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  1. 1,098 votes
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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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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Suggest:
    1. Ask the user whether they want to open workbooks in MDI or SDI.
    2. Prompt if undoing in a linking workbook. A "do you want to undo related changes in ...." would work.
    3. Please start asking the folks who send you feedback for feedback BEFORE you make changes.

    If you are going to insist on the MDI set up, at least let me have a previous version of Excel on the same computer as Excel 365. I had this set up twice and it worked beautifully. I could open workbooks that needed updates in the older version while at the same time opening another instance. Getting rid of the risk of undoing something critical. Unfortunately updates removed the previous version. My only work around - a 6 year old laptop with older software.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    I second the comment that these suggestions (and votes) belong under Make Undo stacks track per workbook instead of globally

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    The single undo stack is a major problem. Although I know in my head there is only one stack in Excel 2016, my hands have the habit of undoing the way it works for Word/Powerpoint/Visio etc. I lost several hard hours of troubleshooting formulas by undoing in a different sheet. If at a minimum, the window where the undo is occurring would become the active window and pop up front, so that there is an indication of where the process is occurring that would help,

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    HACK TO COPY BETWEEN INSTANCES AND RETAIN FORMULAS: Find and Replace the "=" with something that appears no where in your workbook eg one of the alt + num pad hard characters. I usually use one of the Greek characters Alt+num pad 234 Ω. Copy paste your sheet or range. Find and replace the Greek character with "=".

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Please fix this. I managed to kill a worksheet recently because undo is not by document vs global. I knew that this was a glitch in Excel...too many things going at the same time a mistake was bound to happen, but it should not be this way!
    Really, you have us trained to undo by document in Word and Powerpoint, how difficult was it to do the same in Excel? I would much rather lose the functionality of having 2 documents in separate windows and still have undo work correctly.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Keeping formulas when copy/pasting between 2 instances:
    I've used Excel 2010 until recently. I used the following to work around the conversion of formulas to values when I had more than one instance open.
    Find and replace = with µ (Alt+230 on the num pad)
    Copy paste the values
    Find and replace µ with =
    I don't usually have links to other sheets to deal with so you should check those.
    If you also want the formatting, paste it separately.

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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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    Anonymous commented  · 

    It's been a while since the Excel Team responded. Has there been any action on this?

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Please bring back this functionality. Having to open up the format axis pane for simple formatting changes is irritating. A floating formatting menu would be a poor substitute but better than the current format.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Really don't like this idea. I'm not a fan of the navigation bar in Word unless I want to use it to jump between sections or chapters.

  11. 19 votes
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    Anonymous commented  · 

    A simple formula for this would be awesome!

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Please fix this. I find and replace "=" all the time in order to lock down formulas in specific area(s) of worksheets. Ctrl +~ is okay for all, but not if you really only want to check a subset of the cells.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Before the recent iterations of Excel there were temporary files that I could go back to after major mistakes. Now there appear to be no temp files and previous versions are never available.

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    Unfortunately this is deliberate. Please add this comment to one of the "Make undo work the same way as previous versions."

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    I didn't mean to vote... I never use the icons to save and undo so don't understand why it's a problem, Ctrl+Z for undo and Alt+F, S work well.

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