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  1. Quick Arrow to move from furthest left to furthest right worksheet

    In the bottom left there are two arrows to move left and right through worksheets. Add 2 new arrows either side to quick jump from left most tab to furthest right tab!!! Will drastically increase speed of usage! :)

    2 votes
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  2. Add save capability in Power Query

    While working in Power Query the save option is not available and the autosave feature is disabled, thus we need to "close and load" the query, wait for the query to load and then we can save.
    When sometimes the application or computer crashes, we can lose hours of works.
    The possibility of saving the workbook while working in Power Query would be good

    5 votes
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  3. Add Excel Tab's option & Hung up Excel

    Add Excel Tabs, what we use now days in the browsers. I think that will be very helpful to whoever works in the multiple excel files and try to move next excel with ALT+TAB. And unsaved data excel tab with highlight or asterisk sign, should be inbuilt.
    Secondly, When we run huge data calculate in one excel and another one want to do something else, from the current excel situation we can't do that, until the 1st excel finished calculation. There we waste out time.

    1 vote
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  4. Excel processor Bug - 99% usage

    There is a bug with the processor usage, which extends up to 99% in some special situations.
    Since the latest version of the semi-annual channel, there is a new bug, which is also in the latest version of monthly channel.
    When you are opening a new excel sheet and copy one or more cells then you can start playing a little "processor-game". On the bottom there is a slide control, when you push it to the verry left (over the table sheets) the processor usage will grow up to 99%, when pushing it back to the right, the usage decreases.…

    27 votes
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  5. Low inventory Alert

    Have Excel link to a message alert to let me know about low stock showing in a spreadsheet. Conditional Formatting works if you are looking for it, but what if the alert triggered a message, a note or an email to alert me to low stock?

    1 vote
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Custom view in Excel.

    Custom view function in Excel works as expected. However, switching back to Normal view doesn't work. Attached is the recording of my concern.

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  8. Custom view in Excel

    Custom view function in Excel works as expected. However, switching back to Normal view doesn't work. See the recording of my concern here.

    1 vote
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  9. 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

    1 vote
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  10. office assistance

    we really miss ms, office assisstance which was like a friend of all students in 90's. Why don't you again bring office assistance in msoffice. this was my fav. even if people dont use much ms.office, they will try ur msoffice.

    1 vote
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  11. Create Separate Excel Version Optimized for Power Query (ETL)

    Create a "stripped" version of Excel or stand-alone version that is optimized for Power Query and focused on ETL tasks. This version would remove many traditional Excel features to free up resources, allow engine optimization, and expand current PQ capabilities.

    Microsoft has a definite need of a high power data ETL tool and right now I am forced to use multiple Excel files to break up ETL tasks by having them reference the previous file in the chain (my company will not support other more expensive/specialized tools).

    This finished file can then be used as a data source in regular…

    1 vote
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  12. Why doesn't Office 2016 Excel have the ability to click to the beginning or end of tabs in a workbook? It sucks and its slow.

    Why are the arrows to skip to the tab at the beginning or end of a workbook gone? You have to individual click the arrow or tab down and the program can't keep up if you do it too quickly. Overall slower than Microsoft 2010. Not a fan.

    2 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Improve speed of Tables with Filters

    I have a long career history with Excel. That is what I work in all day everyday. Whether it be building an automated workbook, complex data connections using multiple workbooks and external data sources. I have a love hate relationship with Excel. I find anytime I use tables or just filters in general, add a few formulas (volatile or non-volatile) the workbook recalculates every time a filter is applied. Sometimes the workbook will freeze up and produce a white screen. Also, it can’t handle big data even with a power packed pc running 64bit on a 64bit Excel 2016 Pro…

    1 vote
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  16. Why not make Excel actually work reliably like it used to?

    Excel charts has become rather un user friendly and reliable. I can't get it to repeat the same steps for 6 similar graphs with similar data.
    It has become very frustrating to use.

    2 votes
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  17. Show other than Ctrl and blank when Busy Calculating

    Hi, When Excel is Busy Calculating (multiple processors) a heavy file, should display better feedback than attached screenshot.
    Understanding threads are all tied up (ha!) with multiple processors @ 100% but show somthing more confident to end user that Excel is busy crunching rather than Not Responding with CTRL buttons overlaid everywhere.

    2 votes
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  18. bring back performance for calculations, filters and conditionnal formatting

    Overall performance of calculations, conditionnal cell formatting and auto filters have suffered a lot in the last two versions of Excel.
    We use to put formulas everywhere. Now I must recommend users to use them with caution because it might freeze their Excel and changes will be lost if it crashes.
    Now I must make sure those formulas are taken care of by SQL queries so Excel does not have to bother about it. But that puts a lot of pressure on my team which we had not when formulas were running like lightning.
    Also, display of formatting with an…

    3 votes
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  19. Give us choice between "uncluttered" and "productive" appearance

    Microsoft has made much of the "uncluttered" appearance of 365, ignoring that my previous version was not "cluttered," it was EVERYTHING AT MY FINGERTIPS. Now I have to click two or three times to get what used to require just one click...hundreds of times every day. It wastes time and irritates my carpal tunnel. I do understand some people need or prefer a simpler view. How about offering the option to the rest of us to have that "clutter" back?

    1 vote
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  20. Scrolling is Choppy

    When dragging the scroll bar with medium to large spreadsheets it is very laggy/choppy. This is annoying and the scrolling should be much more fluid.

    8 votes
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