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  1. I am so tired of having my personal and my business Microsoft Accounts becoming intertwined.

    I have a work account. I have Office 365. I installed Office on my personal home desktop so I can get quick access to my work email if I want. Same with my personal laptop.
    Come to work today and through no doing of my own, my account accociated with Office has now become my personal account. I have been figthing with this for more then a year now. I login at work and I see 2 One Drive accounts, my personal and business. Finally delete that. My personal profile picture became my work account photo at my home. Fix…

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  2. To improve any Office App is...

    Any update to one of the any of the Office Programs must obey to the following simple principles:
    a) Make all the Office package easier to be used;
    b) Make all the Office package more powerful/useful/colaborative;
    c) Make all the Office package more secure.

    2 votes
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  3. Allow student, current users to add expired, retired themes for Excel

    Allow student, current users of Excel to add expired, expanded, retired themes. I am a student and am being asked to change my theme in Excel to 'Celestial'- of which I cannot-it is not present within the current options. Why can we not do this -just as we easily are able to when we choose to change our desktop themes? Sad face :( ......

    3 votes
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  4. vbe

    Can we have a dark theme for the Visual Basic Editor, making it easier to use at night? Thank you

    2 votes
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  5. embed file in cell

    Allow file attachments in a cell (embedded). User can click on the file to open.

    2 votes
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  6. Add a second "Locked" option for cells, which only allows data entry and deletion when a sheet is protected.

    When you have cells which have to remain unlocked for user data entry, and formulas that rely on the data from those cells, it can break the entire sheet when someone accidentally performs a drag-and-drop/cut-and-copy. You can only hope that it’s broken in a way that is glaringly obvious, so that it's caught.
    It would be nice to be able to have a second tier "Locked" option, perhaps called something like "Data Only". It would be a third check box, alongside "Locked" & "Hidden", when formatting cell protection. It would limit cell interaction to entering and deleting user data.
    It…

    2 votes
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  7. Make cells recognise phone numbers when you copy paste a phone number into a cell

    Make cells recognise phone numbers when you copy paste a phone number into a cell. ALways have to add an " before the phone number.................

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  8. turn on sheet tabs

    have turn sheet tabs on / off in the view section. Its a pain going into the menu to turn them on / off

    3 votes
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  9. Allow to sync Quick Access Toolbars with O365 account.

    So that we don't need to re-configure Excel every time we install it on a new computer.

    2 votes
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  10. a medical expense tracker template for tax purposes

    There are at least three templates for planning a wedding but nothing for tracking medical expenses for taxes. There is an app for ipad called Medical Tracker I used to use, it was not ideal but it worked. I was hoping to find a template similar to that.

    3 votes
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  11. feature description for "merge and center"

    Hi there,
    While hovering on the "merge and center" option, I saw the feature description. I never really looked at it before, but it caught my eye because it actually doesn't look like it was merged. If you look at the "before" and "after," it just looks like the top cell's contents was centered. you really need to see that the top cell is two cells, and that in the bottom pic it has become one cell. I've attached a pic of what's there currently and what I think it might/should look like. Just an observation/thought. Thanks for your time…

    2 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. IRM read permission does not allow to change a filter or a pivot, nor to run a macro

    The RMS permissions on a document for a user depend on the permission a user has for that library or document in sharepoint. The mapping from the sharepoint permissions to the RMS permissions are fixed and cannot be configured at this moment. This causes problems for users having sharepoint read access, when opening an excel workbook because they cannot change filters, make or change pivots, running macros. This makes the reading process of RMS protected workbooks unusable.

    50 votes
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  14. Excel - VLookUp

    1 - The online help file regarding Vlookup does not specify that the matching values in the range must be sorted in ascending order. All of the examples show the data sorted in ascending order, but the directions do not specify that.

    2 - Do you have normal users try to follow the published directions for the use of MS Programs, formulas, etc? This would be an excellent way to determine if your examples and directions are good. Normally, I find solutions outside of MS help files because they quite often are too confusing. I have an MBA and have…

    2 votes
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  15. Option to hide the "tell me" box

    The "tell me" box is quite intrusive, and for someone like me that never uses it, it's quite irritating. Can we have an option to hide it please? (Same goes for the "Share" button, actually, now that I think about it...)

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Make file size representation consistent

    Currently, the representation of file sizes is inconsistent between Windows Explorer and Excel.

    In Explorer, file size representations have a space after the number (eg 23 KB).

    In Excel, file size reprentations (in File>Properties and File>Advanced Properties>General) don't have a space after the number (eg 23KB).

    I find the Explorer representation easier to read.

    2 votes
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  18. suggestion for comment box when you write click on a cell

    when you write click a cell you can insert a comment. Is it possible to improve this; where you can:

    1: change the font colour; when inputting text
    2: have a different colour for the comment box (not just red) on the top right hand corner of the cell
    3 potentially to use the corners of the cell for 4 different comments and each corner having a different colour if needs be

    2 votes
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  19. get humans to write/rewrite your help(less) files.

    get humans to write/rewrite your help(less) files.

    3 votes
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  20. Allow Excel to use the selected default voice set on the Windows control pannel.

    A default voice can be selected on the Windows control panel. However, the specified voice is not used by "Speak Cells" or within a VBA application using Application.Speech.Speak Being able to change the default voice would permit VBA application to be written for use with a foreign language application.

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