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  1. make stable

    Make excel stable. Bugs were never repaired since windows xp. It became worse in win-vista, it became worse in win-7/8 and it is still very bad in office 2016. Working with a network in which several people may access the same file when necessary does not work properly in office 2016.

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  2. Extremely slow performance in Excel

    The excel performance is really really slow even in a blank file, it taks 12 seconds after you click the enter button.

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  3. 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

    13 votes
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  4. Allow grouping/ungrouping in protected sheets

    As someone who makes excel reports for people in the company, i must often lock the sheets so people cannot mess it up. However, when you lock a sheet, you are no longer able to group/ungroup without a macro.

    Please allow grouping and ungrouping in protected sheets

    5 votes
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  5. Excel freezes during Microsoft Teams screen-sharing session

    I always share Screen instead of Excel app/file.  I've had to quit and re-open Excel spreadsheets too many times during Microsoft Teams screen-sharing sessions.

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  6. Money in Excel Template

    It would be nice to have an auto update function instead of having to manually update

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  7. Change active worksheet with Left hand only

    Currently Excel's shortcut for changing worksheets is Ctrl + PgUp / PgDn which works fine but requires taking the right hand off the mouse OR moving the left hand across the keyboard to an awkward position.

    It would be nice if Ctrl + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab had the same functionality like in a web browser.

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  8. 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.

    15 votes
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  9. Excel 365 Calculating thread bug

    Every time I enter a value into a cell I get a "calculating 4 threads" notification and the system starts counting up from 1%,2%,3% and so on until 100% and this process takes a hundred seconds and sometimes even more and while it calculates, Excel freezes and I cannot do anything in the file! This results in a task that should take me one hour to do, now taking me 2 hours to do!
    Same file works fine in Office 2016. I have the same issue with 3 PCs which I have tried to use Microsoft 365 Excel. Other Microsoft…

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  10. BETTER STOCK DATA

    STOCK DATA FEATURE IS NICE. BETTER / MORE DETAILED CARDS SELECTION WOULD MAKE IT FANTASTIC. SELECTIONS FROM MS MONEY APP, ALREADY BUILT INTO WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT, SPECIFICALLY THE OVERVIEW AND KEY STATISTICS TABS WOULD BE BIG IMPROVEMENT.

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  11. Open the timed refresh option to gen use. My stock worksheet is linked to the stock button, but i have to refresh manually for updates.

    Open the timed refresh option for general use. My stock worksheet is linked to the stock button, but I have too refresh manually for updates. Allowing me to set the periodic refresh timer would be next level and simple. No pivot tables or linking to other sources required. It would enable people like me who have a simple vision for their worksheet and merely want to make it work; to feel like we struck oil in our backyards.

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  12. task queue for time-consuming processes

    When I need to perform multiple processes, I need to wait for one to finish before I can tell it to start the next process;

    It would be great to give excel multiple instructions, then line them up in a queue to complete in one large period of time.

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  13. STOP TRYING TO_FUCKING_GUESS_THE NEXT THING I AM GOING TO DO WITH FORMATING. YOU DO NOT KNOW. STAY THE_FUCK_OUT OF THE WAY.

    STOP TRYING TO *** GUESS THE NEXT THING I AM GOING TO DO WITH FORMATING. YOU DO NOT KNOW. STAY THE OUT OF THE WAY.

    2 votes
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  14. STOP CHANGING MY ******* NUMBERS!!!!

    STOP ROUNDING THE NUMBERS INTO STUPID HEXIDECIMAL OR ROUNDING IT UP TO SOMETHING STUPID *************!!!!q

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  15. Histórico de Edição

    Ao clicar com o botão direito do mouse, podemos ter uma opção para mostrar o "histórico de edições", e com isso temos o(s) usuário(s) que fizeram a modificações e quais os dados que foram digitados.

    5 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. GET_YOUR FUCKING_POP_UPS OUT OF MY FACE WHEN I AM WORKING ******* YOU YOU FUCKING_PIECES OF SHIT_AT MICROSOFT.

    GETYOUR FUCKINGPOPUPS OUT OF MY FACE WHEN I AM WORKING ******* YOU YOU FUCKINGPIECES OF SHIT_AT MICROSOFT.

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  18. [BUG in Excel 2016 (MSI)] Emoji brings Excel to hang

    If I type the emoji ✔ (bold checkmark) very fast more than one times, excel is hanging and then crashes.

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  19. [BUG in Excel 2016 (MSI)] Emoji brings Excel to hang

    If I type the emoj ✔ (bold checkmark) more than one times very fast, excel hangs and crash.

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  20. Make it work properly!

    Be nice if a simple calculation using a negative number could reverse sign using (* -1). Only first cell works all the rest say (#VALUE!).

    Several functions do not work either.

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