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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]

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    Alex commented  · 

    I see the scientific community have become so fed up with Excel Team's failure to actually fix this bug (data corruption is a bug not a design feature) that they've taken the decision to rename human genes to stop Excel from corrupting data...

    5 years ago this issue was raised - and your still thinking about it?

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    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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    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?

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    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!

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    Alex commented  · 

    I don't know how this is classed as a feature request; it a bug fix request

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    I get Upload Failed on password protected workbooks in SPO even though I know I'm the only one using the workbook

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    0 comments  ·  Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Thanks for the support and the detailed discussion around this suggestion. We understand that there are some advantages and disadvantages with both MDI (multi-document interface) and SDI (single-document interface), and we currently do not have plans to revert to MDI. We do want to improve the experience with SDI so you can get your work done efficiently, and this post has helped toward that goal.

    Some of the specific issues mentioned are addressed as follows:
    – Stability: This has been a focus over the past several years, and the monthly releases in 2020 have been among the most reliable ever in terms of avoiding crashes.
    - Screen space – while it won’t get all the space back, you can minimize the ribbon to save some space. It only shows when needed.
    - Navigation between workbooks: you can use CTRL+F6, SHIFT+CTRL+F6, CTRL+TAB or SHIFT+CTRL+TAB to switch to the next workbook. …

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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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    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

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    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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    I’m happy to let you know that we are in the planning stages to make Excel for Windows scroll without jumping to the edge of the cell so you’ll be able to scroll smoothly. We don’t yet have a target date, but wanted to tell you about our plans.

    We appreciate all the votes and comments supporting this suggestion.

    Thanks – Steve K [Excel]

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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]

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    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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    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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    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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