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  1. Make XIRR function more flexible

    The MS Excel 2010 function XIRR requires that cells that are included in the formula must be numbers and dates. But there should be an option that with ADDRESS function you can specify the first and last cell, for values and dates, respectively. When you specify the necessary cells, simply select them in a form of a range and calculate the formula.

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    0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Pin newly opened files to visual area (or just the upper left hand corner)

    I open my excel to cross over multiple screens, but when i open a file its a crap shoot as to where it appears across the screens. I know the file is open as I can see it in the list of open files but beats me where it is. I have to go to "View/Arrange All" and then vertical to be able to find the file. But doing that moves all my other files that I have placed in my work area for a reason.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Save As Cell Contents, instead of the default "Book1.xlsx"

    Often I have typed a heading in a workbook, and then had to re-type the same or nearly the same information when saving the workbook. MS Word has an intelligent guess at the Save As option by using the first words in the document, but Excel just offers Book1.xlsx. What if we could have Save, Save As, and Save As Cell Contents? In other words, select your chosen cell, click on Save As Cell Contents, and you have your desired file name with no duplication of effort.

    2 votes
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  4. I had excel on this machine when I had windows 8 - Microsoft offered to put windows 10 onit free and I accepted - however I now havent got E

    I WANT THE EXCEL I PAID FOR WHEN I BOUGHT THE MACHINE AND WHICH HAS DISAPEARED WHEN MICRO SOFT INSTALLED 10 - REPLACING WINDOWS 8 - WHY IS THIS SO - I WANT MY EXCEL WHICH I PAID FOR BACK.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow excel files to be moved to second screen without having to open program twice.

    I have two screens but if I want to display and work on two or more excel files on separate files then I need to open the program a number of times and then open the file within that open file. Word allows you to open and move any number of documents to a second screen, I don't understand why you can't do it in excel. Cheers. Matt

    2 votes
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  6. Lets users set exponential smoothing beta and alpha

    In some fields, such as supply chain management, it helps for analysts to be able to set their own alpha and beta values when using the new exponential smoothing functions. I don't think it's necessary to build it into the Forecast Sheets.

    2 votes
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  7. Excel in Windows 10 requires 2 Alt-tabs to switch away from Excel

    In Windows 10, Excel seems to require 2 Alt-tabs in order to switch away from the application whereas all other programs (including office programs like PPT or Word) only require 1. Can you figure out why this is happening?

    2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Power pivot formula editing.

    SQL Server 2016 has some improved DAX editing functions, as syntax coloring, multiple lines, indentation and adding comments. I like to have this in Excel Power pivot.

    3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Problem with Excel 2010

    I run Excel 2010 on a Windows 7, 64 bit platform. When the software opens, there is a RED line under the “A” (for font color) in the font tab.

    This would indicate to any normal person that they would be typing in RED and need to change it. BUT NO, the font color is Automatic Black (as it should be) when I start typing.

    When I open the Font Tab and manually select Automatic Black, the color of the line under the “A” in the Tab changes to black. I save the doc. Close Excel. Re-open Excel and the…

    1 vote
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  14. Fix interface implementation bug on worksheets.

    Excel compiles this code:

    '
    'Class IView (interface):
    '
    Option Explicit

    Public Function SayHello() As String
    End Function

    '
    'Microsoft Excel Object Worksheet1 (IView implementation)
    '(Instancing: PublicNotCreatable)
    '
    Option Explicit

    Implements IView

    Private Function IView_SayHello() As String

    IView_SayHello = Worksheet1.Cells(1, 1).Value

    End Function

    When saved (tested on every possible version of Excel) and opend again application crashes or corrupts workbook.

    Can you fix this? That would open many new possibilites for developers, for example implementing MVP pattern.

    2 votes
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  15. Sheet list window/dialog is too small at just 289px*249px. Use a task pane instead.

    In Excel 2010 the Sheet list window/dialog is just 289px*249px (and in Excel 2016 it is not much different). That's insanely small for today's monitors, and it results in not showing the full list of sheets in most of my workbooks.

    I'd like to see this replaced by a task pane navigation that separates worksheets from chartsheets, allows sorting, maybe shows you a thumbnail, lists Headings inside each worksheet (which right now are of little use in Excel as compared to Word)... More in general, improve sheet navigation, which also has become much slower in Excel 2013+ in comparizon with…

    2 votes
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  16. Dependable Drop downs (with Removed Blanks)

    It can be done by creating named ranges and using different Offset and indirect formulas but It's still a long process.

    If you can work around and come up with a much simpler method for creating dependable ranges it would be great fun.

    1 vote
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  17. Error with scatter plot (aka data parsing)

    Charting as a scatter plot.
    If I have a table exactly like this:
    x y
    1 2
    I expect to plot exactly one point at coordinate 1,2. Instead I get two points even though it's a scatter plot.

    To get around this I have to make up additional points, and then erase them. I should not have to do this.

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

    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature request which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  18. Allow dynamic selection of data callouts/labels

    I'd like to be able to say, for example, "show the label for the 2nd to last item in the series".

    Many of the dashboards I see/create pull in data on refresh and this would allow one to create better visuals that require less futzing are refresh.

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

    Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback. We’ll consider this in our next round of planning for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  19. Why not have the slider appear at the top of the embeded form so that it's not necessary to scrol it up to start reading.

    Why not have the slider appear at the top of the embeded form so that it's not necessary to scroll up to start reading.

    2 votes
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  20. Want the Pen (electronic stylus on Surface Pro 4) in Excel to be able to make an "X"

    Want to be able to tap the face of the touch screen on the SP4 in any particular cell and to have that tap enter a programmable character, like an X into the tapped cell. This has huge applications for a variety of Excel templates for various inspection situations for inventories, and other applications where Users have developed Excel templates for use on MS tablets for field use where you don't really want to be typing and just want to input an X in a predetermined blank. But this means that both Excel and the electronic pen need to be…

    3 votes
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