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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Include Track Changes

    Include Track Changes

    45 votes
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  4. Translate an Entire Excel File

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

    8 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. 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
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  7. 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
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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. 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
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  10. screenshots in comment

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

    2 votes
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  11. Provide the functionality to create a searchable data validation list

    If a user will have searchable data validation, where a user can provide at-least three characters. It will improve the functionality

    5 votes
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  12. 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
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  13. 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.

    96 votes
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  14. How to Recover Lost Excel Password

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    2 votes
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  15. 3D Map suggetsions for improvemnet

    I use the 3D Map built in Excel 2016 version, which I found it easy and highly useful. Below are two points that I think need to be revised. The first and most important point for me is the lack of an option to select different shapes for different categories. In the top pane (just under File and Home menu), there is an option for choosing a shape, but that option selects a given shape for all categories. Under layer options, categories can be separated using different colors but there is no option to choose a shape for each category…

    2 votes
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  16. Shorter ribbon

    Provide an option to make the ribbon shorter without minimizing. It currently takes up more screen space than I would prefer. It also takes up more screen space than the ribbon in Excel 2010 did. This means that any worksheets designed in the 2010 version of the software to fit on a given screen size without requiring vertical scrolling (1920x1080 in my case) no longer do.

    3 votes
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  17. Column and row header color for current selection

    Currently, with the default theme, the contrast color for the row and column headers to indicate the selected cell (or range) is slightly darker grey on grey. This is terrible; it is difficult to see in general, and impossible when zoomed out or on sheets with narrow rows and columns. (The other included themes aren't any better.) In older versions, it was yellow(ish), which, while ugly, was at least visually obvious. Please change the contrast color to something that is actually high contrast, or, better yet, allow the user to set their own.

    12 votes
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  18. Add in template wizard with data tracking

    Bring back Template Wizard With Data Tracking.

    Why was this add in ever removed?

    2 votes
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  19. Restore the Excel opening screen in the 2016 version. The screen was largely dark green with white font of pinned files. Easy to read.

    Restore the opening screen to what it was when I purchased Excel 2 years ago.
    I am visually handicapped and found the dark ghreen background on thel left side with pinned file links very friendly to see.

    Now the opening screen show this information against a white background on the right side of the screen (VERY hard to read).

    HELP please.

    2 votes
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  20. HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

    HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE "HIT ESCAPE EVERY TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

    10 votes
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