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  1. 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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  2. Make this error message go away. I spend WAY to much time clicking ok, when there's nothing realy wrong. At least make it an option.

    the message "There's a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook.
    It happens mostly when I drag something within the same workbook. This has happened mostly from Office 2010 forward. This has got to be annoying for a lot of people. I'd read once that it's there for a reason, but I'm NOT figuring out what that reason might be.

    1 vote
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  3. Convert PDF to Excell

    It was be awesome if you could convert PDF or Word documents to Excel. There are many Files I have that seem to be Excel format, but are PDF's. As a store manager in retail, there are several metrics that are sent to us, and it'd make the admin side of the job MUCH easier if this short cut was invented. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  4. Provide an option to create a text editor over a rectangular region of user selected cells

    The current options for including a block of multi-line text in a sheet are either typing into a region of merged cells or using a floating textbox object. Both forms have substantial usability issues. For example, entering text into a region of merged cells requires hitting Alt-Enter to insert line breaks meaning two key strokes which is in contrast to the universal accepted way of pressing Enter. Furthermore, this option does not support rich styling such as bullets or any of the text alignments in the Ribbon home tab. On the other hand, a floating textbox object, while providing a…

    4 votes
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  5. Add current date via command in ribbon (and not via keyboard shortcut)

    Not everybody prefers to user keyboard shortcuts.

    At the moment there's no way to enter the current date (or time) via a command in a ribbon.

    I suggest to add those missing commands.

    3 votes
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  6. Add functionality for ctrl+shift+v paste without formatting

    Other programs allow paste without formatting using ctrl+shift+v. Though this can be done through the right click menu it would be great to see this function built in.

    3 votes
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  7. Case Change Feature on the Ribbon

    PLEASE bring back/add the case change feature in Excel. Having to use the Lower Function for something so simple is useless, especially when one is on a deadline or have several edits to make.

    3 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Allow editing of Icons

    Allow editing of icons, as previously permitted.

    2 votes
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  10. AUTOPOPULATE FOR WORD, NUMBER & SYMBOL

    For fix letter its make us type the same point so many times if excel makes it auto-populate the same point at the columns that we choose as a fix word It makes us just type once and every column will be auto-populated with those chosen columns and chosen word to be auto-populated.

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  11. Undo By worksheet

    Undo by worksheet When multiple sheets are open I go back to my original one and realize I made a mistake but by then its too late

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  12. 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"

    43 votes
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  13. tracking changes in a not shared file ( like Word)

    t racking changes in a not shared file ( like Word)

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  14. An option to copy selected rows with header row option will be good to use.

    An option to copy selected rows with header row option will be good to use. Like in SQL Server.

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Provide a "click on button" to allow input to cells to intermittently move horizontally or vertically

    Depending on the data that I am imputing to my sheets, sometimes it is more convenient to move to the next cell down or to the side. This can now be done but requires use of the property options and applies to all sheets. A button that could override depending on usage would be of great help.

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  17. show phantom cursor on the row where we have selected a cell. enable turning on and off the phantom cursor. this helps a lot

    show phantom cursor on the row where we have selected a cell. enable turning on and off the phantom cursor. this helps a lot

    3 votes
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  18. implement undo/redo on a per sheet basisso thatnavigating around and making changes elsewhere will not affect undo/redo in a different sheet

    presently, an undo causes changes to sheets that may not be visible/active. unod/redo should apply only to the visible sheet, whil preserving the action stack for all sheets independently

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  19. Keep 2 items in copy memory at the same time CTRL-C CTRL-V, 2nd option

    Keep 2 items in copy memory at the same time CTRL-C CTRL-V, 2nd option :
    Create a "quick key" to copy - paste more than one item in memory at a time. CTRL C, CTRL (new key) for saving second item in memory. CTRL V for pasting the 1st, CTRL (new key) pasting for the 2nd.

    1 vote
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  20. 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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