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  1. Option to Permanently Disable Displaying Page Breaks

    For some reason, Page Breaks just annoy my eyes and serve as a distraction when I am working in a spreadsheet. I would love for there to be a setting in the Options to disable them so I don't have to hassle with toggling them off every time they appear.

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    • Copy & Paste Page Setup (print area, margins, scale, etc)

      I'd like to be able to copy/paste the entire Page Setup from one tab to multiple others. Currently, I have to set the print area tab by tab. Then add in the page setup separately.

      5 votes
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      • Option to limit paper selection for printing

        Like most people, we only every use three sizes of paper in the office. Yet the print menu offers 32 different sizes and requires a person to scroll through them all to select the one you want, which is always letter, legal, or ledger. Why not offer the option of limiting this list so it only shows the paper sizes that actually exist, hiding the 29 alternatives that are NEVER used? This would save time and considerable aggravation.

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        • header and footer like Word

          And more than 255 characters.
          Thanks.

          4 votes
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          • 3 votes
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            • 2 votes
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              • Allow multiple page ranges to be selected in the print dialog

                Older versions of Excel and the current version of word all have a single box for for defining a print range, and allow for a page set like "1-3, 7 10-12" to be printed easily. Excel has two boxes, allowing only a single range to be printed at a time. I frequently print assorted pages from spreadsheets, and have to open each resultant file in a pdf application and delete the unneeded sheets, especially if I'm printing or emailing the file.

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                • 2 votes
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                  • I need to be able to create PDF's from this data and the colors need to be in CMYK format because most newspapers require CMYK for publishin

                    I need to be able to create PDF's from this data and the colors need to be in CMYK format because most newspapers require CMYK for publishing.

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                    • Add Print preview on Help windows to select page(s) to be printed; also include the ability to adjust the margins

                      If we could see what we are printing before clicking the Ok button, we won't be surprise for a 10 pages printout when it would have been only 6 pages (we would have changed the fonts size). Printing materials from the Help windows for easier access on a later day when needed.

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                      • Dialog box notifying user that Printing will generate a large number of pages

                        When you click Print, Excel should look at the number of pages that will be generated and give you a dialog box noting that you should check your page setup because if you continue you will generate X number of pages.

                        This is an issue I've had with Excel for decades, not years, decades! By now Excel should be able to review your document page breaks and identify that your spreadsheet for example is 26 columns wide and 26 rows long, could be printed on one sheet. It should then give you a dialog box alerting you to check your…

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                        • be able to print an entire workbook instead of just 1 page at a time

                          I do budgets one year at a time. one month per page/sheet. i'd like to print out an entire year (12 pages) without having to print one page/sheet at a time.

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                          • Printing control - worksheets single/double page

                            It would be great if there was some way for preferences to save a setting to specify printing individual worksheets as either single- or double-sided.

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                            • Watermark

                              Add a Watermark Tool with the same functionality as MS Word

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                              • Excel Images and Pictures

                                Clicking on the image or picture in Excel and right click the mouse to print and print preview.

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                                • Printing from a web page

                                  When I print multiple web pages, the printing has no margin at the bottom of each page. Fix this by offering margins settings with the print button.

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                                  • Create a print suppression character so that if the character is in the first column of a row it surpresses the printing for that row.

                                    Create a print suppression character so that if the character is in the first column of a row it surpresses the printing for that row. This will allow an automatic sorting of data when used with an if statement.

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                                    • Option to never print markups by default

                                      Currently when printing a document with markups/comments/etc turned on, you have to change the dropdown settings every time or turn them off and on/hide them every time.
                                      Please provide an option (by user not by file) to not print markups by default - so that the installed action is default printing them, the user changed action is to default not print them, and the dropdown option is still available to print differently whenever you want.
                                      NB> Many users seem to have difficulty finding the current dropdown anyway, as its grouped with a sheet printing setting.

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                                      • Add Page Break Preview and Print Preview functionality to MSExcel in Office 365 for Mac!

                                        MSExcel for Office 365 for Mac does not provide the absolutely necessary functionality of Page Break Preview or using Print Preview before printing. This needs to be fixed immediately to support MSExcel Users. This capability exists in MSExcel for Window, so why not Mac's?

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