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  1. When making a copy of a tab let me choose how many copies I want

    When I right click on a tab and choose the "Move or Copy..." option, then check the box to "Create a copy" it would be nice if the was an area underneath the check box to enter the number of copies that I want. Then I wouldn't have to do this ten times if I want ten copies of a sheet.

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  2. find replace Text Box

    I would love to find and replace text on Text box. When I need to replace text I have to go to every single text box to it.
    I wonder if if possible to include a "tick" box under the Replacement pop-up window to do this.

    1 vote
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  3. Number Pad ENTER Key Disabled while typing in Text Boxes

    If you are typing within a text box or shape, you cannot use the ENTER key on the 9-digit number pad to create a new line of text. Only the ENTER key above the SHIFT button works.

    1 vote
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  4. Copy Comments

    Add that a Comments can be copied and passed in to cells. Not only the content of a comment, but the whole Comments

    1 vote
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  5. Paste Special / Multiply, Divide, Add should NOT remove formatting (bug?)

    This I'd describe as a bug. When you use Paste Special / Multiply (or the other math operations), the formatting in the selected range is lost. There's no reason for that behaviour, the target range's formatting shouldn't change.

    Also, the feature could use an improvement. Maybe take it out of the paste menu. Allow us to either select a range or input a number with an inputbox. Some more operations.

    1 vote
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  6. replace algorithm

    I often work with the hyphen separated double serial numbers, that some of which Excel interprets like date by default. I use text cell type for this values.
    Then I tried to replace this values by means of search and replace function, selected input and output type as text, my value after replacement became the date first, then changed to the numeric equivalent.
    It would be much better if the result of the replacement operation immediately interpreted in a user-specified type.

    1 vote
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  7. Use all Excel features in any document type

    I don't mind if Excel reminds me that I can't save my Pivot Tables as a txt or csv file but if I'm working on a document in Excel I'd like to be able to use all the Excel features without having to save the document as an Excel file first (and often times having to reopen the file after that).

    Often I'm just doing a quick check on a report I'm getting from QlikView and I have no use saving it but Excel won't let me do this because the data type is not a real Excel workbook.

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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Allow inside borders within merged cells.

    Many reports have an area for people to make comments. If the comments are long, chances are the report will be set up to use merged cells, and probably Wrap Text also.

    But being able to have borders display to separate lines of text will make long comments much more readable. (for example xlDot, but then functionality to add/edit/delete borders should be available from the front end UI as well as VBA)

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  10. Allow direct editing in cells

    Please make an icon in the ribbon for de/activating direct editing in cells.

    2 votes
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  11. Editing a formula in a cell should not overlap the neighbouring left and right cell

    When you type a formula in a cell, the full formula is displayed in the grid. If the formula is long, is starts overlapping with cells on the left and right of the edited cell. But it then means you cannot insert the coordinate of these overlaped cells in the formula by clicking on them because what you actually do is click on the formula. When editing a formula in a cell, the display of the formula must be constrained to its cell borders to allow neighbouring cells to be accessible for the click.

    7 votes
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  12. remove multiple hyperlinks

    If you right-click on a single cell, the option to remove hyperlink is available.
    But if you select more than one cell (all of them containing hyperlinks) and right-click, the remove hyperlink option does not appear.
    There is no way to remove a sheet-full of hyperlinks in one shot.

    8 votes
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  13. Can't empty the clipboard

    Why oh why is Excel throwing up a "Can't empty the clipboard" error for more than a DECADE. Why is it using the clipboard like that at all? It is these idiotic small things that drove me to Google Sheets.

    5 votes
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  14. Military Dating formate

    The military uses a different date format, and excel does not have it available. So if that format could be included it would add functionality for them. the long way to do it would be (Y=year, M=month, D=Day) YYYYMMDD while the short version is YYMMDD.

    7 votes
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  15. Get rid of the "COPY HERE/PASTE HERE/CANCEL drop-down menu

    There's a little drop-down menu that appears unpredictably when I'm trying to get the normal right-click context menu. I'm told it happens if the mouse moves even slightly during the click. Whatever the reason, it serves no useful purpose, and closing it also loses the selection that I wanted to work on. Move and paste are can be done easily using mouse or mouse+ ctrl, so this menu is just a redundant nuisance.

    1 vote
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  16. 13 votes
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  17. Wrap on date formats

    Would be great if wrap could work on a date format; at present it doesn't

    2 votes
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  18. Add rich-text support for Excel

    Excel's handling of in-cell text formatting leaves a lot to be desired.

    For example, if I have something like 30m^2 (30 square meters, where the 2 is superscripted), and I do a search and replace (e.g., changing m to cm), then the 2 ends up not superscripted any more.
    Or if that cell value is concatenated (using a formula like =A1&A2) with another cell value, then the formula does not show the 2 as a superscript.
    And it is not even with "odd" formatting like superscripting. Even if I have some letters (but not all) in a cell marked bold,…

    5 votes
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  19. Paste unlinked to workbook

    To copy a formula from one book to another identical book you need to copy the formula to the notepad and then copy and paste it to the new workbook. Need to have a choice to paste it linked to the old workbook or not. Paste the formula with an error if sheet in pasted formula doesn't exist

    5 votes
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  20. Include Text orientation for a cell

    In order to view the text in the cell to display alignment , we need to have a option as orientation for the cell.

    2 votes
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