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  1. From to infinity

    I am reluctantly using Google Sheets for freelance work. There are a couple situations that have come up that make me wonder why Excel doesn't do it already. This is one of them.

    In a formula, when I want to 'future proof' a template, I want to say B10 and the rest of column B, for example. In Excel, I can't do that. In Google Sheets, I can say 'B10:B' and anything starting from B10 and below will be factored into the formula. Any formula. Bliss. So simple and powerful and yet not advertised in Sheets and impossible in Excel.…

    5 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix it

      Why would you change the comment / notes function on existing sheets without a pop up or something to ask if I want it changed. Let alone why you would reverse the name of the functions. Why isn't there a simple process to change it back. Support cant even help after an hour and direct me here but OF COURSE the instructions above File Feedback Stupid Frown doesn't exist on my version. I just want my old notes back. Seems like such a simple request but nothing with MS ever is.

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        2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Increase the file path length to more than 218 characters

        Incresaing the character count in the file path matching with Excel online would be fitting. Or even more. It seems crazy that Excel can't open a valid file that the filesystem allows. People have been complaining about this since Office 2000. The thread below has over 11 thousand views and there are plenty others. Please fix this.

        16 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Expandable & Collapsible Workbooks by Grouped Workbooks

          Workbooks
          It would be great if workbooks could be grouped together so that you can collapse or expand a group of tabs similar to grouping rows. I currently use several tabs in one spreadsheet. It could be 100 workbooks (tabs) or more. They are grouped by color, but if i need to see something, I have to search by scrolling to the right or left and reading the tabs below. Since I am constantly adding tabs, making a table of contents is not as convenient because I would constantly have to change that. This really would be a great new…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cut and delete/remove cells

            When cutting & pasting information (rows or columns) from the middle of one sheet to another sheet or workbook I always think it's a real pain to have to go back to the first sheet to delete the empty rows or columns.
            I'm no Excel expert, but I've never found a way around this?
            So my idea is to have a (right click) "cut & delete" or "cut & remove" option?

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" to cell's right click button menu.

              It's not efficient to use the ribbon to insert/edit a comment on a cell, or having to try and remember the shortcut to insert one (there's no shortcut for editing that I know of). Please add the "Insert Note" and "Edit Note" options to the right click button menu, or at least make it so that you can customize you right click menu and add it yourself.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Power Query Advanced Editor and Formula Bar Intellisense

                Add intellisense to the advanced editor and the formula bar for the Power Query M-Code.

                27 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Context Menu for the "Notes" Feature that Replaced the former "Comments"

                  Since you decided to call former Comments "Notes", starting in Dec 2018, the least you could do is provide the same easy access to creating and editing the new Notes. The former Comments could be Inserted into a Cell, or Edited within the cell by Right-Clicking (the Context Menu). Now, to insert a simple "Note", you have to navigate to the REVIEW TAB, click the dropdown arrow under Notes, then choose the desired action - very cumbersome if you put lots of notes in a document and have to edit these notes later. In the meantime, I have put the…

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Notification to other users of a file.

                    Have an option to notify the user who has a file open that another user wants to edit the file; not just a notify button for yourself to be informed when the file is closed by the other user.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add current date via command in ribbon (and not via keyboard shortcut)

                      Not everybody prefers to user keyboard shortcuts.

                      At the moment there's no way to enter the current date (or time) via a command in a ribbon.

                      I suggest to add those missing commands.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Conditional Formatting where multiple cells would need to meet criteria to highlight entire row

                        Add ability to apply Conditional Formatting where multiple cells would need to meet criteria multiple criteria to highlight entire row. For example if cell b1 is x, AND cell d is >x, AND cell j is =< x, highlight entire row.

                        4 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • This is fully paid and roperly installed Office-365. Why is my Excel program "Unlicensed" and not functioninig?

                          This is fully paid for and ropery installed Office-365. Shy is my Excel program "Unlicensed" and not functioning? Please correct this IMMEDIATELY!

                          3 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • be able to add hyperlinks to comments in excel

                            be able to add hyperlinks to comments in excel

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • text box bullet points

                              The text box feature is useful for posting instructions to users of a Workbook. I would like to see it able to use bullet point formatting. Currently, it seems like the paragraph wrap-around does not work properly after editing.

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 3 votes
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                                • 5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • about: Application.ScreenUpdating

                                    I use Application.ScreenUpdating a lot.
                                    Before, all Excel did was not refresh the screen.
                                    The current version keeps switching to a blank screen over and over and over and over again.
                                    Is super ANNOYING.

                                    please, just let Excel do nothing until Application.ScreenUpdating is switch back to TRUE.

                                    Thank you

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Live exchange rates in excel (compliment to the new stock features)

                                      The new stock feature only displays stock prices in the currency on the exchange. The ability to convert between different currencies (ether in the stock feature or as a separate function) would be great and remove the need for many (including me) to copy paste exchange rates from the internet.

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring dividend data for the Stocks data type

                                        In addition to stock price data, bring dividend data for the stocks

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • True Dark Theme for Worksheets

                                          In Excel, the only way to make your worksheets/reports that you build in Excel a dark theme, is to add a background image.
                                          On the PowerPivot/Sharepoint server, background images are not supported.

                                          It would be nice if you could save an Excel sheet with dark background color as a configurable default, so that you don't have to change cell backgrounds (which go away with PowerPivot refresh), and don't have to do a background image (which is incompatible with server refresh/presentation).

                                          Even outside of server refresh, we find issues on file exchange too.

                                          3 votes
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