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  1. Add a floating totals row to dynamic arrays

    When using dynamic arrays, it would be nice to have the option of a floating totals row at the bottom of the dynamic spill range.

    4 votes
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  2. Protecting Sheets / Workbooks with Password - can't see password

    When protecting sheets / worksheets with a password, there is no "eye" icon to display the password so you can verify that you've typed it in correctly. It would be great to have this function to help reduce errors and reduce the risk of locking yourself out of a file.

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    157 votes
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  4. provide a way to comment on previous suggestions in this suggestion box not just vote :)

    This Suggestion Box is a great Idea.

    But., we need a way to express our views on Previous Suggestions.

    Voting is Nice; But, Clarifying and Justifying are better :)

    2 votes
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  5. conditional formatting window

    Make the conditional formatting Window re-sizeable. And give us a possibility to select more than one rule to delete them. Thank you

    4 votes
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  6. select date for open/close stock

    You should be able to pick dates when selecting stock info.

    E.g set the date as 06/11/2019 to get XNAS:MSFT open price on that day.

    6 votes
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  7. Provide a menu item to "Hide all notes"

    I inadvertently clicked "Show all notes". I had to hide them all individually - on a multi tabbed workbook with over 100 notes. A "Hide all notes" menu item would really help. I did look at multiple forums but couldn't find a way to do that.

    2 votes
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  8. peek at a tab

    Show a preview of the last area viewed on a tab when you hover a the cursor over a tab. It would make it really easy to peek at other tabs and read / view relevant information when working on another tab,

    4 votes
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  9. Vertical, Hierarchical Worksheet Tab Column at the right instead of Worksheet tabs at the bottom

    Instead of having worksheet tabs at the bottom of the viewing window, put the worksheet tabs in a column to the far right. This way you can see more tabs on the screen at a time and use longer more descriptive worksheet titles. This would make worksheets much easier to navigate and organize. Furthermore it would be great to make the tabs able to be hierarchical as in the attached example where Schedule 4 has a drop-down arrow that that reveals tabs for sub-schedules a, b and c. Of course please keep all of the fill color options for the…

    6 votes
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  10. 7z archive file password recovery

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    1 vote
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  11. How about a searchable dropdown list on data validation?

    How about a searchable dropdown list on data validation?

    6 votes
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  12. add dictate in Excel, much needed.

    Please add Dictate command in Excell too, it is very helpful to avoid manuall tyoung. Thanks.

    3 votes
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  13. Filter command horizontally required... as we need to hide few columns in Reports

    We are looking forward for filter command to work horizontally. As we have to hide few column in reporting and not possible to outline in group.
    Thanks

    2 votes
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  14. Custom Quick Access Toolbar Buttons

    Quick Access Toolbar [Modify...] icons: allow users to add icons to the library of 181 icons. The icons don't always match what my macro purpose and it would be nice to add my own icons to a folder somewhere that it could reference.

    2 votes
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  15. Like copy down (control+d), I would like to see a copy up (control+u)

    Like copy down (control+d) to copy cell immediately above, I would like to see a copy up (control+u) to copy cell immediately below

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  16. your new search bar needs to be able to find functions as I type. I type in "vloo" it doesn't add vlookup to the list of items listed

    The new search box at the top is really great; however, it doesn't anticipate what I want as I type very well. When I type "vloo" I would think vlookup would be an option below, but I have to type the whole function "vlookup" before it shows up.

    2 votes
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  17. Add Continent/Region Fields To Geography Data Type

    I would like to see two additional properties that would be very useful in grouping a large list of countries while using the Geography Data Type: Continent and Region (EMEA, APAC, AMER)

    2 votes
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  18. Help

    Stop going to the HELP Menu Tab in the ribbon. It's not helpful, it's very annoying. If I want Help I'll select the tab myself

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  19. I use 2 monitors to avoid printing, could there be a ruler that I can put on top of my data to help me follow along?

    It would help in editing and avoid printing if we could have a ruler that would go over various apps, like a PDF, Excel or Word.

    3 votes
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  20. Vertical, Hierarchical Worksheet Tab Column at the right instead of Worksheet tabs at the bottom

    Instead of having worksheet tabs at the bottom of the viewing window, put the worksheet tabs in a column to the far right. This way you can see more tabs on the screen at a time and use longer more descriptive worksheet titles. This would make worksheets much easier to navigate and organize. Furthermore it would be great to make the tabs able to be hierarchical as in the attached example where Schedule 4 has a drop-down arrow that that reveals tabs for sub-schedules a, b and c. Of course please keep all of the fill color options for the…

    4 votes
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