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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.

    143 votes
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      16 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Copy multiple selections into Clipboard

      I've always wanted the option to copy multiple selections to the clipboard. When you paste, you'd be presented with the option of everything on your clipboard, to be able to pick which selection(s) you want to paste.

      5 votes
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      • The STOCK data type

        The STOCK data type gives inaccurate data for ETP/PRD and for EPD.
        Also transposed SFIX and SCHW. See attached Workbook.

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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.

          124 votes
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          • Don't reset view to first column when clearing filters

            Hi All,

            When one clears filters (ctrl+shift+L) in Excel, then this also resets your view back to the start of the file (i.e., the first column and first row, A1).

            Is it possible to disable this behaviour?

            It is rather annoying to work on an Excel file with a lot of columns and have your view reset to the first column every time you clear filters. If you are busy working, lets say at row Z or further, this causes you to have to scroll forward from A to Z every time you clear the filters.

            I am not sure…

            2 votes
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            • When will "Ideas" be available in Excel?

              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/ideas-in-excel-3223aab8-f543-4fda-85ed-76bb0295ffc4?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

              Could someone let me know when "Ideas" will be available in Excel?

              I am an Office Insider user an I currently use Version Build 11126.20002

              2 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?

                29 votes
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                • Searchable "Options" menu

                  Like was done with Control Panel - create a field where you can search the "Options" menu for a particular setting. With new settings being added and options being re-arranged and categorized in different sections, this would be particularly useful.

                  2 votes
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                  • screenshots in comment

                    Allow not only Text comments, but also screenshots, or image import as references

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                    • DateTime type should be independent of locale (locale should just be formatting)

                      When copying date values from a Dutch Excel sheet to an English one values became incorrect or invalid. (E.g. 13-02-2018, 02-05-2018 get mixed up).

                      Suggestions:
                      1. datetime type/cell value should be locale independent
                      2. easier conversion from string to datetime (datevalue(a2, "dd-mm-yyyy")) to help fix this manually
                      3. protect cells from invalid datetime values
                      4. copy paste datetime across locale should work :)

                      A similar issue, could occur on currency, e.g. 1.000,00 vs 1,000.00

                      2 votes
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                      • Stop being so secretive

                        Put some type of Notification or send an email to the account on file that you're doing updates.
                        I cannot use my Office products because Microsoft is holding my programs ******* due to some update or other that was being installed without my knowledge.
                        Make the updates public so I can choose to install at my convenience.
                        Another reason to really not appreciate anything Microsoft does.

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                        • True Dark Theme for Worksheets

                          In Excel, the only way to make your worksheets/reports that you build in Excel a dark theme, is to add a background image.
                          On the PowerPivot/Sharepoint server, background images are not supported.

                          It would be nice if you could save an Excel sheet with dark background color as a configurable default, so that you don't have to change cell backgrounds (which go away with PowerPivot refresh), and don't have to do a background image (which is incompatible with server refresh/presentation).

                          Even outside of server refresh, we find issues on file exchange too.

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                          • it should be easier to create mailing lables directly from Excel. The current system is too cumbersome.

                            there should be an option directly within excel to create labels. The current system is way too cumbersome

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                            • Enable the macro automatically, When file is open..,

                              I have created a macro template file (.xlsm) and save it. If we close it and open. We need to enable macro all the time, when we open it. (For eg) I have an macro to close the file automatically after a certain time of file opened. But the user open the file and forgot to enable macro the file was shown to others as read-only for a long time.

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                                • Nota su cella

                                  Quando si ha un file con filtro e si mettono delle note su delle celle, ogni volta che si vogliono modificare appaiono in posti remoti.
                                  Si potrebbe far si che la nota sia visibile senza fare scroll sul file filtrato?

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                                  • I need to un-install but there is no option showing

                                    I need to un-install but there is no option showing

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                                    • Stop to aleatory reorganize some columns that's a shame bug that cost lot of time !!!!

                                      Just lost so many time to write again the data. Your programs decide to reorganize aleatory one of the columns so everything is false. Hoppefully i could see it. I could not understand that your program is not professional this is a shame

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                                      • Stop ******* up working functions.

                                        Latest idiocy is confounding cell comments with some kind of reviewer e-mail. STOP IT, ********! Fire your design supervisors. If you insist on "improvements" how about doing them as an addition, not replacement?

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                                        • Bring back the ability to save a worksheet- excel is compromised without this feature

                                          It's simple- in previous versions of Excel, users had the ability to save single worksheets. Bring this function back.

                                          To be clear it is not a 'feature' it is a 'function'- without it Excel 2016 should be considered to have limited functionality.

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