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  1. Filter empty cells

    Since I usually work with long filters it would be helpful, that thick box for empty cels would be on the top. Thank you.

    3 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow direct editing in cells

      Please make an icon in the ribbon for de/activating direct editing in cells.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make search and replace work in textboxes

        I have a large spreadsheet with hundreds of textboxes containing a certain word that I need to change to something else. Search and replace tells me "We couldn't find what you were looking for." Textboxes have been a part of Office ever since I can remember. Search/replace should cover them.

        6 votes
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        • Editing a formula in a cell should not overlap the neighbouring left and right cell

          When you type a formula in a cell, the full formula is displayed in the grid. If the formula is long, is starts overlapping with cells on the left and right of the edited cell. But it then means you cannot insert the coordinate of these overlaped cells in the formula by clicking on them because what you actually do is click on the formula. When editing a formula in a cell, the display of the formula must be constrained to its cell borders to allow neighbouring cells to be accessible for the click.

          7 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ellipsis abbreviation for cells with lots of text

            My spreadsheets have come cells with a small amount of text in, and some with a large amount. I want to be able to show each row as the same row height regardless of how much text is in a cell, but let the reader know that a particular cell has more text in that what they can see with a single row height. On some web pages there is an ellipsis button (sometimes a 'read more' button) where you can click to expand. It would be great if i could add this so that a cell with lots of…

            7 votes
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            • Creating a pivottable and naming a new worksheet

              When creating a pivottable and you choose New Worksheet - give option to name worksheet at that point. Rather than having to rename the new tab post creation

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make all text-related functions work in textboxes

                Spellchecking, find and replace, and autocorrect all appear to be disabled in textboxes. Please make them work for all textboxes, including those inside other objects.

                Also, the line spacing function under the "Paragraph" drop-down command for textboxes should work in ordinary cells.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • remove multiple hyperlinks

                  If you right-click on a single cell, the option to remove hyperlink is available.
                  But if you select more than one cell (all of them containing hyperlinks) and right-click, the remove hyperlink option does not appear.
                  There is no way to remove a sheet-full of hyperlinks in one shot.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow me to copy mutiple worksheets that contain a table

                    Excel will currently not let you copy more than one worksheet at a time if any of them contain a table. This needs to be allowed.

                    13 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • central moving average

                      Please add central moving average to trend line options.

                      3 votes
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                      • Allow users to save a workbook WITHOUT reclculating all open workbooks

                        Please allow the user to save a workbook WITHOUT forcing a recalculation of all open workbooks. Sometimes we know that our large model/s has/have not been refreshed, but we don't care because it is still under development - we just want to make sure our latest batch of structural changes are saved! Give us a "Save without Calculation" option

                        11 votes
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                        • 2 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Can't empty the clipboard

                            Why oh why is Excel throwing up a "Can't empty the clipboard" error for more than a DECADE. Why is it using the clipboard like that at all? It is these idiotic small things that drove me to Google Sheets.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change in format

                              Sometimes Date formats, number formats etc change when the excel file is opened on another computer; probably when the custom format is not available on the target comp. This should not happen.

                              7 votes
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                              • Root Mean Square Error (RMSE)

                                Please add RMSE formula to statistical function library.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Eliminate redundant sheet references in formulae on that sheet

                                  Why does Excel sometimes add a sheet reference prefix to a cell reference in a formula when the host cell containing the formula is on that same sheet? A bizarre and inconsistent practice that is a completely useless waste of formula space.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow copying of tables from Word into Excel tables (you can't do that to a merged cell)

                                    Because of Excel's abysmal text processing functions, I frequently copy large tables from Excel sheets into Word flies. After translating the text, I copy them back to Excel. I'd like to copy entire tables into the original Excel cells, but I get two really stupid messages.
                                    "The data you're pasting isn't the same size as your selection. Do you want to paste anyway?"
                                    After clicking OK:
                                    "We can't do that to a merged a cell."

                                    This happens despite the fact that the content was copied out of those exact same cells.

                                    Make it so that I can copy a table…

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Military Dating formate

                                      The military uses a different date format, and excel does not have it available. So if that format could be included it would add functionality for them. the long way to do it would be (Y=year, M=month, D=Day) YYYYMMDD while the short version is YYMMDD.

                                      7 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • worksheet function for returning a field inside a delimited lists

                                        I’d like to have a function available that returns a specified field within a delimited list. I would pass the list, a delimiter and a field number as arguments to the function and it should return the value in that field.

                                        For instance with the pipe separated list ”TEST1|TEST2|TEST3|TEST4| TEST5|||||||TEST|” in A1.
                                        I’d like to use something like GetFieldInDelimitedList(A1;"|";5) and have it return “TEST5”.

                                        Any equivalent formula will requires quite a lot of nested functions e.g.:
                                        =MID(A1,FIND("([])",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"|","([])",4))+1,FIND("([])",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"|","([])",5))-(FIND("([])",SUBSTITUTE(A1,"|","([])",4))+1))

                                        13 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a space between formulae components as the default

                                          Make the undocumented "feature" which allows the user to add a space between formulae components (e.g. =IF([space]A1[space]>[space]B1,[space]A1[space]*[space]C1,[space]0) without impinging the calculation as the DEFAULT method for saving formulae. This syntax makes reading, debugging and manually evaluating the Fx much easier as selecting the components is easier.
                                          (I think it would be advisable to still treat Wbk.sheet.range as a single component)

                                          5 votes
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