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  1. Allow modifying custom ribbon controls using VBA

    It would be very helpful to have the ability to edit custom controls using VBA (such as in Project with method SetCustomUI(CustomUIXML)). Sometimes it is necessary to add or remove controls (nut just show and hide).
    Thanks!

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Please make for Crtl-x the same pasteoptions available like Crtl-v

    Ctrl-x offers only one paste option
    Ctrl-V enables multiple pasteoptions
    Please also makes for Crtl-x the same Paste Options available.

    7 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Move 4 Functions to the Maths & Trig Category

    SUM is in the Maths & Trig category

    but

    AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN and MAX are in the Statistical category

    My suggestion is to move these functions to the Maths & Trig category.

    Here are some reasons why:
    1 - The AGGREGATE and SUBTOTAL functions are in the Maths & Trig category
    2 - There is a dedicated Maths & Trig drop-down on the FORMULAS tab so they can be found easily

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Printing control - worksheets single/double page

    It would be great if there was some way for preferences to save a setting to specify printing individual worksheets as either single- or double-sided.

    7 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Printing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make points into objects

    Make scatterplot data plot points into objects that can be selected with the mouse in order to remove them from a regression or move them to another series.

    2 votes

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

    Thanks for the feedback and further details. We’ll consider this in our next planning round for a future release. In the meantime, please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

  6. Macros usable to other users

    When you create a macro and send the workbook to other users, unless they have their settings such that they can run a macro, you need to give them special instructions so that the macro runs.
    Surely, there must be a way to send a workbook with a macro in it to someone without having to tell them to change their security settings which often causes them to think they're doing something to put them at risk.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Animations

    Please give users ability to turn off animations when cell is selected. This is annoying and there is no way to turn this off.

    13 votes

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  8. STDEVIFS Standard Deviation if formula

    STDEVIFS formula similar to AVERAGEIFS. Thanks

    6 votes

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  9. Regression output to include labels from both columns

    Currently the regression output only includes the label for the X range. It would be helpful if the Y-range label would also be included.

    2 votes

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  10. When you go to the "move or copy" tab icon, it would be easier if that drop down list included the highlights that I've added to each tab.

    When you go to the "move or copy" tab icon, it would be easier if that drop down list included the highlights that I've added to each tab.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Change automatic border color

    Black borders are ugly and take attention away from the data in tables. I would like to be able to switch the default border color to gray, but I can’t do that either at the workbook or the sheet level. This means that I have to manually change the border color or paste formatting every time I add borders.

    I’ve tried setting preferences in the Workbook and Worksheet templates in the XLStart folder, but the border preference does not stick.

    This is not to be confused with the default gridline color, which can be set in the Advanced Excel option.

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. statistics

    In statistics specific symbols are universally used. Why not have a Statistics symbols font group? One place, one location for all symbols statistical. Greek symbols and Chart Titles are incompatible - have these statistical symbols usable in Chart Titles without any "special" formatting gymnastics.

    3 votes

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  13. Formatting comments all at once

    Set the default format for ALL comments instead of going through Windows-->Tools. That doesn't work!!

    I have an old Excel spreadsheet and need to reformat all the Comments at once. That's only possible with a Macro, which for inexperienced users is a royal pain!! Why can't we just set the Comments without three layers of stupid menus and one at a time??!! Who's brain child was that??!!

    3 votes

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  14. Add the Center of disease control week function

    You have the Iso week function, however most health departments in the US and Canada use the cdc week function for tracking disease incidence by week number.

    2 votes

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  15. Find, but from left

    Find, inside of text, but from right side a count instead of from the left side count.

    =findright("withintext", "x", FromRightside)
    Answer would be 2, 2nd character from the right side. Under regular Find the answer would be 9 from the left side.

    2 votes

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  16. pivot table formatting

    Using "grouping" of numerical data - there are no controls available for formatting the numerical ranges on the left side of the PT. I want to be able to add thousands separation (at a minimum). I would like to be able to change 0 -9999 to 0.0..k - 9.9..k, etc. Data should be pleasantly readable. Maybe some Displayed units similar to Axis formatting on charts.

    2 votes

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  17. data>consolidate

    The feature still only works across files and not across sheets (Unless you use the Sheet_Title rangename. Feature would be much stronger if it displayed the sheet name as well as the file name in the summary tables that it creates

    2 votes

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  18. Default Data>Subtotal to Sort by Selected subtotal criteria

    Current most users stuff up applying subtotals because they do not sort the table beforehand. A check box called "Sort by this Field" would solve that problem

    2 votes

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  19. New Window Maintain Zoom Level

    Duplicate the Zoom Level from the active window when I click on New Window. Currently jumps to 100%.

    7 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Save to current folder instead of "Document Library"

    In a corporate environment you often have 1000+ people on the same server, with 10+ levels of subfolder defining your little part of it. So, it's a REAL PAIN when every time you want to save a copy of a workbook to your folder (or maybe a new subfolder of the current folder's parent) that you are always thrown out to the "Document Library" so that you have to navigate back through all the subfolders to where you just were. The "Document Library" is a fixed location, so it should be accessible via a button on the Save As dialog,…

    15 votes

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