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  1. 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

    10 votes
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  2. Extend Edit Links window

    Can the Edit Links window be extendable so the Location 'full file path' of a linked workbook can be visible

    4 votes
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  3. When I open an Excel file that is stored on a shared drive that is disconnected(offline) the application crashes without receiving any erro

    When I open an Excel file that is stored on a shared drive that is disconnected(offline) the application crashes without receiving any error message. In this case it would be desirable to receive an error message.

    2 votes
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  4. Add symbols used in cross stitch patterns and diamond art projects

    To symbols, add those symbols used in cross stitch patterns and diamond art projects.

    2 votes
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  5. Sub sheet, vertical tab, sub tab

    Voted for all sub sheet, vertical tab
    please include this in your next update.
    we need to pay extra for office tab as add in, why can't this be a built in for excel

    2 votes
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  6. Dark Theme with colors

    There should be a dark color scheme option which still uses the standard office color accents

    2 votes
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  7. Option to put the ribbon/menus/status bars on the side

    Most people now have wide aspect ratio monitors. Makes more sense to allow an option to move the menus, ribbon and status bars down the sides. That way data can go from top to bottom of the screen

    All Office programs could benefit from this.

    4 votes
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  8. How to recover lost 7z file password?

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    1 vote
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  9. SysInspire EDB to PST Converter

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    2 votes
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  10. Deficit Notification

    Can you create a function where if a cell falls below zero that there is a notification, a bell, a large pop-up, an email, a text, whatever

    1 vote
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  11. eSoftTools 7zip Password Recovery

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    1 vote
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  12. Here's An Absolutely Awesome Idea! Make Excel More Stable!

    Excel 2003 was rock solid. 2007 not so much but 2010 fixed that - another solid release. 2013 was ****. 2016 started out solid but, since you have been doing the monthly updates, the stability has been getting worse. It is now worse than 2007 and 2013 combined. Excel doesn't crash as much as it just gets stuck while consuming a lot more CPU cycles than usual. Sometimes it will recover, often it just goes on and on and on. It's random: it doesn't seem to have any particular cause. It can happen when opening a workbook, running some benign…

    5 votes
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  13. LEAVE THE FUCKING_NUMLOCK ON YOU PIECES OF **** AT MICROSOFT.

    LEAVE THE FUCKING_NUMLOCK ON YOU PIECES OF **** AT MICROSOFT.

    1 vote
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  14. Sheet and Subsheets

    Workbook can include many sheets of different importance and some can depend on each other. I would like to be able to group some sheets as a subsheets but with one mainsheet. Mainsheet only visible in the workbook (Tree structurice the sheets). Is this understood or not ?

    1 vote
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  15. make 'ok' the default button in the remove duplicates dialog box

    normally, when you get into a dialog box, the active button is usually 'OK' or 'Yes' or 'Cancel'. I think someone forgot this detail in the 'remove duplicates' dialog box. Please just make 'ok' the active button. This way I can just hit Alt, a, m and then enter.

    2 votes
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  16. SysInspire 7z password recovery

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    1 vote
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  17. STOP CHANGING THE COMMAND ICONS AND LAYOUT!!~!!!!!

    PLEASE STOP CHANGING THE WAY THE ICONS AND COMMANDS AT THE TOP LOOK - WE HAVE TO RELEARN THE PROGRAM EVERYTIME YOU GUYS MAKE THESE CHANGES!

    4 votes
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  18. unlock 7z file with eSoftTools 7z password unlocker

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    1 vote
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  19. Make Excel Options searchable

    There are around 190 (!) options under File > Options (not counting customization, Add-ins and Trust Center), spread over eight different "tabs".

    It is grueling to find an obscure option and typically requires a web search, then following step by step instructions. A search function would make it multiple times faster to find a setting, and countless hours could be saved.

    Both Windows settings or Edge settings could serve as examples of how to implement this.

    2 votes
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  20. Better display when using high contrast themes

    When using a high contrast theme in WIndows it is nearly impossible to use many spread sheets. It would be helpful if Excel could override them briefly or function with the settings better. Right now, there is no colors but white being displayed.

    2 votes
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