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  1. Display two worksheets at once

    Allow two worksheets to display at the same time to expedite copy/paste from one worksheet to another. It would also help setting cell links for form controls.

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  2. Allow users to define Programmable Hotkeys for any Simple or Advanced Functions!

    You don't need to break Excel's hotkeys to do this! You can keep your shortcut key TOTALLY INTACT!

    Here's how you do it: Give us programmable hotkeys, for example Option 1 - 9 Can be user-programmable hotkeys.

    For any given user, there are 10 involved tasked that they most commonly perform, for which there are no hotkeys.

    For example, for a user they might be:

    1) Drawing a box around a cell

    2) Converting a Number to a Percent

    3) Creating a line graph specifically out of two columns (which normally requires 2-3 clicks - the hotkey will enable the…

    13 votes
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  3. Keep the Count of the Rows and Columns involved ALWAYS on hand

    Example:

    If I want to sum 300 rows, I write: =Sum(M30:M330), I often can't remember the COUNT. Have I just summed 300 rows in that equation, or have I summed 301 rows? You see!? I WASTE A LOT OF TIME double checking that the area selected by my formulas selected the number of rows I intended or 1 row too much/too few.

    It's hard to figure this out! It shouldn't be.

    When I'm double clicked on the cell with a sum function, for example, highlighting a range of (M30:M330) within the function, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SCROLL OVER TO…

    11 votes
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  4. Support Command+Tilde in Full Screen Mode

    When multiple workbooks are open in Excel 2016 for Mac, you are able to switch between them by pressing Command+Tilde only if the workbooks are NOT in full screen mode. If the workbooks ARE in full screen mode, Command+Tilde no longer works.

    This presents a significant usability/productivity problem in that you have to mouse through several layers just to switch between open full screen workbooks.

    Command+Tilde should work regardless of whether workbooks are being viewed full screen or windowed.

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  5. Upward Search/Find

    If you're at a specific cell in a workbook, the current Find functionality (command-F) only allows you to search downward, to the NEXT cell that matches the value. I frequently need to search UP to find the PREVIOUS cell that matches that value, and there seems to be no such function. In a program as mature as Excel, this lack of basic functionality seems rather idiotic, and downright lame. I think you even used to have it, many years ago, and then got rid of it in a flash of lunacy. A simple checkbox in the search dialogue box that…

    3 votes
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  6. Fix Cell Navigation in 15.17

    Since the 15.17 update, there is now a noticeable delay when moving between cells using the arrow keys and sometime the cursor does not respond at all to the key press. Please fix (it was fine in 15.16).

    7 votes
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  7. arrangement on dual screen

    I have 2 displays attached to my apple computer. If I want to display one document on one display and the other document on another display, the windows are moved to the primary display when switching between documents using cmd + ~ (switch window). This makes it almost impossible to have 2 documents open next to each other. It would be better if the window position is not affected when switching between documents.

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  8. Add scrolling arrows at bottom to allow easy viewing

    Some arrows on the scroll bars would be nice to navigate individual cells without using the mouse scroll or shift+mouse scroll to view Excel sheets.

    Becomes rather tedious working on large sheets and is quite clunky.

    3 votes
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  9. Fix PageUp/Down Left/Right key functions that were broken by 15.16.0 Update

    If you are in the middle of a large spreadsheet, these keys apparently move the cursor off screen, but the display does NOT move. They seem to work OK if you start from the R1C1 cell, but not otherwise. It all worked fine before the 15.16.0 update on 11/10/15.

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