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  1. FIX IT!

    Needs a warning before it becomes unresponsive. What good are all the new features if we can't use them? Go back to old style of conditional formatting. XLS version was easy to use and quite reliable. The XLXS version is terrible AND UNRELIABLE! Sharing files with multiple users using it on different computers with windows 7.8 or 10 and excel versions of excel 2010 or 2016 causes all kinds of problems. Try using this as it is.

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  2. Bug: Refresh PowerQuery and linked tables 3 till 4 times slower in Excel versions as of version 16.0.8XXX.***

    Since the upgrade of Excel 2016 version 16.0.7XXX to 16.0.8XXX it costs much more time to refresh a powerquery table or linked tabled in the power pivot model. When you refresh the connection, you have to wait much longer as also discussed in call [REG:117101116476402].

    Attached you will find 2 sheets with a small model. I uploaded them as with the call number earlier.

    The smaller the model is, the faster the response times (conform expectation), but nevertheless, you see a difference between the new and the old version of Excel 2016 (3 times slower).
    I build a Macro to…

    6 votes
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  3. Open multiple worrkbooks

    Excel is opening again and again, every time a workbook is opened. this causes a long time for the workbook to open, and uses more resources from the laptop. Would prefer to open multiple workbooks

    2 votes
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  4. Excel 2016

    When I scroll or navigate around on Excel 2016, the cursor swooshes and jiggles around before it settles into the new location.

    --scrolling is rough
    --I slide the bar left/right or up/down and it shakes when I let up on the click. Aaaaaahhhhhhh!
    --I click on a different cell and it swooshes into the new location.

    My brain is concentrating on the complicated spreadsheet, but the dancing round the spreadsheet is TOTALLY DISTRACTING AND ANNOYING. Please take out the swooshing, jiggling and shaking and let us go back to concentrating on our work.

    2 votes
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  5. Aiuto! "Errore generale della posta elettronica chiudere excel, riavviare il sistema di posta elettronica e riprovare" Utilizzando Excel 2

    Aiuto! "Errore generale della posta elettronica chiudere excel, riavviare il sistema di posta elettronica e riprovare"

    Utilizzando Excel 2010 ed anche Word 2010 e scegliendo da file -->salva e invia --->invia come allegato, ottengo come errore

    "Errore generale della posta elettronica chiudere excel, riavviare il sistema di posta elettronica e riprovare".

    Stessa identico messaggio se provo ad inviare l'allegato tramite le altre opzioni disponibili.

    Faccio presente che questo errore è nato da un giorno all’altro dopo che ieri Windows 10 ha fatto l’aggiornamento (2017-12 Aggiornamento Cumulativo per Windows10 versione 1709 per sistemi basati su x64 KB4054517).

    Fino a martedì funzionava…

    2 votes
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  6. automatically remove unused ranges when saving (control file size)

    Today, if a file becomes bloated due to empty range being tagged as "used", it is possible to go through each worksheet, delete the blank ranges of rows or columns after the real data, and resave to shrink the file.

    Would it be possible to improve Excel's algorithm to identify used ranges, and re-scan files during the save process to reduce range sizes automatically, and save users from this file bloat?

    It seems like it would be easy to detect cells without contents, so I'm guessing the current algorithm is looking at applied styles or something similar. If that were…

    6 votes
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  7. sharing changes no longer allowing network sharing only one drive

    we cannot share files on network drives since your change to only allow sharing on One Drive. Not everyone in our company has One Drive. Additionally, your help articles to unshare files in Legacy mode, does not work. The Legacy share options are all greyed out. This is causing us to completely recreate spreadsheets we depend on between departments.

    7 votes
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  8. Revert to Office being on device and NOT "Click to run".

    I suffer from variable upload and download speeds depending on traffic volumes. It has been the same for over 10 years and a variety of ISP's. Recent conversion to "Click to run" has resulted in serious problems in opening the service and files on One Drive, causing severe interruption to my work.

    Is there anyway to download to my device as was the norm up to the recent versions as an option?

    2 votes
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  9. Please make pasting from a webpage to Excel work.

    When I copy from a webpage it generally fails. I end up pasting to Word (still a bit slow) then I copy from Word to Excel. If I need to paste to a single cell, a direct paste to the formula bar (not the cell) works fine

    2 votes
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  10. scale back the resources needed by "click to run service"

    Please scale back the compute/disk resources consumed by Office. There is something called "Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" which consumes the great majority of the available disk capacity when I start up my HP laptop. The machine basically locks up for a few minutes and nothing else will respond. This is especially annoying since I installed Office as a local stand-alone install, not as an online service.

    3 votes
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  11. Drag and drop from task bar

    When right-clicking on short-link in task bar, recently used files are shown. I suggest a drop and drag function for these files (as in Windows 7/Excel 2013)

    2 votes
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  12. Allow The Filter to Search All Lines of a worksheet

    Love Excel 2016, but find it limited in the way I work....Delighted that worksheets have so many lines.
    Frustrated that column filter will only filter about 10,000 lines, why have a great worksheet program that falls short when you need to filter and search columns....I for one need to filter search the entire worksheets. No good at Macros to complicated.
    Please Help.

    Regards Ian.

    3 votes
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  13. Aggregates to continue to display in the status bar of two instances of excel when clicking either instance

    If Book A and Book B are shown in two Excel processes, then the aggregates will continue to display in the status bar of Book A (and you can show a different set in the status bar of Book B).
     
    The ways to start two processes is:

    • Start > Run > excel /x, open Book A
    
    • Start > Run > excel /x open Book B

    I would like to have this feature added to Excel by just opening two instances of excel instead of having to start two excel processes.

    4 votes
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  14. Let me pick the color of Office Top Bars

    There are colors that don't show up in a field of other colors. For instance in Excel the "Redo" and "Undo" are blue. I can barely see them in the green Quick Access bar of Excel.

    2 votes
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  15. Bring back the ability to have separate instances of Excel, where you can have a macros running on more than one spreadsheet. Give a choice

    Bring back the ability to have separate instances of Excel, where you can have a macros running on more than one spreadsheet. Give a choice both in the menu-driven opening of new workbooks, or in VBA

    5 votes
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  16. launch on screen keyboard automatically

    New Feature Request for Office 2016: Automatically launch onscreen keyboard when physical keyboard is disconnected. Only Word 2016 does it

    2 votes
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  17. seriously..when are requested features coming?

    So many people are requesting features and its like nothing ever gets added after years. It reminds me of Windows 10 Creators update. Please we want more useless stuff no one asked for and ignore actual useful requests. Thanks

    2 votes
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  18. Allowing editing of a spreadsheet in browser only (One Drive)

    It would be helpful to provide an option in One Drive that only allows the editing of a spreadsheet to be done in the browser. When the other option of downloading the spreadsheet is done, it locks the whole sheet down so others can edit. This is especially needed if large groups are editing/contributing to a spreadsheet.

    2 votes
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  19. Stop looping error messages

    There should be an option to close out of error messages. When one comes up, there are OK, Cancel, and X buttons. Clicking any of them will open the same message again. The only way to get out of it is to press CTRL+ALT+DEL and close Excel through the task manager.

    3 votes
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  20. Improve graphics on external monitor (characters are fuzzy)

    Others may have written about this, and I know MS is working on it, but I strongly support your efforts to improving the visual appearance of the Office 365 applications when displaying them on an external monitor.

    The look outstanding when displayed on the screen of my laptop, but when I drag applications to my attached external 24" monitor, the characters are all fuzzy . . . not to the point where I can't read them, but they're just not clear.

    Please address this as soon as possible.

    Thanks, and thanks for the great applications.

    3 votes
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