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  1. Have Draw Tab Active When One Opens a Spreadsheet with Inking

    When I opened a spreadsheet on an 8-in. Win10 tablet PC, inking was automatically available, apparently, as I accidentally added some hard-to-see ink smudges to my spreadsheet. Later, when I opened the same spreadsheet on a laptop with a more brightly set monitor, the smudges were obvious but I had to add the DRAW tab to the Ribbon to find the ERASER to remove my accidental inking. Why not make Excel smart enough to offer the user the option to make the DRAW tab active if one opens a spreadsheet already containing inking? It might be nice, too, to have…

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  2. Ability to deselect cells with ctrl+click in Office 2016

    How is it possible that this was "accidentally enabled" in Office 2016 and now they turned it off? How is it not a basic function already?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/Unable-to-deselect-in-excel/m-p/363008/highlight/true#M26886

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  3. Set default to Copy - paste visible only, opt into paste hidden

    Set default to Copy - paste visible only, opt into paste hidden
    The Default setting should be able to be set for visible only with paste special being for hidden.

    Really annoying when working with filtered lists and pasting on everything hidden and not knowing / forgetting.

    4 votes
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  4. Excel sheet Split cell

    Split cell feature to be incorporated simillar to word

    1 vote
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  5. I use Office 365 Home. I am unable to see the feature of TRack Changes

    I use Office 365 Home. I am unable to see the feature of TRack Changes
    My account is ganapathy_mk@hotmail.com

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  6. undo by cell

    Have a way to undo the last thing that was done to a specific cell, without having to undo everything that has been done since that. I have a workaround, but it is a bit involved.

    4 votes
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  7. Allow insertion of text from a word doc to an excel worksheet cell

    A lot of companies send out RFI documents in the form of Excel workbooks. I am currently grappling with how we insert text that is currently stored in a lot of word documents. The text is the answers to the questions asked in the questionnaire. At present, I can only insert this text as an object on the worksheet. I would prefer the text to be inserted into the cell.

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  8. Function to protect the entire workbook from edit/save but not from editing only.

    This function would allow you to edit/sort/compute/highlight anything normally but would prevent you from accidentally saving (or autosaving) unless you specifically disabled the function first.

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  9. move rows

    Make moving rows more like Google Sheets. It is a lot easier in Sheets. I can click and hold the row and move it to another spot between 2 others.

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  10. Please provide a user option to use Edit Mode by default instead of Navigation/Point Mode when editing cell contents and formulas.

    Please provide a user option to use Edit Mode by default instead of Navigation/Point Mode when editing cell contents and formulas. This should apply to any place where cell contents, formulas, and paths are entered, such as cells, formula bar, conditional formatting formulas, pivot-table location/path, pivot-table wizard, named range manager, etc. When editing such contents, I never need navigation/point mode and always have to switch (F2) to edit mode. If I forget to switch (because point mode is so non-intuitive), I have to undo or just start over.

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  11. insert mutiple blank rows/columns with once command

    please provide an option to insert more than one row or column when inserting

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. bekr

    it should be deleted

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  14. Unhide mulitpile or all hidden sheets

    Being able to unhide all or multiple sheets at once, rather than single sheet.
    When the selection of hidden sheets appear have the ability to pick different sheets by using Ctrl and mouse
    Maybe also have an unhide all option

    6 votes
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  15. UPPER CASE FOR ALL ,LOWER CASE FOR ALL,UPPER CASE OF EVERY LETTER IN A SENTENCE AND UPPER CASE OF JUST FIRST LETTER OF EVERY WORD IN A SENT.

    UPPER CASE FOR ALL ,LOWER CASE FOR ALL,UPPER CASE OF EVERY LETTER IN A SENTENCE AND UPPER CASE OF JUST FIRST LETTER OF EVERY WORD IN A SENTENCE.

    Will be helpful if you can help me with this?!

    4 votes
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  16. hi

    add button clear conditonal formating in editing group

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  17. Auto Advance

    When scanning numbers into Excel with a hand scanner - it would be nice to have an auto advance either right or down a cell. This could be accomplished with a simple checkbox tic to turn on or off Auto Advance.. So when a series of numbers are scanned into a cell, there would be an option to Auto Advance either down 1 on the column or right one row. Or there could be a more advanced option box - to have auto advance for a certain number say down 2 and right 1 as an example. Also an option…

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  18. Notification to other users of a file.

    Have an option to notify the user who has a file open that another user wants to edit the file; not just a notify button for yourself to be informed when the file is closed by the other user.

    9 votes
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  19. Evaluate Formula - Show Named Range Reference Value

    While Evaluating Formula, a Named Range shows only it's result value. Instead, first show the Reference value (e.g. A1:A10) that the Named Range refers to.

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  20. Show Named Range Refer's To Values

    While editing a formula containing a Named Range, use a tooltip to display the Named Range's "Refers To" value.

    As of now, Excel only shows the Named Range's, "Refers To" value in the name manager.

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