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  1. STDEVIFS Standard Deviation if formula

    STDEVIFS formula similar to AVERAGEIFS. Thanks

    6 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Freeze pane for bottom row(s) of a range

      It would be good to be able to freeze one or more bottom lines (as well as the headers) of a range or table to be able to keep things like totals in view at all times.
      Similarly, freezing columns on the right hand side of the sheet would be useful sometimes.

      22 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adding a scroll bar as a default option in excel charts

        It appears when the range of data in a chart is huge, providing a scrollbar can be a handy option to scroll through big data in a user friendly way (without going through sizing -resizing again). If you can provide this option with charts (and thus in VBAs), it will be a handy feature to work with !
        Cheers, Pramod

        2 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the feedback and further clarification. We are currently exploring a number of interactive features like this. We’ll keep this one in mind during our planning process. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

          Thanks,
          Scott [MSFT}

        • Regression output to include labels from both columns

          Currently the regression output only includes the label for the X range. It would be helpful if the Y-range label would also be included.

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to convert between metric and feet and inches

            I often work with Europeans who measure hieght in centimeters and for me it's easier to see that in Feet and Inches. So when I see 174 cm, I would like to see it in 5'8.5" without having to constantly look it up on the internet, how to get Excel to convert that for me.

            My request is, have the convert() function add "feet and inches" as an option so that I can convert easily, and also let me type in "5'8"" into a cell, and convert that back into centimeters or meters easily using convert() function. Additionally, all measurements…

            8 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Axis title high-low option for charts.

              For some unknown reason, excel chart always flips my data so that the first data point is at the bottom of the y axis. As a result, I always have to select 'reverse order' so that the data appears in the order that I type it. Annoying, but not a major problem. However, the x-axis title is now always at the top, and there is no option to select 'high' to place it at the bottom of the chart.

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                1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                I’m not able to reproduce the problem you are describing. Can you send me more explicit steps that are needed to reproduce it and a sample file?

                Thanks,
                Scott [MSFT]

              • When you go to the "move or copy" tab icon, it would be easier if that drop down list included the highlights that I've added to each tab.

                When you go to the "move or copy" tab icon, it would be easier if that drop down list included the highlights that I've added to each tab.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "There is a large amount of information in the Clipboard". No, there isn't.

                  After copying a smallish range to the Clipboard, if we try to close Excel we get a "There is a large amount of information in the Clipboard, do you want to empty it?" dialog. This is the most unnecessary dialog in the history of computing. It might have made sense back in Excel 5.0 times, but most desktop computers now have at enough ram to comfortably fit way more than 40 cells in the clipboard. I'd suggest a significant increase in this threshold, or completely doing away with it.

                  12 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • All done. We made 1 replacements.

                    This is extremely minor but it is still a mistake. If you Replace All and only 1 replacement is made, "replacements" remains plural even though it should be singular.

                    1 vote
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                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change automatic border color

                      Black borders are ugly and take attention away from the data in tables. I would like to be able to switch the default border color to gray, but I can’t do that either at the workbook or the sheet level. This means that I have to manually change the border color or paste formatting every time I add borders.

                      I’ve tried setting preferences in the Workbook and Worksheet templates in the XLStart folder, but the border preference does not stick.

                      This is not to be confused with the default gridline color, which can be set in the Advanced Excel option.

                      2 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow personalized tab display

                        Allow for drag and drop of tabs from standard horizontal view (like Windows Taskbar) to vertical view (kind of like OneNote).

                        My boss is tab happy and I often have to keep selecting move over to see the names. Often, I have to then go back to find what I need. A list display on the right or left would allow me to quickly jump (and it would be a cleaner look).

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Calculation error in Excel?

                          The result of the calculation "2.8 / 0.4" is the integer 7 and apparently Excel does a correct calculation.

                          However, when I make a Vlookup based on this calculation with the ‘range lookup’ parameter set to "1" (TRUE) the formula returns ‘Value 1’ from below table, where I would expect it to return ‘Value 2’.

                          Lookup value Return value
                          4 Value 1
                          7 Value 2

                          If I Round the calculation “2.8 / 0.4” it the formula correctly returns ‘Value 2’.

                          If I uses Range Parameter "0" (FALSE) the formula returns '#I/T'

                          It looks like the real lookup value is 6.999…99999…

                          1 vote
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                            1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pin the (Select All) check box in a filter list

                            The (Select All) check box appears first in a filter list but disappears when you scroll down the list. I would prefer to see this box pinned at the top of the list so it can be checked and unchecked easily however far down the list you scroll. I often scroll down a long list then realise I wanted to deselect all and just choose one option so I have to scroll all the way back up to unchecked the box.

                            28 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Extended IF formula

                              I'd like to see the IF formula extended to 3 arguments: true, false, error.
                              So we don't need to use iferror, if(iserror(, etc. and input a formula twice.
                              The default result for the third argument 'error' should be "", but should be adjustable ad libitum.
                              This new If argument prevents the construction of any error-handling in other formulae.

                              16 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • statistics

                                In statistics specific symbols are universally used. Why not have a Statistics symbols font group? One place, one location for all symbols statistical. Greek symbols and Chart Titles are incompatible - have these statistical symbols usable in Chart Titles without any "special" formatting gymnastics.

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Formatting comments all at once

                                  Set the default format for ALL comments instead of going through Windows-->Tools. That doesn't work!!

                                  I have an old Excel spreadsheet and need to reformat all the Comments at once. That's only possible with a Macro, which for inexperienced users is a royal pain!! Why can't we just set the Comments without three layers of stupid menus and one at a time??!! Who's brain child was that??!!

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable the Time Level functionality of the Timeline Slicer for Locked Worksheets

                                    Whenever you lock the worksheet the Time Level functionality of the Timeline Slicer is no longer an option to use. As a developer this negates the ability of having controls in place so that the end users do not alter the document.

                                    16 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • New Slicers - combo boxes and an option for cascading slicers.

                                      Sometimes slicers take up too much screen real estate or have too many members which hinders the UI experience. Searchable combo boxes and a cascading option where slicers only appear if a parent slicer was first selected would help address this and give more option to designers for creating a better experience.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Shift+Click to select $A$1 and Click to select A1

                                        When writing the formula:

                                        =$A$1+A2

                                        Traditionally we (can) click cell A1, type +, click cell A2, then go back and edit A1 to include the $ signs.

                                        It would be super helpful if holding Shift while clicking automatically filled in the $A$1 when selecting cells.

                                        17 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • header and footer like Word

                                          And more than 255 characters.
                                          Thanks.

                                          7 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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