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    Thanks for supporting this request. We are looking at this along with some other potential improvements to filters that have been requested on this site, such as adding a button to invert the selected values in the filter list.

    We know these are important issues, so thanks for all the comments and votes.

    Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    YES!!!!!
    This is a big deal.

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  2. 2 votes

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  3. 29 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    The other workaround is to duplicate the whole query, then apply any modifications back to the original query. It can get complicated fast. But if steps could be disabled and enabled, that would make things simpler.

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  4. 3,687 votes

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    UPDATE: The improved scrolling experience, which we call “Smooth scrolling”, is now available to a randomly selected 50% of Insiders who are using Excel build 16.0.14329 or greater. If you don’t see any difference, it means you’re not one of the lucky 50% of Insiders who have it enabled on their computer. Don’t worry, we’ll enable it more broadly soon.


    Good news! We’ve started working on this suggestion. You’ll be able to stop scrolling partway through the row or column. The sheet will no longer need to snap to the top and left edge of the cells. Thanks again for all your support and patience for this long awaited improvement.

    It’s available to Office Insiders first. Here’s how you can join – https://insider.office.com/en-us/join/windows.

    Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    **** YEAH!!!!!
    Time to dance in the streets!!!!! 🎈🎈🎉🎶🎵🎶

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    @Andrew, the reality is that this is a problem for a lot of people who are using Excel for quite legitimate purposes. There are functions and features in Excel with the express purpose of working with text.

    Moreover, this request is for something that exists in Mac and online versions of Excel.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Google Sheets? NO!
    That's not an Excel equivalent. And dealing with plug-ins ... I've dealt with WordPress and open source plug-ins. NO! A person quickly needs to have a developer's mindset in the open-source world. And when you need a plug-in there can be dozens to explore and compare and test and that becomes a time-suck.

    Google Sheets? No. Thanks, any way.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    This does need to be made a higher priority.
    Fewer people need Python in Excel. But there are lots of people who get survey results and test results in huge cells with lots of text. They're pasting data into Excel from web pages.

    This is basic stuff that impacts a lot of people. And it needs to stop.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Stop with the Google Sheets malarkey.
    The people who use Google Sheets:
    - cheapskates
    - developers who are ok writing code
    - they have low-level needs

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Someone needs to go knock on the door at Microsoft and see if anyone is in there. Let us know if there are any lights on or if you hear people shuffling around inside.

    This is like they're hiding from being served with child support papers.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    This weekend I was talking with someone about use of Excel as a CRM. That would mean putting big blocks of text into single cells.

    And then I thought about this ugly scrolling? [insert facepalm]

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Please share this request and generate more votes for it. That might help make this a higher priority.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Ok, Dan, it's been a year. :)

    I was dealing with this last week. Someone with massive amounts of text in a single cell, and Excel kept jumping.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    YES! This is great news.

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  5. 22 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    YES! Default gridlines to off should be an option.

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  6. 7 votes

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  7. 53 votes

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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for this feature! That’s a great suggestion, but unfortunately 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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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    YES!
    I faced this with a client who needed to upload weekly data. The start of the year was fine. Around June the imports were noticeably slow because the import was re-importing data all the way back to January--data that had not changed.

    By September, the imports were ridiculously slow and would sometimes crash after running for more than an hour. Again ... the problem was the re-importing of months of data that had not changed.

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  8. 94 votes

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  9. 17 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    I've had clients who've wanted this for years. It would be nice to have this as a built-in feature rather rather than having to dig around in VBA.

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  11. 1,588 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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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    The number of votes isn't the main criteria. I posted the 3rd most popular item (smooth scrolling) and there's no action on it. But there's been action on things that have less than 200 votes. I don't get it.

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    We NEED this!!!

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    We need a way to partially protect tables.

    Lots of times--especially when developing a tool for someone else--it's necessary to have complex formulas next to empty cells for new entries.

    Some of the end users are terrified of the possibility of accidentally typing over a formula that they won't be able to fix.

    My solution has been to create a form and use VBA to move new data over to a sheet where the table lives. Writing VBA is a hassle because then I have to consider things like: "what if the user changes the name of a worksheet?"

    But that's the solution because a table can't be partially protected.

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  12. 9 votes

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  13. 352 votes

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for adding Get Parameter button to Power Query. 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.

    Thanks,
    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Program Manager

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  14. 17 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    I like this!

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  15. 33 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    I like this idea.
    It'd be easy to filter out nulls and errors if they aren't needed AFTER unipivoting. But when there are multiple columns and the nulls are needed, it's messy to replace all the nulls with 0 before unpivoting.

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  16. 15 votes

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  17. 355 votes

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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for being able to protect Power Query with a password. This is a good idea, but we don’t think we’ll be able to support this in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Team

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  19. 4 votes

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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    I absolutely HATE this idea. When I move away from something I want to be done with it. I can see someone else's need for it, and I'd like for them to be able to work better, but this sounds like something that would be an annoyance for me and how I work.

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