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  1. 2 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Dynamic Arrays, Spill range format

    When a Spill range changes (eg due to the source data changing) it would be nice if any Formatting that is applied to the Spill Formula Cell is also applied to the entire Spill Range.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Pull Current Stock Prices and Historical Data Into Excel

    Now that our ability to use Yahoo! Finance's API to pull in stock information via the WEBSERVICE() function and import historical information is officially dead (thanks Verizon!), the only viable option currently is to use Google sheets to pull in stock information.

    It would be awesome if Excel could import data from MSN Money so us users can continue to use spreadsheets to monitor our portfolios.

    1,021 votes
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    372 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,
    Stock data types are now available to all Windows Office 365 subscribers with an English editing language installed (our data is only available in English at this time). You can find some instructions on how to use the feature here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-a-stock-quote-e5af3212-e024-4d4c-bea0-623cf07fbc54. The feature will also be appearing in Excel for Mac and Excel Online in early 2019 – as usual, Office Insiders will see the feature before the general population. See http://aka.ms/officeinsider for more info.

    One pro tip to locate instruments on a different exchange is to include an ISO country code alongside the symbol, for instance MX MSFT will tell Excel to grab Microsoft from the Mexican stock exchange instead of Nasdaq. We’ll be publishing more thorough documentation in the near future.

    We also acknowledge that this is only half of the requested feature in this suggestion – the current stock prices piece. The ability to…

  4. still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT.

    still have to hit escape to deselect copied items. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT.

    7 votes
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  5. Add a persistent unique "eternal" ID for each sheet as an alternative to name and index.

    It would be extremely useful to me, and perhaps other developers, to have a unique read-only ID for each sheet that would *never* change. It would be assigned internally by Excel at the time the sheet was created. The idea would be for it to function as an auto-incrementing identity column does for a row in a database.

    Why would this be useful? If you store sheet names anywhere in the workbook--such as in range or table--for use in VBA code *and* you allow the user to rename worksheets, your code will break as soon as the user renames a…

    2 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. VBA Developer should highlight paired parentheses

    While editing VBA code within the Developer window, there should be some basic syntax highlighting such as paired parentheses. This would help while coding complex nested conditions.

    6 votes
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  7. STILL HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHEN COPYING IN EXCEL. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT. UNFUCK_YOUR_CRAPWARE

    STILL HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHEN COPYING IN EXCEL. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT. UNFUCK_YOUR_CRAPWARE

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Enable to sort separate range columns in latest desktop version of Excel

    Trying to sort out multiple columns in Excel but received an error!! This is possible on earlier versions of Excel desktop. Need to sort multiple columns at once.

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. leave the_fucking NUMLOCK on.

    leave the ******* NUMLOCK on.

    4 votes
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  10. Add hanging indentation

    In wrapped text, need to be able to indent all but the first line

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Conditional formatting cell width

    Allow conditional formatting to be applied so that cell widths and heights can be specified.

    5 votes
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  12. Add a CONTAINS("find_text","within_text") Function

    Excel's own documentation recommends pairing the ISNUMBER and SEARCH functions to accomplish this, but I still have team members asking on a regular basis for a function that returns whether a string is found within a given cell. An out of the box CONTAINS() function would go a long way for usability.

    17 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Modify the Optional Search mode Parameter to specify Instance number of the Search term in XLOOKUP

    Make The [Search mode] parameter to accept values as below
    1,2,3 etc to mean 1st instance, 2nd instance etc from the top
    -1,-2,-3 to mean 1st instance , 2nd instance etc from bottom

    The search algorithm is already specified in the [Match Mode] parameter so there is no need to duplicate it again in [Search mode]

    7 votes
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  14. Convert Number to Word (SpellNumber)

    A very much need function which should allow Excel users to convert number to word.

    Example :
    1. $ 450.00 it should convert to US Dollars four hundred fifty and zero cents only.
    2. SAR 450.00 it should convert to Saudi Riyals four hundred fifty and zero halalas only.

    Note : the conversion should be based on regional setting and user should be able define the currency code.

    =SpellNumber([cellReference],"CurrencyCode")

    13 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Function and formulas recommended

    Mohammed A Elrify
    Mohammed A Elrify Occasional Contributor

    4m ago

    Suggested to Microsoft EXCEL
    By creating the advantage of the proposed Function and formulas recommended
    Such as recommended pivot tables and recommended charts

    For example, the work of options for the user
    For example if he wanted to compile on terms, he would have the formula SUMIFS ready and only a choice
    Also like the search that VLOOKUP uses
    And so on
    I hope the Microsoft community will support and encourage this idea

    76 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. XLOOKUP AND $

    When selecting the data ranges that have the information you want, enter the $ on the range: XLOOKUP(A5,$D$1:$D$80,$G$1:$G$80)
    I'm working 30 years with spreadsheets and I've probably use VLOOKUP without the $ 5 times. People with less skills forget to include the $ and the formulas don't work properly and they have to call me for help.

    3 votes
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  17. slicer red x

    FIX SLICER RED X ON FILTER
    Since upgrading to Office 365, all my slicers now have red X on the filter button, regardless of any filtering. In 2016, the X turned red only when the slicer was filtered, otherwise it was greyed out. Now, in 365, ALL slicers ALWAYS have a red x. No way of scanning quickly to see which slicers are filtered. They all LOOK like they are filtered, whether they are or not.

    8 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. LEAVE THE FUCKING_NUMLOCK ON. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT.

    LEAVE THE FUCKING_NUMLOCK ON. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT.

    6 votes
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  19. Link Map

    Make linking options available for Map Chart Types.
    I would like to be able to link the title of my maps to cells within my workbook to make it quicker and easier to update them but it is currently not available for Maps.
    See the first note on the following link:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Link-a-chart-title-label-or-text-box-to-a-worksheet-cell-efc8173a-2a8a-423b-b4e2-b10c62fca6f5

    4 votes
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  20. Can you make it so that features are less useful and more difficult to access with future version of excel?

    Can you make it so that features are less useful and more difficult to access with future version of excel?

    3 votes
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