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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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    This news is distressing.

    The current behavior isn't "frustrating", it's scary and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!

    Stealthily undoing unexpected actions in a sheet/workbook that isn't the one with focus can lead to disasters (bankruptcies and even deaths aren't farfetched depending on usecases).

    At the very least, even if MSFT really thinks the linked workbook scenario is significant and would be hurt by having the Undo stack track per workbook, the undo should move focus to the cell/region affected by the undo.

    At this point yes it would still be frustrating but it could be managed. The current behavior is DANGEROUS.

    How many people don't even know they've undone hours of maintenance correcting a bug ?

    Even knowing of the danger I sometimes make the mistake and then I have to cross my fingers and hope I'll think to check every single nook and cranny (there are quite a number of them in Excel) for hidden problems I'd already solved but for which I might have undone the correction.

    Honestly, even within a workbook, not moving focus when undoing is bad.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    To my knowledge the only, the only reliable way currently is to enable macros, and use VBA to code the conditionnal formating rules, (clearing the whole lot and recreating them from the VBA code either on opening, saving or other event)

    but enabling VBA isn't always an option!!!!

    the ony other way I found was to put giant warnings on top of the sheets about only ever using paste value (and explaining how to do it) and harassing users regularly about it.... but I still have to recreate the sheet regularly (I do keep a clean empty sheet on hand... but every single time I worry about creating errors in the data

    see also :
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/10561194-conditional-formatting-apply-to-named-ranges
    and
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/8778211-improve-the-conditional-formatting-manager

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    The option to automatically generate a legend of applied conditional formatting would be great! ...

    ( Often, either I try to add such a legend manually or add comments to the cells with descriptions of the formats, but manually, it's a pain to maintain )

    As mentionned, a legend implies that we have the ability to create labels for our conditionnal formating rules.

    (personnally, I'd also like the ability to add a "comment" or "description" for easier recall and maintenance, but a label would help a lot by itself)

    see also :
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/8778211-improve-the-conditional-formatting-manager

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    I agree this should be one of the "paste special" options.

    Currently, I generally need to paste the conditionnal formating itself when I do paste CF (carefully! only 1 cell as a shortcut for duplicating a rule)

    But a times I could have used such an option, it might not be something I'd use day to day but it would save a lot of time when I do need it!

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