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  1. Add Office Scripts to the native Excel Application

    I understand getting full blown VBA working on the web is extremely unlikely (impossible?).

    So - make Office Scripts run on native Excel (and other Office apps). That way we get

    1) One common development language across all Microsoft Office applications

    2) Support for Javascript/Typescript in native Office.

    47 votes

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

    Thank you for sending Microsoft feedback. Your input is valuable to us and helps improve our products.

    Office native platforms already supports JavaScript/TypeScript for the add-in (extensions) model. The built-in Office Scripts/automation is not yet supported.

    We do intend to support Office Scripts across other platforms and hosts. However, the priority and schedules for such expansion in coverage is not yet finalized. We are right now focussed on delivering it for Online platform with Power Automation support. Please stay tuned for future announcements to learn about the coverage.

    Thanks,
    Sudhi

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    1 vote

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    2 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. STOCKHISTORY function: Add adjusted closing prices

    For STOCKHISTORY function, please allow us to get not just the closing stock prices but also the closing prices adjusted for dividends and stock splits, similar to what Yahoo Finance has.

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Please get rid of the disclaimer bar for Stock data (or give option to turn off)

    Get rid of the disclaimer bar that pops up when creating stock data types.

    3 votes

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  5. Fix conditional formatting range splitting

    Conditional formatting is helpful, but it often breaks due to the ranges it applies to being split. So end up with 1000's of little rules create a nightmare.

    3 votes

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  6. Power Query Text/CSV should be Texto/CSV in Portuguese

    Hi. On Data / Get & Transform Data, the option "From Text/CSV" should be translated to "De Texto/CSV". There is a missing letter "o" in the current translation. Thanks.

    10 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Let add setting to switch gridlines on/off

    Now we can do that for current worksheet only. These days it's quite desirable to have an option to keep greedlines off on permanent basis for each new workbook. That could be done using template or by changing/adding registry key https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-ways-of-removing-gridlines-in-Excel-2007.
    That will be much more suitable if we have such option in Advanced section of Options.

    22 votes

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  8. Maintain Copy / Paste

    For some reason if you copy a cell (ctrl+c) and then do something else in the workbook (for example enter text in another cell), Excel clears the pasteboard and you can't paste (ctrl+v) the text any longer. Excel needs to be able to maintain the pasteboard so that copy / paste can function normally.

    4 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Track changes request

    Request is to enhance the track changes

    1- Give us the possibility to track changes on specific sheet.

    Often we have a sheet for data processing and we do not wanted to track changes on that specific sheet.

    2- Track changes only in a specific area of a sheet

    Same as previous but apply to a specific region of a sheet as not the whole sheet need to have changes to be track

    3-Have the history sheet always visible

    To see history we have to go inside track option and enable the track sheet, in intensive review session we would…

    21 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Collaboration and Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. To apply a function on Chart Title...

    When we visualize the data, we need the Chart Title to be dynamized. İt is impossibe to

    apply Simple Excel Functions like Textjoin, Concat, Concatenate, etc. on Chart Title Cell.

    To keep Chart Title interactive, we implement the necessary Functions combination in

    another cell and make link from Chart Title Cell to it.

    From time loss point of view, Direct implementation of Functions Combination on Chart

    Title Cell would be very practical for Excel Users and appreciated.

    11 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 vote

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    1 vote

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  13. Add Pakistan Stock Exchange in StockHistory

    PSX is Asia's second best market. There are so many users here.

    4 votes

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  14. Allow non-calculated data in pivot tables

    There are times when I need to add a column to a pivot table that just shows the value from the field without calculation. For example, part number and part name. I will setup the the pivot table to summarize by part name, but I need the part number to show up in a column, not as a sub-item of the part name in the first column.

    6 votes

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  15. Correct function Cell (Filename)

    The CELL function and the FILENAME function work incorrect with the most recent update (version16.0.13127.21064). In the previous version this function show the path is through the computer, and not through the URL link, if the files are One Drive. Please correct this function.

    4 votes

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  16. Budgeting with Money in Excel

    Can you add a budgeting function to the template Money in Excel? Tracking my transactions is great, but being able to assess if they align with a monthly budget would be ideal.

    21 votes

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  17. 7z password recovery

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    1 vote

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  18. Provide a better way to display dates in a pivot table drill down result

    I use pivot tables daily and often have to drill down into the data to understand some additional details or context but one annoying 'feature' is that the date column is never expanded to display the whole date.

    Please could this be looked at as it is very frustrating to have to resize the field every singe time I drill down.

    Thanks

    1 vote

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  19. When opening an excel file, always show the sheet from cell A1 and not somewhere in the middle

    I'd like to suggest the function when opening a excel file, the sheet should always show cell A1 in order to avoid the mistake to think the sheet is empty, eventhough it's not. When the sheet is moved and no content is available, a person which is not familiar with the file, could think that the file is empty, eventhough it's not!

    2 votes

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  20. Why isn't xlookup available for Excel 2019

    Xlookup should be available for older versions of Excel or at least for versions from 2016 and 2019. How come it is not available for these versions is my question.

    2 votes

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