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  1. Inventory data sheet

    I want to multiply data in column c by data in column d and have the formulas decend down the table without having to type in the formula in each cell
    so I can create an inventory sheet

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Macros and Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Stop asking to save changes if nothing has changed

    You open and Excel file and look at it for a moment then click Close. Excel pops up a dialog "Want to save your changes?". I didn't change anything! Please stop asking to save changes when nothing has changed. It confuses the user.

    This is made worse if I've has that spreadsheet open for a long time and I don't remember if I changed it or not. Or worse, there may be other people working on the same file and if I say "Save", I overwrite their changes.

    I heard that this has to do with Excel saving the current…

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Graph axis labels should support subtext and supertext

    In the picture, the graph axis titles come from O15:17

    The cells have supertext in them, but this does not transfer to the axis labels

    3 votes
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  4. vlookup till

    VLOOKUP( ,,,0) - Exact match
    VLOOKUP( ,,,1) - Approximate by excess
    PROPOSE => VLOOKUP( ,,,-1) - TILL - Approximate by default

    Example: if the values are till 100 then 0% discount, if the values are till 500 then 1% discount if the values are till 900 then, 10% discount and if the values are till 1100, then 15% is discount?

    2 votes
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  5. In the Stock lookup list add current annual dividend and dividend period.

    In the Stock lookup list add "current annual dividend" and "dividend period - monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual)".

    2 votes
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  6. would love to be able to view another tab of the worksheet on split screen

    would love to be able to view another tab of the worksheet on split screen

    dual monitors are great but would love to somehow view another tab of the worksheet while working on 1 tab see the other on my other screen

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Enable Macabacus Productivity Add-in Compatibility - Home & Office 2019

    Macabacus is a productivity suite that really cuts down on my work time because they allow you to cycle through precedents within a formula (by using arrow keys) so that whenever you click on a precedent cell within the formula, you can choose to be taken to that reference cell automatically (any tab throughout the workbook) and continue auditing the formulas in the precedent cells.

    However, I've spent hours trying to incorporate this Add-in into Excel, but I think there may be some sort of issue with the 2019 Excel Release. I'm an advanced user and just purchased Excel 2019…

    3 votes
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  8. Create iszero function

    Please create ISZERO and ISONE function.

    All the spreadsheets I've ever used use flags (1's and 0's), which are comprised of complex formulas that return 1's and 0's depending on the cells referenced by the formula.

    For example, in the leftmost cell of a row, I can have a formula that reads: =IF(C25>=$C$5,1,0). I then I copy this formula horizontally across 40 adjacent cells horizotnal, and depending the values of adjacent reference cells (C25, D25, E25), I will have 1's and 0's throughout the row in which I create the formula.

    I then proceed to create more complex periodic formulas…

    1 vote
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  9. Bring dividend data for the Stocks data type

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

    13 votes
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  10. Colar Especial - Valores Únicos

    Ao copiar dados de uma coluna com vários dados repetidos.
    Como temos a opção com o botão direito do mouse de Colar Especial > Valores, poderia ter uma opção de Colar Especial > Valores Únicos.

    175 votes
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  11. I use 2 monitors to avoid printing, could there be a ruler that I can put on top of my data to help me follow along?

    It would help in editing and avoid printing if we could have a ruler that would go over various apps, like a PDF, Excel or Word.

    2 votes
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  12. Enable Power Query to Get Data from Excel workbook stored in SharePoint Online document library

    Excel Power Query does not provide an Excel workbook stored in SharePoint Online (SPO) document libraries as a data source. In response to Community discussion, Microsoft suggested a work-around to sync the document library that stores the data source (Excel workbook) with OneDrive for Business, then Get Data from the ODFB copy of the data source. That works, but not for our use case.

    Our use case: We are a very small company with only 1 power user who is proficient with Excel power tools. We want that user to develop the Excel workbooks (that use power tools) that would…

    1 vote
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  13. Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    1 vote
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  14. Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    1 vote
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  15. Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    Thanks for rearranging all the ******* commands today. I like the extra time I spend re-locating things I commonly use. FUCK_YOU_MICROSOFT

    1 vote
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  16. Ability to deselect cells with ctrl+click in Office 2016

    How is it possible that this was "accidentally enabled" in Office 2016 and now they turned it off? How is it not a basic function already?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Excel/Unable-to-deselect-in-excel/m-p/363008/highlight/true#M26886

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  18. Increase the 32,767 charachter limit per cell

    When using the WEBSERVICE function to call API data, it is very constricting to what this function can do if a single cell can only contain 32,767 characters. If the character limit was increased or there was a way to go around this limit that would make working with files that have more that 32,767 possible.

    2 votes
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  19. False value within an if function is a negative number. How do I change the number to the color red?

    False value within an if function is a negative number. How do I change the number to the color red?

    1 vote
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  20. When creating a data validation drop down box, allow use of list, already created at File, Options, Advanced, Edit Custom Lists

    I've already created a list at: File, Options,Advanced, Edit Custom Lists... Why should I create a new list for my data validation drop down? Why not allow me to use the list already created?

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