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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

    2 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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.

    4 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    4 votes
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  20. 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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