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  1. 22 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New maths & stats functions

      Like MAXIF, MINIF and SUMPRODUCT that works on Row x Column (currently need to rely on MMULT even for 1 dimensional arrays or use TRANSPOSE)

      14 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Formula bar should change colour when not all information is visible

        If you have a formula that spans more than one row, but the formula bar height is set to one row, then it can be easy to overlook some information in the cell.

        In such instances, the formula bar could change colour to indicate to the user that there is information in the cell that can't be seen in the formula bar.

        12 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Circular errors

          Let's have a better way of tracking circular errors possibly through a diagrammatic representation of cell linkages.

          13 votes
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          • Getting cell information without resorting to VBA

            Some organisations would prefer if we did not use VBA when designing their spreadsheets. It would help therefore if more could be done without it.
            As a start can the range of information returned by CELL() be expanded to included, for example, the interior colour of the cell and the formula in the cell (as text).
            As a bigger project, what about ensuring that all in-built Excel VBA formula can be accessed through the worksheet formula without resorting to VBA.

            15 votes
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            • Enable Scroll Wheel when select an active Cell eg. an Equation

              Now, it is not possible to use the scroll wheel when entering an equation. I would like to enable this. By the way, when entering an equation it is not possible to ungroup grouped cell. This is a problem when I intend to refer to an grouped cell. I can not open the grouped cell unless I stop entering the equation.

              4 votes
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              • Graphical dialog box for IF statements with many components.

                Add the first choice, then enter others in a tree structure. The need: IF has a very high error rate. IF in a single line is enormously difficult to understand. Should be much easier to understand and inspect as a tree structure.

                1 vote
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                • Make the formula window bigger font

                  I can't see the formula box as I get older so it would be nice if I can choose to make the font bigger. I don't like to edit in cell because I like to double click to find the linked values

                  5 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve productivity of the UI

                    The Home Tab needs a re-design - Please focus on Productivity

                    Here it how it should look

                    http://1drv.ms/1S0qSgF

                    2 votes
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                    • Fix Office bugs for existing features in a timely manner. Offer a bug bounty program?

                      Offer a bug bounty program (could be non-monetary e.g. subscription extension, free licenses etc), so users have the incentive to submit reproducible, well documented bugs as soon as discovered. Repro step-by-step instructions with file samples could save the developers quite a lot of time in diagnosing and fixing bugs.

                      11 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Power Query needs to pulls over Dax formulas from Excel Data source

                        Could not create measure 'Demand'[BOMQty] - 'MRR'[RecvQty] in Power BI DeskTop

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • web page

                          Make it easy to convert Excel to a back end web page so web site users enter information into fields on the web page, calculations are performed on the back end excel sheet and the results are displayed. Then make it possible to save those results intro a database so it can be used in programs like dynamics CRM.

                          2 votes
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                          • Add 3D variants of the INDEX and MATCH functions

                            And generally go through all functions and either extend them or make variants such that they work with 2D and 3D ranges better. E.g. why doesn't CONCATENATE do something useful with range arguments.

                            13 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make it possible to change font size in scroll box

                              The scroll number box and similar boxes are easy to work with. However the font of the data is only one default size and can't be changed

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change cell relations in another file even if this file is closed

                                Problem:
                                I have 2 Excel files, let’s call them A.xlsx and B.xlsx.
                                Some of the cells are connected: in file A there might be cell C3 for example like “=[B.xlsm]example!D4” and otherwise round.

                                If I close file A and add a row in file B that changes the cell names of all following cells, the former cell D4 is now e.g. E4.

                                Now I open again file A, and the reference in cell C3 still reads “=[B.xlsm]example!D4” … but it should be E4 because the correlated data is now in cell E4!

                                Result: Cell C3 in file A shows the…

                                2 votes
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                                • Public roadmap for Excel

                                  Could you please publish the product roadmap for Excel. Other groups in MS have done so with their products, although I appreciate they are open source. It's really very helpful for the partner community and user community to know what's in the pipeline and in what time frame. Thanks a lot, Mark

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 9 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Office documents workbook

                                      When you create a new workbook, there could be an option to create an 'Office documents' workbook. Then, when you add a new worksheet you would have the option to create non Excel types of worksheet, e.g. a Word document, a PowerPoint slide.

                                      Ideally these would be linked, so the Word document could link to data on the Excel worksheets. This is already possible (e.g. you can embed an Excel extract into a Word document), but has the problem of the Excel file being stored in a separate location to the Word file. Having all the information stored in a…

                                      6 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Paste unlinked to workbook

                                        To copy a formula from one book to another identical book you need to copy the formula to the notepad and then copy and paste it to the new workbook. Need to have a choice to paste it linked to the old workbook or not. Paste the formula with an error if sheet in pasted formula doesn't exist

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Chart alignment

                                          Make it possible to select the chart x-axis to auto align or always align to zero or always zoom only on the data somewhere in the y axis.

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