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  1. Need a paste option that pastes the name of the cell, if there is one.

    Need a advanced paste option that will paste the name of the cell, if one has been defined.

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  2. Reinstate Drag/Autofill menu

    Reinstate Drag/Autofill menu

    This is the menu that pops up after you drag to autofill and allows you to pick "Copy Cells; Fill Series; Fill Formatting Only; etc."

    See Microsoft documentation on how one *would* use it, if it still existed: https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/05/30/howto-use-autofill-excel/

    This menu has been replaced with a generic formatting menu that is completely redundant with the main ribbon.

    The autofill menu is a core part of my workflows, as I am frequently drag-filling multiple times and frequently switching between modes.

    Picture shows what replaced the autofill menu, which you can find in the linked document above.

    1 vote
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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.

    3 votes
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  4. Editing a Calender with 4 months on it

    There's an awesome Calendar Template in Excel called "summer activities calendar 2019". I would like to edit and use it all year round to save on paper and ink but it does not seem to be editable. It would be great if there were several calendar templates with 4 months on one page that can be used for any month or year. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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  5. Eliminate Formula Paste / Entry Calculation Delays

    In my sheet with over 52000 cells containing simplistic formulas, I have noticed that copying and pasting just a few cells will exhibit an inordinate amount of delay (5 to 8 seconds) before the results are displayed. Interestingly, I can interrupt and shorten this delay by hitting the Enter key a second time (the first time I hit the enter key was to complete the paste).

    So, in short, whatever happens when I strike the Enter Key twice after a paste should really happen after I strike the Enter Key one time. This will effectively eliminate the delay (and the…

    1 vote
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  6. Time Machine

    I just need to recover my overwritten saved file of ms-excel to a few hours before ( like time machine) but i did not find solution with the company and its developers. very disheartened! (please review my chat session no. 1468742155)
    And I suggest the same to the company and its developers to provide the solid best solution for the issue. Thanks

    2 votes
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  7. Add Text Filter To Name Manager

    In the Name Manager Dialog Box, enable the ability for user to enter text to filter on. Then show only the lines that contain the text entered by the user.

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  8. delete row / column

    Presently, delete row command simply deletes it. It does not check if that row is totally blank or contains one or more non-empty cells. We should get a warning if a row contains one or more non-empty cells and we give a delete row command. With this feature available, we will save us from accidentally deleting a row, which may contain important data.

    Above applies to columns as well.

    3 votes
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  9. AutoCorrect function for Excel on OneDrive

    The AutoCorrect function only works on page one and two of the spreadsheet on OneDrive. It would be great to have the option to turn this on and off for all pages of the spreadsheet by going through to File > Options.

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  10. When cutting/pasting a selection, the cursor should default to the top-left cell in the selection after paste

    When cutting/pasting a selection, the cursor should default to the top-left cell in the selection after paste on the source

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  11. Select range via mouse click + scroll wheel

    Like Word and OneNote and web browsers, I should be able to click and hold the left mouse button, then scroll the mouse wheel to scroll the view and extend the selection. Currently while holding down the left mouse button, the scroll wheel does nothing, so to perform a large range selection I have to slowly and awkwardly drag the mouse near the bottom edge of the window.

    2 votes
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  12. find and replace, invert and clear buttons

    on the Excel Find and Replace dialogue:
    add a button to the left of the Options button to invert/reverse/swap the values in the Find and Replace fields, and another to clear both the Find and Replace values and plant the cursor in the Find field.

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  13. checkout broken

    With any Sharepoint file where version control is activated, you would normally get a prompt asking you to checkout the file before you modify it.
    Now, I got this Sharepoint Libary that I synch locally using the latest OneDrive (thank god, it now lets you decide which files you want to keep locally!).
    But here's the thing: I no longer get the checkout prompt in Excel, and the worse part is that I can't edit the file because Excel has openned it in read-only.
    Even though I checkout the file manually on Sharepoint, it still opens the file in read-only…

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  14. Allow multiple hyperlinks within a cell

    When adding a hyperlink in Excel, it currently applies to the whole cell. However, it would be great if Excel would allow having multiple hyperlinks within a single text cell.

    For instance, if I have a cell with a text showing "This item can be found HERE and THERE", it would be great that I can add a hyperlink only to the word "HERE" and a different one to the word "THERE".

    2 votes
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  15. Display Font Formats in Formula Bar

    Enable ability to display font changes when viewing formula (or text) in the formula bar.

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  16. Restore keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Sh+0 functionality to unhide column

    Up to Excel 2003, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Sh+0 would unhide a column or columns. Since the shortcut isn't being used for anything else, please restore the functionality

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  17. allow people to globally remove features

    Excel 2019 has added a few features that are hindering accountants and others from being able to be productive. Trying to "disable" those functions do not work. I created a new column, adjacent to a Contract Number Column. In the new column, I needed to take either the last 5 digits or the last 6 digits on the Contract Number in the new column. When I put in the formula in the first cell, ALL the cells in that column became populated with the formula. When I tried to change the formula in a cell below (since I needed the…

    1 vote
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  18. Paste Special - number format only.

    Paste Special - number format only

    The only past special options on number format are associated with either a formula or value. Oftern I need to standard formats across a number of cells and this functionality would allow this without using Paste formats which pastes all cells format styles - font, border, colour fill, etc

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  19. 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

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

    5 votes
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