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  1. 11 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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  2. 68 votes
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  3. 2,282 votes
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    Thanks everyone for all of the passion about this suggestion! The number of votes has increased greatly in the last couple months and we’re taking notice! We’ve got a bunch of other Excel endpoints behaving this way already and we’re evaluating getting it done in the Windows versions sooner based on the number of votes it gets – so keep the votes coming!

    Eric Patterson (Program Manager – MSFT)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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]

    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

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

    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.

    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    YES! This is great news.

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  4. 45 votes
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  5. 932 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

    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.

    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    We NEED this!!!

    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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  6. 8 votes
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  7. 744 votes
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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    Interesting idea.
    A middle ground between VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH would be really powerful.

  8. 316 votes
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  10. 13 votes
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    Oz du Soleil commented  · 

    I like this!

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  11. 22 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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  12. 14 votes
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  13. 256 votes
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    Hi Joana & others,

    Thanks for logging this suggestion. Yes, being able to protect your queries would be quite useful indeed for delivering solutions. We’ll prioritize this based on the interest, so if you’re reading this and haven’t voted as yet, please do so.

    thanks

    Ashvini Sharma
    Lead Program Manager
    Excel

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  14. 1,637 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Mac » Application Errors  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  16. 499 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]

    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.

  17. 20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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