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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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    If you're not planning to do this, a much quicker solution would be to bring back the "open each workbook in a new instance of Excel" option, which is something I always had turned on until you removed it a few months ago.

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    This is absolutely a necessity. The number of times I've been working on two sheets, and had to undo in one but not the other is legion. Especially the fact that save WIPES OUT THE UNDO HISTORY - whoever thought that nonsense was a good idea?

    Seriously, we need a separate undo per workbook, which isn't wiped out when you save.

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    0 comments  ·  Excel for Mac » Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  3. 3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  4. 7 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Now that Outlook has introduced a smaller toolbar-style version of the ribbon, this would be a good compromise at least

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  5. 5 votes

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    We used to have this feature in Excel 2010 and they took it away. Yet it's still in Word. Why? Do you really hate Excel users that much?

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  6. 34 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Excel for Mac » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion, comments and votes for following OS X standards for menus and title bars. Some aspects mentioned here have been addressed, such as switching windows within Excel by pressing CMD+` (key that has ~ on it). We will continue to monitor votes and comments to prioritize accordingly with other suggestions here.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

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    This should definitely be done on Mac, but also on Windows. All the useless cruft that has accumulated in the title bar should be deleted, title should be left aligned, like a grown up application, not one designed by a hyperactive fourteen year old child.

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  7. 6 votes

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  8. 6 votes

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  9. 10 votes

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  10. 89 votes

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    SC commented  · 

    Personally I'd rather Microsoft killed PowerShell and switched to bash instead.

    I've spent a lot of time working with PowerShell and I'm afraid the only good thing about it for me is that I don't have to work with it any more.

    A proper .Net language such as C# or VB would be much better.

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    There WAS an option in Excel 2013, and it was very useful. Now - especially with the strange decision to share undo history among all workbooks open in the same instance - its an absolute nightmare. There's a poor workaround in another thread that really isn't acceptable if you need to open something from Excel or Explorer. We really do need this option back.

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  13. 839 votes

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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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  14. 446 votes

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    Thanks for all the votes and support of this suggestion.

    We like this idea, but we don’t have customized keyboard shortcuts in our plans for Excel on Windows in the short term. We’ll keep monitoring the votes here so it can still be considered in the future.

    Steve – Microsoft Excel

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    SC commented  · 

    This was asked for for Office for Mac and has been completed - can we have for Windows as well please?

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    Personally, I'd like to be able to set up Excel to use F3 as "repeat find". Nearly all other applications do this, I don't understand the strange thinking that the MS Office team has that they know the "right way" to do everything and everyone else is wrong...

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  18. 17 votes

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    31 comments  ·  Excel for Mac » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    SC commented  · 

    This is one of my pet hates too, and it's one of the reasons I use Libre Office whenever possible instead.

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    SC commented  · 

    Actually, it would be amazingly handy if this were a sheet-level option that we could turn on and off for a particular sheet.

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