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  1. Give users option to display multiple workbooks in a single window like pages in a web browser

    In edge, chrome, firefox, etc a user can open 1, 2, 3, or 100 pages inside one browser window, then easily switch between them. Let's bring that same simplicity to excel!

    11 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Let add setting to switch gridlines on/off

    Now we can do that for current worksheet only. These days it's quite desirable to have an option to keep greedlines off on permanent basis for each new workbook. That could be done using template or by changing/adding registry key https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-ways-of-removing-gridlines-in-Excel-2007.
    That will be much more suitable if we have such option in Advanced section of Options.

    16 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references" - Please tell me where!

    One of my least favorite messages that Excel provides is:

    "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references in this worksheet. Check that the cell references, range names, defined names, and links to other workbooks in your formulas are all correct."

    But I can never find the bad references. It's usually buried somewhere very deep, in a chart series formula, or in a name definition, or who knows where else.

    If Excel finds a problem, please Excel, tell us where it is.

    235 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Stock Data Type - Stock Data for Indian Stock Exchange - NSE

    To update the stock data type with Indian stock stock exchange rates which will helpful..

    13 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Budgeting with Money in Excel

    Can you add a budgeting function to the template Money in Excel? Tracking my transactions is great, but being able to assess if they align with a monthly budget would be ideal.

    15 votes
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  6. Please create a FILTERJSON (FILTROJSON) worksheet function

    Hi. How about creating a FILTERJSON function? It would make our life easier allowing us to get JSON data with less workarounds.

    Oi. Que tal criarem uma função de planilha FILTROJSON? Tornaria a nossa vida mais fácil nos permitindo obter dados em formato JSON com menos soluções alternativas.

    🇺🇸 English: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇨🇿 Czech: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇩🇰 Danish: FILTRERXML --> FILTRERJSON
    🇳🇱 Dutch: XML.FILTEREN --> JSON.FILTEREN
    🇫🇮 Finnish: SUODATA.XML --> SUODATA.JSON
    🇫🇷 French: FILTRE.XML --> FILTRE.JSON
    🇩🇪 German: XMLFILTERN --> JSONFILTERN
    🇬🇷 Greek: FILTERXML --> FILTERJSON
    🇭🇺 Hungarian: XMLSZŰRÉS --> JSONSZŰRÉS
    🇮🇹 Italian: FILTRO.XML --> FILTRO.JSON
    🇳🇴 Norwegian:…

    86 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Bring Power Pivot closer to Power BI Desktop Functionality

    Development for Power Pivot for Excel seems to have stopped around 2016. TREATAS got added as a DAX function that works, but it never got added to Intellisense, and that was nearly 3 years ago.

    Today, the two measure editors (still no idea why there are different ones) are a very VERY poor substitute for the fantastic DAX editor in Power BI Desktop. It is a real pain to properly tab and indent in the Excel Measure editor(s).

    In the last year there have been about a dozen new DAX functions and several updated functions per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/new-dax-functions but NONE of…

    97 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Money in Excel

    Support MFA for accounts in Money in Excel

    10 votes
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  9. Provide drop down list of columns where filters are applied with column's alphabetical label in brackets.

    This ties in with recommendations of others where they recommend changing the color of the filter button to easily identify filtered columns. Also consider providing drop down option or pop up option to list column names (with alphabetical label of column, such as (A), (B), etc). This will help to easily identify columns where filters are applied. You don't necessarily want to go to each column, but rather want to catch up with the logic / thought process you were busy with. Maybe some short abbreviated info about the values filtered as well.

    45 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Error in the translation of the function description "PROCURAR" (MS Excel Pt-Br)

    On the Brazilian Portuguese version of Microsoft Excel (desktop and online versions), the "PROCURAR" function has a translation error on its description.

    The "PROCURAR" function description text uses the word "LOCALIZAR" instead of the word "PROCURAR", causing an error because "LOCALIZAR" is also another function.

    The description states that "LOCALIZAR" is case sensitive. The "LOCALIZAR" function makes no distinction. The more adequate use on this case would be: "PROCURAR" is case sensitive.

    40 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. STOP MOVING THE FUCKING_VIEW WHEN THE CELL BORDER IS MOUSE CLICKED ON. IT IS REALLY ANNOYING YOU PUKES AT MICROSOFT.

    STOP MOVING THE FUCKINGVIEW WHEN THE CELL BORDER IS MOUSE CLICKED ON. IT IS REALLY ANNOYING YOU PUKES AT MICROSOFT. FUCKYOUYOU FUCKINGMICROSOFT_BITCHES.

    6 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. The user name should be removed from Office apps title bar for security reasons

    Say you work while traveling on a train. Someone wants to know who you are for whatever reasons. If your name is in the title bar of an application or the user name on the logon screen, giving away your credentials that easily... User credentials should not be disclosed in title bar of office applications and there is really NO sensible reason to show them on the title bar. Fancy true, safe nope. Remove it.

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Money in Excel should show due dates, statement balance, and minimum owed for debts

    Money in Excel should show due dates, statement balance, and minimum owed for debts (e.g. credit cards and loans). Somehow it could track if debts are on "autopay" or paid already for the next due date (or allow the user to specify these).

    14 votes
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  14. Paste Special - Formulas without Adjusting References

    There should be a Paste Special option to paste formulas without updating relative references.

    36 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    11 votes
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  16. Separate Excel windows shall not share an UNDO buffer.

    Sorry Microsoft, but you really blew it in the 2016 update. Separate Excel windows used to be separate Excel windows. Now they share the same buffers for Undo, copy/paste, and highlighting. This is really limiting when working comparatively on two spreadsheets.

    22 votes
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  17. Recognize decimal point when importing CSV

    This problem is at least 25 years old: when your local Windows standard has the komma as decimal separator, somehow Excel is too stupid to recognize the point as decimal separator when importing a CSV-file. One look in the CSV and you see that it uses the komma between the columns and the point in the numbers. Hard to believe it when you first see this go wrong and then an old man like me tells you this is how Excel works!!! Please, Microsoft, finish your software.

    7 votes
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  18. True Dark Mode

    Actually make the dark mode for Excel change the working document's background colour black/dark without needing to format.

    13 votes
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  19. Excel Stock Data Not Updating

    MSO365 Excel stock data is not updating on either of my computers since Sept 15th. Creating new (clean) Excel file makes no difference. Looking at Stock "Card" shows last update 9/15/2020. Seems the Refinitive feed is down? In case this is not the correct forum, apologies, please advise where I should post this issue. Thank You

    4 votes
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  20. Allow for more categories in Money in Excel

    The Categories spreadsheet only allows for the addition of 20 categories. My Quicken account, which I am trying to terminate, has over 70 categories in current use. This limits the usefulness of Money in Excel.

    10 votes
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