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  1. the window "Spelling" hides the window "Find and replace", causing a chain reaction of problems (Excel 2016, Windows 10)

    PROBLEM # 1:
    Spell check is not case sensitive: i.e. if there is a table, in the cells which are proper names written with the error case for the first letter, and the Name includes common words, whose register does not need to change (ie not the version of the formula into 1 cell or macro, because the word is obviously unknown), then when you check the spelling using the same editor (the most suitable in this case, the instrument) the word' are, because not known to the dictionary, but change the first letter from lowercase to uppercase is impossible…

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  2. I would like to have a clear option as opposed to delete which leaves all the formatting in tack but gets rid of the data.

    I would like to have a clear option as opposed to delete which leaves all the formatting in tack but gets rid of the data

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  3. Enhance Insert Function dialog to support nested formulae

    In a recent youtube video,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT6s2lGL5aY
    Bill Jelen discussed a way to work with the current dialog to make the Function Arguments dialog support a nested function. Thinking about this, Excel has over the years, made great strides in many many areas but the Insert Function and Function Arguments dialog has stood still.

    It could be upgraded to support nested functions - this is 2017 and there must be so many programming techniques to make this work.

    It would benefit beginners as well as advanced users and does not interfere / break the existing object model or vba.

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  4. Remember the size of the Find dialog box when expanded for FInd All

    When the Find box in Excel is opened and FindAll is selected, the dialog box is never big enough to show the results. It should either:
    1) Expand to the size the user last selected, or
    2) Expand to hold all the results if they fit, else expand to 2/3 the screen height.

    2 votes
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  5. Power Query/Get and Transform Shortcut Keys in the editor

    Keyboard shortcuts in the Power Query editor window would allow data to be quickly transformed without relying on the mouse. For example, to rename a column without a keyboard shortcut it requires multiple mouse clicks, and when there is a large dataset this can be quite a chore. Shortcuts would be a welcome addition!

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  6. "Clear Formula" Button

    In tab Home >> Editing >> Clear, need another button "Clearing Formula" that could be used for removing formula from multiple cells selected. Current option is to only use copy-paste-value for one by one cell

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  7. Add "Copy cell reference to clipboard" option in cells' contextual menus

    Add "Copy cell reference to clipboard" option in cells' contextual menus
    This would copy the "sheet!A1" reference to the clipboard so we could easily insert it in a formula somewhere.
    This could also work for a selection, i.e.
    "firstSheet:lastSheet!A1:Z9"

    2 votes
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  8. Key sequence MS-Office

    Working with MS-Office should provide equal key sequence in each programm. This should be at least for the key sequences, which are used very often, such as the actual date. Now you have to take in Word ALT+SHIFT+D and in Excel STRG+[.], it nearly could’nt be more different.

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  9. shortkey to mark expressions in brackets

    All excel versions: create a new shortkey for marking expressions in brackets, when editing a formula. It should be a combination with the arrow keys – for example WINDOW+LEFT and WINDOW+RIGHT.

    If the cursor is in the formula bar, W+LEFT would mark everything from the cursor to the next pair of brackets around, but without the brackets themselves. LEFT again would mark the two brackets in addition; another LEFT would extend to the next "outer" pair of brackets, an so on. RIGHT would reverse the last of these steps or, if there is none, reduce to the first "inner" bracket…

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  10. TRIM function without a formula

    Create a function in the Data tab that would allow extra spaces in a cell to be trimmed. It could have a drop down for Before text - After text and Mid text.

    4 votes
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  11. Symbols menu - Equations

    Hello! I suggest removing the Symbols menu (equations) permanently from Excel as this would make it more "natural", since the application's emphasis is data analysis.

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  12. Fill justify removes text formatting like subscript

    Formatting of text (like subscript or underline) is removed when it moves down to other rows when using Fill Justify. It would be better if the formatting was maintained.

    2 votes
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  13. Enable setting "Do not display cell value" with range specification.

    Increase the property so that setting "Do not display cell value" is enabled by range specification. When entering a value, change the color density of the font, etc. so as not to hinder the input. The mode can be freely switched to the mode in which it is displayed as if it were not entered by the style adjustment button. The printing is also synchronized with the display and non-display mode state.

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  14. Annoyance: Entire spreadsheet is selected after a search fails.

    1) Search for a non-existent string in a spreadsheet.
    2) Hit Escape twice (why twice?) to close dialogs (or use pointing device)
    3) Entire spreadsheet is selected.
    Why does this happen? It never happened with previous versions of Excel and is distracting.

    2 votes
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  15. Improve the help for functions

    Many functions would benefit from a more explicit help.
    My suggestion for index():

    1-dimensional search: =index(vector,position)
    2-dimensional search: =index(matrix,row #,col #)
    3-dimensional search:=index({mat},row #,col #,mat #)
    where {mat} means a set of matrices

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  16. ITs working very slow and slagy, do needful for smooth working on priority basis.

    ITs working very slow and slagy, do needful for smooth working while editing on priority basis.
    waiting for positive response.
    Thanks

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  17. alt+F2 opens save as Dialog box

    alt+F2 opens save as dialog box

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  18. Different Footer on Last Page

    I need to put a different footer on the last page of my excel document but there is only an option for a different footer on the first page. Is there someway that I can set different footers for each page perhaps?

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  19. Increase default Arial font row height from 15 pixels to 17.25 as to not cut off letters q y p g j

    Increase default Arial font row height from 15 pixels to 17.25 as to not cut off letters q y p g j. This would allow autofit to work correctly. Possible row height resizing similar to Arial Unicode MS.

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  20. Prompt "Are you sure you want to change cell contents, Yes or No" when clicking on a protected cell.

    I want to be able to change protected cells without having to unprotect the whole sheet/workbook, make the change and then protect it again, which is somewhat of a hassle.
    I find often that I accidentally cleared or changed cells in unprotected sheets, thus losing the data.

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