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  1. 743 votes
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    Good news. We are in the planning stages for improving the Unhide Sheet dialog box so that you can select multiple sheets and unhide them at the same time.

    Thanks for supporting this suggestion.
    Steve K [Excel]

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    Unhide with a multi-select checkbox list. Yeah! Let's do it!

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  2. 97 votes
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  5. 237 votes
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    Great suggestion, thanks David! And thanks to other people who took the time to clarify/comment on this one. There’s definitely room to tighten this experience up in a number of places. We’re getting a lot of traffic on the site, so please keep voting for the things you care about most to help us do a great job of prioritizing.

    Best,
    John [MS XL]

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  6. 937 votes
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    Thanks for supporting this feature. We won’t be able to in the near future, but we understand that it would be a nice improvement. Even though it seems like a straightforward idea, it is quite complex since named ranges can be dynamic, meaning that the range is calculated when the workbook is calculated.

    We’ll continue tracking votes for this suggestion.

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  8. 567 votes
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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for allowing interaction with Excel while in Power Query Editor window. 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. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Team

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    Dory Owen commented  · 

    Great suggestion. I even tried to get the Last Refreshed date from Workbook.Queries collection - even though I can see that date displayed in the Query preview. Nope. I need my users to know how fresh that data is.

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  10. 7 votes
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    Dory Owen commented  · 

    I agree with this feedback. Need more direction on what next generation of Office dev will be. The post above sums up situation well.

    Maybe Visual Studio Code to replace VBE?

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  11. 338 votes
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    Dory Owen commented  · 

    The biggest problem I have is other users who accidentally create external links when they copy formulas from one workbook to another or do VLOOKUP to ext file. Then they mail their workbook to me not realizing that it contains references to data on their own C: drive. I look at the data and see a fixed total, they look at the same file, formulas update and they see a different total. When opening the file, it warns me that there are links to external docs, so I search around to figure out where this stuff is so I can resolve it. Could be in formulas, in Named references, etc. Need a diagnostic tool similar to the "Show Dependencies" or "Name Manager" that makes all this easier:
    https://support.office.com/en-au/article/Find-external-references-links-in-a-workbook-fcbf4576-3aab-4029-ba25-54313a532ff1

    If user is about to Send as Attachment a warning about external references would be useful. Tells the sender they need to cleanup with PasteValues first.

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  13. 79 votes
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    Thanks for taking the time to post a suggestion Malcolm! We’ll be taking a look at lookup functions. There’s a number of votes on the site for them – I’m not going to merge all of them though because different posts are asking for slightly different things. Please keep voting for the ones you want to see most!

    Cheers,
    John [MS XL]

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    Dory Owen commented  · 

    Maybe some new functions to replace the complex INDEX, MATCH stuff as seen at the link below.
    http://trumpexcel.com/2013/09/excel-index-function-its-magical/

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    Dory Owen commented  · 

    This would help me demo the complexity of legacy workbooks that need refactoring to simplify, flatten that dependency tree. Also, can check if any refs to a sheet before removing it. Current methods Ok but require a lot of fiddling, clicking precision, housekeeping to show/remove errors.

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