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  1. 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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  2. 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 …

    1 vote
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. cascaded windows option

    I would like to be able to change the spacing for cascading windows or be able to overlay all windows in the same position.

    1 vote
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  7. Smooth scrolling in excel is must have feature which needs to implement in MS excel.

    Smooth scrolling in excel is must have feature which needs to implement in MS excel.

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  8. После последних обновлений Office 2016 Excel закрывается после нажатия на ссылку в документе.

    После последних обновлений Office 2016
    Excel закрывается после нажатия на ссылку в документе.

    После нажатия на ссылку в документе, Excel закрывается и открывается снова, без уведомлений об ошибке. До обновлений таких проблем небыло. теперь невозможно перейти по ссылке в документе Excel

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  9. On the View -- View side by side option

    Make the Synchronous Scrolling an OPTION instead of a Default setting. I rarely use it in synchronous mode. Moreover, If I'm comparing a short file to a large file, it will take me to the end of both wasting extra time in trying to get back to where I was when I hit View side by side. It would also be nice if excel didn't try to determine where you are in a file to view. It should bring up both at the point you had them.

    1 vote
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  10. Worksheets undocking.

    It would be nice if individual worksheets in an Excel file could be undocked for editing. That would be a cool feature.

    1 vote
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  11. Enable New Window Independent Formats and Filters

    When selecting New Window, enable the new window to have its own set of independent formats and filters. For example, I would like to hide some columns in the second window while leaving them unhidden in the first window.

    Additionally, I would like to filter the rows in the second window without affecting the first window.

    1 vote
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  12. Ribbon icons are too large in O365

    Users need to be able to determine the size of the ribbon icons. We don't want to collapse and the mouse/touch thing isn't the issue. I'm looking at my Excel screen and see jumbo size icons. It's the equivalent of being given a box of 8 fat crayons.

    1 vote
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  13. Can you bring back multiple files in 1 (one) window? This would greatly help keep the desktop clean and organized

    Can you bring back multiple files in 1 (one) window? This would greatly help keep the desktop clean and organized

    2 votes
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  14. Users should be able to access their files faster after you hit Open and then hit Browse. It is so sloooow! One person told me it is Bios.

    Users should be able to access their files faster after you hit Open and then hit Browse. It is so sloooow!

    1 vote
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  15. 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

    8 votes
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  16. Cross positional orientation in Excel.

    Please create a pointer position (the cross position in the entire row and column) for orientation in Excel. - see picture
    Position history with the ability to go back to the previous position in table. Inserting the sum from the status bar into the clipboard.

    3 votes
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  17. Highlight dependent cells used in a formula

    When a cell containing a formula is clicked as current cell, it would be great to have all dependent cells highlighted. This would be a great help in editing/checking that correct cells are being used in the formula(s).

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    26 votes
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  19. Some documents make scrollbars and tabs disappear, and every time I have to make them visible again.

    Some documents make scrollbars and tabs disappear, and every time I have to make them visible again by going to option->advanced->scroll all down and cklick three checkboxes. I don't want to do all the work of going to that hidden option checkbox to make them visible again. Is there any possibility to block this "feature" or to have only one click make them visible again?
    In fact, why does this feature exist?

    1 vote
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  20. Icon showing a OneNote notebook is being used to take notes for a workbook

    Want the ability to see if there are notes taken in OneNote linked to an open workbook in Excel. Of course contingent upon permissions of the creator of the notebook etc...

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