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  1. Page set up gridlines and headings

    For some unknown reason everytime I open a workbook it has gone back to not printing gridlines and printing headings. I change it, and save it, but when I open it again next time it has reverted back. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this.

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    • Improve CONCAT

      CONCAT is good but if we can have a separator syntax that would make more sense. For example assume I have alphabets form A1 to A26 and now "B1 =CONCAT(A1:A26," | ")" should give me "A | B | C | D "and so on.

      hope you understood. and wish to see it ASAP in excel

      Thank you!
      Guru Charan Pathalla

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      • Integrate Cortana more closely in Excel

        Integrate Cortana more closely with Excel. For example:

        1-Calling Cortana to lookup VBA code and/or help online instead of opening a browser window,

        2-Calling Cortana to lookup meaning/ synonyms /translation of selected Excel cells,

        3-Calling Cortana to explain new functionalities of new Excel versions.

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        • Page set up gridlines and headings

          For some unknown reason everytime I open a workbook it has gone back to not printing gridlines and printing headings. I change it, and save it, but when I open it again next time it has reverted back. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this.

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          • adjust scrolling to allow better visability.

            I need to see the contents of an above cell when entering data in a new cell. Because the cells are tall, I cannot make a partial scroll that would allow this and it's very frustrating.

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            • Stop excessive CPU utilization when Excel is offline

              When viewing an Excel spreadsheet offline, without internet access, Excel is constantly using 13% CPU resources for no apparent reason. No action is being performed on the spreadsheet, but Excel appears to be constantly checking for internet access. Even after I close Excel, the Excel.exe remains running at 13% CPU in the background, and must be terminated manually in the task manager. There is no reason for Excel to be constantly utilizing these CPU resources.

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              • You have failed to bring footers forward fromn the 2010 version work books to the 2016 version. The 2016 version is much slower than 2010.

                Why is it that you do such nasty stuff to your customers? Like making 2016 slower and dropping old setup and footer data. Something as dumb as removing the grid lines when printing. This is the sort of stuff which drives people to BRAND X.

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                • Provide a way to revert to the old-style pull-down menus instead of the ribbon as a default option.

                  Provide an option to choose between the ribbon menus and the old-style pull-down menus of Excel 97-2003.
                  I am sticking to the 2003 version.

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                  • Variable Number of Rows

                    Allow the user to be able to treat the number of rows and columns to be used in an Excel sheets as variables. This would allow users to use more than 1M rows in a typical Excel sheet without having to use PowerPivot or Power BI.

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                    • Mail Merge unique attachments using file path

                      Hello!

                      I believe that mail merge functionality can be greatly improved by allowing for unique attachments to be utilized through placing file paths in a form field.

                      Currently these types of features are only available through paid third party platforms, which complicates larger organizations utilizing them (due to installing, whitelisting, and unblocking these programs company-wide).

                      Additionally, merge fields for the subject, Cc, and Bcc lines would additionally be EXTREMELY helpful.

                      Thank you, and let me know if you have any questions or would like additional details.

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                      • drag and drop

                        I have an excel file open. I would like to be able to attach the excel file to an open email by dragging the excel screen to the body of the open email. Please release in the next version. Thanks.

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                        • HEY FUCKFACES- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY?

                          HEY FUCKFACES- 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. *********.

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                          • Acceleration of Excel Access and VBA through FPGA utilization

                            Imagine Excel and or Access operating at 1million times faster productivity or even more. That's what would occur with a Xilinx Virtex 7 2000 FPGA chip with over 300K slices each with 4 6 input luts over 2 mega ffs. think of this kind of acceleration in the hands of spreadsheet and database developers. q? why we don't have it? ans price tag $25K each chip. q? could we have it? if millions of PCs were equipped with this product costs could drop to perhaps 1/25th the price easily due to mass production customer demand.

                            Note a DLL API and…

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                            • Surface Pen draw by delay in Excel 2016 after the latest update of office 2016

                              Surface Pen draws lines and other things like that by delay in Excel 2016 after the latest update of office 2016

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                              • Chart preview causes Excel to become unresponsive

                                When I click on a chart title, Excel switches to the Chart > Design tab, and then tries to show me previews of alternate chart designs. If you're working with large but not huge data sets, this causes Excel to become unresponsive for 10-15 seconds.

                                1. Double clicking the chart title shouldn't necessarily bring me to that tab anyway since I'm just changing the text.

                                2. The preview, when it does occur, shouldn't block user input.

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                                • CONVERT TEXT TO VALUE.

                                  In Large file with Lots of Formulas, if we give command to Covert Text To Value, Excel recalculates entire file after each text is converted to Value. Instead it should convert all text cells to number at once and then recalculate the file. In Large data it takes hours to convert to value and Excel crashes many times. I have to use formula to convert to value instead of built in option. Feel free to contact me if you need I would love to explain my point.

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                                  • Fix window drag lag due to high mouse polling rate

                                    With high-end mice, having a higher poll rates greater than 200Hz will produce a lag - not fluid - while dragging the window

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                                    • Make it work like it used to before the MS Store

                                      My idea is that the program actually work and everytime I try to download an excel file, it not make reload the entire MS 365 program.

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                                      • Improve speed of Undo on Filtered Data

                                        When data is Filtered and some action is performed. After that we open the filter and then press Undo then it takes whole lot of time to undo the last action. I believe excel does undo line by line and when all lines are undone it shows filtered data again with old data. Instead it should first reverse the filter and then undo all cells. I think it will speed up processing.

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                                        • Fix bug: slow cursor scrolling speed when sheet contains comments or drop down lists

                                          On high DPI screens, the performance of Excel (in terms of user input lag) becomes terrible if you put a comment on a cell in a worksheet, or if you put a drop-down list in a work sheet.

                                          One easy way to reproduce the bug on a high DPI screen:

                                          1. set keyboard delay to minimum.
                                          2. set keyboard repeat spead to max.
                                          3. On an empty worksheet in excel 2016, start from row 1, and hold the down arrow key and time how long it takes to get to row 200 (should take about 7 seconds).
                                          4. Now go…

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