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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.

    13 votes
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  2. Not everything has to be a video in help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Improve Help. Go back to the old way!!!!!!!
    Not everything has to be a video!!!!!!!!

    3 votes
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  3. Microsoft Query - Some functions are not translated correctly

    There are two functions in Microsoft Query:

    "Cancel and Return to Microsoft Excel" and
    "Return Data to Microsoft Excel"

    It would be nice if these two functions were translated into the respective language.

    For example: In the German language package, these functions are in English.

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. ½. Using fraction symbols in calculations.

    When using the auto correct options for a fraction in the format "1/2" to become "½", these symbols are not respected as a value when calculating, resulting in #VALUE!.

    3 votes
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  6. XLookup function

    I'm office insider but still i don't have new XLookup function

    1 vote
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  7. restore previous versions

    excel or all microsoft applications should store previous saved documents so you can recover an older version thats been saved previously, I had a scenario where I edited a spreadsheet, saved and closed, the following day I found I had made many errors and was unable to undo and did not have any old documents saved, there should be an option to select which saved file you desire with a time and date stamp

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  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…

    8 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Option/Setting to Prevent Accidentally Attach Excel File to Email

    We need a setting/option in Excel File to disable attach/share. This setting is needed, especially for the sensitive file which is not to be shared. This can prevent someone accidentally attach it to Email and send it out by email.

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. When using the Filter feature the gray colored arrows should visually change more dramatically than the current icon.

    When using the Filter feature in Data, the "selected" column filter icon changes from a triangle to a filter icon with a small triangle.
    This selected icon should visually change more dramatically than the current icon.
    I frequently use 40 to 50 columns for filtering, and it is very difficult to find the active columns.

    1 vote
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  16. Please attempt to simplify this application. I am in my second year of college and working Excel has by far been the most stressful part.

    Honestly, there should be a full, in-depth Excel tour available on the app, because despite taking two classes specially on Excel, I am still left in the dark and confused about how to use and navigate it.

    1 vote
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  17. Option to remove all the clutter from the title bar

    The title bar is polluted by a lot of unnecessary clutter these days - a "quick access" toolbar, a strange search box that doesn't work, account log in, some weird share button...

    For those of us who actively dislike this sort of thing, could we have an option to remove all this useless clutter from the title bar and return Excel (and all the Office programs) back to looking like ordinary Windows applications, with just the Excel icon, the name of the open document, and the standard minimize / maximize / close buttons?

    1 vote
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  18. Unlock Excel Spreadsheet Password Protection

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    2 votes
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  19. file icon with yellow warning ribbon

    show specific warning language when hovering over a file icon displaying yellow warning ribbon and exclamation point

    1 vote
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  20. General

    It would be nice to know what user recommendations Microsoft is considering or has actually assigned to a release date. I've seen vertical tab recommendations for years, some who want it on the left some on the right allowing for increased tab names, and some who want tabs organized like windows explorer, but are users in fact wasting their time while MS uses this tool to let people vent thinking something is being addressed when in effect nothing is happening. Toward that end, maybe a MS response to specific recommendations would provide users feedback about the recommendation's merits and implementation…

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