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  1. 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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    • 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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          • 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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            • Provide historical performance meter to determine negative performance impact of third-party add-in

              Provide histogram of application performance to determine impact after installing third-party add-in's. I noticed a huge performance decrease after installing Adobe PDFMaker Add-in for Excel, which comes with Adobe Acrobat CC. I had two weeks of empirical evidence without any third-party applications installed on a Xenon 20 thread processor with 64 GB RAM. My Excel Model's performance was brought to its knees until after Iran the Microsoft FixLet to disable Adobe Plugin. Again, this is only empirical evidence, so it's possible it could be something else, but now Excel is back to normal, though Adobe still reminded me whether I…

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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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                  • Excel 2016 : ClearContents is 3 times slower than Excel2010

                    My customers reported me that my product (Excel Addin) becomes slower after they updated Excel from 2010 to 2016.
                    By analyzing the problem it turned out that main reason of the slow performance is 'ClearContents'.
                    I setup two same hardware condition machine. I installed Win10 into them. Then I installed Excel 2010 on the machine A.
                    And I installed Excel 2016 on the machine B.
                    By using the following code, I measured the time to ClearContens.

                    It takes 2859 ms on Excel2010 (A) . It takes 9719 ms on Excel2016 (B).

                    Generally thinking , a customer will expect faser performance…

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                    • Clear Clipboard

                      When you copy in excel and then past the data you have to now do an additional step in clearing the clipboard. Yes I know that you can use the esc key to do this, but it's very inconvenient when you are working with a lot of data. This extra step slows down production and allows for error of pasting data into areas or other programs/files that it wasn't intended. Please fix these clipboard issues. They are not an improvement.

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                      • In my lifetime package version, eye protection in not working ??

                        my purchased version is not working properly

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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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                          • Perfmon

                            Make excel better, It would be nice to know exactly what the requirements are when you are sorting a document that has 100000 + rows. like a build in Perfmon that could tell you in a verbose way, what is taking excel so long to calculate a form.

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                            • Paste preview can freeze Excel

                              When a copied cell is on the clipboard, the right click menu shows all the different paste options (as values, formulas, etc.). Hovering the mouse over one of the options will display a preview, in location, of what that pasting would look like. When a large selection is on the clipboard, the preview does not show. Presumably there is a cut-off on the size of the preview that is allowed to be shown. However, if I enter the right click menu while I have an entire row selected (i.e. clicking on the row number to select the entire width of…

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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.

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                                  • Stop the "Dancing Ants" (cell highlighting) right after pasting a copied cell.

                                    Excel: Please add an option in the Home/Clipboard/Options menu to disable the annoying "dancing ants" around the most recent copied item. In Office 2010 this "highlighting" feature used to stop when working on a new cell, but the information was still available in the clipboard. The current version is just plain visually annoying (sorry). Thank you.

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                                    • FIX IT!

                                      Needs a warning before it becomes unresponsive. What good are all the new features if we can't use them? Go back to old style of conditional formatting. XLS version was easy to use and quite reliable. The XLXS version is terrible AND UNRELIABLE! Sharing files with multiple users using it on different computers with windows 7.8 or 10 and excel versions of excel 2010 or 2016 causes all kinds of problems. Try using this as it is.

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                                      • Ensure "Protect Workbook" Security is Unhackable : Microsoft Excel

                                        Hi,
                                        Excel is still easy to unlock with googleable methods. Could Microsoft kindly ensure that their products are not so easily hackable? Thank you.

                                        Method 1. Unlock/unprotect Excel file and software

                                        Step 1. Create a new folder and drag password-protected excel into the folder;
                                        Step 2. Open the folder and go to Organize > Click Folder and search options;
                                        Step 3. Tab View and scroll down to uncheck Hide extensions for known file types > Click Apply;
                                        Step 4. Now the Excel extension is .xlsx and change it to .zip > Click Yes when it asks if you want to…

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                                        • Offer an update path for security only

                                          It would be nice for us to have a security update-only path for Office 365 updates. We are not power users and have never used a single new "feature" since we enrolled in 2013. We have update issues with Office and have had a lot more problems with it over time - something we did not have with Office 2007 ever. I have to think part of this is Windows atrocious updates mixed with Office getting feature creep.

                                          Since we don't use any of these features - such as the new Excel features rolling out that make Excel "smarter" by…

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