Feedback by UserVoice

Excel for Windows (Desktop Application)

Welcome to the Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. If you think you have found a bug, please send us feedback in-app instead! To do so, please click “File”, then “Feedback”, then “Send a Frown” in Excel. This way, we will get detailed information that will help us better diagnose the problem.

To help us build the best version of Excel ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your suggestions and ideas for the next version of Excel. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Include more templates please

    Please include more ready-made templates. Or make it easy to access them by clicking on a button that refers you to a link, where one could purchase and/ or download for free.
    Thanks - Susan

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Playing Sound and/or Video Files

    It would be useful to have a facility for playing sound and/or video files (.mp3, .wav, .mp4, .avi, etc.) in Excel.

    These could be used, for instance, to instruct colleagues on how to use a new bespoke Excel system; to give a "da-daaaa!" or "exploding firework" to a pupil entering the correct answer in a given cell; or to alert users when a particular result or state is about to be or has been achieved.

    There are almost certainly an infinite number of other valid situations where sound and/or video playing capabilities in Excel would be invaluable.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. One Button to Protect Entire Excel File

    Currently you can protect the workbook structure (no new sheets, etc.), which does not protect the content of the sheets. You can separately protect the "current sheet" from being edited. I would like one option that locks down the entire file to "view only." At the moment I have to lock the workbook and then lock each individual sheet if I want to achieve the same effect. This is a huge pain. I am going to see if I can import the file to Google Sheets and then share it with limited permissions.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. To be able to tell when an individual cell was typed into.

    I have an old sheet with book titles entered into the A column. I would like to be able to click on the title and know when I entered the book title so that I can know the date I finished the books.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Include Track Changes

    Include Track Changes

    43 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    18 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Please Add Search Bar in Customize Ribbon Bar

    All Command list is very long. so please Search Bar for searching commands

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Please Add Search Bar in Customize Ribbon Bar

    All Command list is very long. so please Search Bar for searching commands

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. can a cell value appear as the sheet name in excel

    Ability to RENAME a Worksheet by the value of a given cell within the worksheet

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Apply the black theme to the Excel dialog boxes

    The theme of all Excel dialog boxes is the same across all themes!
    It's always white with light gray!
    This is a flaw in the consistency and should be solved!

    So, apply the black theme to the Excel dialog boxes.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. screenshots in comment

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

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. I do not like the color green. I would like to be able to change the ribbon and highlights color to a medium red or blue.

    I do not like the color green. I would like to change the ribbon and highlights color to a medium red or blue.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Translate an Entire Excel File

    Instead of translating cell-by-cell, translate an entire excel file, similar to the feature in Word.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add the ability to resize the Custom Formula box in Power Query

    In Power Query when creating a custom formula the window that opens can't be resized. This becomes a cumbersome when writing more complex formulas as the visible are of the formula does provide much "breathing room". It would be great if this window could be resized like the Advanced Editor window in Power Query.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Keep offline help for both EXCEL and VBA

    Please return offline help like in Excel 2010 (for VBA and Excel)... It is enugh to have just basic offline help without totally up to date informations in 98% cases.
    Thank you.

    94 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    26 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base