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  1. Allow to make the background of a sheet / group of sheets transparent (except the tab)

    allow to make the background of a sheet / group of sheets transparent (except the tab)

    This could be useful when using Excel for planning different scoolclasses ,timeschedules and activities over the semester due to conflict handling.
    Especialt if it is possible to use within groups of sheets, and the active tab is the sheet where you write, and still can see the sheets below simultainously

    1 vote
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  2. Shortcut to move cursor to Name Box

    I currently avoid using the Name Box because I can only get there by using the mouse. If there was a shortcut to get there it would be a really quick, direct way to name ranges and navigate to ranges.

    2 votes
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  3. Interactive Homepage to get to worksheets

    Visually group and arrange worksheets on the home page. be able to color code them or upload images or icons to represent the worksheets. Users can click on the icon to get to the worksheet (makes it easier than scrolling left & right when you have a bunch of worksheets). Also makes it more visually appealing, professional. Could be done with VBA but would be nice out of the box.

    2 votes
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  4. The results given with the search function ar not very good visible. The results should be marked better.

    The results given with the search function ar not very good visible. The results should be marked better

    2 votes
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  5. Highlite Active row for easier navigation on sheet....

    I work with lots of lines and its tireing to try and track which row im on,
    Please try and Highlight the active row.

    24 votes
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  6. Bring back 2016 Ribbon format & colors

    Is it Microsoft's intent to intentionally make Excel more difficult to use? It seems that is the case.
    For example, my latest edition August 2019 is missing the ribbon colors. I may have not noticed when they disappeared, but I know there were there some time ago. I have attached a screen shot from this link ( https://support.office.com/en-us/article/show-the-ribbon-26abd81c-b5ab-47a5-aabc-a9e5255862f4 ) to illustrate what the ribbon tab used to look like. Now it is even more difdficult to read the ribbon. WHY? WHY? WHY? is Microsoft messing with stuff that works instead of enhancing the product???

    2 votes
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  7. Feed back for group cell

    Dear Reader,

    window stacked screen

    than excel do not show in right because group cell like as waste of screen view.

    1 vote
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  8. Worksheet tabs after latest update to W10, seem set in a larger font size. Changing font size seems no longer possible.

    Need to be able to change font size of tabs to worksheets. Current sizing is set too large and intrusive,

    2 votes
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  9. SHOW ANSWERS TO all student EXCERSISES EXCEL 2016 workbooks/ ebooks

    SHOW ANSWERS TO all student EXCERSISES EXCEL 2016 workbooks/ ebooks

    1 vote
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  10. Refreeze Panes

    Create a Refreeze Panes option in the Freeze Panes drop down. This would remove the current Freeze Panes and apply a New Freeze Panes on the selected cell.

    3 votes
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  11. Custimizaton option in Excel Window Features locations

    Some excel data sheets it become better option to get sheets in left or right side of window.
    In normal Window, we can move taskbar pallet to left, upper and right sides.

    1 vote
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  12. Make it easier to see row and column in excel

    I would like to see some kind of highlight to more easily see which row and column are affected when working inside a large Excel document. Thanks!

    1 vote
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  13. I would like a vertical screen split on the left and right side of the spreadsheet

    I would like a vertical screen split on the left and right sides of the spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  14. Scroll Bar Tab

    Hi, I wish you could provide a user interface to custom colour the scroll bar. It is so difficult everyday to try and locate the position of the button while working on the excel sheets. In fact you can allow users to design it to various forms and make it colourful. Right side scroll bar as well as the bottom scroll bars. Thanks

    3 votes
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  16. Add SheetDelete(), BeforeRename(), Rename(), BeforeHide(), etc. events...

    Can we please get 8 new EXTREMELY USEFUL events for Excel worksheets: SheetDelete(), BeforeRename(), Rename(), BeforeHide(), Hide(), BeforeUnhide(), Unhidden(), and BeforeNewSheet(). Excel already has NewSheet() and SheetBeforeDelete() events.

    It makes sense that the BeforeNewSheet(), NewSheet(), SheetBeforeDelete(), and the SheetDelete() events must be in the workbook code object module, and that they should posses the "Sh As Object" argument in order to determine which sheet the user is attempting to act on. But the rest should be available in each worksheet's code object module.

    All of he "Before...()" events, including the existing ones, would additionally need a "Cancel As Boolean" argument/parameter,…

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    32 votes
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  18. Viewing Sums

    If I highlight a range of numbers I can see sum, min, max, avg, etc... at the bottom of my window. However, I can only see those things on the active window. It would be nice if those items were viewable on all open windows, not just the active one.

    1 vote
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  19. Use "×" instead of "x" in the Name Box when showing the dimensions during the selection of cells

    As you are selecting a range of cells, the Name Box will display the dimensions of your selection in the format "1R x 2C". Please change the "x" to "×" (times sign), since this is the proper symbol.

    We no longer live in the days when we need to worry about whether or not someone's computer has the correct fonts installed to be able to display non-ASCII characters. The "×" will display on modern computers.

    2 votes
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  20. Tabs Up Top (Optional)

    REQUEST

    Allow users to place tabs up top, just below the Ribbon. They are getting buried to the lower depth of increasing resolution and screen sizes.

    SITUATION

    Days gone by, monitor and resolution sizes were smaller and tabs held a relatively larger chuck of desktop real estate within a reasonable peripheral view. This is no longer the case. Monitor and resolution sizes have and will continue grow.

    PROBLEM

    As the virtual desktop grows in space, the relative size and lower level placement of tabs impedes their recognition and use. I find myself falling into the bad habit of not making…

    2 votes
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