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  1. UI Improvements in minimizing the space for New Quick Access Toolbar which hides the file name and Saved status

    Can you change the UI for quick access toolbar and status to show notification of saved file to sharepoint

    2 votes
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  2. Insert a note (description of the sheet) in a sheet

    Capability to put a description (Note) on a sheet (Tab) like on a cell.

    1 vote
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  3. Default line spacing and Options for this

    Default line spacing for excel cells should be roughly half the selected font height. As is, it appears to match the font height. This seems a little over the top (ridiculous) for cell data, or even for other Office apps. This needs to also be included in the options, but is not to be found. A user should not have to use a text box to achieve a better line spacing in a cell.

    2 votes
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  4. grouping sheets

    Can there be a way to have a way to group worksheets into folders?

    I often have 5+ worksheets of data that need to be separate...making a long line of tabs at the bottom of the page. It would be nice to subset these in larger folder for ease of navigation and organization.

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  5. Restore the WORKSPACE feature to Excel 365. It has always been a great aid.

    I have several workbooks that have closely related topics.
    The WORKSPACE feature allowed me to quickly observe the effects of linked worksheets, etc.

    It is surprising to learn that Excel 365 does not support this feature.

    3 votes
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  6. Adding night mode

    It is very white so it gives strain to eyes .so add night mode in which if you on that feature it will to black so that it does not strain your eyes.

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  7. Add pop-up cell functionality to allow viewing of larger text content.

    Add pop-up cell functionality to allow viewing of larger text content.
    There are many situations when I use Excel for some records review. Presenting a content of cells where there is information in text format is in most of the cases cumbersome. This functionality would make life easier. Similar option exists in MS Access - specifically in the Customer Service template - when you open that application and click on any item in the Case List form.

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  8. Find button shouldn't work differently when "freeze panes" is on

    When a horizontal selection is made to "freeze panes", the find button works differently (worse) than when no horizontal "freeze pane" is selected.
    When a sheet has horizontal frozen panes, the active cell in a column selected to "find" a value always becomes that cell in row 1, rather than the uppermost displayed cell in the highlighted column. This makes finding and editing cells (other than in the "find" column) and further finding impossible. I'm forced to remove the horizontal "freeze pane" and then do my work using the "find" button, then restore the "freeze pane".
    It would be better…

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  9. Turn snap off already and give back smoothscrolling.

    Please. Its been over a decade since this QOL change made everything worse. It needs to go already.

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. TAB SLIDER

    WE NEED A SLIDER IN TAB SECTION AT THE BOTTOM. WE NEED OPTION TO FREEZE THE LEFT TAB . SO THAT WE DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO THE LIST AND OPEN SHT

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Improve sheets toolbar

    A couple of suggestions for the sheets toolbar.


    1. Better indication of the 'activate' function in the lower left corner. As it is now, almost no one knows it exists.


    2. Add to the icons in the lower left corner options for first and last sheet.


    3. consider having 'ctrl+shift+mouse wheel' scroll the sheet tabs right or left.


    4. Consider having the sheet tabs toolbar able to be multiple lines of tabs not just one.


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  15. When you right-click on Worksheet & select "Move or Copy", please have "(move to end)" option appear 1st to reduce scrolling through all tab

    When you right-click on Worksheet & select "Move or Copy", please have "(move to end)" option appear 1st to reduce scrolling through all tabs! Also, don't move tabs after using "Save as PDF file" feature - after selecting this, it always moves 1 tab somewhere else

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  16. Window View

    For data validation purposes, it would be great if Microsoft could incorporate a quick view window that would allow you to see data within another tab or workbook. Essentially just a small window that would appear within your worksheet that would allow you to navigate in another tab/workbook, while still being able to edit your current worksheet (i.e. the window would need to remain open while editing the current tab). This would provide a quick way to validate data within your existing spreadsheet that is being pulled from other worksheets or workbooks without having to open a completely separate instance…

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  17. Tab Size

    This has to do with the Advanced Settings that used to exist for Windows. I would love to be able to increase the tab size without having to use a magnifier or other adaptive tools which are too extreme.

    Please see screenshot for the large differences in sizes.

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  18. Highlight active filter buttons

    Instead of putting a little dot in an active filter selector why not highlight it in a bright contrasting color. Would be much easier to spot than the dot. Too many times, I've missed an "On" filter and tried working with a subset of my data.

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  19. View option to highlight cells containing formulas

    Currently, if I want to see which cells have formulas, I can by pressing F5, then Special, and selecting the Formula radial. All cells on the Worksheet that contain formulas are temporarily highlighted in gray. That goes away as soon as I select any cell. I'd like the option to turn that off or on persistently like the way I can show the ruler, gridlines, formula bar, or headings under the View tab, or the way you can Show Formulas under the Formulas tab.

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  20. Add an option to enable edge scrolling.

    I would like to be able to move my cursor to the edge of the screen and have it scroll in that direction. I often use wide workbooks, so the vertical scroll wheel on my mouse is not sufficient to scroll left and right. I know that I can click the mouse 3 button to scroll in any direction, but this is not very precise for scrolling strictly horizontally as an movement on the y-axis results in vertical scrolling.

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