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  1. Have Delete Files go to Recycle Bin on Computer, in case of accidental file delete.

    Direct a Deleted Excel File to the Recycle Bin; in case of accidental deletion. Then it could be recovered. Currently a deleted file is gone for good.

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  2. accessibility options

    it would be nice if there was any accessibility options for disabled people so that they can also funtion with msexcel

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  4. normal formulas should be the default not the r1c1 style-its ridiculous

    normal formulas should be the default not the r1c1 style-its ridiculous

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  5. When I use "Save As", I would like to have the option to also remove the "old" file and location.

    When I use "Save As", I would like to have the option to also remove the "old" file and location.
    This would cut down on multiple locations for files that are essentially the same.
    "Save as and remove"

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  7. Right click 'Insert Multiple'

    Rather than having to highlight multiple rows/columns to insert that amount, highlight one row/column and right-click with an option called 'Insert Multiple'. Pop up box asks how many rows/columns you want and then it inserts. Much easier!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Add Continent/Region Fields To Geography Data Type

    I would like to see two additional properties that would be very useful in grouping a large list of countries while using the Geography Data Type: Continent and Region (EMEA, APAC, AMER)

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    2 votes
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  12. file icon with yellow warning ribbon

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

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  13. 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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  15. peek at a tab

    Show a preview of the last area viewed on a tab when you hover a the cursor over a tab. It would make it really easy to peek at other tabs and read / view relevant information when working on another tab,

    4 votes
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  16. Other Set up options for all spreadsheet to include 1) Gridlines to show & print and 2) negatives to show in brackets

    Add other options so that for all new Excel spreadsheets:
    1) Gridlines can be shown & printed, and
    2) negatives are shown in brackets

    Rather than having to do it on an individual spreadsheet basis.

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  18. unhide multiple tabs all at once

    when selecting unhide, I would like to be able to select multiple tabs instead of just one

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  19. 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…

    6 votes
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  20. Help, how to install an update?

    It is great that I get a message in a status bar that an Update is available when I open an Excel spreadsheet. However, after I then save and close my spreadsheet - this information bar disappears. Do I really need to start an update with an open spreadsheet? BIZARRE!

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