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  1. Paste Special > Linked Picture with large data (A-CQ) crashes Excel

    Selecting values from columns A1 - CQ2 then trying to hover the mouse over Paste Special > Linked Image causes Excel to crash or the clipboard to run out of memory.

    I have attached an example.
    Copy cells A1 - CQ2 from the "Copy" sheet.
    Then go to the "Paste Special > Linked Image sheet" and right click in cell A1, hover over Paste Special, hover over Linked Image.
    This may cause it to crash or perform poorly.
    Moving the mouse over the different Paste Special options, and always glancing over the Linked Image option, will cause the clipboard to…

    1 vote
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  2. Don't ever lose data when the application crashes

    Went to save my data after a couple hours of work. Attempted to save. Excel died. No option to even recover data. So ****** off right now. Never, ever, ever, ever, nevvver, ever, never, never, lose data.

    2 votes
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  3. when error message shown, allow a bottom to search for this error, copy it, or hyperlink the error

    when error message shown, allow a bottom to search for this error, copy it, or hyperlink the error
    not to write it again in the help or Internet browserr

    1 vote
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  4. I NEED to update my excel to work on my Mac book pro.

    need for excel to work with new Mac software IOS.

    2 votes
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  5. Perhaps you can add a feature that makes Excel 365 not suck so many dicks. That would be ******* swell.

    Perhaps you can add a feature that makes Excel 365 not suck so many dicks. That would be ******* swell.

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  6. Cpy the exact format of a spreadsheet onto another workbook and/or across worksheets

    It would be helpful for my business tracking to be able to take a spreadsheet I've created and be able to copy over the exact format of it into a different file or sheet.

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  7. Known incorrect calculation issue

    Simple addition and subtraction seems to lead to inaccurate results. I know that this is a known issue but I do not know why it is allowed to persist. Just fix it.

    The result of the formula =ROUND((0.20001845-0.2)*1000,4) should be 0.0185. Due to this known issue, Excel calculates as 0.0184. this is unacceptable. Please fix it.

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  8. selecting multiple cells

    I want to be able to select multiple cells.

    1 vote
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  9. Unable to open two excel files

    I've been dealing with this for over a year. There are also several people within my company that seem to have the same issue. I'm really surprised this has not appeared somewhere on this forum (that I can find). Here is the issue:

    The issue occurs when Excel already has a file open.  I try to open another file through Windows Explorer by double clicking it, or highlighting and hitting enter, or using a shortcut.  Explorer freezes for a brief moment, and the file does not open.  The status bar at the bottom of Excel does not show that a
    2 votes
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  10. Bug: excel doesn't auto capitalize IFS from downloaded docs

    Google sheets accepts lower case for ifs and other functions.
    ive only found this bug with ifs but when you work on google sheets and download the files as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft excel doesn't autocapitalize the ifs so they are read initially but when you enter Enable Editing mode the formulas dont work anymore. replacing the ifs by IFS makes everything work and excel should do this when I hit the Enable Editing button!

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  11. 'Enable multi-threaded calculation' as a Globally managed feature as opposed to Application managed feature

    Much like this says in the subject, we run a server environment and it would be much better for our system resources (and others would benefit from this too) if we were able to globally manage this feature of Excel. This would allow us to prevent users from manually making it so their Excel files use more cores than we want them using and hogging resources in environment.

    2 votes
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  12. Allow multiple workbooks to open in one instance of Excel like it always used to do

    Allow multiple workbooks to open in one instance of Excel like it always used to do. The way it has always worked for years and years. The new version of excel that opens a new instance/window of excel every time you open a different workbook SUCKS and hinders efficiency.

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  13. night mode

    night mode please so my eyes dont burn

    7 votes
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  14. speed it up

    By chance I just used Excel 2002 the last days and it was so incredibly fast in all user operations.

    At work I am forced to use Excel 365 on a modern windows laptop with fast processor and enough of memory. It is so sloooow in all operations: scrolling, switching between cells, typing, re-calculating.

    On top of this I experience frequent failures (copy paste, formatting, ....)

    How could you make a good working product performing such worse....

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  15. Accessibility checker - Permanent disable

    Ive recently noted Accessibility Checker sitting and chewing up resources when I was trying to run a hefty excel model. I went and disabled it. Then - to my disgust it was re-enabled the next time i started excel. To my further disgust, I am advised that this cannot be disabled PERMANENTLY.

    My suggestion - allow accessibility checker to be disabled PERMANENTLY

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  16. Fix text to speech bug which gives incorrect date

    The text-to-speech function, does not work properly. When reading dates even in our local regional format. It speaks the incorrect date. As if the format was USA format. I have reported this bug no one seems to be doing anything about it

    1 vote
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  17. 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

    8 votes
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  18. Being able to drag up and down excel page when a Pop Up window is open

    When a Pop Up window is open, It would be nice to be able to drag up and down to see my datas and on my excel page to actually know what to write on the pop-up window.

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  19. Pin drop down menus

    I wish you could pin drop down menus so if you want to do more than one thing you dont have to keep selecting the dop down icon first. This is for all office apps not just Excel

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  20. 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.

    2 votes
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