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  1. Show a scale indicator in 3D Maps

    It would be helpful if you add an option to show a scale indicator (map scale) in Excel 3D Maps.

    7 votes
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  2. Excel for Ubuntu / CentOS

    I'am Japanese.
    I used Google Translate.

    I want a Linux version of Excel.
    With Ubuntu version and CentOS version you can cover most Linux.
    Linux users are potential customers.
    There are too many restrictions in the online version.
    Thank you.

    17 votes
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  3. Sometimes there is no scrollbar in the latest Excel for Windows desktop. Please fix.

    Sometimes there is no scrollbar in the latest Excel for Windows desktop. Please fix.

    2 votes
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  4. Insert Copied Cells no longer working multiple times

    Data no longer stays on clipboard after pasting one time.

    7 votes
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  5. drag to copy checkboxes

    When using drag to fill on cells with linked checkboxes, and the Cell link in the checkbox options is not absolute, the checkboxes should follow normal drag to fill rules, rather than just copying. The cell links should be counting up from $A2 to $A3, $A4, etc. Instead they're just ALL linking to the original cell.

    4 votes
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  6. Make IF statement able to discover font colors

    currently the IF command cannot discover the font color.

    3 votes
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  7. Option to paste text only - 'Paste Special Text'/'Paste Special Values" - 3 options.

    Option to be set by the workbook developer so that users don't corrupt complicated spreadsheets by pasting in info from outside sources. I even have users changing the cell's protection from unlocked to locked by pasting in values from an email which means that cell can no longer be selected (due to protection options). This a major headache for constantly fixing paste induced auto-formatting errors and trying to get the users to remember to always 'Paste as text/values' as the default behaviour in any spreadsheet.

    Option 1) A feature in the Options>Advanced section (e.g., 'Paste options for this workbook'). An…

    5 votes
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  8. Microsoft forums trucating formulas

    Couldn't find an area relevant to the answers.microsoft forums so I will try here.

    If you paste a long Excel formula into the forums it truncates to
    e.g =IF(OR(AY$2={"awt"
    N3)))

    A lot of the users are having to post images of the formula to combat this, and most experts know this is a problem, but for new users this may be difficult.

    2 votes
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  9. 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
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  10. Please provide an option to disable Auto Save for Excel and the other Office products.

    Please provide an option to disable Auto Save for Excel and the other Office products.

    2 votes
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  11. Return the "copy link to clipboard" button to the File|Info screen to office/excel 365

    The "copy link to clipboard" button on the File|Info screen that allowed a user to copy a link (path + file) to the clipboard is missing. Whoever took this button please kindly return it. Thank you ever so much!

    2 votes
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  12. 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
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  13. 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
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  14. 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
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. 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
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  17. 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
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  18. Include Track Changes

    Include Track Changes

    44 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 9 votes
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