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  1. Please release a hot fix for Excel opening multiple sheets at start up

    For the last two months, Excel opens multiple workbooks upon starting Windows. I am up to date so can you please review and fix in the next office update? Please and thank you!

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  2. 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?

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  3. FIND & REPLACE FOCUS

    PLEASE ADD AN OPTION TO USE FIND AND REPLACE LIKE VERSION 1902 Build 11328.20420. In our accounting world the feature was extremely handy. Now that I have to use extra steps every time I want to enter a new value in the Find and Replace Dialog box our tasks add at least 30 minutes a day on. I'm sure there is a reason you removed the feature however, giving users the option would benefit everyone. Thank you!

    Dihao Guo MSFT has replied to your question FIND & REPLACE FOCUS in Microsoft Community.

    Hi MJAMES44330,

    Sorry for my late reply. Appreciate…

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  4. Provide for Always on Top

    Need a feature so you can open another app and work with Excel at the same time. Right now when I click on another app Excel goes away. I need to have both apps open at the same time and be able to work on both of them while I see both.

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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

    Hi there,
    How about a Left/Right slider bar at the top too?

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  7. Excel devrait posséder une deuxième clé de tri

    Souvent je crée des applications avec 5,6 ou 7 niveaux de tri.A l'usage par la suite, de temps en temps, je veux vérifier quelque chose et pour des tableaux assez grands je n'ai pas d'autre choix que de noter sur un petit papier mes 6,7 clés opérationnelles, de mettre ma clé de tri provisoire, puis quand j'ai fini mon contrôle de remettre mes 6 ou 7 clés opérationnelles. Aussi je propose qu'il y ait dans XL une deuxième clé (secondaire) de tri qui neutralise provisoirement la clé principale pour faire ce genre de travail ... parce qu'au 21ème siècle ce…

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  8. Surface numeric keyboard stays on the screen instead of going back to qwerty screen from cell to cell.

    Format surface touch keyboard that so the numeric keyboard can stay on the screen instead of going back to qwerty screen when going from cell to cell. It used to do this, but one of the recent updates changed it. I was hoping it was a glitch and would be fixed, but it hasn't. I do a weekly liquor inventory and have to push &123 button over 600 times to input numbers.

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  9. 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.…

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  10. 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! :)

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  11. GIVE ME BACK MY OLD EXCEL, THE PROGRAM I HAVE KNOWN FOR OVER 20 YEARS!

    GIVE ME BACK MY OLD EXCEL. NO RIBBONS, CLASSIC FORMATS AND TOOLBARS! OLD DOGS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS, BUT THIS IS SILLY. FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE WAY TO USE THIS PROGRAM, WHICH I HAVE KNOWN FOR OVER 20 YEARS, IS SILLY TO ME

    5 votes
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  12. sub worksheets

    Just as a workbook has many worksheets, each worksheet should have the capability to have multiple sub-worksheets.
    For example, if the worksheets are: USA, England, Japan, ..., then the worksheet USA could have sub worksheets, say California, New York, Arizona, ... .

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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…

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  17. 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.

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  20. 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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