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  1. 3 votes

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  2. [BUG in Excel 2016 (MSI)] Emoji brings Excel to hang

    If I type the emoj ✔ (bold checkmark) more than one times very fast, excel hangs and crash.

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  3. 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

    2 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    1 vote

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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. Please unfuck the help tool. I don't want it to obscure the document I am looking at.

    Please unfuck the help tool. I don't want it to obscure the document I am looking at.

    I don't want useless results the explain nothing or have no relevance to the function or information I am looking for.

    GO FUCKYOURSELVESYOUPIECES OFSHIT_AT MICROSOFT.

    2 votes

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  9. 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.

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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  12. WHY_THE_FUCK_ARE YOUR DOPEY_FUCKING_"TEMPLATES"_ALL OF A SUDDEN TAKING UP THE TOP SECTION OF THE FILE DROP DOWN? MORE USELESS_SHIT_FEATURES

    WHYTHEFUCKARE YOUR DOPEYFUCKING"TEMPLATES"ALL OF A SUDDEN TAKING UP THE TOP SECTION OF THE FILE DROP DOWN? MORE USELESSSHITFEATURES

    4 votes

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  13. 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.

    4 votes

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  14. 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.

    1 vote

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  15. 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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  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. Excel to latex add in

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

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  18. Dictate feature could be added to Excel for Quicker Data entry which would be helpful

    If Dictate feature could be added to Office software like Excel, data entry could be faster.

    2 votes

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  19. Excel 2016 is not responding.

    I am using licensed copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016. My Excel 2016 is running two slow and stops responding frequently. Further, on a particular worksheet, it is taking more than 2 seconds to move to next cell. I am unable to resolve this typical behaviour.

    Unable to attach Excel File : too slow

    2 votes

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  20. MS EXCEL AND WORD problem .. It is opening very slow when starting

    MS EXCEL AND WORD home and student 2016 problem .. It is opening very slow when starting
    After 01 file opening then work speed

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