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  1. Single Page Zoom

    When in Page Layout mode, have the option to zoom out on one page. Word has a "One Page" option in the zoom settings. Excel is default to "Multiple Pages" when zooming out and scrolling. Would be nice to see how the document will appear printed out.

    See attached for what is available in Word.

    8 votes
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    • Add Reference R1C1 in the list of commands for the QAT

      Sometimes it's interesting to display number as column header instead of the letter.
      The only way to do that now is to change the options Formula to R1C1
      I would like to toogle the reference of my workbook by adding an option in the Quick Access Toolbar. But this option doesn't exist yet.

      So please vote for this idea is you want to toogle quickly the reference A1 to R1C1

      7 votes
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      • Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

        Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

        8 votes
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        • Multiple sheet Unhide option..

          Unhiding multiple sheets is a painful task, you have to go one by one. There should be an option to unhide multiple sheets at once.

          Please bring in this feature.

          Thanks.

          15 votes
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          • Color commas within a set of parenthesis to match corresponding parenthesis

            Excel currently pairs parenthesis within a formula by color to make it easier to review long formulas. It would be helpful with nested functions if the commas within matched the function's parenthesis. Specifically with nested IFs

            5 votes
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            • Pin worksheet tabs

              I would like to be able to pin worksheet tabs, almost like you can in chrome. If I have a workbook with 100 sheets, I do not want to have to hit the control button to scroll back to the first sheet. I would like to be able to pin the first sheet or couple so that when I scroll over to the right, those first worksheet tabs always remain visible.

              3 votes
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              • sheet navigation

                It would be nice to have a button on the sheets navigation area which will take me to the 1st sheet in the current workbook. Currently, i need to Right click and select from the list of pages displayed.

                When I have many sheets and I create a TOC using hyperlinks in the 1st sheet, it will be very easy for me to go back to the TOC sheet by clicking this button.

                Thanks

                4 votes
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                • Scroll by pixel, not by cell.

                  If you have large cells, scrolling becomes impossible. The page always snaps to the top of a cell. Even if my cells are small enough for me to read them fully, scrolling through them leaves me disoriented and I keep loosing track where I am on the sheet. I see no reason not to scroll by pixel instead of by cell.

                  9 votes
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                  • 3 votes
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                    • Allow multiple files to open with one Excel instance.

                      In order to increase productivity, and to improve visual efficiency, please allow multiple files to open in one window (instance) of Excel. The ribbons and menus take up too much display space.

                      17 votes
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                      • ribbon size

                        Please allow users to opt for a smaller ribbon. Its actual size (especially after the October update) is fine only if you are working on a full HD monitor.

                        3 votes
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                        • Ability to shrink the size of the ribbon font size to make it smaller on the screen without changing screen resolution

                          Please allow users to change/shrink the size of the ribbon (make the font smaller and the 'real estate' it consumes on the monitor) to make it smaller on the screen without having to change screen resolution. It would be so much better if the ribbon could take up less room, yet still see all the commands. At the moment it takes up far to much of the monitor.

                          2 votes
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                          • Tab manager

                            I think it would be a cool feature to have either in a Group under a ribbon tab or have a tab dedicated to this but have an area where you can manage your tabs easily and have a view of all of them (Maybe similar to VBA's view of different modules and forms?) to be able to move, copy or rename them easier than right-clicking each one or certain ones to perform an action. If I'm managing multiple workbooks and have to move tabs alot, it would be so much easier to that from one screen that show me…

                            1 vote
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                            • Make it easier to set the end of a worksheet

                              Currently if rows are deleted, the worksheet will reopen with the original number of rows, making it hard to scroll to the end of large worksheets. The instructions for deleting superfluous rows (Delete, Clear all, save, reopen) are cumbersome and don't always work, especially if there are multiple pages involved. A way to set the end cell (row and column) would be of great use.

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                              • More options for Custom Ribbons

                                When adding a custom ribbon, the best we can do is add groups.

                                We need a way to edit a custom ribbon's layout better (icon sizing / positioning / stacking / grouping)

                                1 vote
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                                • When i freeze the top row of a deep spreadsheet, and have formatted rows 1 and 2 to be merged, the freeze shows only half of the merged row.

                                  Allow the freeze top row command to recognise when row 1 is merged with others, and treat all rows merged with row 1 as "row 1". The data does this...

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                                  • a button that sets the view to A1

                                    I really need a button that sets the view to A1, and it might be useful if you have the view way over to the left, like in the area of the column RSH.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Stack/multi-row worksheet tabs

                                      Make the worksheet tags work like a windows taskbar. It can be dragged larger to allow for multiple rows of tabs.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Allow Excel / Office customization to make High Contrast themes workable

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                                        Excel is unworkable in high contrast themes. Dark black cells with white borders cause more eye strain for someone who needs dark screens but not necessarily high contrast. There is no option for making it another color (e.g. grey) or to show font colors. This issue reported by multiple users since at least 2010.

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                                        Options to fix this issue
                                        1. Allow excel customization for high contrast / default themes to select a custom background, text, and border color. Allow text and cell colors
                                        2. Option to exclude selected office application from high contrast windows theme
                                        3.…

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