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  1. Add Conditional Formatting where multiple cells would need to meet criteria to highlight entire row

    Add ability to apply Conditional Formatting where multiple cells would need to meet criteria multiple criteria to highlight entire row. For example if cell b1 is x, AND cell d is >x, AND cell j is =< x, highlight entire row.

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      2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Maintain the position of the search/"Find and Replace" dialog box (and others), except as necessary to expose the found object’s cell

      The search/"Find and Replace" dialog box currently moves to a new position each time it is opened. It appears to be moving slightly down and to the right, such as a cascaded window. This causes the user to have to look to a new location each time Find or Replace is used. The most awkward, time consuming, and frustrating problem with this movement is: when the dialog box reaches the bottom of the screen, it stays there; and in that position the results table of Find All is hidden. In order to see these results, the user must drag the…

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • What version of Excel am I using?

        I use different versions of Excel when working at home, at the office or at client's workplaces.
        I would just like to know, quickly, what version of Excel I am working on. This used to be under the Help Menu in a pop-up dialogue box called "About", if my memory serves me. But I cannot find this in the latest version I have at home (part of Office 365), so I don't actually know which version I am using.

        11 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dynamic Array Function Suggestions

          The current UNIQUE function should be modified to align with industry meaning. For example, in SQL and also in the Power Query Fuzzy Lookup functions, UNIQUE has a meaning OPPOSITE to the Excel function. In both cases, UNIQUE refers to values that occur only ONCE in a dataset.

          In addition, distinct should not be mixed into the same function. DISTINCT should be a separate function, which refers to values that occur more than once in a dataset (from which we want to extract distinct values).

          Add a new TOPN function. This function would work independently of SORT (a function should…

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            1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • When sorting a range containing a SUMIFS column, ensure that the criteria1..n remain in the correct row

            When sorting a range containing a SUMIFS column, and the data to be summed is on another worksheet, the references within the formula go haywire.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refresh All for Pivots and data connections should have a way to set up the order of update

              Refresh All for Pivots and data connections should have a way to set up the order - at least how it progresses from tab to tab, or from top to down on a sheet. Right now, it seems like a black hole on which pivot/tab is getting updated first and which one is last if I have a workbook with 10 tabs and close to 30 pivots and few data connections. I do not see a way to either set an order or find the order in which Refresh All is working.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Postcodes

                Please will you strike a deal with Ordnance Survey to allow Excel Maps to Support UK postcodes (or at least the first part of the postcode)?

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                  0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an option to disable research pane

                  I know this can be done in vba but it would be great to add an option to disable the research pane permanently from the options menu. I've never met anyone that uses it, it only wastes time having to close it.

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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Data validation rules do not extend while adding new rows in a table.

                    While formulas in columns extend with new rows added to a table, data validation rules do not. That's unintuitive and very inconvenient.

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                      0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide an option to create a text editor over a rectangular region of user selected cells

                      The current options for including a block of multi-line text in a sheet are either typing into a region of merged cells or using a floating textbox object. Both forms have substantial usability issues. For example, entering text into a region of merged cells requires hitting Alt-Enter to insert line breaks meaning two key strokes which is in contrast to the universal accepted way of pressing Enter. Furthermore, this option does not support rich styling such as bullets or any of the text alignments in the Ribbon home tab. On the other hand, a floating textbox object, while providing a…

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give the same full support for formulas as in cells - to noncell (not in cells) formulas: in names and conditional formats

                        Give the same full support for formulas as is in cells - to noncell (not in cells) formulas: for instance in names and in conditional formats.

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                          0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow quick access to user-defined symbol subsets

                          In the "Symbols" selection window, we have "Recently used symbols" which is nice for locating a previously used symbol but it does not scale for large collections, on the contrary, the fact that it reorders the symbols such that the last selected symbol is placed at the beginning of the list makes it difficult to locate a specific symbol by recalling it's static position. The suggestion asks for the ability to create user-defined subsets of Unicode characters per font that can be shown quickly by clicking on a "quick access toolbar" item or custom ribbon button

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The STOCK data type

                            The STOCK data type gives inaccurate data for ETP/PRD and for EPD.
                            Also transposed SFIX and SCHW. See attached Workbook.

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                              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Map feature not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI

                              The Map chart feature is great but it is not recognising Wales, England, Scotland and NI as separate parts of the UK. Splitting by county or postcode would also be useful for regional sales, web traffic, marketing, etc?

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Gropuing applied steps in powerquery

                                I would love to be able to group applied steps into folders. With multiple steps applied navigating up and down the pane can be a pain. Grouping them in a namable group with expand and contract buttons would be awesome. You guys should definitely do this one. I would be super happy.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VBA is a bit old fashion & difficult to use compared to C#. i dont expect VBA to be as comprehensive as C#, but some improvemt wld be nice.

                                  VBA is a bit old fashion & difficult to use compared to C#. i dont expect VBA to be as comprehensive as C#, but some Improvement wld be nice.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remember collapsing state of folders of queries in Power Query

                                    In the current version all the folders are open when you launch PQ. It would be useful if PQ would remember their stat at the moment of last closing PQ window.

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                                      0 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WHY DOES THE PASTE FUNCTION NOW SAY THE SIZE OF THE COPIED CELLS DOES NOT MATCH THEN REFUSES TO PASTE? IT WAS WORKING TWO SECONDS AGO. NOW

                                      WHY DOES THE PASTE FUNCTION NOW SAY THE SIZE OF THE COPIED CELLS DOES NOT MATCH THEN REFUSES TO PASTE? IT WAS WORKING TWO SECONDS AGO. FUCK_YOU.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • text box bullet points

                                        The text box feature is useful for posting instructions to users of a Workbook. I would like to see it able to use bullet point formatting. Currently, it seems like the paragraph wrap-around does not work properly after editing.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New Feature "Spotlight"

                                          Spotlight - This feature would be activated by highlighting cells, rows, columns, or find all feature, right click to activate, and Excel would keep a spot light (highlight) on those specific cells, until the escape key is pressed, or until it is deactivated. Would make it much easier to work on specific cells/ rows/ columns in a large data set. The cells would remain highlighted for editing purposes, until deactivated.

                                          Thank you!
                                          Aaron C

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