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  1. 141 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I’ve seen some related requests, I’ll look at merging them to make sure the votes properly reflect the ask. We’ll prioritize this into the execution pipe appropriately based on the number of votes.

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

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  2. 33 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    That would be a great alternative to UDFs.
    That kind of (safe) macros should run without user confirmation in .xlsx (non-VBA-enabled) files.

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  3. 2 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Yes, let's define macros. I think something like that could be possible to have UDFs that are made of other workbook functions only; they should run in .xlsx files without warning, not requiring user confirmation, not needing to save as .xlsm !

  4. 49 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Function names and arguments must be independent of UI language!

  5. 4 votes
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  6. 119 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Have you ever seen a programming language that translates its built-in functions based on UI language? Me neither. But Excel does. Why? Just to make international collaboration harder!

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  8. 515 votes
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    Great suggestion E Bow. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about changes you’d like to see – we’re listening. We’ll take a look at this one. As always, folks should keep voting for the things they like the most – we’ll generally be prioritizing things according to the number of votes they get.

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

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    Ewald commented  · 

    I like the idea to keep selection visible also when not having focus, but it has to be also clearly visible which one has the focus, in order to prevent mistakes with copy/cut/paste operations.
    (I often have the problem with Windows File Explorer, where it's not always clear whether the selected folder or the selected file in the folder is in focus.)

  9. 985 votes
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    Thanks for logging this great suggestion, Zack, and to others for voting it up. We’ll prioritize this according to the number of votes, so if there’s more interest, please make sure to register your vote!

    Thanks

    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

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  10. 1,399 votes
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    Thanks very much for your votes. And to those who took the time to fill in the survey, thank you! This is a brief update to let y’all know that we’ve started work on this feature request along with the one on changing numbers to scientific notation.

    - Urmi [Msft]

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  11. 8 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Oh, yes.
    As I have many workbooks with lots of sheets, using advanced features, I'd really like to get a better overview of my work.
    Besides grouping of Sheets (with collapse/expand function in the tab list),
    I'd wish to have a configurable workbook navigating pane (on the left) with the following options:
    - switch between worksheet preview images and detailed text tree view
    - multiple outline levels, with view-level selection
    - filter protected/unprotected, hidden/unhidden
    - enable/disable listing relevant items under each sheet, like:
    - - named ranges
    - - conditional formatting rules
    - - data validation
    - - objects (drawing, OLE, etc)
    - - charts, series
    - - tables
    - - array formulas
    - - hyperlinks
    - - external references
    - - errors
    - - sheet macros
    - - UDFs
    - double-click to jump to the item (for modifying it)
    - single-click to select an item (with preview when hovering the mouse cursor for a while)
    - multi-select of items
    - context menu to copy/paste/delete/duplicate/hide/unhide/protect/unprotect/edit/goto selected items (where applicable)
    - properties pane to apply changes to all selected items (e.g. for the move but don't resize with cells).

  12. 4 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Oh, yes.
    As I have many workbooks with lots of sheets, using advanced features, I'd really like to get a better overview of my work.
    Besides grouping of Sheets (with collapse/expand function in the tab list),
    I'd wish to have a configurable workbook navigating pane (on the left) with the following options:
    - switch between worksheet preview images and detailed text tree view
    - multiple outline levels, with view-level selection
    - filter protected/unprotected, hidden/unhidden
    - enable/disable listing relevant items under each sheet, like:
    - - named ranges
    - - conditional formatting rules
    - - data validation
    - - objects (drawing, OLE, etc)
    - - charts, series
    - - tables
    - - array formulas
    - - hyperlinks
    - - external references
    - - errors
    - - sheet macros
    - - UDFs
    - double-click to jump to the item (for modifying it)
    - single-click to select an item (with preview when hovering the mouse cursor for a while)
    - multi-select of items
    - context menu to copy/paste/delete/duplicate/hide/unhide/protect/unprotect/edit/goto selected items (where applicable)
    - properties pane to apply changes to all selected items (e.g. for the move but don't resize with cells).

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  13. 81 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 
    Ewald commented  · 

    see Ben Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design.
    (http://www.cs.umd.edu/~ben/goldenrules.html)
    5. Prevent errors.
    As much as possible, design the interface so that users cannot make serious errors; for example, gray out menu items that are not appropriate and do not allow alphabetic characters in numeric entry fields (Section 3.3.5). If users make an error, the interface should offer simple, constructive, and specific instructions for recovery. For example, users should not have to retype an entire name-address form if they enter an invalid zip code but rather should be guided to repair only the faulty part. Erroneous actions should leave the interface state unchanged, or the interface should give instructions about restoring the state.

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  14. 279 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    There are votes also for similar thread,
    "Excel found a problem with one or more formula references" - Please tell me where!
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/38001565--excel-found-a-problem-with-one-or-more-formula-re

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  15. 60 votes
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  18. 208 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]

    Ewald commented  · 

    There's definitely a huge lack of assitance for advances users dealing with features like named ranges, conditional formatting, etc.
    The best solution to overcome the mentioned problem might be a merge function for combining two workbooks, with automatic renaming (with user-specified prefix or suffix) for named ranges and worksheets. After merging, the user could delete what he doesn't need.
    Of course, also on deleting parts of a workbook, I'd expect a warning before named ranged (in use) would get compromised.

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  20. 999 votes
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    Ewald commented  · 

    Yes, please allow the user to apply his own automatic axis scaling algorithm.
    This is so important for many serious engineering use-cases.

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