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  1. Disable the Clipboard Warning when you exit Excel - This is really annoying

    This clipboard warning is only rarely relevant and incredibly annoying. Please add a clipboard option to disable the clipboard warning when you close a file.

    I have been using Excel every day for decades and never once needed this warning. It is very annoying when you are trying to move through files quickly.

    9 votes
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  2. Formula to get valueout of merged cells

    lets say we have merged cells A1:D10, when I do =A1 then I get the value, but when I do =C3 then I get nothing becuase the value is not stored the. But if there would be function, lets say =GetMergedValue(C3) so it would lookup the merged area and gets the value, this would be great!

    2 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Money in Excel enhancement to show Net worth trended over time

    Money in Excel enhancement to show Net worth trended over time. Example: show net worth monthly as of the first of each month:
    1 Jan = $20k | 1 Feb = $22k | 1 Mar = $19k | 1 Apr = $21k...

    2 votes
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  4. FIND by value does not work with common Number Formats!

    When I use FIND by Value cells containing 1000, Excel fails in finding cells containing =800+200 and formatted with #,##0. I think this is a bug... but it's there since 1990!!? (see attached)
    It looks like it's not finding by value, but instead by displayed string, which is clearly what the user is NOT expecting...
    The idea here would be to search by "RAW" VALUE and not by FORMATTED VALUE (not sure is this is easily feasible though...)

    1 vote
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  5. Do not issue updates that change advance settings. Last update turned AutoComplete back on and slowed down my large spreadsheets.

    Please do not issue updates that change non-security advanced settings. The last update apparently turned AutoComplete back ON, which renders very large spreadsheets with columns containing large amounts of text almost useless. (i.e. when entering a value in the column and moving to the next cell, Excel locks up for almost a minute trying to find something to AutoComplete with from a huge dataset before allowing the user to begin typing in the new cell). Not realizing an update would change this, a large spreadsheet quit functioning when presented during a web conference.

    2 votes
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  6. Active cell border

    Please put a red border around active cell so it may help people with eye problems see better.

    3 votes
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  7. It would be usefull if one can copy values at the quick results bar, bottom right. First option from the bottom up, copy value

    It would be usefull if one can copy values from the quick value bar (status bar), bottom right. MIN/MAX/AVERAGE/COUNT. Whatever value you have set in the status bar; having the option in the pop up menu, first option I would suggest. Cheers

    3 votes
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  8. limit data validation dropdowns to unique values

    Using a list as the source for an in-cell dropdown, the user should be able to decide whether this list should automatically be taylored to unique values or not (as ist is at the very moment).
    Not every data model is perfect, and sometimes values are redundant, but it still would be useful to use that input for "select from list".

    4 votes
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  9. Adding a defined name to a formulat

    When attempting to add a defined name to a formula, currently you must type, scroll to and then click with the mouse.
    Have the ability to assign the defined name using the keyboard.

    1 vote
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  10. Track changes request

    Request is to enhance the track changes

    1- Give us the possibility to track changes on specific sheet.

    Often we have a sheet for data processing and we do not wanted to track changes on that specific sheet.

    2- Track changes only in a specific area of a sheet

    Same as previous but apply to a specific region of a sheet as not the whole sheet need to have changes to be track

    3-Have the history sheet always visible

    To see history we have to go inside track option and enable the track sheet, in intensive review session we would…

    2 votes
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  11. Drag and drop files and emails into Excel

    It would be a lot easier to embed or attach files in Excel by simply dragging files from File Explorer or emails from Outlook onto an Excel sheet.

    At the moment you have to go to Insert>Object then navigate to the file location to attach files. For emails there is the added step of saving the emails into a folder first.

    If it is not possible to allow Excel to accept files by drag-and-drop all the time then perhaps that can be turned on temporarily via a button in the ribbon - i.e. click a 'drag and drop' button in…

    3 votes
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  12. Flash Fill Month in Swedish

    License is Office 365 Business Premium | Version 2003 Build 16.0.12624.20348 (64bit)
    Freshly installed Office on a HP Wind10 Core i7 10th Gen.
    Default language installed is English + Swedish Language Pack installed and integrated with the application.

    The default language is set to Swedish already. When we type "January" on cell A1, we drag the cell down and it automatically flash fills until December seamlessly. However, doing it in Swedish language doesn't work, ie, typing "Januari" from cell B1 and dragging it down and manually selecting Flash Fill, it does not automatically populate all the months of the year…

    6 votes
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  13. Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    Money In Excel - Add Capital One 360 Bank

    3 votes
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  14. Improve VBA protection

    it is not a secret that the VBA protection password is very weak, it is very frustrating that I can't defend properly a sensitive code in the one of the biggest and popular software (Excel) in the world.
    improving VBA protection is a game changer for lots of people.

    17 votes
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  15. Remove search bar from the title bar; put it back down with the content

    The search bar has recently been moved to the title bar. It is in the way, makes it more difficult to manage multiple windows, and feels very out of place. Please put it back down near the content being searched; the title bar needs to remain relatively free of clutter so that one can quickly grab it and move the window, double-click maximize with it, see the document name, etc.

    2 votes
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  16. Money in Excel - Add HSBC Bank

    Please add to Money in Excel HSBC Bank. In USA, has $191B in assets, 43,000 employees, 228 branches. It is a shock this major bank is missing from Money in Excel.

    3 votes
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  17. Prevent Range Names from Duplicating when Sheet is Copied within Workbook

    Range names get duplicated when creating a copy of a sheet within a workbook. This is problematic because the same range name can now refer to two different data ranges. Changing the name of the range in the Formulas--Name Manager seems to have no effect, even though the range name and range in the Name Manager appear to be correct.

    The only way to fix this, after the copy has been made, is to open the Name Manager, delete all the duplicated range names, and then create the new range names as usual.

    Suggestions for improvement:


    1. Do not include copying…
    4 votes
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  18. Make it easier to locate worksheets

    Make the "Excel-activate box" adjustable in size and the font size + ''color-coding'' option for clarity of the project if possible.

    3 votes
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  19. Make power query in excel = power BI

    Hello,
    Many of power query functions which has been in power BI for years still doesn't exist in excel version!

    For example Html.Table,Web.BrowserContents and so on.

    As far as i understand both excel and PB using the same engine under the hood.

    Please make excel power query equal to power BI one. Thanks!

    11 votes
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  20. adding real estate into Net Worth

    Within Money in Excel, is there a way to add real estate, vehicles, farm equipment, and personal belongings?

    3 votes
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