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  1. When copying tabs, somtimes we have to cycle through 100s of "Yes" or "No" to the "Name already exists warning" Can we add Yes to All option

    This is a major productivity killer for power users such as finance teams, and current UX does not help exit this state efficiently.

    92 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for a transparent Manual vs. Automatic Calculation setting by workbook vs. a global setting.

      When you have one calculation-heavy workbook and distribute it to other people, it would be best if you could turn off calculation for only that workbook, without affecting the other workbooks these users are working on. It is confusing and outright dangerous in potential consequences that suddenly their workbooks do not calculate anymore. On the other hand, if the calculation is on, their whole excel freezes for a considerable amount of time every few keystrokes.

      Suggestion: Allow for a transparent Manual vs. Automatic Calculation setting by workbook vs. a global setting.
      There should be a popup when you open the…

      14 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • THE NEW RIBBON IS TOO TALL AND TAKES UP TOO MUCH OF THE SCREEN!!

        All of a sudden the ribbon has become taller. Why?

        This is not an "Idea" - it is a complaint. Apparently Microsoft doesn't allow complaints.

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          1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add rows across all sheets

          Why is it so difficult to add a row and have it add across all sheets? I an inventory sheet for every month and sometimes we add new products. When I add a new product in Feb I do not want to have to manually copy that row into Mar-Dec and I do not want to have to deal with VBA coding (whatever that means) I have spent hours trying to figure this out and chatted with customer service who could not help me with this. It seems like it should be very simple, there should be a button when…

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            1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • HINDI LANGUAGE

            HINDI LANGUAGE IS MOST FAMOUS Language plz include language .

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            • why keep changing things!!!!

              I am sick of having what I am working with modified without consultation. How would you like it if someone moved the seat in your car and didn't put it back!! Just leave things alone..I will contact you if I want to change

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve the rendering engine PLEASE

                Using Excel 365 on a 4k monitor is a sluggish, laggy nightmare with big spreadsheets. I can't even scroll through an EMPTY spreadsheet without Excel jerking and lagging behind as I gently push the scroll bar up and down.

                Yes, my PC is as fast as it can get, and yes, I've tried all the usual suggestions about disabling hardware acceleration, enabling it again, updating this and that, reinstalling, repairing. I know I'm not running into problems with macros or add-ins or whatever. And I have an i7-8700K with all the bells and whistles, so I'm really struggling to imagine…

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                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Scrolling is Choppy

                  When dragging the scroll bar with medium to large spreadsheets it is very laggy/choppy. This is annoying and the scrolling should be much more fluid.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • YOU JUST DELETED MY FILE!!!!! PLEASE REPLACE ASAP

                    YOU JUST DELETED MY FILE!!!!!
                    PLEASE REPLACE ASAP on this computer
                    Chris Clothier
                    casclothier@outlook.com

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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • #1 excell improvement many times smarter faster processing

                      smarter faster processing is the only real performance improvement that people want for their spreadsheet program.

                      1000s to perhaps millions of times faster processing could be obtained.

                      needed for accomplishment:
                      1) Internal or external "large FPGA" card or on Mother board FPGA
                      2) Design Library created by Microsoft for acceleration ( FPGA building block modules to combine with your own design projects ) an FPGA API.
                      3) while smaller scale FPGAs may be affordable (50K logic cells), the best technology (several million logic cells) are out of most users price range because of lower demand and more expensive resources. So…

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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

                        12 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Let's not fill new row or column with clipboard content!

                          Whenever I copy something on to the clipboard and then try to insert a new row or column using the keyboard shortcuts, by default Excel copies clipboard content to the entire new row or column. This is definitely not a required feature and it is very rare that someone would want to fill a new row or column with some text. And it affects the performance of excel many a time.

                          Hence, please make the default option for keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Plus) as insert a new row and if at all someone want to fill a new row or column with…

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                          • Let's not fill new row or column with clipboard content!

                            Whenever I copy something on to the clipboard and then try to insert a new row or column using the keyboard shortcuts, by default Excel copies clipboard content to the entire new row or column. This is definitely not a required feature and it is very rare that someone would want to fill a new row or column with some text. And it affects the performance of excel many a time.

                            Hence, please make the default option for keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Plus) as insert a new row and if at all someone want to fill a new row or column with…

                            1 vote
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                            • Remove "Translate" from Excel

                              Remove "Translate" from Excel, you are ruining keyboard shortcuts. I do not need help translating "2" to "2" -- at least make this an option.

                              6 votes
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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.

                                3 votes
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                                • 7 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Most used currency symbols to be put at top of dropdown! T

                                    Most used currency symbols to be put at top of dropdown!

                                    This logic could be applied to many dropdowns but currency seemed a very good one to start with, as the list is ridiculously long when I'm sure the majority of users would use USD/GBP/CHI/EUR (have these ad default on top of list?) and by having it capture most used by each user, it would also benefit the minority that do use the likes of Tibetan currency frequently!

                                    I have used excel sheets for 50% of my day for the past 10 years and could give along list of improvements…

                                    7 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • What-if Data Table calc should use multi-threading

                                      Calculation Performance of iterative what-if Data Tables is unnecessarily slow. The reasons seem to be (in priority sequence):
                                      - each iteration is using single-threaded recalculation rather than multi-threaded
                                      - the overhead for the whole table calculation looks larger than it should be
                                      - the process starts with a recalc, then does each iteration, then ends with a recalc: the first recalc is unnecessary
                                      - if the values to be used in one of the iterations are the same as the start values the recalc for that set of values could be skipped

                                      68 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Many thanks to Charles for taking the time to analyze this in such detail and start the discussion about improving the efficiency of data tables. Please vote for this issue if it’s important to you so we can prioritize it appropriately.

                                        Thanks,
                                        Steve (MS Excel)

                                      • Fix the scrolling issue in 365

                                        Currently when I using a mouse wheel to scroll down any excel charts, the page scrolls down in leaps instead of tiny increments. Changing the scrolling to progress down the page in tinier increments will provide users a much smoother experience. The current scrolling is problematic, because when scrolling through large cells the page appears to 'jump' down or up very quickly and it is hard to keep track of whether you have missed a cell. It is not possible to smoothly scroll from the top of an excel sheet to the bottom because it is so jumpy. This also…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Calculation time remaining

                                          When Excel is calculating, we currently see something like "Calculating (4 processors): 99%" in the status bar. "Time remaining" would be useful as well.

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