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  1. 5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Error with VLOOKUP and GETPIVOTDATA double-populating characters

    When I try entering a formula in which the range references cells in a separate workbook, I get a double-character in the formula when I start typing again.

    For example, I try to enter the formula:
    =VLOOKUP(A1,'[Workbook-Name]Sheet1'!$A$C,3,FALSE)

    To populate the cell range, I click into the other workbook and highlight the desired columns. Then I enter the comma and 3. Excel will automatically turn the 3 into a 33.

    For GETPIVOT, I see similar issues, but this time it tends to insert two commas after the workbook cell reference.
    Sample formula:
    =GETPIVOTDATA("Field",'[Workbook-Name]Sheet1'!$A1,"Name","Value")

    If I create formulas reference ranges within the…

    2 votes
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  3. Enable english formulas in Excel with any other predefined language

    I have been teaching Excel and it would make it a lot easier if same formulas and functions would work in everyones computers regardless of the language they have chosen for their own excel. The translations cannot be guessed, so at least there need to be translations available, e.g. in these web pages. So, that I could search for example for "VLOOKUP" and I could get it in any language I want.

    It could be preference where you could choose whether you want to write the formulas in your predefined language or in english.

    13 votes
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  4. FIX THE STINKING FILE PATH RESTRICTION OF 255 CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!

    INCREASE OR ELIMINATE THE 255 CHARACTER LIMIT ON FILE PATHS.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. select color palette

    color palette does not work with my screen. how to change the color temperature or rgb value?

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add option to turn off two-sided printing in Excel!

    Real pain to go into preset settings, and that DOES NOT WORK (at least for HP printers. A simple check box would make sense!

    3 votes
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  7. 1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. sheet-right to left

    we can,t find any tools to change sheet right to left .
    There is that in page lay out menu at windows microsoft office

    3 votes
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  9. Put the keyboard shortcuts for deletes back on? the ctrl-K and Ctrl-i (that italicizes everything)

    We use Ctrl-K to delete an entire line and Ctrl-I inserted a line (copied or just a blank). Both of those are missing and we need them back desperately! Using ctrl-i just italicizes everything instead. Please put these back?

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Ignore this error

    When I set formatting in a cell for "text" and paste a number, stop giving an error that the number is formatted as text. I know. You know why?

    See if you can follow:
    I set the formatting manually. I already know it's a number being displayed as text. If I set something manually, stop telling me it's set that way. Especially if there are already important contextual clues (like the number sticking to the right side of the cell or not truncating or adopting date format, etc) showing that it's formatted as text.

    I hate having to manually declare…

    3 votes
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  11. RemoveDuplicates in VBA not working properly

    When dealing with multiple columns, i.e.

    CODE: range.removeduplicates columns:=array(1,2)

    A prompt showed up and ask user whether or not delete duplicate values

    It causes problem because without confirming deletion, the code won't run correctly. and what make the whole thing worse is that the code finishes running before I had a chance to confirm the deletion.

    Please help

    14 votes
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  12. 9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Fix Hyperlink (CTRL K) suddenly Excel reports valid URLs cannot be opened

    Excel does not launch/switch to Safari anymore and reports "Unable to open http***** Cannot download the information you requested@.

    1 vote
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  14. Turn off partial column scrolling (bring back snap to grid scrolling)

    In previous versions of Excel, moving the sheet around in the window was done column by column, or row by row. With a MacBook Pro touchpad, I can move the sheet with two fingers, but instead of moving cell by cell, I keep losing half of a cell off the left side of the window. Drives me crazy.

    6 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Bug: fix the error that adds random 0.01 onto sums

    I keep track of my spending in excel. I am up to row 1100.
    When I sum up the value in three cells, they are off by 0.01. It has happened twice now - In row 1089, and now again in row 1101 (both column D).
    For example:
    E1088+D1089-C1089 is 0.01 over what the sum should be
    E1100+D1101-C1101 is 0.01 over what the sum should be

    1 vote
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  16. Option to change the highlight of the active cell

    Please give an option to change the colour of the highlight of the active cell. This green is not visible enough.

    27 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Viewing / Navigating Workbooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Online templates missing?

    When writing an article about Excel features and ideas on the excel blog it's not user friendly when the description is either misleading or isn't working.

    The article link:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Learn-how-to-use-the-Stock-Analysis-template-with-Excel-2016-f65e62ac-7af6-4cc6-98f3-f68b147ed65d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    I was reading use excel like a boss and followed the link for the stock analysis and per the instructions I went into my templates and it's not there and it's also not online at the following link: https://templates.office.com/en-us/templates-for-Excel

    Also since comments are closed on that article I can't ask what happened to that template.

    I'm using office 365 on my iMac using Excel 2016 version 15.18. When I search…

    1 vote
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  18. bullet items for words in a cell

    allow items in a cell to be buletted

    5 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. Introduce "Offline Mode" to Reduce Latency and Improve Performance

    Please create an "Offline Mode" feature for Office 365 to reduce overhead and improve performance when network connections are not required for one's basic Office app use.

    While using Excel (Office 365 for Mac) there is too much latency in the most simple tasks. Additionally, the application(s) attempt to make multiple network connections to various sites for subscription, sharepoint, and other apps connectivity. All of these actions reduce performance and create an overhead which impacts the users' experience (one only needs to google the feedback to date on the latest Office for Mac issues). Additionally, there are times when traveling…

    42 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This suggestion is from quite a while ago and we’ve had lots of updates since then. Please comment whether this is still an issue or let us know that it’s gotten better. We’ll keep this open and monitor for votes and comments.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

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