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  1. Add a Reporting Ribbon to Excel to consolidate and highlight the amazing capabilities of Power Query and Power Pivot

    Tables, Power Query, Power Pivot and Pivot Tables are amazing tools that will transform the way people build their reports, but only once they know about them!

    Let's SHOUT about how good these things are and how well they work together by putting them onto a single new Ribbon called "Reporting" - something like the attached image.

    67 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Colar Especial - Valores Únicos

      Ao copiar dados de uma coluna com vários dados repetidos.
      Como temos a opção com o botão direito do mouse de Colar Especial > Valores, poderia ter uma opção de Colar Especial > Valores Únicos.

      129 votes
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      • Add short month name and short day name in Power Query

        In Power Query, you can convert a date in year, month, day, first day of the month, day of the week, .... You can also convert a date in month name or in day name.

        But there is no option to convert a date with the short name (Jan, Feb, Mar, ...) and the same for the day (Mon, Tue, Wed, ...)

        Is it possible to add these options on the ribbon?

        22 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

          HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

          3 votes
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          • Add an option of "Classic Mode" in MS Office so that the interface is more like in the old days.

            Add an option of "Classic Mode" in MS Office so that the interface is more like in the old days.

            Add an option of "Classic Mode" in MS Office so that the interface is more like in the old days.
            Please (it would be great to have an alternative interface similar to Microsoft Office 2003 and LibreOffice in Microsoft Office 2019)

            3 votes
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            • HEY IDIOTS-DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

              HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

              4 votes
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              • Please have someone check these suggestions to merge similar requests.

                Please have someone check these suggestions to merge similar requests. I was about to put in a change request but then found 7 posts of the same request and they all have different amount of votes. All for the same thing. If they were merged the vote would be considerably more and may make the developers take note.
                Thank you for listening

                8 votes
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                • Make excel 2017 be able to function and look like ANY older version of excel, because this **** is garbage.

                  How can I make excel 2017 function and look like ANY older version of excel, because this 2017 **** is garbage. These stupid changes you make are the reason people use OpenOffice and other alternatives.

                  3 votes
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                  • REMOVE THE AUTOSAVE FEATURE BY DEFAULT!!!!!!!!!

                    AUTOSAVE option IS TERRIBLE AND IT HAS COST ME A LOT OF INFORMATION !!!!! please make it disabled by default at least.... or better yet BURN IT IN ****!!!!!

                    3 votes
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                    • Unhide multiple worksheets at once

                      We can hide several worksheets at once, but we can only show them individually.

                      Although the VBA can solve this issue with some lines of code, but it would be a great improvement if you add this capability to Excel as a build in feature.

                      109 votes
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                      • Do not change Monitor settings.

                        Windows 10 updated just this week. My Excel 2010 would not open. The icon was on my task bar. I checked cables on my second monitor and could not figure why it did not come on. Checked settings of the second monitor. Apparently it change to the largest selection. I put in the correct setting that it was. Excel opened in the second monitor. Please do not allow monitor changes in future Windows updates. My Excel is working fine now. Thank you.
                        Kathrine

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                        • Restore "Copy link to clipboard" function to Office 2016

                          Excel (and Word) used to have an option, when clicking on the file location, under the document name, on the "File" tab, called "Copy link to clipboard." This would copy and allow pasting of a direct link to the file location. This has been replaced with "Copy path to clipboard," which only copies and allows pasting of the simple file path, and needs to be manually modified, to turn it into a link. The previous version of this function made it much easier to copy links to a document location into other documents, emails, etc. Please consider restoring this functionality.

                          5 votes
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                          • Ability to add notes to a file that does not get sent with a copy....Private notes so to speak.

                            I would like to make notes on what I did in a spreadsheet but have them only visible to users that have the original copy of the file. My goal would be to have these notes only available if the original file is viewed so if the file is emailed, those notes do not go with the file.

                            2 votes
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                            • SQL queries won't refresh on protected workbook since last update

                              Since the last Excel Update, SQL queries will not refresh on a protected workbook. This causes multiple issues as the basis of a lot of excel modelling is pulling information from multiple sources. Basically this has corrupted a number of reports and models I have in excel. It is standard practice to allow users to ‘refresh’ model information but keep the file protected from tampering. As far as I can see, this is a bug as Workbook protection is only on structure and refreshing an SQL extract is not altering the structure in any way. Please can this be looked…

                              2 votes
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                              • Dynamic spell-check on text in unprotected cells in protected sheets.

                                Make spell-checking dynamic, as in Word. Then ensure that it will run only on unprotected cells. In this way users of forms could get their entries spell-checked whilst ignoring all the fixed text on the form.

                                1 vote
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                                • scenario manager - number options

                                  When you have more than FIVE (5) cells in scenario manager, it always numbers the cells visible as 1 through 5. Let's imagine you have 10 cells you are tracking. At the start, the first five cells are numbered 1 through 5. When you scroll down to the end, they are still numbered 1 through 5 - whereas it would be much neater if the numbering changed to 6 through 10.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Blotches/smudges on top right

                                    Please remove the blotches/smudges on top right. It makes me feel that I have left my finger prints there

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                                    • Reexibir varias planilhas ao mesmo click

                                      Criar um método de poder selecionar varias planilhas para reexibir ao mesmo tempo

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                                      • Color Coding

                                        Currently, when selecting a color to fill a row, column, cell, etc. you have preset columns to choose from with the option to create your own color. But what if instead of that being the default each user could customize their excel by "Creating a pallet" where the user can select/create the colors AND label them, i.e. Inactive, Active, Need to Verify, etc. then save that pallet as their default for future use across other excel templates. The user should also have the option edit the palette permanently, and to edit the palette for "this excel template only"

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