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  1. Power Query: Provide setting to eliminate the space in the name of each step

    When Power Query creates a step it uses 2 words separated by a space (e.g. Added Custom). Within the advanced editor this requires a #" " be placed around the name of the step (e.g. #"Added Custom") which is challenging to read when you have so many steps.

    Please provide a parameter setting in Power Query for "Create steps with no space". If selected by the user the steps would be created without the space (e.g. AddedCustom) and thus inside the advanced editor there is no need for he #" " wrapping and it becomes much easier to read).

    2 votes
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  2. 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!.

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  3. zip password recovery

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    1 vote
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  4. For each device, you can change the theme by checking Always use these settings regardless of your sign-in status to Office. I want you to i

    For each device, you can change the theme by checking Always use these settings regardless of your sign-in status to Office.
    I want you to improve that the theme for each device is not saved and becomes the same.

    I used to be able to do it, but now I can't.

    タイトル (日本語) : デバイスごとに [Office へのサインイン状態にかかわらず、常にこれらの設定を使用する] にチェックを入れてテーマを変えても
    デバイスごとのテーマが保存されず、同じになってしまうのを改善してほしい。

    本文 (日本語) : デバイスごとに [Office へのサインイン状態にかかわらず、常にこれらの設定を使用する] にチェックを入れてテーマを変えても
    デバイスごとのテーマが保存されず、同じになってしまうのを改善してほしい。
    以前はできていたが、現在はできなくなった。

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  5. Why don't you respond to complaints?

    Why don't you respond when complaints are made? Why don't you follow industry best practice and
    - send a response with a complaint number and date that could be followed up
    - include the text of the complaint so that it's not lost
    - commit to addressing the problem within a fixed period.
    Many if not most of us are paying a subscription for Office as a service, and - as a customer service - it's ****. It's time for Microsoft to wake up to what customer service is all about.

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  6. Convert DBX to PST via ZOOK DBX to PST Converter

    User can easily convert DBX to PST file format using ZOOK DBX to PST Converter. This tool allows users to convert the multiple DBX formats with their respective attachments to an MS Outlook. It can maintain the all email properties of DBX file into PST after the conversion of files too. The email structure of file contains To, Cc, Bcc, From, sender, receiver, etc. all will remains same. It provides an accurate 100% result of conversion of DBX files into a PST.This application allows user to preview the valuable email data items and users are able to verify the content…

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  7. Scroll lock shortcut should be able to turn it on AND off

    For many laptops that don't have a specific scroll lock key, scroll lock can be turned on by fn+C (which is typically dangerously close to probably the most common shortcut used in excel - ctrl+C). If scroll lock becomes turned on (whether on purpose or on accident), a user then has to open their on-screen keyboard which will have a scroll-lock key and turn it off from there. This is unnecessarily cumbersome and poses a big problem when the on-screen keyboard isn't fully functioning.

    I don't see a reason why the same short cut to turn on scroll lock can't…

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  8. Disable the Clipboard Warning when you exit Excel - This is really annoying

    This clipboard warning is only rarely relevant and incredibly annoying. Please add a clipboard option to disable the clipboard warning when you close a file.

    I have been using Excel every day for decades and never once needed this warning. It is very annoying when you are trying to move through files quickly.

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  9. EXCEL FILE

    HOW TO RENAME EXCEL FILE EASILY

    1 vote
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  10. Find links

    It's often VERY difficult to find the links indicated by Edit Links in the Data Tab. Obviously, Excel is aware of the links, but the user is not aware of where they are. Have a feature be able to tell the user precisely where those links are, be they in cells, buttons, hyperlnks, shapes, whatever.

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  11. Show action location when searching for an action

    When I know an action can be performed, but I don't know where it's located, I can type a keyword into the search bar to find it. It works great, but doesn't tell me where the actions from the search results are located. Because of this, I rarely use it because what's the point if I just have to look up the action location anyways online? Other programs have the menu actively open to the location and highlight the action (on hovering over the search result) so you know where to find it next time.

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  12. 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 ?

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  13. Splitting of a one cell into two cell but in same column

    there should be a facility to break a cell into two cells but in same column

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  14. XLookup function

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

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  15. updates to 3D map to continuously add new data

    while using power map/3D map, it would be helpful if there was a function that allowed for new data entered into the table to also be entered into the map.

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  16. Drop Down List - Limited to 8 Selections - When will you Fix?

    The Excel Drop Down List has been limited to 8 Selections - FOREVER -

    It can be that hard to allow more (10,12,16,whatever)

    Is this fix even on the Excel Roadmap?

    1 vote
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  17. Compatibility checker for excel 365 versions

    Hello,
    Right now compatibility checker able to compare excel 365 with 2016, 2010 and back to 2003.


    1. I have version installed 1911 and used new functions like
      FILTER.

    2. I send this file to user who's sitting on semi-annual channel (often
      happens in business world) and his version is 1908.

    The issues:


    1. You can't compare with 2019 edition.

    2. You can't compare excel 365 versions with each other. If i run
      current compatibility checker it will notice me only about compatibility issues with excel 2016.

    Expected:

    For instance if i use function from 1911 and it also exist in 1910 but no…

    1 vote
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  18. Resolve relative hyperlinks when pasting to Outlook

    As of Excel Desktop Client 1902, if one stores hyperlinks in excel cells (be it as "Hyperlinks" or using the "=Hyperlink" formula), they do not copy correctly to Outlook when linked files are stored in the same folder as the Excel file.

    Since hyperlinks are pasted with their relative paths, Outlook cannot resolve them, and no-one getting the e-mail can access the linked files.

    As a goaround I followed the answer provided in this old Microsoft Answers thread (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-excel/excel-2010-hyperlinks-lose-path-information-when/e1804a9c-ae72-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?auth=1), but it is far from ideal.

    When copying a table (or cell) to Outlook from Excel, the expected behavior…

    1 vote
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  19. Enable "move and size with cell" in the Properties tab on the Format Control box for check boxes!

    When adding checkboxes to excel, those boxes cannot be anchored to cells. In the Format Control, on the Properties Tab, there is an option to "move and size with cells" but it's grayed out!!!!

    This is so easy to do in Google Sheets but absolutely impossible to do in Excel.

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  20. SysInspire 7z password recovery

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