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  1. Add unhide all option and very hidden sheets to the interface and add password feather to unhide them

    Add UN hide all option and very hidden sheets to the interface and add password feather to UN hide them

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    • Сделать что бы окно поиска принимало размеры по найденным результатам

      Сделать так, что бы при нахождении результатов, окно поиска было по размеру найденных результатов.

      Сейчас каждый раз нужно растягивать окно что бы увидеть результаты целиком:

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      • Сделать что бы окно поиска принимало размеры по найденным результатам

        Сделать так, что бы при нахождении результатов, окно поиска было по размеру найденных результатов.

        Сейчас каждый раз нужно растягивать окно что бы увидеть результаты целиком:

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        • Please Allow Keyboard Shortcut Customizations In Excel.

          Surprisingly Customizations In Keyboard Shortcuts Are Allowed For Excel In Mac And Not Windows Even When Both Excel And Windows Are Microsoft Trademark.
          Please Add Feature To Allow Keyboard Customizations To Excel As In Work For Aiding Ease Of Access To Various Commands As Per User Preferences.
          Thanks.

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          • Double decker sheet names

            When you have a lot of tabs in a worksheet it would be good if Excel displayed them as a double row.

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            • In the bottom-right status area, with count, average, and sum, please add unique count.

              I love the quick count, average, and sum at the bottom of the screen. Another one that would be useful is a count of unique values in the range.

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              • Form mode

                Please have a Form Mode (or Data Entry Mode) where we can design a sheet for data entry, which allows very basic entering and functionality in the sheet. Rather than keeping all the formulas vulnerable to the user.

                A revision to the sheet protection permissions would be a very good alternative.

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                • status bar (avg, count, sum) should be enabled while viewing excel sheets as attachment in outlook etc

                  in Outlook as attachments, we can view Excel sheets without opening them, here is suggested to please enable to display "Avg, Count, Sum" in grey status bar of sheet.

                  If above isn't possible, then may please give/transfer this info to "right_click" based upon selected cells.

                  Sometimes, we requires just to get total of a column, and don't wanna open Excel sheet and just want to see "Sum or Count" simply.

                  Regards,
                  Waseem

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                  • Scrolling through Worksheet Tabs

                    In a workbook with many tabs, it would be nice if you could use the scrolling functionality on your mouse to scroll through worksheet tabs quickly instead of clicking on the left/right buttons a bunch of times. This functionality is available in Tableau and I use it all the time in huge workbooks.

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                    • Display Options: For cells with formulae, show a greyed-out Fx instead of blank. Current option is to display blank or full formula.

                      There is a display option to show all formulae in cells, or keep cells blank. Displaying all formulae on a sheet is confusing and disrupts the layout.

                      I suggest having a display option that shows cells with formulae as "Fx" (greyed-out). Hovering the pointer over the cell would reveal the formulae instead of a tool tip. Editing the formulae would remain as is.

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                      • Reverse/Swap Filter items selection

                        When there is multiple of items in the filter, sometimes you just want to unselect and select exactly the other items, it would be easier if there is a swap, reverse button to enable you to make that.

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                        • Right click menu option to open "Sheet" in a new separate window quickly

                          Right click menu option to open "Sheet" in a new separate window quickly

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                          • Multiple freeze frames

                            Currently freeze frame allows top or left side to be frozen. Allow top and/or bottom to be frozen and also allow left and/or right side to be frozen. This makes it easier to compare data side-by-side where the data is on opposite ends of the screen.

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                            • Instructables for complicated spreadsheets

                              For complicated powerful spreadsheets, instructions as you work can help keep a user on track. If one could empower an "Instructable" table, such that the instructable (with clippy or somesuch) would give an instruction, and possibly a question that led to other lines of the table as a flow chart, that would make a more powerful application. Example table information is below, with example table appended at the end. ">>>" represents a new spreadsheet column:

                              Line no>>> Title>>> highlight reference range>>> Main text>>> # of options>>> option A text [Goto line no option A] >>> Option B text [Goto line…

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                              • Change the size of tabs

                                You should be able to set a maximum width on tabs, so you can view more at once. Or have the tab bar be two rows high.

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                                • COLOR PALETTE FOR DEVELOPER ITEMS

                                  HI, CAN YOU PLEASE ACTUAL COLOR PALLETS INSTEAD OF CODES TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF ITEMS LIKE PUSH BUTTONS.I HAVE ATTACHED A VOICE ASSISTED DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAM I DEVELOPED.

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                                  • COLOR PALETTE FOR DEVELOPER ITEMS

                                    HI, CAN YOU PLEASE ACTUAL COLOR PALLETS INSTEAD OF CODES TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF ITEMS LIKE PUSH BUTTONS.

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                                    • Sheet Tabs Navigation and Organization

                                      1- Have the option to have the sheets tabs on top of excel interface

                                      2- be able to scroll smoothly while the mouse cursor is over the sheet tabs

                                      3- be able to create sheet groups; Similar to groups in OneNote, however, the groups should be treated like a sheet tab. Meaning they should not be on the far right like how it is in OneNote.

                                      4- not for me, rather for some users, being able to have multiple line of sheet tabs

                                      overall just better navigation that suits this era.

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                                      • Allow multiple areas of a worksheet to be frozen

                                        I have a very large sheet which has location information on the left, several variables in the middle, and a summary section on the right. I have used the freeze panes tool to lock the location information, but it would be wonderful to have a second freeze panes options to lock the summary information on the right as well. This would allow me to scroll through the variable columns in the middle while always retaining the information needed at the left and right ends of the sheet.

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                                        • cascade

                                          tile and cascade Excel windows withOUT going to full screen in v365

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