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  1. 193 votes
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    Good news! We have released a few fixes to Insiders to address this issue. If you are on Insiders, please let us know if the fix has worked for you.

    The fixes should be in build 11809.10000 and onwards.

    -Joe McDaid [Excel Team]

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  2. 174 votes
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  3. 291 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion Jessica. We’ve got a few other suggestions on the site that are similar with scientific notation, etc. We’ll take a look at this area, and pay special attention to any cases that get a lot of votes. So please keep the votes coming to help us do a good job at prioritizing asks like this!

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

    Alex commented  · 

    you'd think when bugs were identified the fix would be implemented immediately rather than for them to be dismissed as a feature request

    When an implementation leads to data corruption then it's a bug not a feature

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  4. 645 votes
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    Great suggestion – thanks again for taking the time to put it on this site and for the thoughtful followup comments. This is pretty related to some other work we’ve got going and already has a fair number of votes, so we’ll work on getting plans in place now and hope to get started on this soon.

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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  5. 529 votes
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    Hi all,

    I’m happy to announce that your input has had another direct impact on the product. In this case, a decision has been made to have Power Pivot be available in all Windows editions (“SKUs”) of Excel! This means the Business, Home, Standard, etc.. all of these will have Power Pivot. As your comments have indicated, Power Pivot has moved from targeting a specialized audience to generally useful capability for working with data in spreadsheets. As such, it makes sense to make this as broadly available as possible.

    We have started rolling this change out with the April Current Channel updates (Builds 9330 and beyond). I’m also happy to announce that these SKU changes will be reflected on the upcoming 2019 version as well.

    Thank you for pushing for this!

    Ashvini Sharma
    PM Manager
    Excel

    Alex commented  · 

    The MS Excel Team are doing another 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) over on reddit on the 18th Oct as announced in this reddit thread: https://redd.it/74ytcd

    maybe an opportunity to let your thoughts be known directly to the team - this thread seems to be being ignored

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    https://www.powerpivotpro.com/get-the-software/#1482158714531-5bb005a1-0084

    Office365 with PowerPivot;
    Do have:
    Office 365 ProPlus
    Office 365 E3, E4 & E5

    Don't have:
    Office 365 Home
    Office 365 Personal
    Office 365 Business Essentials
    Office 365 Business
    Office 365 Business Premium
    Office 365 Enterprise E1

    Alex commented  · 

    How many people here have written a comment without VOTING for the idea!

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    Alex commented  · 

    maybe reddit should be used as our sounding board becasue the MS XL team seem to be ignoring this UserVoice vote

    https://www.reddit.com/r/excel/comments/5aonww/microsoft_excel_product_team_ama_november_17th/

    Alex commented  · 

    still going with no response from [MS XL]

    Alex commented  · 

    this idea has already been suggested here: https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/9018823-make-the-power-bi-family-powerpivot-powerquery

    Although despite the votes the Excel Team do not appear to have acknowledged it's existence - add your votes to that idea as well so that hopefully this movement gains some traction

    Alex commented  · 

    Office365 is sold as up to date and fully installed Office applications with the current version of Office being Office2016. If i install a standalone copy of Office2016 that it includes Excel2016 which, I am told (Office365 twitter team), comes with PowerPivot. Having been sold Office365 (O365 Home in my case) on the proviso that it includes fully installed Office2016 apps i consider the lack of PowerPivot in my subscription to be false advertisement
    Having PowerPivot available to me through an O365 Home subscription would have allowed me to investigate its potential for our particular work flow and qualify its subscription fee. Keeping it behind an elevated pay wall stops people from seeing what they are missing

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    Alex commented  · 

    looks like a fix is on its way; currently doing the rounds in the fast ring for Office insiders

    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/16351/project-cannot-be-created-error.html

    Alex commented  · 

    Not sure if this is the same problem I have just run into; but is does sound like it. I have Office365 Home installed and have just installed Visual Studio 2017 RTM with the Office Dev workload (VSTO) included.

    When I go to create an excel document level customisation project (Excel 2013 & 2016 VSTO Workbook/Template addin) it returns the 'Project cannot be created' error

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  8. 2,226 votes
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    Thanks everyone for all of the passion about this suggestion! The number of votes has increased greatly in the last couple months and we’re taking notice! We’ve got a bunch of other Excel endpoints behaving this way already and we’re evaluating getting it done in the Windows versions sooner based on the number of votes it gets – so keep the votes coming!

    Eric Patterson (Program Manager – MSFT)

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  9. 47 votes
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    Alex commented  · 

    ** Our value of Pi is 2 rather than the generally accepted value of 3.14......

    We will consider changing this if we get enough votes..... really?

    Alex commented  · 

    I've just run into this opening a .csv file in excel. The .csv file contains a list of oil and gas well data. Well names are formatted using "/" & "-" as delimiters. Where well names can be parsed into date format Excel does this automatically when it opens the .csv file and losses the original value.

    eg, Well 1/04-1 is converted into 01/04/2001

    And then when i attempt to revert it back to its original value (text value) it returns 36982

    This is another 'feature' that should not be prioritized on votes - it should bloody well be fixed!

  10. 37 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback. This is an interesting idea that we’ll consider for a future release. Please continue to vote on this feature idea.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

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    Alex commented  · 

    Yes, this would be great. If scatter chart data series for example could take =series(<name>,<xValues>,<yValues>,<seriesNum>,<pointComment>,<pointSize>)

    I do think that point size should be included in plot types other than bubble charts for extra functionality

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    This is great feedback. We are looking into the details of this. Please continue to vote on feature ideas which will increase their likelihood of getting in the product.

    Thanks,
    Scott [MSFT]

    Alex commented  · 

    we use excel charts to display data against time. The data is recorded at 10second intervals and can span several days (pressure while drilling data). Displaying all the data on a chart isn't practical so 'zooming' in manually by changing the axis limits is the only option currently that i know of (other than writing VBA macros). But in the modern world zooming into charts is a natural extension and should really have been included in the native functionality long ago.

    Also, given my use case, it would be nice if the zooming was smooth and didn't get a horrible clunky redraw moment as the chart re-plots hundreds of thousands of data points - perhaps if the series was re-dimensioned dynamically in the background to include only points that are within the current axes range?

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  12. 242 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion Nick. We’ve got some related work we’re looking at soon, and we’ll be sure to carefully consider if we can get a fix in for this then. As always, more votes helps – so keep voting for the things you care about most.

    Thanks,
    John [MS XL]

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  13. 863 votes
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    Thanks again for all the passion on this issue – we hear you and we’ll get someone on the team to dig in to the issue. I’ve seen a few related sub-issues while scanning over the comment section for this one, so we may reach out to a few of you for clarifications. Thanks again for all the votes, and keep them coming for the issues you care about!

    John, Excel

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