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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 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…

    4 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    9 votes
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  6. Enable multi CPU threads/cores for sorting

    Enable multi CPU threads/cores for sorting

    Currently sorting and may other calculations are still single cpu core thread (even when the multi core is selected in the options) causing large spreadsheets to freeze "not responding" for several minutes at a time. All modern systems have multiple CPU cores and threads. It is time Excel have an upgrade to take advantage of multi core CPUs

    3 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Re-order pinned workbooks

    You should be able to rearrange the order of the pinned Excel workbooks.

    13 votes
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  10. allow break [Ctrl-Break or similar] of long-running opeartions/calculations that lock Excel

    Well-written VBA code may still (in some cases) take a long time to run, and (again, if well written) can be paused or stopped using Ctrl-break.

    There are a multitude of ways users can intentionally or unintentionally trigger long-running, CPU intensive Excel (worksheet) operations, with no apparent recourse to pause or stop, either because the action was an accident (auto filling a complex formula across a very large data set), or the user has some other task that comes up and needs to take priority.

    AFAIK, the only option is to either wait for Excel to finish the activity, or…

    3 votes
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  11. Fix window drag lag due to high mouse polling rate

    With high-end mice, having a higher poll rates greater than 200Hz will produce a lag - not fluid - while dragging the window

    30 votes
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  12. Excel note card

    Allow for a excel note card to be displayed in separate window from excel doc. The note card can display information from selected cells (ideally cells from different documents). The window should close separate from the doc. Could give an overview of important info on screen even when documents are not open.

    2 votes
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  13. Improve the rendering engine PLEASE

    Using Excel 365 on a 4k monitor is a sluggish, laggy nightmare with big spreadsheets. I can't even scroll through an EMPTY spreadsheet without Excel jerking and lagging behind as I gently push the scroll bar up and down.

    Yes, my PC is as fast as it can get, and yes, I've tried all the usual suggestions about disabling hardware acceleration, enabling it again, updating this and that, reinstalling, repairing. I know I'm not running into problems with macros or add-ins or whatever. And I have an i7-8700K with all the bells and whistles, so I'm really struggling to imagine…

    2 votes
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  14. #1 excell improvement many times smarter faster processing

    smarter faster processing is the only real performance improvement that people want for their spreadsheet program.

    1000s to perhaps millions of times faster processing could be obtained.

    needed for accomplishment:

    1) Internal or external "large FPGA" card or on Mother board FPGA
    2) Design Library created by Microsoft for acceleration ( FPGA building block modules to combine with your own design projects ) an FPGA API.
    3) while smaller scale FPGAs may be affordable (50K logic cells), the best technology (several million logic cells) are out of most users price range because of lower demand and more expensive resources. So…

    3 votes
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  15. Fix the bug which makes the mouse unusable when the spreadsheet is too large

    I can't select cells with my mouse, meaning the worksheet is incredibly difficult to complete. This renders the software almost unusable.

    2 votes
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  16. why keep changing things!!!!

    I am sick of having what I am working with modified without consultation. How would you like it if someone moved the seat in your car and didn't put it back!! Just leave things alone..I will contact you if I want to change

    2 votes
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  17. Remove "Translate" from Excel

    Remove "Translate" from Excel, you are ruining keyboard shortcuts. I do not need help translating "2" to "2" -- at least make this an option.

    10 votes
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  18. Modified Split/freeze function

    At times we need to freeze one column and scroll in left as well as right side of the sheet. so it would be great if there is a functionality to freeze one column and browse the sheet

    3 votes
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  19. adjust scrolling to allow better visability.

    I need to see the contents of an above cell when entering data in a new cell. Because the cells are tall, I cannot make a partial scroll that would allow this and it's very frustrating.

    3 votes
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  20. I want to dictate text into an Excel 2016 cell, and then receive a command at the end of the dictation. Without leaving the cell to receive

    Microsoft could maybe buy out Dragon Naturally Professional Edition and offer it to it's 365 subscribers.
    I'm sure there is a better way
    Thanks for your Time and Consideration,
    Keith

    3 votes
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