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  1. Worksheet Folders for Consolidation

    A folder option to consolidate worksheets into individual folders across the bottom. This would allow daily/weekly/monthly tracking to be consolidated into one location without having to constantly go back and forth between worksheets. For instance, if you finish out your daily spreadsheets for August, you consolidate all of those into one folder instead of having to hide or scroll.

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  2. Slim tools bars

    Like done in Outlook, there could be a slim view of the tools.
    Probably it will be better to customize what buttons the user wants to see there.

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  3. Picture in Picture or Cell View mode while in another tab

    I usually work with multiple tabs in a workbook. Most of the times, these are linked and have impact on computation in other tabs.

    I would like to have ability to show the value of a cell from another tab either as PIP (Picture in Picture) or in a side pane to note impact of any changes in data while working in another tab.

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  4. When I Freeze Panes can it also set Print Titles and vice-versa if I'm given the choice

    When I set Freeze panes can there be a dialog with the same options as the drop down but also a check box to set Print Titles. Therefore I can choose to do both Freeze Panes and Print Titles at the same time.

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  5. 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

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  6. Default background colours make the screen difficult to read for people with vision problems

    Darken the default background colours so people with vision difficulties can see much better.

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  7. Ctrl + 0 to reset zoom to 100 %

    Same behaviour as Firefox and other apps.

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  8. Fix Notes in Selection Pane Description

    Fix Selection Pane to properly show Notes. Currently, Notes shown in the Selection Pane display as "Comment 1", etc. Should say "Note 1"

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  9. Microsoft Excel 2016 - Proposed Solution "to show the current page number"

    I would like to ask Microsoft Excel team to show the page number at the bottom bar permanently (the same as we get the total cells, or sum of cells) because sometimes we add so many pictures, that hide the "Page break preview", so the number of the current page is NOT shown.

    Below is the proposed solution to fix this issue.

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  10. There should be way to hide the columns without the indicators visible to other

    we should be able to hide columns without other users noticing the same

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  11. an option to repeat headings at bottom and right of screen would also be useful for large spreadsheets

    an option to repeat headings at bottom and right of screen would also be useful for large spreadsheets

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  12. Unhide can be grayed out when there are no hidden columns / rows in selection

    When there no columns are rows to unhide, the option can be grayed out?

    Also, if possible, status bar can have an icon to indicate if there are hidden rows &/or columns.

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  13. Bring Excel Workspace

    in older versions of Excel (until Office 2010) we had an option of saving the display of multiple open workbooks as a workspace.
    later on, if we need to work with the same set of files we could open the workspace and get the same arrangements and size of the files.

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  14. go back

    Go back about ten years. After 35 years of using excel the software doesn't work as well for me now as it did ten years ago except that it may be faster but ends up slower as many of the shortcuts I have learned over the years do not work now.
    The idea is to make available to us who want it the software of ten years ago.

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  15. Making Room In Title Bar To Drag While Minimized

    Dear Office Team, I do not have enough space in my title bar to be able to move my application window while minimized. I understand you have new features but I need to drag my application windows like always before while minimized or reduced in size and now have no space where in the title bar to click to drag. It has my username, file information and so on and so forth (i assume important information on some context while minimized, but I know who I am already and I know I am already logged in, for example, no need…

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  16. Resize GoTo Dialog Box

    For the love of G-d, please, after all these years, make all dialog boxes, especially the GoTo dialog box!

    For example, it is IMPOSSIBLE to decipher contents in the GoTo dialog box when using longer Excel file and sheet names.

    Most programming languages provide simple ways to define resizable dialog boxes (e.g. Resizable: True, Max Height, Max Width, etc.)
    If Microsoft would take 1 extra minute to fix this in Excel, I believe it would save users like me hundreds of minutes per year. That would free me up to use even more Microsoft products!

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  17. 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.

    23 votes
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  18. Add Workbook Cross Reference Function

    I like Excel's Trace Dependants and Trace Precedents feature. Please improve upon this ability with a CrossReference(Range) function that produces a cross reference showing every cell in the Range and where that cell is referenced by a formula.

    I know we can do this with the Find feature, but it would be easier to get a cross reference for every cell in the sheet, rather than having to search for this on a cell by cell basis.

    Cell ID Location 1 Location 2 Location n
    A1 B1 B2 …

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  19. Create a function that brings precedents within a formula into view when the precedent cell is selected within the formula.

    Macabacus offers this, but for some reason, the download is not working with Excel 2019. PLEASE create this functionality or just buy Macabacus. So much time is saved. All I needed to do with Macabacus is click on a long formula, and press the up and down keys to select a reference cell, and then like magic, I'm brough to that reference cell on a different tab, where I could do the same thing. It's very helpful for auditing. PLEASE ADD.

    2 votes
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  20. Shortcut to prompt dropdown of tab names to scroll though and select

    Shortcut to prompt dropdown of tab names to scroll though and select. If you have multiple tabs, you can right click to on the left/right tab scrolling arrows (located on the bottom left of the spreadsheet, to the left of the first tab name), which then promps a dialog box that lists all the tab names that you can scroll through and select. I often over 30 tabs so I have to right click on the left and right arrows whenever I want to select a specific tabs.

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