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  1. Watermark

    Add a Watermark Tool with the same functionality as MS Word

    58 votes
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  2. Enable Headers and Footers to include variables based on a cell reference

    It would be great if a cell reference could be used within a header and/or footer

    28 votes
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  3. Rows to repeat at the Bottom

    In the Page Setup for printing, allow for a series of rows that can be printed at the bottom of each printed page. Similar to the "Rows to repeat at the top" under "Print Titles".

    24 votes
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  4. Make Excel Print exactly as shown on screen.

    When text is included in an Excel spreadsheet, the printout can differ radically from the view on screen. Lines that fitted within a cell are suddenly too long, causing words to drop down and lines to disappear. Even if the layout is perfect on screen and in print preview, the hard copy version goes awry. This was a problem in Office 2003 and Office 2010 and now it's happening in Office 2013. Please fix it.

    21 votes
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  5. Labels directly from Excel without word

    Why in 2017 can we not do labels in excel. Why do we have to mail merge in word? Excel is where the data is. Make it easy to just do it from excel as well.

    15 votes
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  6. prevent merged cells from splitting when printing

    When you print a document in excel, have the option to prevent merged cells from splitting across pages (automatic feature, not by manually adjusting page breaks).

    14 votes
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  7. 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.

    11 votes
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  8. 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.

    11 votes
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  9. header and footer like Word

    And more than 255 characters.
    Thanks.

    8 votes
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  10. Print preview button

    I would like to see a 'print preview' button on the ribbon for one-click viewing as I make changes.

    7 votes
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  11. Header and Footer

    I would really like to see images in the excel header and footer acting like they do in word, that is, they need to act like a water mark being underneath all other items instead of being on top blocking other items when printing etc.

    7 votes
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  12. fix high contrast issues

    fix issue where switching to high contrast causes printed page to print in all black or invisible white on page. Also borders dissapear when switching back and forth. but can be fixed by closing and reloading excel...

    7 votes
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  13. 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.

    7 votes
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  14. Make Excel use the standard printer settings, rather than force users to manually adjust every single tab to print in color

    The title says it all. The current setup is not only absolutely unacceptable but it is also absolutely inconceivable how an engineer could ever have thought this is an economic and user-friendly way of printing workbooks.

    6 votes
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  15. Using Various Dates in Header/Footer

    Not sure this idea belongs in printing or elsewhere, but the idea basically to specify the type of date/time printed in the header/footer. Currently, only the print date is available but it would be great to optionally print the last updated date in the footer instead of the print date and not involving VB macros.

    6 votes
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  16. 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.

    6 votes
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  17. 6 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. 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.

    6 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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