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  1. 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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  2. If a cell's value before and after recalculation is the same, do not trigger the recalculation of dependent cells

    Currently, whenever a cell's formula is changed, all downstream dependent cells will recalculate to reflect the potentially new value of the cell. However, if this value didn't change, this recalculation is wasted work and time, especially if the downstream calculations are slow.

    Not all changes to formulas result in drastically different logic. Sometimes, a user may simply want to clean up the formula or add a small piece of error handling. Also, not all recalculations of a cell are due to a change in the formula. For example, because the TODAY function is volatile, any cell that uses it or…

    2 votes
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  3. Power query edit SQL without running the query three times.

    Please shortcut the number of SQL refreshes that Excel makes when editing a SQL query via Power Query. The system currently refreshes 3 times.

    The older system only did one refresh.

    I will look for a hack to force the old system as I have seen embedded SQL still using the old cramped editor.

    I use SSMS to prototype code because Power Query and the old system socks at giving proper error messages or typeahead..

    So that makes 4 queries.

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  4. Please add Offline Help to Office back again

    Online only help is not suitable, as I don't want you to collect more data than necessary. Forcing Online only is a bad habit of software companies!

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  5. Change the border color around the selected cell

    I frequently use Ctrl+F shortcut to find data withing a huge spreadsheet on fast paced meeting calls. Often, the green border is not enough to differentiate the searched cell quickly, it gets lost in the field of view. Please, add a feature that changes the border color - or cell color when selected. Just make it easier to make it different so it can be found quickly. Thank you thank you

    9 votes
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  6. Possibility in Excel to sort the tabs alphabetically

    Possibility in Excel to sort the tabs alphabetically (add this option / button)

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  7. working modes when using excel

    We are will use excel for different types of purposes...…. Entering data on a table, preparing different types of statements.... Preparing drawings by using auto shapes etc...…

    for Example, I am entering a selected data in a single work sheet from difference work sheets (or) work books. If we turn the excel in data entry mode..... then we will only enter the and selection of cells will be automatically done in sequence of columns or sequence of rows depending upon table format. If this all happened by the help of AI it will be more productive. Based on customisations when…

    2 votes
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  8. Spill error is stupid

    What is the point? This never occured in the past that I can remember. I want to "add" items from several tabs which we could do in the past. Now, there is ADDITIONAL data on my sheet that I do not need. This is the most stupid idea I have seen come in EXCEL in quite a while.

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  9. GET YOUR FUCKING_UPDATE NOW BANNER OUR OF THE WAY..

    GET YOUR FUCKING_UPDATE NOW BANNER OUR OF THE WAY..

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  10. Stop filling in formats for me. stay the **** out of my way. You do not know what I am trying to do.

    Stop filling in formats for me. stay the **** out of my way. You do not know what I am trying to do.

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  11. Hey dumbasses at microsausage- why can a person open help when the cursor is inside a cell, but cannot search for a topic in help?

    Hey dumbasses at microsausage- why can a person open help when the cursor is inside a cell, but cannot search for a topic in help?

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  12. Customer Servicing

    I cannot open my spreadsheet file in Excel that was originated in 2011 and has been functional until 4/14/20 at which time at which time I was shut out with a message that I had put in "invalid characters in the file" which I did not. The file still shows the same title as always. I was able to open the file as is on 4/13/20. I am confused as why I cannot open the original file which I have not changed at all. Excel is not reading something correct.

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  13. Ability to add a table of contents, one hyperlink for each worksheet in a workbook.

    Ability to add a table of contents, one hyperlink for each worksheet in a workbook. When adding additional worksheets, ability to refresh the TOC to make it easy to find a particular worksheet within a workbook that has many worksheets.

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  14. Quick Access Tool Bar: Utilize Above and Below Ribbon Simultaneously

    BLUF: It is nice to have the Quick Access Tool Bar below the ribbon, but that leaves a lot of empty space up top that I would still like to use for other features. It would be nice to be able to put icons simultaneously in both places the Quick Access Tool Bar can go.

    Auto Save, Save, Undo, Redo, etc. are not commands that I need or want below the ribbon in my Quick Access Tool Bar. I do, however, want those commands up top where they would normally be found. My thought is that when you are customizing…

    1 vote
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  15. HEY ******** AT MICROSOFT- WHEN I TURN OFF THE SOUND IN YOUR SHIT_WARE, ACTUALLLY TURN OFF THE FUCKING_SOUNDS. ******* YOU.

    HEY * AT MICROSOFT- WHEN I TURN OFF THE SOUND IN YOUR SHITWARE, ACTUALLLY TURN OFF THE FUCKINGSOUNDS. YOU.

    1 vote
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  16. Fixing the 'One level (folder) up' issue when linking in excel. One level up brings straight to desktop instead of the folder up.

    This issue happens when trying to link files on a shared mapped drive. When clicking one folder up after clicking 'Link', it jumps straight to desktop. Had reached out to Microsoft support and they said they're running into this issue too.

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. ******* you for wasting more and more of my time with each of your shit_product "updates". FUCK_ YOU MICROSOFT.

    ******* you for wasting more and more of my time with each of your shitproduct "updates". FUCK YOU MICROSOFT.

    3 votes
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  19. Why have you removed the "Insert Comment" from my right-click pull down? Stop changing ****. It was fine where it was and some dumb "upda"

    Why have you removed the "Insert Comment" from my right-click pull down? Stop changing . It was fine where it was and some dumb "update" of yours has now killed it? It's nowhere on any of your menus! Stop changing ! Leave it alone. I don't want or need sparkliness, you idiots

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  20. Excel to latex add in

    Add a latex add in because CTAN is not compatible with the newer versions

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