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  1. All lists must have a search box. Even the context menu. The search box must be a part of the list object itself.

    All lists must have a search box. Even the context menu. The search box must be a part of the list object itself.
    This is not limited by Excel.

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  3. To be able to change the strikethrough font colour (like you can with the underlining option) and have a different font colour for the text

    Could you please put in the option to change the colour of the strikethrough font to a different colour from the text, like you can with the underlining feature. For example:- black font with a red strikethrough.

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  4. Vim keybindings

    Can you incorporate vim keybindings for excel, it would be magnificent?

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  5. Maintain the position of the search/"Find and Replace" dialog box (and others), except as necessary to expose the found object’s cell

    The search/"Find and Replace" dialog box currently moves to a new position each time it is opened. It appears to be moving slightly down and to the right, such as a cascaded window. This causes the user to have to look to a new location each time Find or Replace is used. The most awkward, time consuming, and frustrating problem with this movement is: when the dialog box reaches the bottom of the screen, it stays there; and in that position the results table of Find All is hidden. In order to see these results, the user must drag the…

    3 votes
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  6. General selection of multiple cells and change from lower case to upper case.

    General selection of multiple cells and change from lower case to upper case.

    4 votes
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  7. Allows users of a locked spreadsheet to use spellcheck without macros.

    Currently you cannot use spellcheck in excel for locked spreadsheets without macros. Our organization does not want to enable macros for all computers. It would be nice when locking the spreadsheet to have the ability to click off spellcheck as an option (like you would for select locked cells, format cells, insert rows, etc). It should be included under the options for 'Allow all users of this worksheet to:'.

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  8. HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

    HEY ********- I DO NOT WANT TO BE ASKED IF I WANT TO POST A COMMENT EVERY TIME I NEED TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXCEL CELL

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  9. Allow quick access to user-defined symbol subsets

    In the "Symbols" selection window, we have "Recently used symbols" which is nice for locating a previously used symbol but it does not scale for large collections, on the contrary, the fact that it reorders the symbols such that the last selected symbol is placed at the beginning of the list makes it difficult to locate a specific symbol by recalling it's static position. The suggestion asks for the ability to create user-defined subsets of Unicode characters per font that can be shown quickly by clicking on a "quick access toolbar" item or custom ribbon button

    3 votes
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  10. Note "Right Click Menu" option

    you changed the Comment option to Note, but if you use the "Right Click Menu" option and have multiple cells selected to delete the Note it is still listed as a comment

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  11. In excel cell content or cell comment should have a Reminder option

    My idea is that, if we can keep an option in excel for a cell content or cell comment reminder which should be like an outlook where we can keep a reminder for any specific email.

    Why this is need is - when we want to change a particular cell content at later point of time (like a day after or week after) and normally people forgot about the change needs to make.
    So if we can implement cell reminder option via comment box or any other way then it shows a pop up in excel when we opens which…

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  12. Fix bug for formula entry

    When I type in "=" followed by clicking on a cell, say, "A1" the "A1" is selected by the cursor and so when I type "+" the "A1" gets overwritten. This is an issue with Excel on my Mac 16.22 (190211). It does not happen on excel online.

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  13. Option to make line break (alt+enter) the default behavior of Enter key

    As part of my work, I spend a ton of time writing text inside of Excel spreadsheet cells. What I'm writing needs to be neatly formatted and easily legible, so my cells contain many line breaks.

    I find it endlessly frustrating that a line break requires Alt+Enter instead of simply Enter. I virtually never require the Enter key's default behavior of moving the selected cell. I end up hitting Enter out of habit, switch cells, and lose where I was with my typing.

    I would greatly appreciate an option to switch the behavior of the Enter key to always create…

    3 votes
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  14. Still have to hit escape to deselect the copied cell. FUCK_you. FIX it.

    Still have to hit escape to deselect the copied cell. FUCK_you. FIX it.

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  15. Cursor movement direction

    Under Advanced Options it is possible to select the direction of movement immediately after data entry. Please add a FIFTH option. Namely, to stay on the data entry cell. This change will help users who my key data into a particular cell repeatedly.

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  16. About the sheets

    When i work with many sheets, it is not pretty to see many sheets on the bottom. I suggest, you can make a new tab as "Sheets" on the ribbon. Inside this tab, we can see the list of sheets, add a sheet, delete a sheet and all other functions belonging to sheet control.

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  17. GET YOUR ******* PRO TIP OUT OF MY FACE

    GET YOUR ******* PRO TIP OUT OF MY FACE

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  18. still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. ********.

    still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. ********.

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  19. Assume HTTPS if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a hyperlink

    If I type "www.microsoft.com" in a cell and press Enter, a hyperlink to "http://www.microsoft.com/" is automatically created. The hyperlink should instead be "https://www.microsoft.com/" to help promote good security. See the video linked below to see why HTTP should never be used.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNIkw4Ao9w

    For now, the rule should be this: if HTTP/HTTPS is not specified in a link, try to connect using HTTPS. If the connection succeeds, use the HTTPS version of the link. Otherwise, use the HTTP version.

    As HTTPS dominates more of the Internet, the rule should just be to assume all links,…

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  20. sort comment

    I love the new threaded comment system, but I wish there was the option to sort the comments from newest to oldest (currently they only show oldest to newest).

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