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  1. Find/Replace fails when multiple worksheets selected in Excel 365 (version 1902)

    I selected multiple sheets and I tried to replace the "=" character with "eq=" in all the selected worksheets at one time. Since the 8/2019 version 1902 update, this find replace didn't work. Only some of the "=" characters were replaced.

    11 votes
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  2. Please make it easier for the eye to spot the active cell. The thin green lines are too hard to spot.

    Give us the possibility to change the background color, of the active cell, to any color suites the user.

    12 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. vlookup case sensitive

    very simple,VLOOKUPs are case insensitive, VLOOKUPS should be case sensitive. One use case are Salesforce reports. They produce 15 character Ids that require case sensitivity functionality in order lookup against.

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Improve VBA protection

    it is not a secret that the VBA protection password is very weak, it is very frustrating that I can't defend properly a sensitive code in the one of the biggest and popular software (Excel) in the world.
    improving VBA protection is a game changer for lots of people.

    11 votes
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  5. Please Allow Keyboard Shortcut Customizations In Excel.

    Surprisingly Customizations In Keyboard Shortcuts Are Allowed For Excel In Mac And Not Windows Even When Both Excel And Windows Are Microsoft Trademark.
    Please Add Feature To Allow Keyboard Customizations To Excel As In Work For Aiding Ease Of Access To Various Commands As Per User Preferences.
    Thanks.

    356 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Disable the Clipboard Warning when you exit Excel - This is really annoying

    This clipboard warning is only rarely relevant and incredibly annoying. Please add a clipboard option to disable the clipboard warning when you close a file.

    I have been using Excel every day for decades and never once needed this warning. It is very annoying when you are trying to move through files quickly.

    6 votes
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  7. Modificación para función LET(...)

    Buen Día.
    Sobre la función LET().
    ¡Por favor les suplico que añadan un primer argumento NombreDeLaFormula!
    LET(NombreDeLaFormula;Variable;Valor;...;Formula)
    De esta forma sería posible hacer referencia a ella en otras fórmulas por su nombre y además da una pista imprescindible para poder entender mejor de que va dicha fórmula sin tener que asignar un nombre a la referencia.
    Con ello quedaría "casi" perfecta.
    =LET(VolumenParalelepipedo;x;VarAncho;y;VarLargo;z;VarAlto;x * y * z)
    =LET(x;VarAncho;y;VarLargo;z;VarAlto;VolumenParalelepipedo;x * y * z)

    1 vote
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  8. Standard Date Formats

    I would think most people using spreadsheets would want dates in a column to line up evenly whether the month or day has 1 number or 2. Example....in order to have 1/5/2019 line up evenly with 10/15/2020, I have to create a custom format every day. So what I am suggesting is for mm/dd/yyyy to be added to the standard date formats, or at a minimum the custom format I set up should remain permanently in the list of my custom formats. It is exasperating to have to recreate this very simple format multiple times a day, every day.

    3 votes
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  9. Could you give people the option of turning off autoformatting of dates when typing ranges such as 1-10 or fractions like 1/2?

    When typing a range of numbers such as 1-10, Excel automatically interprets this input as January 10. That's fine for people who type a lot of dates, but can be quite annoying if that's not what a person is trying to type. Could you please implement an option for someone to turn this off if they wish?

    4 votes
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  10. Copy multi-line text from Excel and paste without quotes

    Currently, when copying multi-line cells in Excel and pasting the text to a browser or Notepad, for example, quotation marks are added around the text. And I have to go and manually remove those quotes every time. With a tool like Excel, which has many cells, this can become very tedious and repetitive. I would really appreciate an option that we can tick or so, which allows us to copy the text, with the line breaks and all, but without the quotation marks around the text. Thank you.

    4 votes
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  11. randarray in tables

    RANDARRAY does not work in Excel tables. It results into #SPILL!
    Would be nice if RANDARRAY did work int tables.

    1 vote
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  12. DONT'T CHANGE MY FORMULA!!!!!!!

    How about keeping the formula intact, returning a #REF result and NOT editing the formula with a #REF comment. This stupid idea prevents one from following the formula back and evaluating what the error is, or what cell it's referencing. Who ever thought of doing this should have some training! If one receives a spreadsheet developed by someone else, they may not know how the formulas work/reference, but leaving the formula intact gives the opportunity to understand what the result should be. CHANGING the formula should NEVER be an automatic option by the software!!!!!

    7 votes
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  13. Open Excel at the pinned list

    Make it possible to open Excel at the pinned list rather that the recent files list

    24 votes
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  14. default margins, default page size, default header, default everything

    it would be very good if you could copy and paste everything including: headers and footers, margins, page size, print areas I have set up a template and now want to make many more identical sheets but always have to adjust things

    2 votes
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  15. Find links

    It's often VERY difficult to find the links indicated by Edit Links in the Data Tab. Obviously, Excel is aware of the links, but the user is not aware of where they are. Have a feature be able to tell the user precisely where those links are, be they in cells, buttons, hyperlnks, shapes, whatever.

    5 votes
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  16. Separate Excel windows shall not share an UNDO buffer.

    Sorry Microsoft, but you really blew it in the 2016 update. Separate Excel windows used to be separate Excel windows. Now they share the same buffers for Undo, copy/paste, and highlighting. This is really limiting when working comparatively on two spreadsheets.

    3 votes
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  17. Allow Edit Ranges of Protected sheet not working in online. It cannot recognize permission for user.

    Problem in only online document.
    Please make Allow Edit Range function to run/work over on Protect sheet function.

    2 votes
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  18. 3 letter months

    For date format, have one that uses the 3 letter abbreviation for each month.

    3 votes
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  19. Create Array that joins two arrays

    Create a function called ArrayJoin() or ArrayConcat(), this would join two or more arrays together to make one array. This could be used on spreadsheet directly or embedded in inputs of other functions eg to dynamically organise inputs for MMULT().

    4 votes
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  20. Fill Color

    Sometimes when reconciling spreadsheets i use multiple colors to keep changes, numbers, edits, separated. Every time i need to change the color of my "fill color" it is really frustrating to go to the fill icon, chose the drop down menu, find the exact color i was using just to have to do it all over again the next time i need the "other" color. It would be nice to be able to add multiple "fill color" icons to my tool ribbon that way i can just click the color i need quickly and go back and forth between colors…

    9 votes
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