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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. Cell Outline colour change

    Please add a feature to be able to change the colour of the active cell.

    It is currently green however that isnt easily visible when using the ctrl-f function within a worksheet with lots of data. The cell does not stand out enough and is hard to spot.

    changing the grid colours works slightly but it would be easier if you could change the cell itself

    3 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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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

    1 vote
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  5. Remove Search Box that is now at the top of excel

    Remove the very large search box that is now showing on the top of Excel. It shortens the name of the file, and is not needed. Should be able to add/remove Search Box when needed.

    1 vote
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  6. Create menu to Search Worksheet

    Create menu to Search Worksheet by name.

    This is important when user has many worksheets

    1 vote
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  7. Create menu to Search Worksheet

    Create menu to Search Worksheet by name.

    This is important when user has many worksheets

    1 vote
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  8. Ctrl + 0 to reset zoom to 100 %

    Same behaviour as Firefox and other apps.

    2 votes
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  9. Stop Call "Commentthreded" to "New Comment" And "Comment" to "Memo". CommentThredded should be called commentthreded.Comment is not "memo".

    Unbelievable change! One day I insert activecell to comment, but I can't. From vesion 1903, old comment become to be called "Memo", and tab iwas changed. But I don't know. It is critically problem. I have to re-write all my companies manual comment to memo. I have no time to waist. Simpe and easy way is back to previous version and new comment should call "CommentThreded" or "スレッドコメント".

    1 vote
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  10. please make it possible to have one row and one column a sticky row and cloumn. it is so frustrating to have one or the other.

    I often want to go out of scroll from my heading row and would love to be able to make it follow me down the page as I scroll.

    At the same time I often scroll across a page and would similarly need to have the first column follow me as I move across the page.

    Google have this facility in their sheets so why don't you have it in Excel? thank you.

    1 vote
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  11. When protecting Sheets, allow grouping/ungrouping

    There is currently no option to allow Grouping/Ungrouping when protecting a Sheet.
    The only way to do so is with VBA.
    Since we are sharing a comprehensive document with tons of calculations with multiple people we want to keep it Macro-free.

    Could you please add this to the list of things you can allow on a sheet?

    Thanks!

    8 votes
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  12. Cntrl+Up

    Cntrl+Down Arrow and Cntrl+Up Arrow Are great for navigation although, cntl+Up Arrow has an unnatural effect when working in a spread sheet with a frozen top row. Instead of bring the user to the top of the sheet it simple moves the cursor to the top row (which is always shown due to freezing)

    My suggestion is to have the cursor brought to the Second row/Top of sheet rather than Row 1.

    2 votes
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  13. Last row/last column indicators in row/column number list

    An indicator (let's say a colourful underscore) on row / column numer lists that shows that last data points in the spreadsheet are in the respective row/column would be nice. Highlighted row should not depend on the column you're on and vice versa - true last rows/columns taking into account the entire spreadsheet should be highlighted.

    2 votes
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  14. Ctrl+Tab is broken

    Ctrl+Tab is broken in Excel 2016. It now sometimes displays non-Excel windows(!) and sometimes just cycles between windows 1 and 2. Please fix this :)

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  15. Highlight active filter pulldowns in either a color schema or for black and white in inverse video

    Self-described. Filters need to stand out better when active, especially for old duffers like me. Also, when the deselect all filters icon is on the ribbon it should be active even though the sheet is protected. Otherwise you, currently, have to hunt for your selections

    1 vote
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  16. Cursor controls unique to individual spreadsheets

    How about making cursor controls unique to individual spreadsheets rather than having just one global setting. I use several spreadsheets at any given time -- having the cursor move to the right after hitting ENTER is good for some of them, but having the cursor move down after hitting ENTER works for others.

    1 vote
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  17. Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

    Bring back multiple sheets in one excel instance. 2016 is brutal without it.

    18 votes
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  18. enable editing

    When opening a file that's been downloaded editing is disabled, right so. However when hitting the enable editing button the entire window resizes slightly and also changes position. Can this be fixed so that behavior doesn't happen?

    3 votes
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  19. Show Row Numbers On Right Side of Worksheet

    With 4K monitors, worksheets displayed at 100% contain lots of data.
    Having row numbers displayed on the Left (supported), Right, and Both sides of the worksheet would be a nice usability improvement.

    2 votes
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  20. Allow Quick Access Toolbar to Hold Duplicate Commands / Icons (e.g. Borders

    Some commands, like the all borders, remember their last used setting.
    It would be nice to have a different button for each board you want to use. Currently, only one border button can be added to the Toolbar,

    1 vote
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