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  1. Implement the Stock Data feature from Excel 365 into Excel 2019 for Desktops

    Basic stock information retrieval is a badly needed feature that should have been added to Excel years ago. A built-in feature would be preferable to hand-crafted solutions created by users or developers with varying skill levels.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Freezing Property for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects

    It will be good to have Freezing Option under Properties for Graphs, Shapes, Linked Pictures/Objects etc. where a user can have an option to lock the objects on screen... and the same should be appearing as constant even if the user scrolls to the left-right & up-down.

    This will give End-user a dynamic webpage view/feel especially for huge excel dashboards with specific KPI - graphs and charts appearing on top or on either sides

    Like: Don't Move or Size or Scroll with the Cells

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. VBA: color of current module

    I can hardly see on which module I'm working at any given time. The selected module uses a light gray color. A night green or yellow will help a lot.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher.

    Give users the ability to put the color back in all the Toolbar icons. The October 2018 white/blue icons are impossible to decipher. Huge step backwards.

    22 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Let people actually enter data (hint: NOT EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS A DATE)

    Sometimes I enter text. Sometimes I enter fractions (funny huh, in a data entry application). They ARENT DATES! Thanks for destroying the actual data in the process of converting it. Also no matter how many buttons I mash it "detects" the date every time unless I manually enter every field with a ' before it. Here's an idea. DO WHAT I ACTUALLY ENTERED. Not what you think an idiot might be TRYING TO DO. The actual commands I entered. Do it. For once.

    2 votes
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  6. peek at a tab

    Show a preview of the last area viewed on a tab when you hover a the cursor over a tab. It would make it really easy to peek at other tabs and read / view relevant information when working on another tab,

    3 votes
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  7. A tick function instead of having to change to symbols or wingdings

    A tick function instead of having to change to symbols or wingdings

    2 votes
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  8. Power Query Active Directory Feature

    Hi All,

    I tried to use Active directory feature of Power Query but still not able to find any solution in any forum to speed up the downloading data.

    I have more than ~300,000 records to import (i.e. Distribution list contains each member list) from Active directory but it takes 12-~14 hrs to import using Power Query.

    Can we look into this feature why there is so much time taken by Power Query and How we optimize the same ?

    6 votes
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  9. Add 'Open as read-only' back to the context menu of Excel files

    Old versions of Excel had this option and I liked it. If I need to look at a file without modifying it, I want to be able to directly open it as read-only.

    3 votes
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  10. Spell out Number with Currency

    Can excel have an add-in that spell-out number from figure and selection of currency name like sample
    123 - One Hundred Twenty Three
    $123 - One Hundred Twenty Three Dollar
    $123.01 - One Hundred Twenty Three Dollar and 1/100
    P32.09 - Thrirty Two Pesos and 9/100

    3 votes
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  11. Make the Evaluate Formula dialog box re-sizable

    The evaluate formula box is unusable with large and/or CSE formulas. Please just make it re-sizeable. Thank you.

    44 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Like copy down (control+d), I would like to see a copy up (control+u)

    Like copy down (control+d) to copy cell immediately above, I would like to see a copy up (control+u) to copy cell immediately below

    2 votes
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  13. Add a "literal" format

    Many times excel interprets a value in a way I don't want it too. But using "Text" does not prevent it from being converted to, say, scientific notation. What we need is a format that will keep the value exactly as it is internally, with no interpretation whatsoever.

    2 votes
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  14. Formula for checking validation compliance

    It'd be great to have a formula (no vba) to check that the value in a cell complies with that cell's validation rules.

    Since validation can be bypassed with things like paste-to-value, it'd be useful to have a formulaic way to check on entries after they're entered.

    This is also useful for validation with conditional lists. (For example when the validation list switches depending on the value of another cell.) What can happen here is that the validation list can change but there's no way to alert the user that the value in the cell, while compliant with the previous…

    1 vote
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  15. KEEP UNFOCUSED WORKBOOK ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED

    OPTION TO KEEP ACTIVE CELLS HIGHLIGHTED WHEN UNFOCUSED AND IN ANOTHER APPLICATION

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Date-Time Format

    Would like a simple method to format cells to display both Date & Time.
    Currently a date format and time format, but no date-time format, such as yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.
    I waste so much time with custom formats since I more often that not am interested in date and time.

    4 votes
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  17. when calculating the amount of days difference between specific dates, give the user an option to decide what it shows if it is a negative i

    Using Today and another date, in my case a fee renewal date, to get the number of days between the dates, if it is a negative, allow the user the option of what to show instead of #NUM!, in my case I would use either Current or Renew not yet due.

    My spreadsheet, using the If then function, shows Current if less then 30 days but if -ve shows #NUM!. It also shows Arrears - 30 days, arrears 60 days arrears 90 days and if a year past then it is Lapsed. This all works great except for when they…

    1 vote
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  18. Afficher nom de fichier, d'onglet, nombre et numéro de page tels qu'édités dans les hauts et bas de page

    Afficher et imprimer noms de fichier, d'onglet, date, nombre et numéro de page tels qu'édités sur versions Windows/Mac dans les hauts et bas de page

    1 vote
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  19. PowerQuery should recognise international (Unicode) web addresses

    This website uses an accented character:
    https://www.kalóriaguru.hu
    I can use the old Get Data from Web Legacy Wizard providing I add the Magyar language pack to Windows . Powerquery returns "Bad request" unless I translate the address to Punycode
    xn--kalriaguru-ibb.hu
    Allow the end-user to enter their web site address as they know it without having to translate it into American. Sure, doing it in code is no problem, and I'd use VBA, but this is for users who don't know code.
    Technet link:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0d3e2608-0f2f-4735-95a4-b03d60e16e35/excel-365-powerquery-error-400-bad-request

    1 vote
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  20. Introduce a feature which enables recovery of deleted content even after saving, so that deleted content can be recovered

    it will help recovering deleted content as sometimes we delete some content temporarily but we don't get it back, so to resolve it you must introduce this feature

    1 vote
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