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    Thanks for all your support of this request. We are taking a close look at this along with the related requests about maintaining leading zeros when entering values in cells, and to stop changing values to scientific notation.

    We know these are important issues, so thanks for all the comments and votes.

    Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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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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    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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    Thanks for your support for this suggestion. As some of the comments have concluded, there are a few complex technical issues and considerations that have delayed this from being implemented.

    We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future.

    One of the primary reasons for this request was to have a better way to handle formula cells in line charts, and this can be accomplished using the option to show #N/A as an empty cell. You can use the NA() function in your formulas as appropriate, and choose the option to “Show cells with #N/A as an empty cell”. To find the option for your chart, go to the Select Data dialog for the chart, and click the Hidden and Empty Cells button.

    We know there are other scenarios where a proper NULL()…

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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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    Thank you for your suggestion to add a zoom feature to charts! There are currently no plans to devote time to support this in the near future. However, we will continue tracking votes and comments, and will keep this suggestion under consideration for future development.

    Thank you again, and please keep sharing your thoughts!
    Auston [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 to everyone for the votes and discussion about having undo independently in each workbook. Even though this request has been here for a long time, we are listening and we realize that it can be frustrating if you press Undo while you’re in one workbook and it undoes something in another workbook. We’ve been considering the technical challenges to make Undo work “per workbook”, and want to share some details about it with you.

    The undo process relies on the state of all open workbooks being exactly the same after an “undo” as they were before the undone action was taken. One example of how undo “per workbook” is problematic is with linked workbooks. Let’s say you have WorkbookA, with a formula that refers to WorkbookB, such as =SUMIFS. This formula will give the sum of values in WorkbookB in range A1:A10 that have “Yes” in the…

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