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  1. Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

    Still have to hit escape to deselect a copied cell. ********. FIX it.

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      0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • If a cell string contains "~", MATCH function cannot find the cell.

      If a cell string contains "~", MATCH function cannot find the cell. If a lookup value contains "~", MATCH ignores it. It is the only char with such a behavior, and it's look like an error. Didn't find any documentation regarding that.

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      • Please include other data in the new Data Types feature in Excel. The data for dividends is totally missing.

        For dividend/income investers, we really need dividend information if the data types for stocks is to be useful.

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        • Name a dynamic array (rather than use "A1#" notation)

          The new dynamic array notation is incredibly powerful, but one thing that makes formulas complicated is the "A1#" notation when used in formulas.

          It would be great if you could (easily) assign a name to it in the same way that you can name an Excel table.

          It would be much easier to see:

          =SUMIFS(TABLE1[totals],TABLE1[dept],departments)

          than

          =SUMIFS(TABLE1[totals],TABLE1[dept],B1#)

          I am able to define a named range for these values, but that is a bit clunky. It would be great if the naming was exactly the same as Table naming (e.g. in an ARRAY context menu like the TABLE context menu).

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            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • scatter diagram

            How do I find the source cell for a data point in a scatter diagram?

            Adding data labels does not help because I still have to look for the specific source cell myself from hundreds of cells.

            If it is possible, I wish a function to find a source cell for a data point in a scatter diagram will be added.

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              0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CalcTime

                Create a function called CalcTime that gives time that a spreadsheet takes to calculate.

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                  0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • RAND & SEED

                  It would be great if using the Rand() or RandArray() function there could be an extra input to set the seed so that if you set up a spreadsheet that uses the rand function it wold give same results if using a fixed seed

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Excel: Add Sub Tabs (or Sub Worksheets) to Worksheets

                      The best thing you guys could add to Excel are sub-tabs at the bottom of a Worksheet. Example: Main tab might be Canada, and sub-tabs might be London, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, etc. Another main tab might be U.S.A and sub tabs might be New York, Detroit, Houston, etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • New chart: Word Cloud/ Tag Cloud chart determined by its frequency

                        Are you developing Word Cloud/ Tag Cloud chart that word size is proportional to its frequency? Many webs/ apps have Word Cloud but random size. I think it does not make sense. The size should reflect something meaningful. I really need this chart for my job.

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                          0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • There should be Microsoft Office Tool to create a list of the shortcuts and menu access keys

                          There should be a tool in Microsoft Office that generates a list of keyboard shortcuts and menu access keys for Excel, Word, etc. Currently there is a macro in Word that generates a list of shortcuts. There should be a tool separately from the macro list to do this for Excel and other programs. There are hundreds of access keys but there are only a few keys listed online.

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                            0 comments  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Excel Templates

                            Create an Excel template for flash cards and 7-31 day menus that allow enough room for Breakfast, Lunch & Supper

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                              0 comments  ·  Tables, Sorting and Filtering  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix the bugg in File Save As format

                              When you save a file in Excel in the format CSV - UTF-8 it is not comma separated, but colon separated. This is not good because it doesn´t work in MailChimp inport.

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back Full Screen View

                                Previous versions of Excel (e.g. 2010) offered an option to view the worksheet in Full Screen (which was great for presentations).

                                This option seems to have disappeared from the later versions of Excel.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Popup windows showing additional columns

                                  When scrolling left & right in large spreadsheets, I wish I could press a combination key to get a pop-up window that shows additional columns that are off the screen --a preview of what's ahead.

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                                  • Don't change the links to previous steps of same Query in Power Query

                                    Please don't change the links to previous steps of Query (let's say step 5 uses a variable set up in step2), if a user adds a step 3. Now PQ changed link in step 5 to step 3. Now, due to that, it's just impossible to use such links (they may be changed unintentionally).

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                                    • Bug: Fix the ability to pre-determine a value placed in a "blank" cell. This is the "For empty cells show:" option

                                      Fix the ability to pre-determine a value placed in an empty cell. This is the "For empty cells show:" option on the PivotTable Layout and Format tab. Having the word "blank" show up is a crazy maker. I am using the work around of conditional formatting (;;;) but the software should work as designed.

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                                      • While it is much better than past versions of Excel that used a macro to calculate a histogram, the new histogram chart creates this chart f

                                        While it is much better than past versions of Excel that used a macro to calculate a histogram, the new histogram chart creates this chart for you. However, unlike the older implementation using a macro, the new chart does not give me direct access to the underlying numbers to allow me to normalize them or to be able to change the bin sizes to be unequal sizes, i.e. 0-1, 1-1.5, 1.5-3, 3-4, etc. I have lost flexibility at the expense of simplicity.

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                                        • [BUG] When saving excel document as PDF, comments on last page are no longer included. Used to work but broke in 16.0.11001.20108

                                          After updating to 16.0.11001.20108, The last page where the comments should be is now blank when saving the Excel document as a PDF. They are there in the print preview, just no longer in the PDF.

                                          Thought this would be fixed in 16.0.11029.20108 but no luck.

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