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  1. Enable Scroll Wheel when select an active Cell eg. an Equation

    Now, it is not possible to use the scroll wheel when entering an equation. I would like to enable this. By the way, when entering an equation it is not possible to ungroup grouped cell. This is a problem when I intend to refer to an grouped cell. I can not open the grouped cell unless I stop entering the equation.

    4 votes

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  2. Improve productivity of the UI

    The Home Tab needs a re-design - Please focus on Productivity

    Here it how it should look

    http://1drv.ms/1S0qSgF

    2 votes

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  3. Power Query needs to pulls over Dax formulas from Excel Data source

    Could not create measure 'Demand'[BOMQty] - 'MRR'[RecvQty] in Power BI DeskTop

    3 votes

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  4. web page

    Make it easy to convert Excel to a back end web page so web site users enter information into fields on the web page, calculations are performed on the back end excel sheet and the results are displayed. Then make it possible to save those results intro a database so it can be used in programs like dynamics CRM.

    2 votes

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  5. Change cell relations in another file even if this file is closed

    Problem:
    I have 2 Excel files, let’s call them A.xlsx and B.xlsx.
    Some of the cells are connected: in file A there might be cell C3 for example like “=[B.xlsm]example!D4” and otherwise round.

    If I close file A and add a row in file B that changes the cell names of all following cells, the former cell D4 is now e.g. E4.

    Now I open again file A, and the reference in cell C3 still reads “=[B.xlsm]example!D4” … but it should be E4 because the correlated data is now in cell E4!

    Result: Cell C3 in file A shows the…

    2 votes

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  6. Public roadmap for Excel

    Could you please publish the product roadmap for Excel. Other groups in MS have done so with their products, although I appreciate they are open source. It's really very helpful for the partner community and user community to know what's in the pipeline and in what time frame. Thanks a lot, Mark

    6 votes

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  7. 9 votes

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  8. Paste unlinked to workbook

    To copy a formula from one book to another identical book you need to copy the formula to the notepad and then copy and paste it to the new workbook. Need to have a choice to paste it linked to the old workbook or not. Paste the formula with an error if sheet in pasted formula doesn't exist

    5 votes

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  9. Align decimal easier

    It's currently possible to align by decimals but it's very hard to use. The report to a manager could look much better if 10.01 and 1.01 were centered and aligned correctly. Make this easier to implement. I have to do a web search when I need to find how to do this.

    3 votes

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  10. Special format save

    Low priority. You make it possible to save a special format but it only saves in that workbook. Make it possible so I can use it in any workbook once saved.

    3 votes

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  11. One version of Excel across all platforms

    Why do we have 'Excel for Android', 'Excel for Mac', 'Excel for ...', etc.? The user experience of Excel should be the same across all platforms.

    6 votes

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  12. 3 votes

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  13. Cell becomes text when linked to text

    In 2010 if I put a formula linked to a sheet that's correctly formatted as text then the cell I'm working on becomes text and all I see is a formula. Two steps to fix. One is to change number format to general and two to press F2-enter.

    2 votes

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  14. Dealing with spaces in cells consistantly

    A small thing but:
    Ensure cells with spaces in them are treated consistantly. For example if B4 contains a space and B5 contain 0 then =sum(B4:B5) gives 0 but gives a #VALUE error if the range referred to is on a linked workbook

    3 votes

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. If cell formatted as text, then excel has trouble with strings having between 255 and 1024 characters.

    For eg, it cannot search for text string within the cell. Also contents of cell are shown as ##### in spreadsheet.

    2 votes

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  17. 2 votes

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  18. Have a toggle in the Go To dialogue box to navigate by area instead of by cell

    The Go To dialogue box commonly lists many cells when tracing precedents / dependents on another sheet. It would be more helpful if we had an option to view these in sets.
    I suspect that the easiest to implement would be to use the [range].Areas collection that already exists in VBA. That would be great.
    Even better would be to break the range into groups (groups for each R1C1 formulas, more groups for each identical constant, another group for blanks, and there's probably others that I missed). Then break each group up using [range].Areas. This more detailed approach is more…

    2 votes

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  19. Enhance styles

    It would help spreadsheet design if specific conditional formatting rules and data validation rules could be set within styles.

    2 votes

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  20. Warning popup or Highlight for column with space in data for few cells

    Just like outlook pops up with warning for attachment before sending, we can have a warning pop-up or a simple highlight to columns which have data with spaces where other data in maximum cells in same column is without spaces. This would reduce multiple steps to validate rework trim. In one click we should auto correct and get rid of all such common errors in working

    0 votes

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