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  1. Make undo work per workbook, not for all of Excel. I am commonly working in two workbooks and need to undo something I did in the other work

    Ctrl + Z should work per workbook, not for all of Excel. I commonly have two workbooks open and work in them simultaneously, but when I use the undo shortcut it backs out through all of excel, instead of just the active workbook.

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  2. 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.

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    Good news! We have released a few fixes to Insiders to address this issue. If you are on Insiders, please let us know if the fix has worked for you.

    The fixes should be in build 11809.10000 and onwards.

    -Joe McDaid [Excel Team]

  3. Excel Open file in multi instance by default

    Hi We need to open a new instance of Excel by deflaut each time we open an excel file. The following solution are not suitable.

    you can start a new Excel instance (process) by doing the following:
    run “Excel /x” (without quotes)
    or the DisableMergeInstance regkey because it works only when you open excel first and then open the file. It does not works double clicking on an excel file. Don't give one of those solution (https://excelgorilla.com/excel/general/open-multiple-instances-excel/) as we need it to be by default as Excel 2010 behavior.

    13 votes
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  4. Side Scrolling

    Some mainstream Microsoft products already support side scrolling inputs from mouse inputs that are capable of doing so with a notable exception of Excel. Ironically, I feel Excel would benefited the most of this feature. I understand that a user can side scroll with the Scroll Lock enabled but if the user already has their hand on the mouse to scroll vertically then it would make sense to allow horizontal scrolling.

    Again, this capability is natively there for may popular applications with the notable exception of Excel.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Jon

    6 votes
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  5. WHY_THE_FUCK_ARE YOUR DOPEY_FUCKING_"TEMPLATES"_ALL OF A SUDDEN TAKING UP THE TOP SECTION OF THE FILE DROP DOWN? MORE USELESS_SHIT_FEATURES

    WHY_THE_FUCK_ARE YOUR DOPEY_FUCKING_"TEMPLATES"_ALL OF A SUDDEN TAKING UP THE TOP SECTION OF THE FILE DROP DOWN? MORE USELESS_SHIT_FEATURES

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  6. Perhaps you can add a feature that makes Excel 365 not suck so many dicks. That would be ******* swell.

    Perhaps you can add a feature that makes Excel 365 not suck so many dicks. That would be ******* swell.

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  7. Unable to open two excel files

    I've been dealing with this for over a year. There are also several people within my company that seem to have the same issue. I'm really surprised this has not appeared somewhere on this forum (that I can find). Here is the issue:

    The issue occurs when Excel already has a file open. I try to open another file through Windows Explorer by double clicking it, or highlighting and hitting enter, or using a shortcut. Explorer freezes for a brief moment, and the file does not open. The status bar at the bottom of Excel does not show that a…

    2 votes
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  8. I NEED to update my excel to work on my Mac book pro.

    need for excel to work with new Mac software IOS.

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  9. Being able to drag up and down excel page when a Pop Up window is open

    When a Pop Up window is open, It would be nice to be able to drag up and down to see my datas and on my excel page to actually know what to write on the pop-up window.

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  10. Pin drop down menus

    I wish you could pin drop down menus so if you want to do more than one thing you dont have to keep selecting the dop down icon first. This is for all office apps not just Excel

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  11. selecting multiple cells

    I want to be able to select multiple cells.

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  12. Any Performance bench mark data between E2016 and Excel 365?

    is there any bench mark data between Excel 2016 and Excel 365?

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  13. Please release a hot fix for Excel opening multiple sheets at start up

    For the last two months, Excel opens multiple workbooks upon starting Windows. I am up to date so can you please review and fix in the next office update? Please and thank you!

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  14. FIND & REPLACE FOCUS

    PLEASE ADD AN OPTION TO USE FIND AND REPLACE LIKE VERSION 1902 Build 11328.20420. In our accounting world the feature was extremely handy. Now that I have to use extra steps every time I want to enter a new value in the Find and Replace Dialog box our tasks add at least 30 minutes a day on. I'm sure there is a reason you removed the feature however, giving users the option would benefit everyone. Thank you!

    Dihao Guo MSFT has replied to your question FIND & REPLACE FOCUS in Microsoft Community.

    Hi MJAMES44330,

    Sorry for my late reply. Appreciate…

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  15. 'Enable multi-threaded calculation' as a Globally managed feature as opposed to Application managed feature

    Much like this says in the subject, we run a server environment and it would be much better for our system resources (and others would benefit from this too) if we were able to globally manage this feature of Excel. This would allow us to prevent users from manually making it so their Excel files use more cores than we want them using and hogging resources in environment.

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  16. Provide for Always on Top

    Need a feature so you can open another app and work with Excel at the same time. Right now when I click on another app Excel goes away. I need to have both apps open at the same time and be able to work on both of them while I see both.

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  18. Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

    Hi there,
    How about a Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

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  19. Excel devrait posséder une deuxième clé de tri

    Souvent je crée des applications avec 5,6 ou 7 niveaux de tri.A l'usage par la suite, de temps en temps, je veux vérifier quelque chose et pour des tableaux assez grands je n'ai pas d'autre choix que de noter sur un petit papier mes 6,7 clés opérationnelles, de mettre ma clé de tri provisoire, puis quand j'ai fini mon contrôle de remettre mes 6 ou 7 clés opérationnelles. Aussi je propose qu'il y ait dans XL une deuxième clé (secondaire) de tri qui neutralise provisoirement la clé principale pour faire ce genre de travail ... parce qu'au 21ème siècle ce…

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  20. night mode

    night mode please so my eyes dont burn

    4 votes
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