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  1. Ctrl+Tab to switch between worksheets (2)

    Re the earlier idea being declined.

    Ctrl+ page up/down only cycles sequentially thru sheets.

    What was asked for was the ability to toggle between the two last opened sheets, regardless of where they are situated relative to each other.

    11 votes
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  2. Remove the feature where clicking at the top or bottom of a cell takes you to top or bottom of the spreadsheet

    Remove the feature (or make it optional) where clicking at the top or bottom of a cell takes you to top or bottom of the spreadsheet. Inadvertent clicks make it infuriating.

    7 votes
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  3. freeze heading row

    Typical scenario:
    - Freeze the heading row of data
    - When you scroll down, the only way to see you have moved down is to look at the row indicators. When copying and pasting or updating formulas in a many col spreadsheet, this sometimes leads to silly errors.
    - Can the separator below the freezed row (i.e. headings) change to a different colour when you have scrolled down, e.g. blue, or the row ids change color (as they do for a filter).

    6 votes
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  4. make an option to shade a row/column as you scroll in a large spreadsheet. This is so you know you are in the correct row/column.

    make a option to lightly shade the row and column you are working in so you can not confuse it with another row/column on the worksheet.

    4 votes
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  5. Ability to zoom (or set zoom) when embedding a spreadsheet in an iframe

    When i embed a spreadsheet, that resides in sharepoint, using the <embed> option from O365, I should be able to specify a zoom factor, or make the spread sheet scale with the size of the /iframe

    6 votes
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  6. New Slicers - combo boxes and an option for cascading slicers.

    Sometimes slicers take up too much screen real estate or have too many members which hinders the UI experience. Searchable combo boxes and a cascading option where slicers only appear if a parent slicer was first selected would help address this and give more option to designers for creating a better experience.

    5 votes
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  7. Switch to previous tab by clicking currently active one (as an option).

    After (temporary) jump to some tab (sheet) in the same workbook, often I would like to return to the previously active sheet. So I need to look for the proper tab and not always it's easy. It would be much easier to activate the previous one just by clicking currently active tab. This feature could be optional.

    3 votes
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  8. Allow personalized tab display

    Allow for drag and drop of tabs from standard horizontal view (like Windows Taskbar) to vertical view (kind of like OneNote).

    My boss is tab happy and I often have to keep selecting move over to see the names. Often, I have to then go back to find what I need. A list display on the right or left would allow me to quickly jump (and it would be a cleaner look).

    3 votes
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  9. 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

    6 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. Create seperate files when copying multiple tabs (New workbook)

    I have multiple worksheets that need to get copied each to their own new workbook. It would be great if there was an option to 'create a copy' to a '(new book_' but a '(new book)' for each worksheet instead of having to do this separately.

    Additionally, it work be great if their was an option to keep focus on the existing workbook and not lose focus to the new workbook when a work sheet is copied using 'create a copy'.

    2 votes
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  12. Smooth horizontal scrolling over hidden columns

    When I have columns hidden my horizontal scroll stick for a moment when going over these. This is very annoying especially in big files.
    (This does not happen in vertical scrolling)

    Perhaps related to:
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/9769824-have-excel-scroll-better-when-there-are-large-cell

    2 votes
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  13. Subtabs/SubSheets

    When you click on a tab/sheet in a workbook, another row below that appears and allows you to add a sub-tab/sheet.

    2 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Show File Location For Autorecovery Files, Make File Comparison/Viewing Easy

    If I happen to be working with two files of the same name and an error occurs in one, the Autorecovery notice is useless in telling me which one has the problem (which would help me decide whether to recover it or just delete it because it was a scratch file). There also ought to be a facility for comparing a file to be autorecovered with any previous version or another related file to easily find out what might have changed that's worth recovering, etc. Basically, Autorecovery is a good idea but it's very poorly implemented and backed up by…

    3 votes
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  16. Give us some features to enable older folks to see better which cell, row or column they are working in - an option for background colors

    Give us some features to enable older folks to see better which cell, row or column they are working in - an option for background colors would be nice.

    4 votes
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  17. Option for separate Find and Replace for each Window

    When I have multiple documents open I don't like that they all share one Find and Replace Window that searches whichever document I clicked on last.
    My Idea is to have the option in settings to have the Find window associated with the window that opened it, which would therefore allow multiple find boxes.

    2 votes
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  18. Show Change History

    I work at a business that stores millions of parts in inventory lists. Because of a error of my own I made a separate list and made changes throughout the year. I am trying to find the mistakes I made it I feel like this add on would be helpful

    4 votes
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  19. Sideways scrolling bar back where it belongs -> Down!

    The sideways scrolling bar should be put back into same bar where the zooming is, as it is mostly empty, but now it is annoyingly hiding excel tabs for no reason.

    2 votes
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  20. Add Zoom Magnification choices between 75% and 110%

    Simply add in 80%, 85%, 90%, 95% zoom option buttons

    I almost never use 25%, 50%, 200% and I doubt many users do use these choices much if ever.

    The 75% choice always seems a bit too small to be useful, so I regularly have to Custom zoom to something between 75% and 100%.

    Adding more choice between 75% and up to 110% would add considerable convenience.

    7 votes
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