'm writing needs to be neatly formatted and easily legible, so my cells contain many line breaks.

    I find it endlessly frustrating that a line break requires Alt+Enter instead of simply Enter. I virtually never require the Enter key's default behavior of moving the selected cell. I end up hitting Enter out of habit, switch cells, and lose where I was with my typing.

    I would greatly appreciate an option to switch the behavior of the Enter key to always create…

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Allow us to disable "double click to move"

    Double-clicking to move to the beginning or end of the cells is useful for some, but for others it drags our productivity down. Please allow us to toggle the option to navigate using double-click so the users who are adversely affected by it can turn it off.

    18 votes
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  18. Setting Autofill Default

    Setting Autofill Default

    No option to set AutoFill default to the option you want.
    Even for numbers or dates you should be able to use "Copy Cells" in stead of "Fill series"

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  19. Assume HTTPS if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a hyperlink

    If I type "www.microsoft.com" in a cell and press Enter, a hyperlink to "http://www.microsoft.com/" is automatically created. The hyperlink should instead be "https://www.microsoft.com/" to help promote good security. See the video linked below to see why HTTP should never be used.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNIkw4Ao9w

    For now, the rule should be this: if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a link, try to connect using HTTPS. If the connection succeeds, use the HTTPS version of the link. Otherwise, use the HTTP version.

    As HTTPS dominates more of the Internet, the rule should just be to assume all links,…

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  20. sort comment

    I love the new threaded comment system, but I wish there was the option to sort the comments from newest to oldest (currently they only show oldest to newest).

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