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  1. Add a function returning the corresponding quadrant to a specific angle.

    Add a function returning the corresponding quadrant (1, 2, 3 or 4) to a specific angle. Preferrable with the option to choose input angle in degrees or radians.

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are unlikely to add a specialized function for this, but the great thing about Excel is that formulas allow you to build this function already. As Kenneth explained in the comments, you can do this today with existing functions (I can’t copy them here due to some we’re UserVoice formatting with the MOD function)

    Hope that helps,
    Dan [MS]

  2. 1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Multiple copies

    Stop making multiple copies of same spreadsheet. This is very confusing, and I end up sometimes entering data on the wrong one.

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Excel doesn’t automatically make copies of spreadsheets except for AutoSave, but that only kicks in if Excel is closed unexpectedly. It sounds like that’s not what is happening though, so it’s more likely that someone is choosing “Save As” to create copies of the workbook.

    I’m declining this idea, so you get your votes back.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  4. cortana should have the ability to be completely disabled in all its functionalities

    cortana should have the ability to be completely disabled in all its functionalities

    1 vote

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    2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Cortana is not something developed by the Excel team, and unfortunately we don’t have the ability to pass this on to the Cortana team.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  5. make Microsoft

    Make Microsoft Works available at no cost for average homeowners use

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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We probably won’t create this on the Excel side, but you can probably create a template yourself that you could use.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  7. Excel 2013 Find and Replace text box

    In Excel 2013, when you click on Find and Replace, the dialog box that is opened don't let you click on the Find What text box for the 1st time (the cursor mouse isn't showed). You can enter the text you want to find, but you can't click there.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We aren’t going to go back to Excel 2013 to fix this there (it may only happen on certain computers), but it looks like this works correctly in Excel 2016.

    I’m resolving this idea, so you’ll get your votes back.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  8. 1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Lorraine,

    Your best bet it to call Microsoft support (phone number on the card/box/your account page) and have a quick chat with them. We don’t handle any of the sales stuff on the engineering team.

    (I’m resolving this idea, so you get your votes back)

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  9. Bring back solid support for SAVING in dBase (DBF) format.

    Bring back solid support for SAVING in dBase (DBF) format. The old DBF save format by Excel failed in many areas. However, following some simple, basic guidelines (e.g. set column width equal to the largest data in that column, set column headers according to simple guidelines, etc.),

    I could MANUALLY get it to work well every time. Why Excel could not programmatically do what I could do manually was always beyond me. Even worse, why that TOOK OUT the ability to save in DBF format is a show stopper. :-(

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Windows 10 updates are not something that the Excel team owns or has any influence over. I’m declining this idea so you get your votes back.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  11. I would like to see more font control, or manipulation, in Excel as we see in Microsoft.

    I would like to see more font control, or manipulation, in Excel as we see in Microsoft.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please give more detail as to what you mean here. Until then, I’m declining this so you get your vote back.

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  12. Add Median Value to Pivot Tables in Excel 2013

    Add Median Value to Pivot Tables in Excel 2013

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Lost new functions like "ifs" & "switch" & "maxifs" after upgrade to 16.0.6868.2048 at today

    today, My excel 2016 32bit lost some new 6 functions like "ifs" & "switch" & "maxifs" after upgrade from v16.0.6568.2025 to v16.0.6868.2048, what is happen ?

    During the time used version 16.0.6568.2025 of excel2016 , the all functions are fine, such as [textjoin, concat, ifs, switch, maxifs, minifs],
    anyone can help me?

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Include image of new charts

    Excel 2016 would make ooxml more attractive if it included an image of the new chart types.

    Word and Powerpoint include this image of new chart types (e.g. word/media/image1.png) , but Excel does not. This means that implementers of ooxml interpreters have to interpret the new chart data, styles, etc. right away.

    16 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are not planning to include an image of the chart in the file format in Excel because charts tend to be positioned next to the data that they represent. In backcompat situations, if an image was shown of the chart, it would not update if the chart data was changed. This would create a misleading situation. If there are other scenarios, where providing a chart image in Excel’s file format would be necessary and appropriate, please open a new feature request with those details.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  15. Data Labels in Power View Map

    When clicking on "Data Labels" in the Power View Map, can we get the numbers instead of the State names or abbreviations?

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We aren’t making updates to Power View at this time so I’m declining this idea (and giving your votes back).

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  16. Share Workbook containing tables

    In the review tab there is a button to Share your workbook. Unfortunately it does not work if you have a table in the workbook (there is an FYI if you hoover over the button). Question: why does this not work for workbooks with tables? I use tables all the time and most of my files are used by several people.

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Color and format items in listbox.

    After creating a 1d or 2d listbox in a userform, I would like to be able to format the background or foreground color of each item; or change the text color and bold it base on some criteria. Essentially; treat the listbox items as if each item row and column like a cell in excel. Highlight a whole row or column if possible, or bold the line.

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Macro recorder should ignore selections

    It is well known that the macro recorder does not produce code that anyone should ever write themselves. For example, this recorded macro...

    Sheets("Sheet1").Select
    Range("A1").Select
    Selection.Copy
    Sheets("Sheet2").Select
    Range("A1").Select
    ActiveSheet.Paste

    ...can be simplified to this...

    Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1").Copy Sheets("Sheet2").Range("A1")

    Since selection-ridden code is longer than necessary and inefficient while running, and since people rarely need their selections to be tracked, I feel that the macro recorder should skip selections entirely.

    Of course, if the selection triggers an event, such as Worksheet_Change, then the event handler (if any) can be called directly instead.

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. New Line within a Cell

    In Internet Explorer Alt+Enter for a new line is already a short cut to make the window full screen which can't be disabled. This is very annoying. Please fix.

    1 vote

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  20. Suggestion - Automatically formatting formulas as General

    May I suggest that those cells involving formulas be defaulted to the General format instead of being formatted as numbers with only 2 decimals and with a comma. Because I think it wouldn’t be as much accurate to have to automatically see only 2 decimal places in producing values from formulas.

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