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  1. Increase the number of items in clipboard with paste special feature

    Increase the number of items that can be placed in clipboard. And also we should have option for paste special for any item in the clipboard.

    2 votes
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  2. I want to clear the text from a row but not the equations. Have a "clear contents" AND a "clear text" choices in the formatting window. thx.

    I want to clear the text from a row but not the equations. Have a "clear contents" (clear all) AND a "clear text" (just clear text/numbers) choices in the formatting window. thx. The creation of a macro as the work-around suggested online is like using a nuclear bomb to swat a fly. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  3. Paste Special Formula Literal (without offset)

    Add new Paste Special feature that pastes the actual formula (rather than "Values" or the formula with offset as "Formulas" does).

    6 votes
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  4. Separate the Paste radio buttons in the Paste Special menu into check boxes

    Most of the options in the Paste group of the Paste Special menu are not mutually exclusive, and so should be represented by check boxes rather than radio buttons. This saves having to Paste Special multiple times to choose multiple options.

    For example, Formats, Comments, Validation, and Column Width can intuitively all be checked simultaneously. Formulas and Values are mutually exclusive with each other but not with the other options, so there would be radio buttons to choose between these 2, and these in turn would be grouped under a common check box. Formats might need 2 radio buttons as…

    3 votes
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  5. Add GetPivotData, Table names, or named cells to the F4 cycle

    F4 toggles through A1 --> $A$1 --> A$1 --> $A1 --> A1. Why not add GetPivotData, Table references, and named ranges to the F4 cycle?

    When the reference is in a pivot table:
    GetPivotData --> A1 --> $A$1 --> A$1 --> $A1 --> GetPivotData

    When the reference is in a Table:
    TableReference --> A1 --> $A$1 --> A$1 --> $A1 --> TableReference

    When the reference is a named range
    RangeName --> A1 --> $A$1 --> A$1 --> $A1 --> RangeName

    Some old timers won't like it when you change the behavior of F4, so you could add a checkbox next…

    1 vote
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  6. Allow for editing fractional seconds (hh:mm:ss.000)

    If we enter time with fractional seconds, e.g. 12:34:56.789, we are unable to edit the fractional seconds later. Worse: any attempt to edit the cell changes the cell value to time rounded to the second (12:34:57), unless we are careful to press ESC instead of Enter. The problem is: the Formula Bar and Edit Directly In Cell only present time rounded to the second, regardless of the cell format.

    3 votes
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  7. When copying a sheet, ask us what we want to rename it

    When you copy a sheet, it automatically renames it "[original sheet name] (2)]". More than likely, that's not the name people want to use. It'd be nice to have a box pop up that asks what you want to rename the sheet. Saves me a couple of steps/clicks.

    3 votes
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  8. Entering data with decimal values in percentage formatted cell

    I have noticed a peculiar thing when the format of a cell is set to "percent". If I want to enter 27 percent, then I just write 27 and automatically, it makes it 27%. Similarly, when I enter a value with decimal point (like 0.79), it returns 1%. However, if I just type .79 (instead of 0.79), it returns me 79%, which is definitely incorrect. It would be good to sort this out as it is easier to type .79 instead of 0.79.

    Thanks

    1 vote
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  9. Selection border is too hard to grab to move.

    On my desktop the active area is one pixel wide-extremely painful to hit when dragging a lot of data! Ended up moving workflow back to ctr+c/ctr+v. Same problem as: https://www.syncfusion.com/forums/25134/thicker-excel-selection-border

    4 votes
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  10. Use Office standard of Shift+Alt Up/Down arrow to move rows

    Please implement Shift+Alt+Arrow hotkeys to move rows up or down one line at a time. This is standard in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote, and would be preferable to the multi-click steps to select a row, rt-click drag it to a new position and select Shift Down and Move. Bonus points for implementing this for columns!

    3 votes
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  11. Show a popup/error message before allowing edit of grouped/multi-selected tabs/sheets

    Popup when editing grouped tabs.

    You can wreak havoc when editing / working with grouped tabs if you are not very careful. There should be an alert when you are editing more than one tab.

    If you print and group the tabs to print multiple pages at the same time and then start editing without ungrouping the tabs, you're likely screwing up all your work. Likewise, if you save with tabs grouped, when you re-open the file, the tabs will still be grouped! If you begin working on your spreadsheet, you will be likely inadvertently editing multiple tabs.

    The grouped…

    2 votes
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  12. Default Height in Home tab & StandardHeight access

    Go Home tab → Format. You will see Default Width but not Default Height. Similarly, if you go Developer tab → Properties, you will see StandardWidth but not StandardHeight.

    For consistency, Default Height should be a choice in Home tab → Format and StandardHeight should be user-accessible.

    Currently, the only way to change StandardHeight is to use VBA or resize a row with all cells selected.

    3 votes
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  13. Adding a hyperlink reverts font size

    When adding a hyperlink to a cell with a different font size than the one set during workbook creation (see File->Options->General->When creating new workbooks->Font Size) the font size is reverted to the original size.

    This is not desired.

    6 votes
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  14. More changing cells in Scenarios

    Current number of changing cells 32 should be approx. 300-500.

    - invoices / situations in constructing (building specifications, instalations ...)
    - price lists with history

    1 vote
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  15. Select a curve and copy the values of the curve

    It would be very useful if you can select a curve from a graphic and push a buttom to copy the values of the curve instead of looking for them in order to copy into another sheet.
    Thanks!

    2 votes
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  17. Move delete context button when right clicking on a Workbook Query

    When I right click on a Workbook Query the "Edit" and "Delete" context menu options are right next to each other. I have clicked on Delete inadvertently multiple times when I wanted to click edit. From a UI perspective Delete should be farther away from any other option like Edit or Save.

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  18. Allow the "show/hide paragraph and other hidden formatting symbols" option/button, as in Word.

    Word has this ability and I have the option on all the time. It shows if a user inadvertently hit a hard return, or extra spaces after a period. or any other hidden formatting is included. It would save valuable time in producing perfect documents. It's already in existence, just needs to be applied to Excel and PowerPoint.

    3 votes
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  19. Errors when using the arrow key to move through a formula.

    Whenever I'm half way through writing a formula in the input box at the top and I use the arrow keys to navigate through the formula, it comes up with an error/warning. This is very frustrating...I know there is an error in my formula, I'm not finished writing it yet!

    2 votes
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  20. [BUG] Office365 Excel 2016(16.0.6568.2025 or 16.0.6568.2036) keep crash with "Microsoft Excel has stopped working"

    For example, a single cell contain 15 lines text(use "ALT+ENTER"), when double click to enter edit mode, then select 11 lines(just more than 10 lines) text, don't go anywhere, just keep in edit mode, when you press "Ctrl+C" 2 or 3 times, Excel will 100% stop working. This bug can be reproduced in new version 16.0.6568.2025 or the latest version 16.0.6568.2036. If select less than 10 lines, it should be fine. But there doesn't have same bug in the previous version, i.e. 16.0.6366.2068 or 16.0.6001.1068. If anyone in M$ DEV team can see this, please help to double check! ;-)

    4 votes
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