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  1. Size of Each sheet in a workbook

    Hi Team - Can you give any option within excel to check the size of each tab in a workbook. So that its easy to know which tab is huge and causing issues.

    Thanks!
    Ramesh

    2 votes
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  2. continue to allow updates to Window 7

    I can't upgrade to Windows 10. I have tried every single possible method I can find to avoid the C1900101-40017 error on upgrade and every method has failed. i have unplugged everything, I have booted from recovery move, I deleted all unused drivers, I have upgraded everything, multiple time, I have restored and repaired Windows and still get this error.

    I have sent Microsoft emails about this, and the only reply references me to the things I have already tried.

    Now you won't allow me to use new Excel features because your upgrades don't work despite trying everything. How fair…

    1 vote
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  3. Prevent Range Names from Duplicating when Sheet is Copied within Workbook

    Range names get duplicated when creating a copy of a sheet within a workbook. This is problematic because the same range name can now refer to two different data ranges. Changing the name of the range in the Formulas--Name Manager seems to have no effect, even though the range name and range in the Name Manager appear to be correct.

    The only way to fix this, after the copy has been made, is to open the Name Manager, delete all the duplicated range names, and then create the new range names as usual.

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    1. Do not include copying…
    4 votes
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  4. No-frills program for more data processing in excel

    There should be a separate version of excel for running larger groups of data. I believe the limitation in current excel versions (around 1 million rows) is restricted because of all the font/shapes/extra formatting stuff that bogs down the system. Could there be a version of excel that has 1 font and no frills graphs that could process much more data?

    2 votes
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  5. [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.

    2 votes
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  6. Taskbar Start app in separate Windows session

    I know that the Taskbar is a Windows issue.
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    But the way Office applications start and run is entirely an Office Issue. I want to know why Office 2010 and 365 work differently on the taskbar.
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    I've had too many cases when a file causes an application crash. If I have multiple files open in the same session, all of the documents are lost. Hence work is lost (regardless of the save options (and no I prefer not to use OneDrive) ). So I prefer to open documents and spreadsheets in separate windows sessions.
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    When I…

    2 votes
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  8. Quick access toolbar streamlining

    When using fill color or font color, it is frustrating that when using keyboard shortcuts (after pressing alt key) i have to scroll through the entire palette to reach the color i desire. Even when added to the quick access toolbar, I still have to scroll through it.
    Changing the option on the quick access toolbar to have the fill/font color automatically change to the currently selected color.
    Alternatively/additionally, add a specific color to the quick access toolbar - which would facilitate quickly changing with multiple colors.

    1 vote
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  9. Pocket Excel

    My users often use the calculator to take care of simple calculations. Using Excel, in contrast, lets our users experience the breadth of depth of the incredible program Excel is. Unfortunately each user prefers the calculator because it's so much faster and our keyboards have a button for it.

    If we could have a pocket version of Excel that could used for quick and simple calculations, we would really appreciate it.
    Here's how we envision it would look:
    A grid of cells (5 rows by 12 columns) that can only be interacted with the keyboard. Functions can certainly be used…

    1 vote
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  10. Filtering a column

    As a time saving measure when there are thousands of rows and you only want to select a few within those thousands it would be awesome if you could click in one check box, then go down to where you want to end the selection and "shift + click" the ending of your selection and it will grab all the rows inbetween.

    Currently you have to click each indivdual box, which is very time consuming.

    This would be a very helpful addition to Excel.

    Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Rick Johnson

    1 vote
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  11. put back a method of dictation or allow Dragon. I am very disappointed in Microsoft just like many customers having the same issue.

    Microsoft 365 "XL" has taken a very big and noticeable step backwards. No dictation from Microsoft or allowable from third-party software like Dragon.

    1 vote
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  12. I am writing in english or german on a Swiss Keyboard. I want to insert or delete comments, not notes, commetns bz using shortcut keyboard

    I am writing in english or german on a Swiss Keyboard. I want to insert or delete comments, not notes, commetns by using shortcut keyboard. How I can do this? or how I can create my own keyboard shortcut?

    1 vote
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  13. Get rid of There is a problem with the clipboard, but you can still paste your content within this workbook

    Excel get stuck on this, when doing a large background calculation. There is no way to interrupt this message popping up.

    Get rid of it already!

    2 votes
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  14. EXCEL. You have gotten worse

    EXCEL. You have gotten worse. For my job, this is more of an inconvenience than an advantage. Will there be a way to open 2 files in one window? How you do it?

    1 vote
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  15. remove pagebreaks

    Please provide an option to remove all page breaks from the entire workbook without having to go in to advanced options for each sheet. When not intending to print the file, the page breaks disrupt the comfortable viewing of the file needlessly, and with workbooks that have over a dozen sheets, removing these becomes very time consuming.

    1 vote
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  16. Place the last two or three commands used in the right click pop up menu to help users save time

    Place the last two or three commands used in the right click pop up menu to help users save time. Example: Using Data>sort once and then being able to switch worksheets and right click anywhere and select Data>sort again without going to the menu at the top. Saves time for commands that don't have shortcut keys.

    1 vote
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  17. 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

    6 votes
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  18. The ability to pinpoint performance issues

    It would be great to be able to detect which formulas and cells in an Excel sheet require more intense computation than others.

    2 votes
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  19. Allow the Implicit Intersection Operator to be disabled.

    Dear Microsoft Office assistants, the Implicit Intersection Operator has rendered 1 of my Excel docs useless. There should be a way to disable this operator. Fortunately for me, I can still open my doc on my older computer. Thanks for your attention.

    1 vote
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  20. Allow the Implicit Intersection Operator to be disabled.

    Dear Microsoft Office assistants, the Implicit Intersection Operator has rendered 1 of my Excel docs useless. There should be a way to disable this operator. Fortunately for me, I can still open my doc on my older computer. Thanks for your attention.

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