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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.

    149 votes
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    • 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.

      168 votes
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      • Searchable dropdown list Auto Displaying Similar Items Names From a Range Provided

        Kindly Find Attached 'Product Names List' Where In There Are Different List Of Items ,I Want Excel To Show Me A Dropdown List With Automatically View Item Name That Match The Words While Typing So Taht We Can Select With The Arrow Key And Press Enter To Work With Particular Item From List,

        I Have Tried With Searchable Dropdown Down List But Its Not Giving Me A Eaxact Solution How I Want .

        Suppouse I Start Typing In Cell, Name Of Item “ACID ____ ” Exel Should Show A Dropdownlist With All The Item Name That Match ACIDnock,ACIDout,ACIDout Lemon ,ACIDout…

        6 votes
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        • 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.

          9 votes
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          • Please, please, PLEASE add double strikethrough to Excel!!!

            Please add double strikethrough to Excel. I've often wished that it was available in Excel as it is in Word. It seems if it's available in Word, it'd be easy enough to add it to Excel.

            Please consider this addition.

            Thanks!!!

            4 votes
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            • Embedding Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) in Excel

              Team, I have some of the cool ideas to make excel intelligent. Implementing machine learning / Deep Learing algorithms as functions in excel would really enable small business entities take wise decisions. Here is a presentation I have shared in Open Data Science Conference. Would love to take excel to next level as OLD IS ALWAYS GOLD.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXQRmliTcM&feature=youtu.be

              9 votes
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              • mini excel worksheet similar to addiong a note to a cell

                in addition to adding a note to a cell. make it possible to add a mini excel work sheet. this will allow a cell to contain a total amount with the details of how it is derived in the mini excel worksheet

                3 votes
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                • Installing updates

                  When I open Excel in my FULLY PAID Office 365, I sometimes encounter a disruptive message: "We must shut down your software to install an update!".
                  While I understand the need for updates for Office 365, given that it crashes often, I suggest that you give the user A CHOICE!

                  That choice is: A BUTTON that says "Install the update after I sign off from Office 365!"

                  This would annoy people far less, and would result in way more updates actually installed.

                  Yes, with Microsoft's habit of NEVER testing software in a realistic work environment, the fear is always: "Will…

                  3 votes
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                  • When we use Filter for updating data in excel, excel does not have a capability to remember my filter

                    When we use Filter for updating data in excel, excel does not have a capability to remember my filter.
                    Example If I filter the column with Error, Then I update some row, but when i go to the filter, i do not see the keyword with which i filter

                    3 votes
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                    • Expandable & Collapsible Workbooks by Grouped Workbooks

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                      It would be great if workbooks could be grouped together so that you can collapse or expand a group of tabs similar to grouping rows. I currently use several tabs in one spreadsheet. It could be 100 workbooks (tabs) or more. They are grouped by color, but if i need to see something, I have to search by scrolling to the right or left and reading the tabs below. Since I am constantly adding tabs, making a table of contents is not as convenient because I would constantly have to change that. This really would be a great new…

                      3 votes
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                      • sOMETIMES SEARCH BUT NOT AWARE THAT WORKSHET IS FILTERED. CAN YOU PROVIDE AND ALERT THAT SEARCH IS CONSTRAINED BY FILTERED AREA BY COLUM XX

                        SEARCH FUNCTION - SOMETIMES SEARCH BUT NOT AWARE THAT WORKSHEET IS FILTERED. CAN YOU PROVIDE AN ALERT THAT SEARCH IS CONSTRAINED BY FILTERED AREA BY COLUMN XX & COLUMN YY.

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                        • In-cell dropdown calendar from Data Validation

                          "In-cell dropdown calendar" from Data Validation

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                          • When I right click on any cell in Excel, it doesnot show 'Add Comments'. My Excel is updated till date n time. But this is a lingering prob

                            When I right click on any cell in Excel, it does not show 'Add Comments'. My Excel is updated till date n time. But this is a lingering problem since last two months.

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                            • find and replace action doesnt enter history in replace drop down

                              When you press "replace all", it only saves a value for "find what" in the drop down box that shows history. The "replace with" drop down box list doesn't save whats entered in the field for that action. You have to actually press the replace button for this to happen. This causes me to have to frequently retype information in the replace box, when I should be able to select it from the list. Please add all replace actions to the history drop down.

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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.

                                3 votes
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                                • Make it possible to Protect all Sheets in a workbook simultaneously.

                                  Currently it is possible to protect/unprotect each sheet individually. Many other functions are able to be performed to each sheet simultaneously by selecting all sheets. Please make it possible to protect all the sheets at one time as well by selecting all sheet.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Microsoft forums trucating formulas

                                    Couldn't find an area relevant to the answers.microsoft forums so I will try here.

                                    If you paste a long Excel formula into the forums it truncates to ****
                                    e.g =IF(OR(AY$2={"awt"****N3)))

                                    A lot of the users are having to post images of the formula to combat this, and most experts know this is a problem, but for new users this may be difficult.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Insert Copied Cells no longer working multiple times

                                      Data no longer stays on clipboard after pasting one time.

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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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                                        • Undo Stack Integration with VBA

                                          Is now February 2019 - Any chance that VBA Integration with the Undo Stack is on the roadmap or in Development? Workarounds are extremely lengthy (codewise) and complicated.

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