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  1. Allow a protected sheet to be copied to an unprotected sheet, or Template sheet within non-template workbook

    Our business uses a LOT of excel reports, the vast majority of which we have one workbook per year and one worksheet per day, week, or month, where the standard procedure is to copy the sheet named 'Template' and rename it to the new date. However, almost every week at least one of the 'Template' sheets gets overwritten with data and the formulas or settings are lost, requiring me to replace the 'Template' sheet from a backup. If I protect the 'Template' sheet, when it's copied it is still protected so I'd have to give the password, negating the point…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Scrolling with large cells

    Scrolling with large cells is usually a nightmare, when are Microsoft going to do something about this

    4 votes
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  5. Easy navigation across worksheets using back and forward buttons

    A back and forward button would be helpful (like in internet explorer) so that while working in files with a number of sheets, user can easily navigate back and forth using these buttons.
    For example User selected "sheet-4 cell D4" and then selected sheet "sheet-15 cell X25" by using say trace precedent command or just by clicking the cell, if she now clicks "back" button it will take you to "sheet-4 cell D4" again. (This can be say upto 5 steps forward and 5 steps backward)

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Resize too-wide column after double-clicking column border to resize

    Scenario: You have wide bit of info in a cell and that cell's column is resized automatically by double-clicking the right separator line of the column heading.

    Problem, if it is so wide that it goes beyond the screen, you have to shrink everything (i.e. zoom way out) before you can ever find things like the filter button for that column.

    There could be multiple solutions for this, one that I can think of is to only resize columns wide enough to not quite fill the screen, or keep the filter button for a visible column - on-screen - even…

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    22 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. Narrow display of group numbers

    When you group columns and rows. The numbering of the groups takes away valuable screen space especially when working on laptops. Please create a thin row/column to display group numbers.

    1 vote
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Reduce space between command icons in Quick Access Toolbar

    I have 40+ such icons on the Quick Access Toolbar for Excel & Word but with the October 2019 update, some of them have been relegated to an overflow toolbar because of the extra space between the icons. Please eliminate that extra space between the command icons in Quick Access Toolbar!!

    2 votes
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  13. Tabs on the side

    I work with loads of tabs and spend too much time scrolling left / right. Can the tabs go on the side of the spreadsheet with a scrollbar? Should be a nice fix that can be made optional for users!

    I can imagine huge cost savings for any company using big spreadsheets

    5 votes
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  14. Make Cells More Visible by Highlighting Them

    Make it possible to highlight a cell so that when I leave the spreadsheet and go back to it is easier to find where I left off

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  20. Multiple levels of worksheet protection for each cell...

    When I protect a worksheet, some cells I don't want the user to be able to select at all, or edit in any way. And some cells I want to lock against the user editing, but still need him/her to be able to select those cells, whether it be for highlighting, copying, etc. Additionally, some cells I want the user to select and enter data, but not be able to edit the formatting of the cell. This is currently easy to attain. However, many of my cells have hidden formulas which I don't want the user to edit but I…

    2 votes
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